Thursday, June 21, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things-- Summer fun edition

Since summer has officially started, I figured I would share some of my favorite summer products.  When you are out in that hot, hot summer sun what could be more important than sunscreen?  First things first, I love this link to see which sunscreens get the best ratings for sun protection as well as ingredient safety.    EWG Suncreen report

The sunscreen I have found that I like best so far is Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen.  I paid 15 bucks for it at Publix.  I just saw it for 13.50 on Amazon.  It is SPF 30 and scores a one (which is good since it is a 1-10 scale) for ingredient safety.  It is very thick and stays on well and has a nice light scent.

My second favorite is California Baby SPF 30 + Sunscreen Lotion .  It gets a 2 on the ingredient safety rating scale and gets good to moderate scores for sun protection.  I much prefer Badger, but use this one occasionally when I forget to pack sunscreen and have to stop and get some since more stores carry it.

So once you have your sunscreen on you are ready for the pool.  The life jacket we have currently have is Stearns 3D Puddle Jumper.  Destructo is still a bit under the weight limit, but I can already tell we are going to like it.  It isn't as bulky as a regular life jacket and still allows him to use swimming movements easier.

We also have something similar to this:  Intex My Baby Float.  I think he would have liked it more last year when he was itty bitty.  Now he is a wild man who wants to swim on his own and actually be down in the water so he fights the restraint.

Picture from Kelly's Closet
Finally, what swim diaper goes under his adorable swim suit to help contain any unsightly pool accidents?  Why the Bummis swim diaper.  These run right around 15 bucks each and I have used them for two summers and have not had a poop leak yet.  The sizing runs slightly bigger than what they say on the sites sizing.  Destructo is still in a medium and probably will be all summer even though it says the medium is 15-22 pounds and he is right around 22 pounds now.
 The picture is of Kai last summer styling in his hat and turtle Bummis.  He was
so little then.  Time really does fly.

Chilling in my pool

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  1. Such a cutie little guy. Thanks for stopping by Southern Made In The Shade. I follow you now via email. Enjoy your week, Kathy B.

    1. Thanks for following. I am biased but I find him cute too!


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