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CBB Reader Deal: 20% off Shady Day products!

07/10/2008 at 09:30 AM ET

20The summer sun is growing more intense, meaning babies (and adults) need even more protection from its damaging rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends an SPF of at least 30 to 55 for babies, and one brand that falls into that range is Shady Day. CBB’s Senior Editor, Danielle, is a huge fan:

For our recent two-week trip to Italy, I had packed Shady Day wipes (left, $14 for 15) as an afterthought, but I’m definitely packing them first for our next vacation — and in our diaper bag all of the time. I love that they are portable, fit almost anywhere, non-greasy, water-resistant, and have an SPF of 30. Normally, I hate the kind of sunscreen you have to touch or rub in because it’s hard to remove from your hands since it’s waterproof, but Shady Day Wipes don’t leave you wanting to clean your hands right away. They are my new diaper bag must-have.

For the next two months, CBB Readers can help keep their kids sunburn-free thanks to a 20% discount on Shady Day purchases. Just use code CBB20% at check-out.

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Brooke on

I was curious if anyone has used both these as well as the Baby Silk sunscreen towelettes?
http://www.mdmoms.com/products/baby007/index.asp

I’m currently using the Baby Silk, and while the obvious difference seems to be price, I would like to know if they work equally well.

Thanks for any info you can provide!

Christy Bellino on

Brooke, I used both products and found Shady Day just as good as MD Moms. The Shady Day wipes smell nicer too and they are like half the price.
Destination Maternity store even switched MD Moms for Shady Day but I do not know the reason.
I also use the Shady Day Sun Stick for my babies face. Hope this helps.

-Christy

Dr. JJ Levenstein & Dr. Diane Truong on

Dear Christy – Dr. Diane and Dr. JJ here from MD Moms (we are big CBB fans..). We just wanted to give you a little more information about sunscreens that you might find helpful. The biggest difference between MD Moms wipes and Shady Day is that our towelettes contain a physical sunscreen and theirs contains a chemical sunscreen. Physical suncreens are immediately active when applied to the skin. Chemical sunscreens require several minutes to absorb into the skin before they reach their stated sun protection factor. Titanium and/or zinc are the ingredients preferred by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Dermatology for use in babies under 6 months of age. Zinc and titanium have the benefit of being less irritating to sensitive skin. High quality zinc and titanium are pricey, but worth the cost when considering their safety and efficacy profiles, especially on young skin. We hope that this information will clarify the differences between Shady Day and MD Moms Baby Silk.
We are thrilled that all of you are blogging about sunscreen – an area of health prevention that we are both passionate about.
We applaud all of you for being concerned enough about your children’s skin health to spend time in discussion!

ps. We have not yet been carried by Destination Maternity or their sister stores – but do hope to be there in the future.

Warmest regards,
The MD Moms – Dr. Diane Truong & Dr. JJ Levenstein

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