Then as night falls, load them up with bug spray if they want to play outside.
Do it all again the next day.
Is this how your summer days are? I know it pretty much sums up most of my days.
And I am a spaz. As I put the sunscreen on each day (or for the 3rd time each day), I get all anxious. It is my fault. I read too much. I look at the ingredients on every bottle. Then I signed up with www.ewg.org to receive emails and important environmental tips. Their motto is "The power of information". It should be "The power to give me an ulcer". But the Environmental Working Group is fabulous. They want to give people ALL of the information about your health and how it can be affected by the environment or products that we use in our daily life.
So last summer, I posted a link to the www.ewg.org and their list of the the best of worst sunscreens to use. I will post the link to that list again at the end of this post. If you are not interested, no biggie. But if you are into this kind of stuff, please check it out. I know that I check this site ALL THE TIME to find info on sunscreens, bath and skincare products that I use for my kids, and food. I am not nuts about it...but it did honestly have an impact on me and what products I buy for my kids, especially sunscreen.
And by the way, I buy All Terrain Kids sunscreen from Target. It is 9.99 for 3 oz, so a little but more expensive than some other brands...but I think it is worth the peace of mind. Plus, my 3 year old has super sensitive skin and this sunscreen is great for her. The only active ingredient is Zinc oxide.
I hope that this little bit of information helps you if you are interested!