UPDATE FROM THE BEACH…
IT IS SO WINDY HERE THAT JULIA CANNOT KEEP HER SUN HAT ON. GOOD THING I KEEP SUNSCEEN IN THE SWIM BAG. YOU SEE, I AM NOT ANTI SUNSCREEN. I AM FOR PROTECTING KIDS. ONE OF THE WAYS OUR FAMILY CHOOSES TO PROTECT OUR KIDS BY MAKING SURE THAT THE PRODUCTS WE PUT ON AND IN OUR KIDS ARE DOING MORE GOOD THAN HARM.
JEN ADDED A GREAT LINK IN HER COMMENT ON THIS POST OF A PLACE TO CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR SUNSCREEN IS SAFE. WE WAIT ALL WINTER LONG TO SOAK UP SOME NATURAL VITAMIN D, SOMETHING CONVENTIONAL SUNSCREENS BLOCK. IF YOU HAVE FOUND A GREAT SITE THAT PROVIDES GOOD INFO ON SUNSCREEN PLEASE SHARE!
AND NOW I AM GOING TO GO JOIN MY KIDDOS IN A SEARCH FOR THE MISSING TORPEDO!
We've spent the last couple of Sundays at the beach. It's not even Memorial Day yet! It's always more fun when friends come over to splash in our lake and at the rate we're going, Sam and Julia are going to be as blonde as Brianna by the end of summer!
We do use sun hats during the dangerous parts of the day (11-3) but avoid sunscreen and it's harmful ingredients as much as possible. The kids start off the season with very fair skin but we slowly build up to longer stretches in the sun as they tan. I'm not saying I won't use sunscreen ever again - typically I only pull it out early on in the season when they will be exposed for longer than 1 hour between 11-3.
What methods do you use for sun protection?