suntan lotion,I am bad momy

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 12:25am
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i am new to this within weeks my 9month old had severe reaction to peanut butter,we dont see allergist until sept. We have had mild reaction to latex and she has eczema.I went to local pool yesturday,put sun screen on(my friends stuff)I forgot I had read something here about banana boat not good,put on sun screen not think anything with peanuts here so we swam had fun(it was overcast)baby got her little hives that start on her face but was happy as can be,we thought what could it be it took us over an hour before my friend suntan lotion?I said oh my gosh what kind was it?Banana boat,darn it all i even read that here!I felt terrible.What is in it that is bad?There is no nuts?I dont really know what to watch for yet as i will see allergist in sept.Just curious what to look for other than peanuts or peanut oil or nut stuff,I have read archais???also but not sure what was in that sun tan loition?thanks all

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 12:37am
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Hi again, momofthree. Yep, Banana Boat. We had the same reaction (hives) and peanut is not listed on the ingredients, but I am sure that is what she reacted to, as she's NOT allergic to anything else and never had eczema, either.
Some really good suntan lotions are the Vanicream (we haven't tried it, but I hear it's safe and good), the Baby Blanket (spray on, works GREAT) and I think Coppertone is okay.
Don't beat yourself up! We all make mistakes all the time and it's pretty hard to expect yourself to remember everything all the time. You ARE NOT a bad mommy! Don't even think it.
The way I worked out being able to ensure I always had the 'safe' sunscreen for pool ventures was: I went to Zany Brainy, bought one of the little beach bag toy kids for my DD (great water toys, bucket, etc, all in a beach back for about $12). I put the sunscreen, pool passes and towels in there, too. If we go to the pool, the bag comes with us and I'm ensured to always have the right sunscreen handy and I just store the whole bag in the car when we're not at the pool.
Anyway, don't feel so bad. You're doing a great job just being here and researching the PA issues. Good luck with the rest of your summer!
~Melanie

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 12:44am
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melanie,
thanks zainy brainy?whats that is there a website?Sounds great ,cannot imagione that they would put peanut oil or anything peanuts in suntan lotion?Thanks for the kind words truely needed it!I will keep searching for knowledge.Going on big road trip next week from Wi-to Virgina only have to epi pens and benedryl thinking of getting two more pens?How to keep them cool in car will be fun.thanks again

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 1:03am
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Peanut oil is in all SORTS of things.. keep reading the boards, you will find a huge list of things they shouldn't be in.. like Downy's Sierra Mist scent laundry softener! Oy.
Coming to Virginia? Whereabouts? (I'm in VA with two PA kids!) Email me directly, if you'd rather not say on the board.
As for keeping the EpiPens cool, why don't you start a thread with that as a topic question. A lot of people on this board travel and would have good suggestions for you. I haven't done much travelling, or for long distances, so I'm not an expert, but I'm sure someone will have some good advice.
MommaBear, maybe?
~Melanie

Posted on: Fri, 08/08/2003 - 1:05am
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Zany Brainy is a really cool toy store. Let's see if I can find you a link:
[url="http://www.zanybrainy.com/"]http://www.zanybrainy.com/[/url]
There you go.
~Melanie

Posted on: Mon, 08/11/2003 - 7:01am
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Posted on: Tue, 08/12/2003 - 1:21pm
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Being of the fair-skinned, high family risk for skin cancer, burns never tans genetic predisposition, sunblock use is kind of my soapbox. I don't use Banana Boat products for myself or my PA son, because it's irritating to my skin for some reason. If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative, read on.
We use a all these products, depending on what we're doing.
First, you want to look for a sunblock that contains Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, or Avobenzone (also called Parsol 1789). There is quite a bit of research that indicates that these are the only currently available ingredients that effectively block out UVA rays (the ones that cause skin cancer). The best brands we've found are:
Hawaiian Tropic - this does contain "nut extracts" (tree nuts). My son has used this since babyhood with no problems. It also doesn't have the chemical oxybenzone, which some people find irritating. SPF 15 is fabulous, the higher SPFs feel a little greasy as it's being applied, but absorbs pretty quickly. About $7.50/10 oz bottle
Ocean Potion - inexpensive, not too greasy. The sport version doesn't smell as strongly as the other varieties, if the smell turns you off. About $4.00/6 oz
No-Ad - ONLY the "babies" variety (SPF 45, pink bottle), which contains zinc oxide. This is unscented, but goes on feeling pretty greasy. Not too bad for the body, but I don't like it on my face. About $4.00/16 oz.
This is probably more info than you were interested in, but hope it helps.

Posted on: Tue, 08/12/2003 - 1:45pm
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Just FYI
Ombrelle suntan lotion for kids (made by Loreal) states on the bottle "does not contain peanut or nut oil". It is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association (not sure about the U.S.). SPF45. Expensive but good.
Jen
P.S. It contains Titanium Dioxide.
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Posted on: Thu, 08/14/2003 - 2:06am
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wow thanks guys going to earlysville Va this next week!never to much info,since found out my pa dd has a latex allergy also plus dont forget the eczema,geez almost afraid to ever try a new food or anything!She will just get red spots usually around eyes poor girl,only 10 months old.See alllergist sept.Thanks on sun screen will try those ideas,thought of no sunscreen to,just never know.bebdryl is near us as well as pens.Thanks for advice will let you all kow how trip went!!

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