Stay Protected During Active Outdoor Activities This Summer

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  Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Banana Boat. As always, opinions are all mine. 

Summer is in full swing around here! Hopefully where you live you are enjoying some lovely weather and lots of outdoor time. Before we know it, winter will be here and no one is looking forward to that (at least I know I’m not!)

Let’s forget about winter for just a little bit though, and focus on the here and now which is summer! I am so glad the warmer weather is here and we don’t have to worry about school, or being in a rush. The only thing I tend to worry about anymore is the sun. My kids love playing outside and they are all very active. Playing soccer, going to the park and riding their bikes seem to be the new daily in our lives so it’s important to make sure we are dressed and protected for these fun times.

New Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Sport Sunscreen Spray is designed for those who lead active lifestyles. Simply Protect™ Sport has a water and sweat-resistant formula that provides lightweight safe and effective broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 25% fewer ingredients* – giving you just what you need to keep up with your family. We love taking family trips to the park. We have two we frequent often, they are really close to us so we go often.It can be overwhelming with how many sunscreens are on the market so how do you know what sunscreen you should be using? Something I didn’t know before researching every sunscreen on the market was there are specific sunscreens for specific needs. You don’t necessarily want to use a sunscreen that you’d use in the pool when you’re riding a bike. But, before I did my research I probably would have. Sweating while running around playing at the park and being submerged in water at the pool are two completely different things. So, of course, you’d have different needs, right?Park Trips! I get asked often what I pack for our trips to the park so I thought I’d make it a bit easier and list the items here!

What to bring to the park:

  • Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Spray
  • Water
  • Wipes
  • Antibacterial Spray
  • Band-aids
  • Blanket to sit on with baby

I don’t pack a ton, and if we are going for a longer period than our normal 30-45 minutes then I will pack snacks as well. But the most important things are what keep us protected from the sun and hydrated. Those items never change, they are always in my bag.

Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Sport Sunscreen Spray – Available in SPF 50+ – $13.99 [also available in lotion SPF 50+]

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 25% fewer ingredients*
  • Made without oxybenzone
  • No added oils and fragrances
  • Lightweight, easy to rub in
  • Water and sweat resistant formula (up to 80 minutes)

We’ve chosen to use Banana Boat® Simply Protect™ Sport Sunscreen Spray as its ideal for sport related activities because of its water and sweat resistant formula. Making it the ideal choice for a day at the park, a long walk around the neighborhood or a bike ride with all your pals!

Playing sports, riding a bike or playing at the park. What do you make sure to pack for a day out on the go?


  • Reply robin rue July 17, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I was just at BJ’s yesterday and replenished my stock of Banana Boat. We are heading up to NH on Friday and I needed a few bottles to bring with us.

  • Reply candy July 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Your right it can bet pretty overwhelming if your looking for sun screen protection. We always go for the most protection and it always has to be water proof. This brand looks perfect.

  • Reply GiGi Eats July 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    I am terrible with sun-screen! TERRIBLE!!! I really need to get better about putting it on, however, I am not outside all that often sooooo

  • Reply Melissa Chapman July 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I think this is a great sunscreen for a family. My daughter is so fare she can not go out in summer without a good product like Banana Boat.

  • Reply Amber Myers July 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Oh yeah, we always grab the sunscreen when we go out. I have pale skin, so I burn easily. I’m always spraying stuff on.

  • Reply Terri Steffes July 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    This is my favorite sun protection product. I love the smell, it works beautifully, it lasts a long while and it is easy to apply!

  • Reply valmg @ Mom Knows It All July 17, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Sunscreen is so important during any time of the year. Sprays can be really convenient and they keep your hands from getting all ooky.

  • Reply Natalie July 17, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Banana Boat was our sunscreen of choice growing up! I really liked their bronzing oil.

  • Reply Kelly Reci July 17, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    We bought Banana Boat for our recent family vacation! Great that they have a formula for babies too.

  • Reply Heather July 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I’m born and raised in FL so sunscreen is an absolute necessity and always has been. Everyone should wear it on a daily basis.

  • Reply Jeanette July 18, 2018 at 12:54 am

    This is my ‘go-to’ for sunscreen for my kids. I have used it for years and I will continue to use it. I love how they can be active and it stays on and helps protect them from burns. It’s a great brand for sure.

  • Reply Shell Feis July 18, 2018 at 1:38 am

    We don’t go anywhere without sunscreen this time of year! My father in law has had two bouts of skin cancer in the last two years so we don’t take any chances.

  • Reply Ricci July 18, 2018 at 3:44 am

    I love Banana Boat sunscreens…they smell great and really work! I need to stock up before I head out of town this weekend!!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose July 18, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Sun screen is very important this summer. This is what we have during our road trip and it really protected us during our outdoor adventures.

  • Reply Maddy Gutierrez July 18, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Sun protection is one of those things I am not willing to compromise. I swear my son wears a rash guard 90% of the entire summer! lol

  • Reply Marysa July 18, 2018 at 10:20 am

    We use SO MUCH sunscreen! My kids are on the swim team and are outside all the time. We go through a lot of Banana Boat, it’s a good brand and we spray down the kids several times a day.

  • Reply Farrah less July 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    We love going to the beach every summer. In every trip we had we never forgwt to bring sunblock , hat and sunglasses. Banana boat is the only trusted brand when it comes to sunblock.

  • Reply Gemille Sleweon July 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

    This is my favorite sun screen to use. I don’t get sunburned or have ever gotten sun burned, but my skin peels a little when i don’t wear sunblock.

  • Reply Louisa July 19, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I have dark skin and never get sun burns but putting sunscreen on is a must for the summer. Thanks for sharing about Simply Protect™ Sport as this is my first time learning about their product offer.

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