Ellie & Melissa Love... Summer Safety!
To help you and your family get prepared for the summer, here are a few of our picks that will guarantee some serious and safe fun in the sun!
Go!Screen Mineral Powder Sunscreen
Lotions can be greasy and the spray goes everywhere! Thank goodness the people at Go!screen have come up with Mineral Powder Sunscreen SPF 30. Applied with a “pump” brush dispenser, Go!screen is a sheer mineral powder, rich in sun-protecting zinc oxide. Go!screen works immediately, has a natural soothing effect on sensitive skin, is environmentally friendly, and FDA approved.
California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo & Body Wash
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the California Baby brand of products, and their Swimmer’s Defense Shampoo & Bodywash is a fave. We love the yummy smell, but also that it gently and thoroughly cleans all of that left-behind sea salt and chlorine. It’s biodegradable, has a no-tears formula, and is basically two products in one—shampoo and body wash. Did we mention it’s great for adults, too?
Making sure that your child is “water safe” is an absolute must. Experts agree that by the age of 5, every child should become water safe and comfortable in any water environment. Places like the YMCA offer swim lessons. With drowning the number one cause of accidental death in children under 5 years old, swim lessons, is one measure of prevention not to be overlooked.
Schylling Infant UV Play Shade
The Play Shade “tent” offers convenience, ease of use, and the highest UPF rating available at 50+ UPF. The patented structure pops up and down in seconds. It’s made of waterproof polyester and provides a little privacy for Baby to chill. It also includes hold down pegs and “Go Anywhere Bag” for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!
Supergoop Fusion Lip Balms
Supergoop fusion lip balms are also SuperFabulous! And SuperDelicious, SuperHip, and just plain SuperDuper! The MintFusion and AcaiFusion flavors give your lips more than just a great smile, they also provide a unique, high SPF 30 lip balm solution that protects against broad-spectrum UV rays while hydrating and soothing chapped lips.
Suri Cruise will have nothing on your kids this summer! The Baby Banz Sunglasses & Sun Hat combo includes a neoprene elastic strap, side-adjustable Velcro, allowing for years of wear as your child grows, and the variety of colors and prints are seriously adorable. The frame is made of shatter-resistant polycarbonate and the matching hat comes in a pool-ready PVC bag for storage and convenience.
Baby Sun Cover Blanket
The Sun Cover Blanket by StingRay with UPF 50 sun protection will give Baby extra protection from the sun’s damaging rays without the heat of a heavy blanket. When you don’t want to put the harsh sunscreens on your infant, this is a perfect solution. They will love the soft material and you’ll love the confidence that they are protected from the sun.
Speedo Little Kid/Big Kid Wavewalker Shoe
The Speedo Wave Walker Zip kids’ water shoe is perfect for keeping little toes safe in the pool or ocean. This shoe has a fast-drying stretch fabric upper with contrasting trim and logo detailing, breathable mesh panels near the instep, a fully cushioned insole, and a multi-directional tread on the outsole. In fun colors, you can rest assured that you child has sure footing both in and out of the water.
With drowning the number one cause of accidental death in children under 5 years of age, making sure that your pool and/or spa is safe for kids of all ages is a must! Pool fences and gates, while sometimes pricey, are the only way of keeping children and toddlers out of the pool area until a responsible adult is present to supervise. Check out PoolSafely.gov for additional protective measures to keeping your family pool safe.
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