The best and worst kids' sunscreens, from the Environmental Working Group

In addition to sandcastle architect, boogie board fetcher, and beach blanket de-sander, grown-ups who accompany young children on summer’s surfside pleasures know this to be a sacred trust: You are Slatherer-in-Chief, responsible for seeing to it that those sun-protective potions are applied early and often, keeping young skin an ouch-free zone and staving off future damage.

But which products are best? Drugstore shelves are a daunting array of choices. And if you think food labels are tough to read, sun-protection products have ingredients you can barely pronounce, let alone comprehend.

There is, however, help.

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