I recently discovered the blog Keeper of the Home, and I finally got a chance to look back at some of her posts. Since it’s summer now, I was wanting to write about what I had found out about sunscreen. But her Sunscreen post is just what I wanted to say, so I’ll direct you there instead.
My 2-1/2 year old has only had sunscreen on once, that was when we went on a hike and there were some parts of the trail where she couldn’t be kept in the shade. And I really wanted to go on the hike ~grin~. But we prefer not to use sunscreen because of the ingredients it contains.
The sun precautions that we take are similar to Keeper of the Home’s post above. Keeping the kids out of the sun is also why I wanted to find a jogging stroller, they get too much sun when I have one on my back in the Ergo for longer walks (though I love love love the Ergo Baby Carrier for other things). I also keep sunscreen in the diaper bag just in case we end up doing something where they are going to have to be out in the sun. But I haven’t had the need to use it yet.
I’ve heard, and need to look more into, that wearing dark glasses isn’t the best thing to do either. I try to evaluate everything by how we were created. I believe we were created without dark glasses for a reason ~grin~, but then I also think that we weren’t created to drive long distances focusing on a bright glaring road either, so I’m guessing dark glasses are preferred for driving. I stopped wearing them when we just go on walks and do other outside stuff, and I do notice that my mood is improved when I come in from outside. I’ll share if I find anything that reflects my random observations
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