Figuring out how to get sunscreen on your kids without them having a complete meltdown is like trying to get eight full hours of sleep—a parent can dream, right? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Not just with our Mineral Sunscreen, Sunstick, Mineral Mist, and (S)undercover, but with some life hacks on how to get your babes to sit still for more than ten seconds in order to keep their skin safe from the sun. Enter, Tubby Todd life hacks for parents:
Make sunscreen application fun!
There are plenty of ways to make application a fun experience! Try making it a race and saying "let's see who can get their entire bodies covered the fastest!" or something along those lines—no kid can resist winning.
Follow the leader
Another thing kids are experts at is mimicking others! Try the approach of being a good role model for them and letting them know that without sunscreen, their skin could get damaged by the sun—ouch! Apply Tubby Todd Mineral Sunscreen or Sunstick on yourself first, and watch your kids follow.
Pro tip—apply before you leave
Applying sunscreen on the beach is a potential disaster. It's chaotic, windy, messy and somewhat painful when sand gets mixed in. Be sure to apply your Mineral Sunscreen or Sunstick before leaving the house or in the parking lot of your location. That way, there are less distractions and it is easier to focus on proper coverage and application. If you'll be out for an extended period of time and need to reapply little one's sun protection we love Mineral Mist for easier application on squirmy kiddos.
Prime skin first
Get skin prepped and primed by moisturizing before sunscreen for an easy and smooth application! We love using our silky Everyday Lotion or thick, body butter-like Dream Cream to hydrate skin and leave a smooth, moisturized surface before applying Sunscreen or Sunstick!
Don't forget to protect the pout
Protect your little one from top to toe with our SPF 15 Lip Balm in two yummy, tropical flavors. Pick up a mix and match 2 pack of Key Lime and Pina Colada, or shop them in The Sun Kit (includes the Lip Balm 2 Pack, Sunscreen and Sunstick) to take your sun protection on the go!
For older kiddos...
Try our (S)undercover sunscreen serum as a quick and easy step in their skincare routine after they wash their face! This lightweight formula protects from UVA/UVB, blue light, free radicals and anything else the day throws their way.
Rub, rub, rub!
Now that you're an expert on ways to apply sunscreen on your kids, here are some good tips for actually getting that sunscreen rubbed in! Apply Mineral Sunscreen or Sunstick liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. For best application, rub, rub rub! Reapply after 80 minutes of sweating & swimming OR every two hours.
For more info on our SPF Products, visit Tubby Todd Sun School where you can find more facts on our ingredients and best practices. We can't wait to see how you play! Use #goodcleansun on Instagram.
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