We love spending time outside. As spring slowly moves into summer we are transitioning from our winter coat and hat to our top 5 summer must haves.
1.Sunhats are the best because they give coverage to the head, face, ears and sometimes even the neck. Izzy is 13 months and knows the rule, hats outside or we go in. When she takes it off I just tell her, “no hats stay on” and redirect such as, “Izzy let’s kick the ball.” After about 3 weeks of redirection and reminding her hats stay on she pulls it off very infrequently. We have sun hats from baby gap and iplay. Both hats have coverage of her head, face, ears and neck.
2.Sunscreen is a must, ask your physician what age they “okay” sunscreen on your little. In the meantime look into sun shirts and sun blankets (info below). My favorite sunscreen is The Honest Company. I used it last summer with Izzy, after I got the okay from the doctor and I’ve used it this spring. Izzy has super sensitive skin so I’ve been extremly pleased with this non-irritating mineral sunscreen Honest provides. Not to mention Izzy has NEVER had a sunburn while using this product.
3.Sun shirts are a big must have in the summer. One thing I noticed was for tiny baby girls sun shirts are VERY hard to come by. As Izzy got bigger and older they were easier to find, however I still think they are easier to find for boys. Bikinis are bathing suits are cute but they do not cover my baby very much. Beyond pool time if your little loves the sprinkler a water table or mini pool Coolibar and iplay have great sun shirts which we have purchased.
4.Sunblankets, yes you read that right. Last spring Izzy was a newborn so her skin was so fragile. I had her covered constantly with everything SPF except sunscreen until we we got the okay from the pediatrician. Coolibar once again has been a favorite brand for SPF coverage. Grab their thin and breathable SPF blankets.
5.Sunglasses are definitely something you want to get your baby/toddler familiar with. My favorite brand is Babiators because they offer polarized sunglasses. If you follow our Instagram you have seen these on Izzy last summer and this spring.
I’d love to hear from you, what is your favorite product in the sun?
I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.