Summer Stuff

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

We have been out in the sun a lot in the last few weeks, swimming and playing in the park, etc, and I got a Huggies Summer Essentials Kit to help protect Joel’s sensitive skin and make our time outdoors more enjoyable.

huggies summer essentials moisturizing sunscreenhuggies summer essentials moisturizing sunscreen spray

Joel has fair skin so we go through sunscreen like nothing! I have been very impressed with these two sunscreens. The one on the left is a lotion and the one on the right is a spray. Lotion is great for vast expanses of skin like backs and tummies, but the spray is awesome for those hard to reach areas like hands, feet, neck, ears – all those places kids hate getting both washed and smeared with sunscreen.

These sunscreens are SPF 50 and are “very water resistant,” which I have found to be true. We went to the pool last weekend and were out for quite a while. I only applied sunscreen to Joel once and he did not even get the slightest bit pink.

I particularly like the shape of the lotion container – this design is so much more convenient than a top squirting design. You don’t have to shake and shimmy the sunscreen out of the bottle because it’s already right there at the opening from being stored upside down. The little grooves on the sides make it easy to hold onto, and the hole in the top provides a handy place to attach it to a bag so as not to get lost in its depths.

huggies summer essentials sun sensors

I love the sun sensors, especially when we go to the park. I get yakking with my mommy friends and lose track of how long we’ve been out in the sun. With the sun sensors, I don’t have to worry about the time, just let the sensor tell me if we need to cover up, reapply sunscreen, or find some shade.

The sensors monitor exposure to UVB rays from the sun and change color with increased exposure. When the sensor turns deep orange and the little sun designs disappear, it’s time to reapply, put on protective clothing, or seek some shade (from the back of the packaging).

huggies summer essentials swim diapers

We love swim diapers because they don’t get super saturated with water and make it impossible for baby to even stand up. It’s amazing how they get wet without absorbing all the water! Of course now, with all the business about cryptosporidium being passed through public swimming pool water (at least in Utah), babies are supposed to wear swim diapers and another swimsuit over the top of that, so you can’t see the precious designs, but better safe than fashionable I guess.

Huggies also offers some water safety tips and a coupon for Huggies Little Swimmers Swimpants on their website. Between the safety tips and all these great products, you’re ready to hit the pool! Isn’t summer fun?!?


1 Shauna Orton June 26, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I just bought my girl some sunscreen for kids that sprays in an aresol can that you don’t even need to rub in and a sunscreen stick (like chapstick), especially for her face. i love both!! Also, I have seen a cute fishy sticker that you put on your kid when they go outside and it changes color when it gets hot enough to burn their skin!

2 Tanessa Brower July 3, 2008 at 6:23 am

I have only tried the swimming diapers and love them. I will have to try some of the other products they look great.

3 Baba May 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

Wow, I didn’t know Sun Sensors even existed. Very cool way to remind yourself how long the kids have been in the sun and to take measures. I have seen the Little Swimmers and they are so cute! The baby girls love the water so these will come in very handy this summer. Thanks!

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