This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.
As moms we all know what summer means — playing outside! During the summer my kids love to be outside. With three kids it can get expensive. One thing my two youngest love to do is go to splash pads or spray grounds, which are usually at city parks and are free! We live in a small rural town so we don’t have one — yet! I scour the cities around us to find the best splash pads and spray grounds to try all summer long.
As moms, we know the importance of making sunscreen a priority, especially during the summer. Did you know that sunscreen does more than protect against sunburns?
It also protects against long-term effects that you can’t always see, like skin damage and skin cancer.
My preschooler has been begging for a picnic, so as a celebration for the start of summer and the end of school, we headed to a new splash pad park for lunch.
We love splash pads. I don’t have to worry about drowning, and I can sit back and relax a little. This one is such a great location — tucked away down a long winding road next to a quiet neighborhood.
When we arrived it was packed, but luckily we were able to find a grandma who happily let us share half of her shaded picnic table. We ate and I covered my 5 yr old and 11 yr old with Banana Boat.
Do you really need to reapply sunscreen?
- Absolutely you need to reapply sunscreen, even more often after swimming and excessive sweating.
- Make sunscreen application fun by making up songs to sing while applying sunscreen.
- Before heading out, consider how much sunscreen you’ll need and how often to apply it. Remember to bring sunscreen for ALL outdoor activities, hikes, bike rides, swimming or even just a meal out in the backyard.
- About 30 minutes before going outside make sure to apply about 1 oz or 2 tablespoons of sunscreen to you and your kids’ entire bodies.
- Don’t forget to reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
They had a blast! There was a bit of a breeze, so it wasn’t extremely hot. Mr E and Miss M shot either other with water cannons. Mr E was such a good big brother taking his little sister around to all the water fun.
Miss M waited forever to have a big bucket of water dumped on her. Then, she was about a foot too far to the left!
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.*
This post is a perfect reminder that I have to buy some sunscreen! Banana Boat is a great brand!
Very, very good tips! Sun screen is very important to have on, no matter what your skin type is. Fair or not.. sun screen helps protect from many issues!
I have been using Banana Boat for years. A very long time. It’s great stuff!
Great read! I love Banana Boat. Just got their Aftercare lotion off Amazon yesterday! I stock up during the summer. Love their products.
This is awesome! I love banana boat! Loved the photos, that waterpark looked like so much fun! Loved the pink swim suit too!!
The splash pad looks like a ton of fun. We have a splash pad near by and might go tomorrow morning, depending on the weather.
I have always trusted banana boat products or water babies for babies.
How fun! Summer or not, I always make sure I have a bottle of banana boat in stock.
Great tips you have here… Thanks for sharing!
This looks so awesome and delicious. I have never tried this kind of pocket pizzas before. It looks so perfect and I would love to try this at home for sure. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe idea.
I really love this post. Your kids looks so pretty. Pictures you have shared here are so amazing too. This is the first time I have heard about banana boat and I would like to check this out.
So important to be protected in the sun. Love their products.
Using sunscreen is so very important especially for our little ones. Banana Boat products have been around for many years too. I love using them for the babies. I have never heard of a splash park before but this sounds interesting and I wish we would have had one around here when my kids were younger.