Your Fear: Sun Burn
Beach Play Tents - This is the perfect portable shelter for beach, park, lake or indoor fun. These are UV treated, with full zippered mesh to keeps the insects away. It also offers a sand bag base for stability.
Floating Cabana - Keep your baby safe from the water and the sun with an inflatable baby cabana. This comes with leg holes to let your baby experience the swimming motion but keeps them safely above water. The lightweight plastic cabana shelter keeps your baby safe from the sun.
UV Protection Sun Suits - I love these things! My children (9 and 7 years-old) always wear these when out in the sun. They are about elbow and calf length and come in one-piece suits with zipper fronts. They boast blocking 98% of the sun's ultra-violet rays, which just means less places to apply sunscreen.
Stick facial sunscreen - The Sunscreen Stick is a genius invention. It's about the size of a glue stick; with the same familiar dispense action. It's perfect for applying sunscreen to the face of a wiggly toddler with out potentially getting it in their eyes, ears or mouth. You simply run the stick over your face as if applying lip balm, and then use your fingertips to blend it in to any creases or areas that you missed. This stick's small size makes it easy to apply on sensitive areas like the face, neck and ears.
Continuous spray sunscreen - This stuff is perfect for thick kid who hates standing still and letting you slather them with sunscreen. Don't they all? Basically this is they same sunscreen you are used to, but it come in an aerosol type spray bottle. The spray comes out evenly and really allows you to evenly disperse the protection. It is best to give it a quick rub to make sure it's spread evenly, but overall it's pretty foolproof to use. Watch when applying to little faces though. Its powerful mist makes it easy to get in eyes or up noses. Best to spray the screen in your hand and apply with your fingers or use a stick sunscreen described above.
Kids sunglasses - These are very important because kids spend much more time than most adults do outdoors and in direct sunlight. In fact, many experts believe our eyes get 80 percent of their total lifetime exposure to the sun's UV rays by age 18. As long as the lenses are clearly marked as capable of providing 100% UV protection, you're set. Let your kids pick the style and color they like and they are more likely to wear them. You can pick a pair up at any drug or grocery store.
Your Fear: Drowning
Options: Water Safety Products
Swim Training Float Suit - A UV sun protection suit with an unsinkable foam pad insert. This piece is similar to the UV protection sun suit but acts like a flotation device for your child learning to swim.
Pool Alarm Wrist Band - This is an electronic wristband that locks comfortable around your child's wrist and is always turned on. Any time the wristband hits the water; a loud alarm is emitted by the base unit located inside your home or out by the pool. This device can be used on a boat, pool, beach or lake.
Pool Alarm - This device clips easily on the ledge of any pool and uses an electronic sensor and sets off a loud pulsating alarm when someone enters the water. It comes with a remote receiver, which also sounds the alarm in your home when it is activated at the pool. This is ideal for home use or private vacation pools. You really wouldn't want to use this in a shared pool.
Life Jacket - It is best to have a Coast Guard approved model and I highly recommend keeping them on your child at all times when boating or near any bodies of water deeper than 2 feet. They have much less bulky versions now a days so they wont restrict your child's mobility and they will essentially forget they are wearing it.
Your Fear: Losing Your Child
Options: Identification, Information and Location Products
Safety Temporary Tattoos - This is a new product and a brilliant idea if you ask me! They are hypoallergenic temporary tattoos that indicate: medical conditions, allergies and "if lost" instructions. You can purchase blank versions to write your own information such as phone numbers or preprinted customized versions. Blank versions come with a hypoallergenic waterproof marking pen.
Velcro Waterproof ID Bracelet - This can provide vital info if your child wanders off and is placed conveniently on their wrist so cannot be easily removed.
ID Shoe Tag Disneyland - Fits over the laces on your child's shoe.
ID Scope - About the size of a nickel and can be worn as a necklace, bracelet or attached to a clothing zipper.
Child Location Device - This comes with a receiver device that can be attached to your child's clothing and a small key chain transmitter that you press when you cannot see your child. It sets off a high-decibel chirping alarm on the locator, drawing instant attention to your wandering child up to 150 feet away.
Your Fear: Child's Security During Travel
Options: Restraint Systems
In Flight Harness - This will keep your child secure in their seat during turbulence. It is best to find an FAA approved version that will fit any airplane seat.
Seat Belt Protector - This device fits easily over any car seatbelt buckle and prevents your child from releasing their seatbelt when you're not looking.