Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get your kids slathered in sunscreen before they head outside. Every parent knows that getting your kids to put on sunscreen can be tricky. Luckily, there are plenty of other products that can add layers of protection against the harmful rays from the sun. In addition to applying sunscreen, there are clothes kids can wear, stickers that tell you to reapply, and sun shades for the car, beach, or pool. So, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite products that let your kids have fun outside without getting a sunburn!
Spot my UV Detection Stickers
How about a reminder to reapply sunscreen? Just place one of these small stickers on your child's arm and when the sticker changes colors, it’s time to reapply. Each sticker lasts all day, stays on the skin even if kids are swimming, and will change colors multiple times to let you and your kids know they need more sunscreen.
If a beach vacation is on your summer agenda, this tent is a must-have. It offers UV protection for little ones and it’s a great place for kids to nap, have a snack, and take a break from the sun. It sets up quickly and fits inside a small bag, so it’s always ready to go.
One place you might not think about sun protection is your car, but for little ones riding in the backseat, there are ways to help keep the sun out of their eyes and off their skin. These car window shades are the only car window shades certified to block over 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Each set comes with four shades, so every window in the back of your vehicle will have extra sun protection.
Have you ever had a sunburn on your scalp? It’s so painful, then the dreaded peeling starts and it looks like you have a bad case of dandruff. When your kids aren't wearing a hat in the sun, use this brush on mineral powder sunscreen to keep their scalps protected.
Not only are Babiators super cute and great at protecting your kid’s eyes from harmful UV rays, but they are also super durable. So, if the sunglasses get tossed in a bag, dropped on the ground, or take a swim in the pool, they’ll still look great. Babiators have a rubber frame that stands up to a summer in the sun with kids — and with so many colors and styles, you’ll find a pair that your little one loves.
For little ones taking a dip in the pool, this raft offers a shade that keeps the sun off their face and body. This raft takes just a few minutes to inflate and deflate, making it easy to bring along for any pool day.
Sun hats are a must in the summer, but what about a hat that actually adjusts so your kids can wear it for multiple years? We love that! These hats from Jan & Jul come in tons of patterns, they have great reviews on Amazon, and they’re fully adjustable for babies, toddlers, and kids.
If you are looking for a lightweight summer blanket for your baby that has an extra level of sun protection, this is a great option. It comes in a variety of colors, it’s super soft, and it offers UPF 50+. It’s perfect for taking to the park or playground inside a stroller or car seat.
Swimsuits can offer more protection and coverage from the sun, like these rash guard swimsuits from Hanna Andersson. They come in plenty of patterns for boys and girls, keep more of their body covered, and the zipper makes bathroom breaks and diaper changes so much easier.
Make sure your baby is covered from the sun with this adjustable stroller shade that fits on most strollers and bassinets. So, no matter where you and your baby go, they can nap and relax without the sun shining too brightly down on them.