We are an active family. It’s a common statement but not one I would have used to describe our family even 5 years ago. A busy family, for sure. An on-the-go family, absolutely. But the shift to becoming an active family happened when our kids started to progress through primary school, started developing their own talents in sports activities and yes – mom and dad both realized it was time to pay better attention to their own health and fitness as well!
And so, it happened. Not quite overnight, we became an “active family”, always on the go from one activity to the next and – for me especially – always planning three steps ahead and determining who needs what when. Many days already this month we’re going from one activity right to the next, so that means we need extra clothing and more when we leave the house at 9am.
One item that can’t be overlooked in our sunny (and dry) Saskatchewan climate is sunscreen. Forget it for just one afternoon on the go and your skin will remind you that evening. We’ve been using new Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids Sunscreen Lotion for our active family including when our “middle child” (oh the middle child!) played two football games this past weekend and the family came along on the sidelines to watch. I ensured we were all sun-protected including Nevaeh (10) her younger sister Everleigh (7) and her older brother Elijah (14).
New Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Kids Sunscreen Lotion is designed with a new, minimal-ingredient formula that’s mild and gentle enough for even the most delicate skin. Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Kids is made without oxybenzone and parabens and contains no added oils or fragrances. The result? A gentle, tear-free formula that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 25% fewer ingredients*.
The Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ product line is new this year from Banana Boat, giving families the choice of a Banana Boat sunscreen formula that best works for them. I like that it absorbs quickly and easily and especially that it’s tear-free for happy busy and sweaty little faces! It’s also water resistant for up to 80 minutes which means a longer sprinkler/pool/water-balloon playtime before mom needs to reapply.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Banana Boat. All opinions and commentary are, as always, my own.