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Summertime is special and my family looks forward to it year after year. We love getting outside and playing, especially in the water! We spend most of our days at our community pool along with our neighbors, and love to sneak in water time outside of the pool any chance we can get.

Slip and Slide Fun

It’s so fun to be out and playing in the pool or on a slip n slide, but we moms know it’s important to make sun protection a priority because the sun can cause sunburns and long term effects. Here’s a little info to keep your family safe from sun exposure when you’re out in the sun this summer:

Plan Ahead
Make sure you plan your activities well, and also know how long you will be out so that you can make sure to pack enough sunscreen and know how often you will need to re-apply.

No Excuses
Bring sunscreen to use for ALL outdoor activities! Even if you think you’ll be in the shade the whole time, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Re-apply, Re-apply, Re-apply!
You should be applying 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons of suscreen on everyone 30 minutes before going out. Reapply every 2 hours, immediately after swimming, and immediately after doing something to cause excessive sweating.

Choose The Correct Formula
Whether you need sunscreen for your baby, sports, easy application or for dad, Banana Boat® has a product for your needs. We love their baby sunscreen for our little one, their Kids’ sunscreen for our older kids (both don’t sting their eyes if they accidentally wipe them) and their new Sport Performance® Coolzone™ spray on formula for the adults (it’s great for those super hot days because it’ll cool you off while you apply your sunscreen!).
Make Sunscreen Fun
We all know our kids hate having sunscreen rubbed on them when all they want to do is get outside to play and splash in the pool, so make application fun! Sing songs, make funny noises and allow them to help rub it in to make sure they enjoy that time rather than dread it.
5 Tips for Protecting Your Family From The Sun
Banana Boat® sun care products are tested in seven conditions: sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat to provide safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family. Their products are our favorites because we know that our family is protected when we wear it, no matter how hard we play, no matter how much we splash and no matter how crazy we get. Keep your family protected from the sun with Banana Boat®’s line of sunscreen products, find out more about what they offer HERE!