We all know that protecting our babies from the sun is important but what happens when the things that are meant to protect our babies do the exact opposite? This child is having to go through something no child should have to go through.
According to a Canadian mother by the name of Rebecca Cannon her daughter suffered second-degree chemical burns on her face from a popular sunscreen. She has been pleading with parents via Facebook and warning them not to use aerosol sunscreen.
She used Banana Boat Kids SPF50 on her 14-month-old daughter and as the day went on her face kept getting redder and redder, when they woke up the next morning the child was as red as a tomato and there were blisters coming up all over her face. Of course, like any mother would she rushed her daughter to the doctors and found that she had second-degree burns on her face.
She understands that she should have used a baby specific sunscreen, but it was for children and regardless, there is no excuse for this to happen. Banana Boat has responded in a statement saying, “We are greatly concerned when any person encounters a reaction using our products. We have spoken with the consumer and asked for the product so that our quality assurance team can look into this further. Without examining the product, it is difficult to determine what may have caused the problem as described.”
Rebecca has shared her story as well as photos of her daughter’s burns with the hope of preventing this from happening to someone else’s child. Always be aware of what you are putting on your skin and your children’s skin. Take a look at her Facebook post below for the full story and more pictures of these terrible chemical burns.