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5 Sunscreen Mom Hacks and Tips

I am a mean mom. I make my kids wear sunscreen. I can practically hear the eyes rolling every time I tell my kids why they need to wear sunscreen so instead, I’ve decided to make it a bit of a game with an added tinge of stubborn Mom Boss. With five kids who all love the water, I have gone through a lot of sunscreen and know what keeps their skin protected.

Read my 5 Sunscreen Mom Hacks {& Tips} that will help make it easier for you to ensure your kids skin is protected this summer.

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As a mom who has used Banana Boat sunscreen on all of my children, I am proud to announce that I was recently asked to support a brand I trust as a Banana Boat Ambassador.

A recent trip to Mexico with my teen daughters was the perfect time to test out the New Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Lotion. I was intrigued reading that the sunscreen helps prevent sand from sticking to feet and moisturizes dry skin at the same time and what a better place to test that out but the beach. To help make summer trips easy and light-weight, Banana Boat has a new travel size lotion and continuous spray.

NEW Banana Boat SunComfort Lotion Features and Benefits

  • Available in SPF 30 and 50+
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Sand easily brushes off with unique lightweight formula
  • Moisturizes to relieve dryness that can be caused by the sun, chlorine and salt water
  • Good for everyday use
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes


With the risk of sun damage, I don’t take my chances when it comes to my children’s skin but it’s not always easy to convince them to allow me to apply. To make the process easier, I use products I trust will work with a few of my own Mom Hacks.

Sunscreen Mom Hacks & Tips

  1. Make it fun. For the little ones, draw faces or shapes with the sunscreen before rubbing it in; see if they can guess what you are drawing on their back.
  2. Make sunscreen a superpower. Most kids like to play make believe and superheroes are a favourite. Pretend the sunscreen makes your child run or swim faster. Sunscreen is like a protective coating, a super power all it’s own.
  3. Don’t leave sunscreen application up to the kids. Kids are eager to get outside to enjoy fun outdoor play; despite your repeated reminders, they simply have other things on their mind. Parents should always apply sunscreen to their kids to ensure a thorough coverage and avoid unwanted damaging burns.
  4. Sunscreen is a no-negotiation zone. There are known risks to sun exposure and parents won’t risk it with their kids. No sunscreen? Inside only.
  5. Daytime = Sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, skin is exposed to risks of sun exposure.


Teens may feel they are invincible to sunburns but it’s just as important to protect their skin as it is your little ones. Before sending your kids outside or packing for a summer trip, make sure to have their skin protected.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own and that of This Lil Piglet.

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