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Ok so its officially Memorial Day weekend and I know alot are making their plans. Generally the plans include being outside. I was watching the news and they were talking about sunscreen. I think alot of you know my stance on sunscreen - love it and feel its a must. Well they went on to say that only 40% of the kids when going out all day (like to a park, beach, BBQ) ever get sunscreen put on them. OK wait - only 40% not good.

Why is it so important to load the sunscreen on kids? Well the most damage that you can do to your skin is when your a child. Yes sunburns are bad but later in life (like 20 yrs later) they can result in skin cancer. Besides nothing is worse then a sunburn child so take the few seconds to put on the sun screen. Trust me I know - this is coming from a girl who has had skin cancer 7 times already. I now daily apply sunscreen and it is very much apart of my getting ready in the morning routine. Many moisturizers contain sunscreen and do not go on heavy ( I use one that is that way). Here are some Facts About Sunscreens

Plus did you know a dad was once Jailed for not putting on sunscreen on his kids? Yep you read it here:

Dad Jailed for Kid's Sunburn

So I'm currious what type of sunscreen or sun protection do you use (for you and your kids - if you have one)?

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Re: Sunscreen

OK if were out and about and going to be in the sun this is my favorite (or what works the best for us). Plus its spray so I can chase the kids as they are saying "STOP IT MOM" spraying away...

But for my daily use I loveeeeeeeeee this. I use it every single day. It doesn't go on heavy, its not greasy (I even use it on my face) and it doesn't make you break out.

If I'm in the sun all day or boating I always have on a visor and sunglasses. Here is me and my daddy

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Re: Sunscreen

I am a freak about sunscreen, I have to be, I'm fair skinned and I had sunstroke a long time ago when I was in Spain (as a teenager) and it was not pretty, it was one of the most painful things I can remember. I used coconut oil Doh! yeah I know, DUMB... but remember this was a long time ago, and living in Ireland (where the sun dont really shine that much) I didn't know the harm the sun could do. I've learned my lesson, I never use less than 30 and I still feel thats too low, so I always look for a 50 spf. I cover myself from head to toe if going to the beach. I also cover son o'mine all the time even though his skin tone is not as fair as mine, I've taught him to use it all the time and he does it by himself now.

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My middle son is a red head, covered head to toe with freckles and pale. He hates sunscreen but hates sunburns even worse. He will spray himself down with out any fight. Plus he has seen me go though surgery a few times. When you train them young its so much easier Smile

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Oh yeah, mine hates applying it too, but he knows better, he has a few freckles on his face only, due to sunscreen not being applied one day at summer camp, so since then its either freckles or sunscreen, the choice is easy for him Laughing

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Re: Sunscreen
Not only do I put sunscreen on the cheerleader, but I need to use it on my dog too. Laughing


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Really??? I never thought about it on the critters. I guess because my dog only goes out long enought to take care of business then back to the couch for a day of sleeping. I'm lucky if he stays outside 5 min. We live on a lake - we took him out in the little boat once - he threw up. Laughing

Do they make special sunscreen for pets or do you just use the regular stuff?

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I think critter is joking???? Are you critter? Laughing how do you put sunscreen on a dog?

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Re: Sunscreen
Sadly... I'm not joking Sad Jack is white... and gets sunburn. Yes, they do make critter sunscreen Many brands sell it, but you can also use baby sunblock... which is MUCH cheaper..


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Wow, I never knew that!! Now that crittersunscreen is only $5.99, I always thought the baby one cost more, I can never see one for under $8.00 or thereabouts.

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Re: Sunscreen
Look closer.... it's only 4 oz!!!!


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