Did you know sunblock, even the most natural and organic kind, is not recommended until after a baby is at least 6 months old? Even then, you have to worry about what is in it, and it's a HUGE pain in the butt to get it evenly spread on a child, not to mention how often you're supposed to reapply! UGH!! What if I told you there's a much easier solution? Well, there is...
COVER UP! More specifically, cover up with UPF clothing!
Coolibar UPF 50+ clothing blocks 98% of UVA/UVB and comes in all kinds of products for the whole family, from shirts and dresses to swimwear and hats!
Last summer, Kenzo was right around the 6 months mark and we completely avoided using any sunblock and I felt really great about that!! I kept him shaded with a big hat, Sunny Sleevez, and Baby Legs, and got him this super cute UPF Swim Romper from Coolibar for fun in the park's spray showers! As you can see, it covers from wrists to ankles, so you only have to worry about protecting hands, feet, and face, which is not so tough! FYI, they do make an adorable matching hat, I just never got around to purchasing it!! Funny enough, the 6-12 months size we got last year still fits him this year (photo on left is 2013 and photo on right was today) - WIN!!!
Last year's swimsuit still fits, but we went ahead and got a new one just for the hell of it (you can see the new one is big, but fold up the sleeves and ankles and off we go, it'll probably fit him next year, too - woohoo!).
We got the 18-24 months size swim romper in a cute whale design and noticed a few changes from our old suit. The other design had a couple snaps at the neck whereas this one does not. Also, Coolibar has changed the types of snaps the use based on customer feedback (don't you love companies that actually LISTEN to us!??). The new snaps, shown in my photo above, are plastic and very easy and quick. There are a bazillion of them, unfortunately, but this is probably a good thing!
I love letting my baby run around half naked, touching his buttery smooth skin and blowing raspberries on his tummy! But when outside in the burning hot skin, I prefer to have him covered up head to toe! That's why I'm so in love with Coolibar's swim rompers! They have cute designs that protect my little guy, and they're made of comfy (tagless) material. Woohoo!!
Get one today, or enter to win your choice of any item from Coolibar's children's line, part of my $1500 value "Mother Of All Giveaways" running through May 26. ENTER TO WIN HERE TODAY!!
*Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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