Summer Fun with Banana Boat®

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Hey mamas!! Summer is here! The weather is getting hot and the sun is shining! Of course the kids want to run right outside and what better way to let them burn off some of that energy.

One of Dean’s favorite summer activity is swimming. He loves my grandmas pool just as much as I did when I was his age. I love how a pool day keeps him busy on these long summer days!


Keeping kids busy during the summer can be hard. Thankfully something like the beach or pool is always an easy answer!

We wake up in the morning, throw on our bathing suits and pack a lunch and head over to my grandma’s where we spend the day swimming and laughing.


Of course I always make sure to bring lots of Banana Boat® Sunscreen with us to the pool! No sunscreen, no pool. It is a very important precaution to make sure to take every time you go out.

We love the pool so much and could spend all day there. The best thing about going to the pool in the summer? It wears them out! Yay, early bedtime lol!


I am sure at some point this summer all us mamas will scoop up our kiddos and take them for some kind of swimming fun.

Before you pop them in their bathing suits and turn them loose in the summer sun there are of course some important precautions you need to take. I always make sure to pack our Banana Boat® Sunscreen with us wherever we go, in fact I stock up so I am never caught without it. No sunscreen, no outside, it is that simple. Us mamas know what a priority sunscreen is. It does much more than just protect against sunburns but it also protects against the long term effects of sun exposure that are not always visible like skin damage and skin cancer.

It is so important to protect your kids and yourself every time you go outside and especially when you are in your bathing suits. I will admit that before I had kids I thought I could just slap on some sunscreen before heading out and I was good to go all day. I am just now learning that sun protection requires at least 1 oz of sunscreen every 2 hours to make sure you are protected in all 7 conditions (sun, pool, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat) which is why I love Banana Boat® because I know we will be protected no matter what kind of summer fun we get into. That means to be sure to apply 1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons worth) of sunscreen to you and your kid’s entire bodies (don’t forget those ears) 30 minutes BEFORE going outside and reapply EVERY TWO HOURS or immediately after swimming or even excessive sweating.

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So this summer make sure to be prepared with lots of fun activities with your kids to ward off boredom and make sure to always have lots of Banana Boat® Sunscreen on hand so you are always ready for a little fun in the sun!


What do you like to do to have fun in the summer?
Do you always make sure to apply sunscreen before having fun?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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