With the school year coming to a close for summer break, routines and structures will soon be coming to a close and its indeed oh so bittersweet.  Which means we are now ready for some freedom..freedom to party with friends at BBQS, visiting local carnivals, exploring beaches and playing in the park, way beyond bedtime.

One of our best summer experiences to date, is when we visited our cousins in Florida. The kids (and even I) had experienced a few firsts when we had visited, which made it that much more memorable. While the boys were excited about their first airplane ride the hubby and I had both hands on deck while we experienced our first in traveling with two toddler boys. Thank goodness for kid-friendly onboard options and for planning ahead (sunscreen, check – bathing suits, check).




It was a wonderful week in Florida with the family. Making tons of memories.  Isn’t that what Summer is all about?  Making memories??!!

As all moms know, planning ahead is key! This definitely applies with sunscreen. Before heading to your family outing, consider how long you will be outside and how many times everyone will need to reapply – remember to bring sunscreen for ALL outdoor activities, hikes, bike rides, swimming or even just a meal out in the backyard.

My absolute favorite sunscreen is Banana Boat®. Your kids may or may not enjoy the application process of sunscreen, but keep reminding them that they are protecting their body’s largest organ – their skin! Banana Boat® Sunscreen offers clinically proven, broad UV coverage to keep you safe.

Be sure to apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to you and your kids’ entire bodies 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.

And if your little ones are still resisting sunscreen..make up lyrics (try the “Happy Birthday” theme) to your own melody to sing while applying sunscreen. It keeps them engaged and makes it feel like less of a chore.

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So whatever your summer adventures maybe..from the the beach, a picnic, a road trip, camping – the destinations are endless and be sure to carry the #1 protectant for your family – Banana Boat® Sunscreen.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.