Sun Kissed Baby
Posted July 16, 2010on:
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I think all natural skin colors are beautiful — brown, black, white, yellow, etc. However, when I saw this beautiful blonde haired blue-eyed little girl in Isabella’s class sporting a fierce dark brown tan on her once porcelain ivory skin, I was seriously astounded. Did her parents knowingly let this little child get a tan? Do they not apply sunscreen of like 70+ to her daily? Do they not know about the dangers and effects of sun damage?! Oh the thoughts just kept racing through my head for like seriously the whole damn weekend. You see, Minnie Mama is not only an over the top crazy Mama, but also an esthetician who fully understands the dangers associated with the sun especially for children.
To say I am obsessed with making sure Isabella doesn’t get a drop of sun would not be an understatement. My child is always covered from head to toe in 70+ sunblock along with sporting a stylish floppy hat, shades, and as much clothing as possible w/o causing her heat stroke. But then it happened… I was giving Isabella a bath the other night and I noticed that she has just ever so slightly tan marks on her shoulders from wearing her bathing suit when playing outside at school. OMG. Seriously?! Are they not applying sunblock to her again before playing outside in the afternoon?! Do they care?! Are they crazy?! Do they not know I am crazy like this?! OMG!
Crazy Minnie Mama just recently chatted with her teacher about why she was seeing pics of Isabella outdoors at school without her sun hat on and despite the poor excuse I was given which I know is BS (Isabella took it off ) because she LOVES her movie star hat as she calls it
Yes, I went off on a crazy rampage like this for the rest of the evening and it’s continued into today. I am now making it my mission to find the perfect UV protection waterproof suit and possibly higher SPF sunblock for Isabella when playing outdoors. While I always cover her in sunblock before leaving the house for the day and keep a sun hat in her cubby at school, I unfortunately cannot be there to make sure she’s covered again in it & wearing that hat when playing outdoors at daycare.
So when I picked her up from daycare this afternoon I had a little chat with her teacher. Her teacher is seriously awesome and I totally love her, but I really didn’t love her excuse. She told me that even when you’re wearing sunscreen you can still get color and she always, always, always covers Isabella in the sunblock I sent in. Yes, it’s true that you can still get color with sunscreen, but Isabella wears 70+ sunscreen so unless she’s outside under the hot sun for hours which she isn’t there’s really no reason for my baby to have tan lines. Bottom line, I think she either spaced and didn’t apply the sunblock or didn’t apply it evenly. Either way I still need to ensure that I do everything I can to make sure my precious child and her beautiful healthy skin stay beautiful & healthy!
Any ideas out there on special UV sun suits, high level block, etc? 🙂