Is Coppertone Water Babies safe?

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 12:16am
ChunkyMonkey's picture
Joined: 06/04/2004 - 09:00

I read somewhere that it isn't safe for PA/TNA people. Something about the fragrance being nut derived...anyone know about this?

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 3:22am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I do not know the answer about the fragrance being nut drrived, but we did use a fragrance free version when my dd was a baby without incident. Then, at 2 years old, I touched her after applying it to her friends that were here, and she welted up immediately(literally my handprints) and then had hives all over her trunk.
I have always attributed it to the fragrance, not nuts, and had never heard or thought of the fragrance being nut derrived. Just figured it might be a seperate sensetivity with my dd.

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 3:23am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

BTW, she tolerates Banana Boat kids, fragrance free. I know others here do not consider Banana Boat acceptable. No nut ingredients on my label, though. becca

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 3:32am
NutlessinNJ's picture
Joined: 02/23/2004 - 09:00

We use Neutrogena Sensitive Skin and have had no incident. Had a problem with Water Babies and Banana Boat...I attributed it to the fragrance. Hope this helps

Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 5:49am
Batman's picture
Joined: 08/11/2000 - 09:00

I have used Coppertone Water Babies on both my PA and non PA sons and both did not have a problem with it.

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 4:18pm
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

We also have used Coppertone Water Babies for the last 2 years w/o problems.
My dd has super sensitive skin and has a non-PA reaction to some sunscreens. So instead we use the sunscreen 'stick' to apply it to her face. For some reason those are okay on her more sensitive skin.

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 9:13pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Chris is 18 severely allergic to nuts and we have had good luck with Banana Boat as well. He is blonde and blue eyed so he needs lots of lotion. good luck claire

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 9:18pm
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Is Coppertone Waterbabies the same as "Spectra" (kids?)

Posted on: Sat, 06/26/2004 - 7:53am
pgrubbs's picture
Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

I use Spectrum, Spectra, whatever. It is made byt he same folks...we have had no trouble!

Posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 1:13am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

It is one of the few that my son has not reacted too! I use it all the time.

Posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 8:31am
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

I only use fragrance free skin products, soaps, sunscreen etc on my kids.
My son had a bad readtion to the stuff in the "pink bottle" with hives all over his body instantly...never again!!
We use Neutrogena sensitive Skin or Ombrelle only!


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