Applying sunscreen during the summer months can be a messy and emotional business, especially if you have a toddler. However, there’s a simple way to make it a pleasant experience for all.
How often do you apply cream or lotion to your little one? There’s the unfortunate diaper rash, hands after hand washing and their whole body after a bath. Turn these moments into a singsong routine! Sing a little tune about what you’re doing. Your child will quickly pick up on the routine and start to look forward to it. Then this routine will easily transition into summertime sunscreen application.
The best part of this is that your child will also learn how to recognize their body parts, coordinate movement over their mid-line when rubbing in the lotion, which is great for brain development and enjoy fun bonding time with you!
Bonus tip: Another fun option for sunscreen application is to “paint” it on using a make-up brush.