In recent years, the cream-vs-spray debate has surfaced every summer, creating confusion for parents who are just trying to get their squirming kids protected the best they can. So what IS the right answer?
Creams may be safer, but most of us don't use enough to get the advertised protection. We are also less likely to reapply creams as often as we should. Sprays are more convenient and therefore more likely to be applied, but dermatologists have concerns over their safety, and again we're likely not using enough to get the proper protection.
From a practical standpoint, the best sunscreen is the one you'll use. Whichever one you go with, make sure you apply it early and often and take care to follow the application instructions to achieve the recommended coverage.