Family Fun In The Sun + 4 Tips For Sun Protection

There is no place my family would rather be in the summer than outside by the water. Whether we are in the pool, at the beach or on the boat — we love the water. It’s a great place to be with record breaking temperatures here in Florida! (It was 100 degrees here for the first time in 20 years last week!)

A few weeks ago we had a chance to get out on my dad’s boat for the the first time in a long time. It was my youngest first time on the boat and from the moment she got on she wanted to ride up front and go faster. On the other hand, my oldest is not exactly a thrill seeker, so getting her on the boat was a challenge. After a little while she finally warmed up (just like I knew she would) and loved riding in the back with her dad. 

Family Boating
It was a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the sun and on the water. Now everyone (including K) is looking forward to our next boating adventure. Until then it is daily cannonballs in the pool. All that time outside means we go through a lot of sunscreen.

I am proud to say neither of my girls have ever had a sunburn, and I would like to keep it that way. I am very serious about sun protection! Yes, they whine and fuss when I make them stop what they are doing to put on sunscreen (again and again throughout the day), but it works. And although they have never felt the stink of a sunburn, the fear of pain is enough to get them to hold still — at least for a moment.

Sun Protection
Throughout all of those applications I need a sunscreen that won’t stink their eyes, which is why I choose Banana Boat® Kids Tear-Free Sting-Free Lotion Sunscreens SPF 50 for my daughters’ sun protection. It goes on easy, not too thick not too thin, it protects well and — NO STINGING! It’s hard enough to get kids to hold still, if the sunscreen starts stinging, oh boy! 

4 Tips For Sun Protection

  1. Choose the right sunscreen – When choosing a sunscreen consider what you will be doing outside and how much coverage you need. Also consider your family’s preference, lotion, spray or stick. Whatever sun scene you and your family choose, Banana Boat® Sunscreen has you covered.
  2. Wait 30 minutes – As a kid, I remember this rule was torture! Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before getting in the water or sweating, otherwise it comes right off. In our house, that usually means sunscreen before we go to the beach. 
  3. Don’t forget to reapply – I still hear people say, “I put on 70 sunscreen this morning, I don’t understand how I got burnt.” So I can’t stress enough — reapply, reapply, reapply. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  4. Wear protective clothing – If you are going to be out all day, it is a good idea to wear protective clothing, hats and sunglasses (always). My family wears a lot of rash guard tops and hats. Sometimes we will even throw a t-shirt over a bathing suit if we have been out all day for added sun protection.

Looking for more summer tips? Check out these 15 Toddler Beach Essentials

How will you spend time in the sun this summer? And which Banana Boat® Sunscreen will you use for sun protection?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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