Happy Friday, friends! We’re excited for a weekend full of outdoor fun, but before we scurry outside we’ll be sure to slather on some sun protection! We chatted with the founder of Logic Products, the makers of TotLogic sunscreen which is specially made for little ones. Jill Taft is an expert on all things suncare and kids so we wanted to pick her brain about the best way to protect children from the sun. Check out what she had to say below. How can parents teach their kids the importance of sun care from an early age? Explain to your kids in age appropriate terms how sun is a wonderful thing, but too much sun is harmful and can hurt their skin. Also try to make it fun to apply sunblock. I sing a song with my son while applying his sunscreen. It helps distract him and tames his constant squirming! But it can still be a battle! Do children need sunscreen applied more often than adults? Regardless of age, everyone should reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours according to the FDA sunscreen guidelines. If you are more active it would be wise to do so more frequently. Children that burn easily should also reapply sooner. What makes TotLogic different from other family sunscreens? Our sunscreen contains a powerful blend of natural antioxidants including Bergamot, White Tea, Lavender, Chamomile, Arnica Montana, mint, and lemon to combat free radicals. These ingredients are combined with the purest quality Zinc Oxide at 20%. Our Zinc Oxide is non nano which means the particles do not get absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, but rather sit on top of the skin as a physical block. TotLogic Sunscreen also contains moisturizing Jojoba, Hyaluronic Acid, and aloe which nurture and hydrate the skin. Our sunscreen has been independently tested and provides broad spectrum coverage for UVA and UVB rays, and is proven to be water resistant up to 80 minutes. Are children at a higher risk of skin cancer than adults? It has been shown that severe sunburns in childhood significantly increase a person’s chance of developing skin cancer later in life. Sun damage has a cumulative effect on our bodies. It is important for everyone to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays, especially children. What are the most sun-hazardous activities for kids in the summertime? In my opinion sun exposure is sun exposure. Many people only think that sunscreen is only needed at the beach or poolside, but the truth is sunscreen should be used year-round on our children and ourselves. Parents should be extra vigilant in the warmer months when their kids spend the most time outdoors and have the most skin exposed. What great advice. Thanks, Jill! It wouldn’t be Friday without our weekly weekend giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a tube of TotLogic sunscreen, plus three more toddler-centric products! Want to win? Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and in the comments below and tell us how you encourage your kids to wear sunscreen for your chance to win! Let’s face it, playing outside can get messy. From grass-stained onesies to muddy fingers, we’re making sure you’re covered. Win our favorite Burt’s Bees hand and face wipes and the best baby detergent around by The Laundress. Plus, we’re throwing in Burt’s Bees soothing 2-in-1 Diaper Cream & Baby Powder to make sure the fun won’t stop for pesky diaper rash. Wipes and cream available at burtsbees.com. Detergent available at thelaundress.com. Want to win? Join us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and in the comments below and tell us how you encourage your kids to wear sunscreen for your chance to win! UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER! Miranda T. My little one is only 18 months but I hope that by always putting sunscreen on her since she was a baby she will learn that protecting your skin is important! 33 Responses Sarah B July 2, 2015 Always reapply after playing in the water! Reply Jennifer H. July 1, 2015 If they want to play outside, they have to wear sunscreen. Reply JW June 29, 2015 i show how to use it by example of wearing sunscreen myself Reply Vivian S. June 29, 2015 We use sunscreen before a fun pool day and the kids never mind it 🙂 Reply Karen Cogburn June 28, 2015 Lead by example. Reply TeaJay June 28, 2015 Best way to teach is by example. We always use sunscreen and it’s a rule that they ave to put it on when we go outside. Reply Richard Fitzsimmons June 28, 2015 We always put sunscreen on when we go out. Sometimes they remind me! Reply Sharron Johnston June 28, 2015 I encourage my kids to wear sunscreen by also applying it with them. Many thanks! Followed on Fabcebook, Twitter and Instagram @nana_sharron Reply Mary W June 27, 2015 Kids see Mom and Dad applying sunscreen and they want some too. Fun to have their own special protection from Burts Bees. Reply Susan P. June 27, 2015 I have my kids apply sunscreen throughout the day and we try to do it every 2 hrs. We all wear hats. Reply Jodi Mitrovic June 27, 2015 I draw sunscreen smiley faces to make it fun and talk about the effects of the sun on our skin while rubbing it in. Thank you for a great giveaway! Followed on Facebook @JodiMitrovic Followed on Twitter @JodiMitro Followed on Instagram @mitro80 Reply loretta June 27, 2015 I tell them all the super heroes put it on as a their secret weapon against the nasty sun rays. Reply ron roy June 27, 2015 We make a game of it – sunscreen is a way to say Hi to Mr Sun Reply sue tardi June 27, 2015 I make applying sunscreen part of our “going outside” routine – my kids now do it like clockwork. Reply Deborah June 27, 2015 I make it part of the daily spring to fall routine and through my own example. A surprise neck tickle, an I got your nose and some giggles ,got to get those piggy toes too! making things fun helps too. Sometimes they ask me if its time to put more on yet mom? Getting there! Reply DANIELLE WILLIAMS June 26, 2015 I follow on all 3 Danielle Williams for FB @hadasah1982 for twitter and @danirenee1982 for instagram but we use sunscreen all the time. we live in phoenix where it is sunny 350+ days a year so it is an essential part of our beauty regimen Reply gloria patterson June 26, 2015 i have always believed that showing how to do something and doing it is better than just saying the words. Show your kids that SPF protection is important take them to the store and show them all the different products. Show them what you have at home and help them learn to use it. Reply Amrita Choudhury June 26, 2015 We have this story for the kids as an example: In the kitchen we always use gloves to use the oven, toaster or griller. Similarly, our skin need protection from the harsh sun rays hence sunscreen comes to our rescue. Reply Tricia F June 26, 2015 Always keep a bottle nearby in the car, in the sport bags, etc to make sure we apply when we go out. Reply Christina O June 26, 2015 I make sure they where it when spending time outside. Reply Jessica Lodge June 26, 2015 I start them young. For my kids it’s a normal part of going outside so they don’t think anything of it. Reply Lan Young June 26, 2015 I am lucky my daughter wants sunscreen on all the time on her own Reply nicole bowers June 26, 2015 My kids and I have made a GAME of being SAFE IN THE SUN and often race to see who can cover themselves in sunscreen the best and fastest with MOM always acting as the judge and EVERYONE WINS! smile emoticon Reply CEDELIA June 26, 2015 We’ve been applying sunscreen since the children were born so they know that when we are headed to the pool, beach or park, etc that applying sunscreen is included. They are also aware that we have to reapply sunscreen every 2-4 hours depending on what activities we’re doing outside. I also give them a little reminder at the beginning of summer on sun care and sunscreen! Reply joyce s. June 26, 2015 start putting it on them when they are little so it becomes habit. Reply Janelle June 26, 2015 I make it a competition to see who does the best job applying sunscreen. Scored by quality and speed! Reply Christa Lopez June 26, 2015 I talked to them about skin cancer and told them that you have to wear sunscreen to prevent it. Reply CEDELIA June 26, 2015 We’ve Been Applying Sunscreen Together Since They Were Born So They Know and Understand That This Is Part Of The Routine. Just Like They Know That Every Few Hours, They Have To Reapply Sunscreen. I Do Remind Them At The Beginning Of Summer The Health Concerns Of The Sun As Well As Sun Burns. Reply IzzyFrost June 26, 2015 I MAKE SUN CARE FUN WITH THE KIDS! WE TURN IT INTO DIFFERENT GAMES, FOR EXAMPLE: WHOEVER GETS THEIR SUN SCREEN APPLIED WITHOUT A BAD ATTITUDE, GETS A SURPRISE!! I USUALLY DON’T HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THAT ANYWAY BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT IF THEY GET A SUNBURN, IT COULD BE VERY PAINFUL! Reply jill broder June 26, 2015 my children know to apply sunscreen when ever they are headed outdoors! Reply Jennifer J June 26, 2015 The best way to get kids to wear sunscreen is to model the behavior and have them watch you put it on yourself and them. Hope to win! Reply Gina Fann June 26, 2015 Awesome Reply Corry L. June 26, 2015 I lead by example. He watches me put on sunscreen every day and wants to do just like Mommy! Reply Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.