Fall has descended upon us and we find ourselves outside as much as we were in the summer. Tyler is participating in baseball on two different leagues, recreational and advanced. This season Tyler has as coach that is being treated for an aggressive form of sun cancer. This unfortunate situation has brought to light how important sun protection must be to all of us.
As long as it is not raining and with permission, Tyler spends his free days throwing the ball with his dad or brother, shooting hoops in the drive way or riding his bike in the cul-de-sac. The child is in the sun 7 days a week. We had a cold snap last week and it was a welcomed break from our typical warm and sticky fall Florida day. But it won’t last, as the temperature is on the rise today. The perpetual warm temperatures have me thinking about sun safety most of the year. But really no matter where we live, keeping our skin safe from harmful rays is a year round process.
Wouldn’t it be great if sun safety was a worry-free process? Snapper Rock has a fabulous line of clothing that allows me to have very little worries about Tyler’s sun protection. The shirt is durable and made of very fine quality with a UPF rating of 50+, blocking 98% of all harmful rays.
What is UPF clothing?
The UPF rating system was developed by the Australian Government, to indicate the level of protection the garment provides from the sun’s UV rays on a scale of 15 to 50+. The higher the UPF the higher the protection from UV rays.
It is fashionable not only pool side, but while playing outside too!
My favorite part about Snapper Rock clothing is the fabric they use it is dense, yet light and soft. Tyler says that it is very comfortable and is not itchy. In fact, he loves it so much he slept them the night after their first wash.
I tell my children that protecting their skin as important as brushing their teeth and keeping their hiney’s clean. Often my reminders to take care of themselves turn into nags. Tyler is fiercely independent child and my nagging can become frustrating to him. That’s why its best that I have alternative ways to get him to comply. I can offer his Snapper Rock shirt and boardies as an alternative to sunscreen. Thus avoiding meltdowns or confrontations about applying sunscreen. And just why are children so resistant to putting on sunscreen?!?! I suppose that’s a whole ‘nother blog post.
As hard as it is to lather our babies down or wrangle them into sun protecting shirts, it must become a routine in their body care. We have to protect their precious skin from the harmful rays that can cause nasty cancer.