It’s summer and I couldn’t be more excited about it! My kids are really active this summer which makes for lots of fun memories and busy days. It also means I’m really concerned about them. Theme parks, baseball games, camping trips and pools are already just a few of the fun things we’ve been up to. All chances for them to be in the sun for quite a while.
We’ve got our summer go bag ready by the door anytime we leave on an outing so we know we never forget anything, but I know for them to be out in the sun all day there are more safety rules I must follow. Here are 4 really important things you’ll want to remember to do this summer so your kids and enjoy the sun safely.
4 Things for Kids to Enjoy The Sun Safely
1. Apply sunscreen. Of course, you already knew that, I know. But remember that you need one that is at least 30 SPF and blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Our most favorite is the Banana Boat® Kids because it’s tear free and I never have to worry about it running into their eyes and burning.
2. Wear a hat. If your kids are like mine they will fight you on this a lot, but I love having them wear a hat that will shade their face from the sun. It gives them a little more protection to go along with their sunscreen and also protects the tops of their heads from sunburn as well.
3. Water. I’m always really worried about my kids not drinking enough water and staying hydrated when they’re outside in the heat. One fun tip I’ve found to keep them drinking is to find a fun cup they really love that is just for their water. My daughter likes cups with characters on it and my son likes ones that make him feel like a grown up (like a shaker bottle).
4. Sunglasses. Eye protection for kids has been becoming more and more important based on studies showing how harmful UV rays are to the eyes. We all remember to protect our skin, but many are forgetting all about our eyes!
What are your favorite tips and tricks for keeping your kids safe in the sun? We’d love to hear them!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.