According to a recent Consumer Reports analysis, parents should take a big step away from the spray sunscreen this summer. The FDA has announced that it’s now investigating the risk of inhaling the chemicals—which is, of course, often an unavoidable result when your young kid is squirming to dodge the spray. Until it has more data, the FDA is recommending parents avoid using spray sunscreen on kids all together. (Yes, we know that means you have to ditch your whole stash.) If you absolutely must use spray sunscreen on kids Consumer Reports recommends the following:

Don’t spray the sunscreen on your kids directly – instead, spray an appropriate amount in your hand and apply it as you would regular sunscreen.

Make sure you get good coverage. Wind may cause you to miss spots which can lead to burn.


Now that you're protected, head outside and enjoy what NJ has to offer this summer!