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Safe Sunwear for the Entire Family

Tuga sent samples for feature

Safe Sunwear for the Entire Family

Imagine never having to run around and chase after your child’s back and shoulders to reapply sunscreen all day. That’s less sandy grit all over their greasy backs and faster application of sunscreen as you can just get the bottoms of their legs, arms and their face. It is all possible with Safe sunwear for the entire family from Tuga brand SPF 50+ garments.

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Now when it comes to clothing, an SPF of 50 translates to 98% UVA and UVB sun protection, the highest rating for garments that are considered UV protective. Tuga has styles for men, women and children with designs and colors you’ll want to wear. My son’s outfit is the Breaker & Jammer set in the Carmino pattern.

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With the high necks of the rashguards and the longer fit shorts it gives my son great protection and less applications of sunscreens throughout the day.

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He is good about the understanding of covering up and lathering on sunscreen to protect his skin. I have taught him more than once about the need to protect his skin. When I put this on him and explained he can skip the covered areas when putting on sunscreen he was so happy. Too bad they don’t make soccer and football jerseys from this material because they sweat and run 2 seasons of the year needing a lot of sunscreen.

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Bonus * Want a fun science experiment for your children to encourage them to use sunscreen or wear that UV clothing? See Anthony’s video below:

I am all ready to go for the summer. I love getting my sunscreens and swimwear bought early and waiting for its first use. Double up by getting swimwear that protects and see the great prices on the Tugs brand website.

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Safe Sunscreen for the Entire Family

thinksport and thinkbaby partnered with Parenting Healthy for this feature

Safe Sunscreen for the entire family

It is the same thought process every spring as we head into summer. We think about the products we will need for the summer and have all the best intentions of finding the best of everything. We look for the cutest swimsuits, fun beach towels with characters for the kids, most effective band aids and the safest sunscreens.

Then one day we are at the store, see a sale on an end cap and all thoughts of best go right out of the window for price and convenience. That may work for your beach towels and swim suits, but let’s make it a goal to really think about the sunscreen you spend your money on this summer. I want to introduce you to the Thinkbaby and Thinksport brand.

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Just remember this active ingredient: Zinc Oxide. The general sunscreens (the majority of the ones on the store shelf that have long-named active ingredients and don’t list zinc oxide as one) use chemicals that actually break down in the sun and need to absorb into your skin. The Zinc Oxide mineral does not absorb into your skin.

Now you still want to reapply any sunscreen especially if you are spending the day wet and in the water. With the Thinkbaby and Thinksport sunscreens it is water resistant for 80 minutes. It is the first sunscreen to have passed the Whole Foods Premium Body Care requirements.

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Once you find a sunscreen with zinc oxide as the active ingredient you want to focus on application. It may be safer but no one wants to feel greasy all day. Thinkbaby and Thinksport really do work well in this ways with its mineral based formula. We do not feel oily after application at all.

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. More and more it is becoming highly recommended that we consider the creams, soaps and lotions we use on ours and our children’s skin. Thinkbaby and Thinksport does not contain the PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Petroleum or toxic chemicals that most brands may contain and absorb through all of the skin layers. Check the labels!

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Bonus * Want a fun science experiment for your children to encourage them to use sunscreen or wear that UV clothing? See Anthony’s video below:

You can find all thinkBaby products at their website. Hop on over.

Education, Kids, Parenting, School, STEM Learning

DMA STEM Summer Camps Filling Fast – Save $75

DMA STEM Summer Camps Filling Fast - Save $75

DMA STEM Summer Camps

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It’s our mission to foster a learning community of diversity and excellence through memorable and innovative educational experiences led by the highest-quality instructors; building skills and confidence to empower lifelong learners to follow their dreams and make a lasting impact.

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Learn the skills of tomorrow this summer at a location near you! With hands-on summer camps for kids and teens ages 6-17, there is no limit to what you can create this summer at Digital Media Academy.

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Beauty, Brands with a Cause, Clothing, Easter, Kids

Spring and Summer Kids Clothing Outfits from Rockin’ Baby

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Spring Summer kids clothing

With Easter coming I wanted to feature a clothing brand for baby and kids that not only offers quality clothing and accessories but also gives back. Spring Summer kids clothing from Rockin’ Baby will help mothers around the world with your purchase.

My son will spend this Easter in the Blue Brushed Check Shirt and Camel Cord Trousers. He is 8 and because they carry up to size 10 years he is able to wear the line of outfits they offer.

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Ordering this outfit was a risk because my son is so picky with pants. I can never get him in jeans. He only wears shorts or athletic clothing. I had him look at how the waist is designed as that is the part that bothers his bony hops most. We tried it on and took some photos and as I was editing photos and became busy I noticed he was not quick to take the outfit off. Until I told him to get in the shower he was lounging in this outfit without complaining. That says a lot with him about the comfort he felt in these pants and the top.

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Now partnering with ChildFund, for every item you purchase, Rockin’ Baby donates a sling, carrier, or item of clothing to a needy child somewhere in the world. Your purchase makes a difference and that is clothing your child will fell and look great in. Visit Rockin’ Baby for more information and styles.

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My son is heading out of size 8 and into a 10 and this outfit is a size 10 and the fit is perfect. He can bend, sit and run in these pants comfortably.

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Looking for a quality spring outfit for the kids? See all of the styles from baby to big kid at Rockin’ Baby clothes for kids ( and charity).

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Honeywell Turbo on the Go! portable folding fan

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How has your summer weather been. For most of us it has been some long hot days in need of fans and AC. That is OK if you have AC where you live rather than struggling for a breeze. We have 2 portable AC units in our home that keeps our main living area and bedroom rather cold. The problem with our hot streak last week was my son was in soccer camp for 3 hours and it was scorching. No outdoor AC at soccer camp, but I did have a powerful fan for him he could use. The Honeywell Turbo on the Go! portable folding fan can go anywhere with you and it pushed out a serious cold breeze.

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The easy fold, hang handle makes it easy to travel with since it can fold down. It folds flat for traveling and is also designed to hang up for hands-free use such as in your camping tent or from a beach umbrella, stroller or anywhere you need. The handle is adjustable. It operates on USB or battery. The USB cord is included and it does fully assembled.

The fan pushes air for up to 3 feet and operates on a lower energy DC motor. You can find your Honeywell Turbo on the Go! portable folding fan at Target and Best Buy stores and visit Honeywell.com

Healthy Living, Kids, Parenting, Tips and Tricks

Tips for Summer Sun and Pool Dangers with Children

Summer! My favorite time of year. I love the heat and love being outdoors. This summer, for me is packed. I have my Sister’s Wedding and family in town the week before we move 100 miles away. The move happens 3 weeks before our annual week long camping trip with friends. My husband starts his new position which means more traveling he has to do and my youngest starts Kindergarten while our middle son switches his new school where we will be living. Summer can be busy and it is in those hectic moments we have to stop and remember to pay attention to every detail around our children as they are home more often now and in and out of the house.

Pools and Sun are the common dangers and I hope the tips below serve as a gentle reminder to you as we move near the summer days ahead.

Water Safety Tips

Tips for Summer Sun and Pool Dangers with Children
  1. Obvious, but let me say: Never leave your child unattended near any amount of water. An infant can drown in only 1 inch of water. Watch the pools, car wash buckets, puddles. This includes avoiding getting lost in a phone call as you may forget to stay focused.
  2. Empty water sources immediately after use. Empty all buckets and wading pools-turning them upside down.
  3. Use barriers wherever possible. Standard is about 5′ high surrounding all entry points to water.
  4. Teach kids and reiterate the water rules. My son knows to never swim alone. Do not play around drains and no running or diving. Standard rule is no diving in under 9′ of water.
  5. About age 4 is most appropriate for effective swimming lessons. Younger is great also, but it is by 4 that they will actually retain what they learn easier.
  6. Learn CPR-yes we get too busy, but at the very least sit one night with the older kids and pull up a reputable YouTube or training video. You never know when it will be needed.
  7. Last, remember the life vests. Pay attention in your town or call your local fie department. They will usually be hosting some sort of spring or summer safety fair where you can get free life vest fits and helmet fitting. Many will allow you to stop in and let them approve your gear and fit on your child. It is a great way to show your kids how serious water safety is as they see the effort of you taking them to a fitting.

Sun Safety Tips

  1. Limit the outdoors if possible during peak rays: 10-4pm.
  2. Sunscreen! Lip Balm should be remembered; reapply every 2 hours and after swimming. Here are tips on safe sunscreens.
  3. Cover up! Use skinz or long sleeve shirts/lightweight pants when possible. Light colored clothing will attract rays easier then choosing dark colors.
  4. If your child is on antibiotics-they may be more sensitive to the sun rays. Other medications may do the same-so give a quick call to your pediatrician or ask your Pharmacist. I read on Parents.com that some acne medications do the same, so watch your teens.
  5. Be their example. We all love our sun color. But let me tell you-I always use SPF 15 and I get a nice tan still. It is the lower on the SPF factor, but highly effective considering the alternative of zero protection!
  6. Be proactive. Keep a bottle or travel size in their overnight bags and in the car should they end up at friends or family homes and you forget to grab your bottle at home.
For some fun interactive games and posters, I found some fun great information at http://poolsafely.gov/
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Disclosure: Some of the tips and advise obtained from the above mentioned sites. I was not compensated for this post. This post is original content of 3sonshavei.