Learn how to protect your family’s skin every day from the sun, mosquitoes, ants and other biting insects.
With the weather quickly warming up across the country, children are antsy to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air especially after being inside during Winter. Of course the warm weather also brings some downsides along like strong UV rays from the sun, swarms of insects and dangerous plants growing such as poison ivy or oak. These shouldn’t stop your family from getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather and spending time together! Below are tips and tricks to deal with common situations that can occur with warmer weather.
These tips were provided by Babytime!
Fun in the Sun
- Use a sunscreen that skips the harsh chemicals and offers pure protection, like Babytime!’s Sunny Sunscreen. It offers 80 minutes of water resistant protection and is infused with aloe and green tea extract to keep skin cool and protect against skin damage. The best part is, this product is gentle enough to be used on a newborn.
- Have your child wear clothes that cover up sensitive areas of the body and a hat to avoid sunburn on the scalp.
- Make sure kids drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Sports drinks and juice can be filled with sugar and cause dehydration for children.
- Try to do activities during the morning or evening hours when the sun is less intense.
- Be observant of your child and know when to go indoors to avoid sunstroke or dehydration.
Mosquitoes, ants and other biting insects, oh my!
- After you put on sunscreen, make sure to spray your child with an all-natural bug spray, like Babytime!’s Mighty Shield. The bug repellent is enriched with plant nectars and essential oils designed to work with the skin’s own natural defense system to keep skin bug-free. It also is formulated with all-natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritated skin.
- Avoid using perfume, lotions or any other sweet-smelling beauty products that insects love.
- Avoid areas with standing puddles of water, thick foliage or anywhere else mosquitoes and other insects like to hang out.
- Be on the lookout for hives and nests that can be hiding in nooks and crannies.
A brush with poison ivy, oak or sumac
- First and foremost, you should familiarize yourself and even your children, if they are old enough, to differentiate which are the poisonous plants to steer clear of.
- If you’ll be by woodsy or thick foliage areas, scope out the area before you let your child play and look for any dangerous plants or areas you may want them to avoid.
- Avoid letting your pets roam in the areas mentioned above because they can transfer poison ivy to you and your family members if it gets on their fur.
- Wear protective clothing and the right foot wear if you’ll be exploring nature. Shorts and sandals can leave legs and feet vulnerable to brushing up against a plant even just by walking by.
- If you do happen to get poison ivy, oak or sumac Babytime!’s Active Repair is perfect for repairing cracked, itching and oozing skin associated with it. The ointment contains 95% organic ingredients, like calendula, zinc and ceramides to soothe, protect and moisturize skin. It is also formulated to create a barrier and promote fast-acting healing.
Babytime! by Episencial is the only company to make baby-safe, all-natural skincare products that support skin immunity and help treat common skin conditions, like eczema, cradle cap and common dehydration.