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06-01-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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Summer sun protection

So I already know that I need to limit my daughter's sun exposure this summer due to her meds (specifically 6-mp) and I'm on the hunt for good sunblocks, rash guards, and a great beach umbrella with a high UPF rating. Does anyone have any recommendations? We love going to the splash pad, swimming pool, boating, and to the beaches of Lake Michigan in the summer so I'm looking to invest in some really good sun protection so my daughter can still enjoy her summer. I'd love any recommendations anyone can give. Thanks!
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06-01-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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Hi another Lake Michigan swimmers here.
We use Banana Boat for babies. It's water, sweat prof and won't sting if it gets in the eyes. Trust me with a girl that rubs her eyes a lot that's important.
The spf is 50 I believe.
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06-01-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Safari hats from most outdoor places ( REI etc...)
Long sleeve rash guards
Swim socks protect toes and tops of feet .
Watch out for warts and suppressed immune system .
Its a constant battle in iur house with year round competitive swimmers .

Zinc oxide - doesn't wear out or wash off all day.
Cerave with zinc oxide is clear but needs reapplied.
Neutrogenia has SPF 100 spray for arms legs .
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06-01-2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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I've been experimenting with different sunscreens from this list. I want to find something good since my son is going to be wearing it constantly this summer. Right now he's using Badger products.

http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/bes...rt-sunscreens/

Coolibar is a SPF clothing company that I've bought things from.

Www.coolibar.com
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06-04-2014, 05:19 PM   #5
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Thanks everybody! I think I found a good sunblock (we will see how it goes), and we found a great hat too. Still on the hunt for an umbrella but I think I might have narrowed down on that too. Summer here we come!
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