Strong UV rays from the sun against my children’s sensitive skin keep me on my toes. The Divine Miss M turns red within seconds if she doesn’t use sunscreen. Sometimes we’re out and about and a re-apply is not always an option. It’s these times when I’m thankful for the Coolio Sun Blanket.
Several years ago, I noticed a mole on my dad’s face, near his sideburn. I kept bringing it to his attention and he refused to acknowledge my concern. It turned out he had skin cancer. A tiny mole the size of a pencil lead, turned into a six inch scar down his face by the time it was removed. Then I started on him about some flakey, piling skin on his cheek. He assured me it was frost-bite from skiing. More years he finally had it looked at and it was skin cancer. This is what it looks like when they have to burn skin cancer off your face:
I NEVER want my children to have to go through the burning or cutting. Not on my watch! We take precautions. We use sunscreen year round and we are taking the Coolibar UPF Baby Sun blanket, made with Zno SUNTECT fabric with us everywhere. The fabric is a cotton, bamboo and spandex blend that is embedded with micro-particles of zinc oxide for comfort. It’s meant to help give you sun protection you need, without lacking in style and easy to travel ability.
It’s a product I’ve come to trust with a UPF 50+ rating, it gives us instant coverage no matter where we are with ease and no mess. The fabric is soft and stretchy making it also the perfect cuddle up blanket. On the fourth of July we sat on the lawn at Electric Park for hours before the sun set waiting for fireworks. Li’l Man curled up on a blanket with the Cooli Sun Blanket and had a power nap. The Coolio was light weigh enough I could easily place it over his face while he rested and he didn’t sweat or complain about being hot.
The Divine Miss M loves it when we are at the park and she discovers fountains to play it. It’s a great cover up out of the water.
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