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Coppertone Kids Back to School Means Back to Sunscreen Review

Living in Florida, sunscreen has always been a must for my family, especially since we burn very quickly and easily. Complicating this, our two year old suffered a severe burn on 7/4 in a campfire and has major damage/scarring on his entire forearm, hands and fingers. His specialist at the burn center told us that he can never again have any sun on this part of his body and that once it heals enough it must have SPF 50 or higher if he is even in the sun for a minute.

Recently, I received the Coppertone Kids line of sunscreen to try on my family. My two favorite products in the line included the SPF 70+ Continuous Spray that protects against both UVA and UVB (very important to protect both according to my son’s burn physician).  It was SO easy to spray this on my children’s entire body in seconds and there was no protest from my wiggle worms that were antsy to jump in the pool. My second favorite product was the Coppertone Kids SPF 55 waterproof stick. I can’t say enough about this stick because my kids HATE to have sunscreen applied to their face…it always ends with it in their eyes and tears. There was none of that with the waterproof stick and it was so easy to apply. I plan to have this particular product in my kids’ backpacks when they start co-op classes next week so the teachers can easily apply when they go outside to the playground. We also liked the SPF Pure & Simple Sunscreen SPF 50 which was a nice lotion that applied easily AND is tear free! It didn’t irritate my daughter’s skin which is eczema prone. The final product was the SPF 70 lotion with protective vitamins that was also absorbed easily on the skin.

I used these products for one week when my children were in the swimming pool in the Florida mid-day sun for over one hour. The products are waterproof and the bottle said to reapply after swimming or sweating after 80 minutes so I never reapplied it and their skin did not have any sunburn what-so-ever. I haven’t been able to try it on my son’s burned area yet since he still has to wear a protective covering but I plan to use the stick every day once the doctor gives the go-ahead. I couldn’t believe that this long lasting stick is a bargain at only $5.49 so it makes it easy to stock up keeping one in my purse, kids back pack etc.

Coppertone Kids Sunscreen products can be purchased at major retailers. For more information go to Coppertone.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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