Summer is officially here! Ok, so it’s not June 20th yet but it sure feels like summer. The other weekend we had so much fun at Pier 25. If you haven’t been, or are planning to visit the city with kids any time soon, you definitely need to go. There’s so much to do. They have mini golf, beach volleyball courts, a skate park, and the most amazing splash pad/park for kids. By the end of our day there, we went to the end of the pier and caught them practicing flyovers for Memorial Day. It was the ending to a perfect day.
Atticus was born in the summer time and I quickly learned how hard it is to have a newborn in the summer because they can’t wear sunscreen till they are 6 months old. When Atticus was young we went to the beach and took all measures we could to keep him out of the sun, but didn’t realize that the reflection of the sun from the sand and water can actually cause a sunburn, and he got a little pink:/ It was so sad, so now I try and do whatever I can to protect their sensitive skin. That includes keeping my new favorite Aveeno Baby sunscreens in my bag. Luckily Rosie just turned 6 months, so that makes things so much easier. Before heading out in the sun we make sure to put it on the kids. I love the Aveeno Baby Natural Protection Face Stick SPF 50 for their faces because with toddlers especially, you don’t have long to rub it on and Atticus thinks it feels funny.
Here are a few other tips for keeping your babies safe in the sun:
– Remember to apply SPF 15 minutes before sun exposure.
– Avoid peak sun hours -Don’t assume that because it’s cloudy, you can’t get a sunburn.
– Even if they are just in the stroller, their feet and legs can be in the sun.
– Always have 2 of everything; 1 at home and 1 at the diaper bag. I keep the Aveeno Baby Face Stick in my bag because it’s so small and easy to use on the go for reapplication.
– Don’t use sunscreen till babies are 6 months old.
-Hats are great, although Atticus still doesn’t love wearing them:/ Short, thin baby hair doesn’t provide much coverage for their sensitive scalps. Bonnets are such a cute option for girls, and I get most of A’s hats at H&M. Have fun this summer and stay safe under the sun!
*Thanks to Aveeno for sponsoring this post.