June 19, 2007

Sun Scream

Noah is the 'sun scream' monitor in our house, reminding us everytime we head out to play.

It's that time of year to make some serious sunscreen choices. First you should make sure your old sunscreen hasn't expired- it is sometimes recommended to replace your sunscreen every year to be safe. So if you're still using that 5-yr old bottle of Water Babies, um, it's time to replace it.

I came across this article from The Green Guide- Screen Test: Reading the Micro-Fine Print and found it very helpful in knowing the right kind of sunscreen to choose. Just like with the food we eat, we gotta be reading those labels!


Check out the end of the article for The Green Guide's suggestions for safer sunscreen. I just purchased some Alba Bonatica Kids mineral sunscreen on sale at the grocery store. I think it was only $5.99. The cheap stuff isn't always worth it in this case, and you just might be able to ge
t the good kind for a bargain after all.


P.S.
I think we need a bigger pool...







20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info. Very much appreciated.
    amanda

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  2. It's possible to buy clothing with a sunscreen protection factor. I have hats made by Wallaroo here in Colorado that have a SPF50 and I just ordered my husband a shirt from LL Bean with an SPF40.

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  3. I have to be super careful w/ Aidan because he is so fair-skinnes, just like me. I used to burn horribly!
    I love California Baby products. I'll have to check to see if they make a sunscreen.

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  4. Stephanie, also read on Shannon's WFMW to use your old sunscreen as shaving lotion, thought that was GREAT considering we never go through what we are supposed to in sunscreen!!

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  5. That's interesting! I would still read the label to be sure it's a "safe" kind to use!

    Steph

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  6. Has anyone tried Burt's Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen? I've been wanting to, but the $14.99 a bottle price keeps holding me back. LOL!

    Good post Steph! One time we did get burned from wearing out-dated sunscreen. That was before I realized that they do expire.

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  7. I think you need a bigger pool too!!! Want my old one?!! And, is it just me or did Noah all of a sudden "grow up"? Maybe it's the hair!! Cute!!

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  8. Thanks for the info, Steph. Around here it truly is sun scream. Little screams like she is being skinned alive everytime we rub lotion on her arms and belly. Ah, such is the life of a mother!

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  9. What store did you find the Alba at? I read in that book, that sunscren is what's causing cancer, not the sun...looking at the cancer rates here compared to Africa where they don't use sunscreen or get skin cancer. Anyway, I'm still a little skeptical, but maybe if I found that one, I'd feel better!

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  10. Oh yeah- we need something to protect us especially now that the ozone layers are worsening- there are rays that we should not be exposed to, and safer forms of sunscreen to be using! I got this one at a local grocery store here in the Natural Foods section.

    Steph

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  11. We use Alba Botinca sunscreen and it works really, really well. I have a very fair-skinned red headed daughter and she has never once burned.

    In our house it's called "scum sceen" lol

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  12. HA -- we do the same thing with our Little Tykes slide!!! :)

    I love Coppertone's new pure and simple sun protection. No fragrance and OIL FREE!! That's what I'm talking about!!

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  13. With my extremely fair daughters, I have to make sure they're always wearing hats and t-shirts over their bathing suits because they burn in SECONDS. It's their father's Dutch-Irish pallour!

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  14. Hehehe. I had a pool like that when I was a kid. Also a slide. We liked to to make a water slide by putting the hose on the slide, letting water run down the slide as we went down and making a BIG splash as the pool would begin to overflow...lol!

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  15. Noah is changing so fast, I can't believe that is the same little boy, well now BIG boy!
    The pool situation, yes you need a bigger pool unless they want to take turns swimming. Hahahehe!!

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  16. haha... yea... upgrade the pool! do a review on one ;-) lol

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  17. Haha, that's funny about doing a review on a pool! Thanks for the info. So helpful to me...we were just talking about this :)

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  18. Good tip!

    I think a sprinkler might be cheaper!

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  19. I. love. your. boys! They can come play in our (slightly larger) pool ANYtime! Or we could just go to the beach. ;)

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  20. Thanks for the info Steph!! I just found a "SunSense" shade tent for my daughter to lay in when we are outside. It is a SPF 50 tent for babies. It is huge so now my son wants to take naps in it if we are having a picnic and stuff. I dress both kids in SPF clothing on the really hot days, but can't seem to find a sunscreen that I am comfortable with for my son. His skin is so sensitive and he breaks out in "itchys". I am going to try some of those product suggestions to see if any of those help.

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