The sun is bright, the days are getting longer, and winter coats are heading into storage.
That means it’s also time to stock up on sunscreen and make sure you have a hat that your little one will want to wear.
We love Puffin Gear and their amazing selection of hats! Our kids can play all day in one of their Camp Day hats, with UPF 50+ Sun Protection, with a chin tie to keep it on, and a breakaway clip to keep it secure. We especially love this one designed with TokyoMilk fabric.
And if we do say so ourselves, it is adorable with our Wee Urban Seahorse dress, cut from ultra-soft organic cotton jersey that has a touch of stretch for comfort and just enough fabric for the twirl in every girl.
Talking sun-protection with Dr Julia Carroll
We were talking with Dr Julia Carroll, a Toronto-based dermatologist and on teaching staff at the University of Toronto www.compassdermatology.ca, and she had some great advice for protecting our families from those summer rays:
“Protecting yourself from the sun isn't just about using sunscreen. In reality, sunscreen is your last line of defense. I recommend that my patients cover up with clothing and a protective hat, use sunscreen and avoid direct UV exposure between the peak hours of 11am & 3pm.
Another favourite tip of mine is to apply your sunscreen before you get dressed in the morning. That way you get better coverage in the nooks & crannies: such as around the armpits, back of the neck and the chest. It's a great habit to develop.”
Time to enter our giveaway and get outside!
You could win a Puffin Gear hat and Wee Urban dress (or item of equal value, of your choosing).
Contest details are on Instagram, including these steps to enter before midnight EST on Sunday April 29th:
- Like the post on instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BiCaLvjBtuf/?taken-by=weeurban
- Follow @weeurban and @puffingear on Instagram
- Tag two of your friends in separate comments. It’s that easy!