It’s back-to-school season and the shopping lists are quickly forming, but do you know the one item that many parents forget? Sunscreen.
In the summertime, parents are more diligent about protecting their families, but their attentiveness shouldn’t stop when the school bell rings.
That's why I'm glad to be able to share these very helpful tips from Coppertone to make sure our kids are protected during the school day, including why sunscreen is vital even after the summer ends:
· Just one blistering sunburn in childhood can increase the chance of developing skin cancer later in life, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
· Recently several incidents were reported about children who were severely burned due to sunscreen bans in school.
· For the 2nd year, Coppertone has continued the Making the Sunscreen Grade program to empower parents and educators to be powerful role models for children and help make sun protection a priority during the school day.
· Pediatric Dermatologist Dr. Ana M. Duarte, Miami Children’s Hospital, is encouraging us parents to be sun protection super heroes and offers tips and ideas to help us be a role model and reinforce sun-sense for our families year-round.
So join Coppertone in Making the Sunscreen Grade! Learn more about it here.
*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Coppertone sent me promotional products to thank me for my time in helping to facilitate this post".
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About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.