I just registered my daughter for swim lessons through the local parks and recreation program. The sessions are two weeks long and cost $2 (yes, $2 for the whole two weeks!), and my daughter loves the water! The lessons will run M-TH so, needless to say, we'll be out in the morning sun a lot.
Of course, I'll put sunscreen on my daughter, but - if you have a toddler, you know that they don't particularly like to stand still and that they are unaware of the benefits of sunscreen. So, although I put sunscreen on my daughter, it's not always spread evenly on her skin and it's quite easy to miss a spot which is why...
I'm super excited that she'll be wearing a suit from Sun Protection Zone all summer long. The suits are long-sleeved, which is brilliant since most of the sun will hit my daughter on her chest, back, and arms when we're in the water. The suit is also SPF 100+...and did I mention it's really cute?
The suits retail for $30 and can be purchased on the Sun Protection Zone website.
Here's a little equation for all of you mathematician moms out there: A squirmy toddler + a sometimes forgetful mama (yes, I sometimes forget the sunscreen) + a normal swimsuit = too much sun. BUT the first two factors + Sun Protection Zone = less sun on my precious little girl's skin.
I'll also be keeping the following tips in mind from The Skin Cancer Foundation:
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Sun Protection Zone set, which includes a long sleeve suit of winner's choice (available in sizes 1T-6), a children's adjustable legionnaire hat, a pair of children's sunglasses, and a Solar Safe UV Sun Monitor Wristband. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, May 25 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday, May 26. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #4 Kristen M. Congratulations!