Birthday Hiking Fun + a few Sun Care Tips

This post is sponsored by Banana Boat®, but all opinions are 100% mine. 

A few weeks ago, my second boy turned 9. We talked about a party he could have with his friends over and over, but we kept coming back to all of the things he loved…hiking, strawberry lemon croissants, legos and water fights. So we turned his birthday into a “favorite things” party and went with it. You guys…it was SO amazing. Not much planning, we kept it small, since they were going out to hike and it just turned into a perfect day.

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But before they all left, we sprayed them all down with Banana Boat® Kids Free™ suntan lotion spray. Being here in Vegas, where the sun is always shining and the heat is out of this world this time of year, suntan lotion is our best friend. As I was spraying my boys down, they were griping and complaining about having to take 30 seconds out of their day for me to get them protected and I let them know that the lotion was protecting them from cancer and skin damage, not just a sun burn. They quieted down right away. I especially love using the spray on kind because the coverage is good and it takes just a bit to get it on those little kiddos. (I don’t know about you, but when I use lotion, I sometimes mess up and forget a spot here or there on my kids and then they burn in a small little weird shape (bad mom!).:)

They ended up hiking a great hike, eating, playing legos and then going back out to have a water gun fight. Because it had been over 2 hours that I had sprayed them, I just took that bottle out and spritzed them again. It was so nice at the end of the day to know they wouldn’t be suffering all night with a burn that could have been so easily prevented.

Banana Boat Sunscreen for summer

Another quick tip for you moms of girls. DON”T FORGET THE SCALP! My daughter’s hair always seems to be parted and so I make sure to spray (another reason I love the spray) or lotion her scalp that is showing so it doesn’t get fried. NOTHING worse than a peeling scalp.

So whether you are hiking, swimming or just out in the sun this summer, pick up some Banana Boat® products and let them help to cover you and those little kiddos you love most.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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