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Stay Protected During Active Outdoor Activities This Summer

[su_highlight background=”#e1e3e3″][icon name=”star” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Banana Boat. As always, opinions are all mine.[/su_highlight]


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. My kids love playing outside because they are all very active and it’s great that there are a lot of things they can do outside. Summer is a great time for many fun activities, swimming, camping, tennis, mini-golf, it goes on. Some of the local kids are getting into airsoft sports as well which got me thinking if we should try it out. There was a list of the best airsoft guns I found (well, less found and more recommended by another parent) which I haven’t gotten around to looking at, that’s because I’m worried a little bit about my kids’ health. You see, 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. I’m not just talking about knee pads and helmets, a little bit of rough and tumble is said to be good when growing up. No, the only thing I tend to worry about anymore is the sun.

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?

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