Finally, the summer is officially in that means a lot of sun, and park time for your kiddos!!
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In search of getting ready for summer, little did w3 knew that sunscreen is not only what you need for summer to protect your little one from harmful UV rays.
Below is our list of 5 summer essentials to protect Siya from harmful rays and bugs
Sunglasses to match style
We love the My First Sunglasses as you can see they are stylish, cool, lightweight and most importantly protect Siya’s eyes from harmful rays. Siya goes everywhere with them and sometimes even makes her baby and mommy wear them 😝.
Go to sunscreen
As parents, we always want things that are natural, safe and effective for our kiddos!! We want to protect them from the harsh sunrays but in doing so don’t want to introduce more chemicals in their system. My favorite sunscreen for Siya is Thinksport Kid’s safe sunscreen because its natural, non-toxic sunscreen, and easy to apply. It’s top-rated by the Environmental Working Group and is free of biologically harmful chemicals, including avobenzone, oxybenzone, paraben, phthalate, paba and 1,4 dioxane, or UV chemical absorbers.
Hat to rescue
Don’t count on sunscreen to provide complete protection from the sun. Wearing hat is a simple and effective strategy for reducing ultraviolet radiation to the face, head and neck. We have bought some stylish and cost effective hats from Amazon and not only they add an swagger to Siya’s style but also protect from harmful rays when she is out in the park enjoying her bird watching sessions.
Nutrient-rich bug spray
Bug spray, bug bands, bug bombs and there are many more to protect you little one from ticks and bugs. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So wanted to buy a bug spray that was enriched with botanical extracts and sulfate-free and I came across Zoe Organic Inspect Repellent. This not only keeps Siya safe from bug bites but also gives her an extra dose of nutrient-rich hydration.
Remedy for sunburn & tan
Kids will play out in the sun and will get tan or sunburnt even after you put all the sunscreen. There is a century old recipe that generations in my family have used (especially to combat effects of hot Indian summer) that acts as a great solution for minor sunburns and tan.
- Take a bowl and mix a
- Table spoon of coconut oil – Natural moisturizer,
- A spoon of room temperature yogurt – Natural coolant,
- A pinch of turmeric – Natural Anti-Inflammatory
- 2 spoons of chick pea flour (if you don’t have it you can also use oatmeal powder – dry crush your steel cut or rolled oats) – Natural tan remove
- Few drops of rose water (optional) – Natural anti-inflammatory and reduces
- Mix all of this together to a cream consistency. Apply this mixture on your baby and leave if for 5-10 mins and wash it off.
This mixture is also part of Siya’s daily bath routine as it acts as a natural cleanser and limits the usage of soap
I hope this has given you few new ideas for your family this season…making it a little more bearable and lot of more. Leave a comment and share your kids summer essential list, if you need other recommendation happy to share what we use.