I’m a blogger. A blogger who accepts product reviews. Hence, products appear on my doorstep every day. Often, my boys are mildly curious – between the pots of eyeshadow, scores of cereal and tubes of toothpaste… sometimes, a really cool toy appears.
And sometimes – a product so synonymous with outdoor fun, sun and family – lands squarely into Ryder’s hands.
Such was the case this morning; Ryder discovered a tube of Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 in our front hall. Before I knew what was happening, he had raced up the stairs with the lotion in hand. Huh.
Well, since I’m not one to leave a young child unattended, I followed him upstairs and quietly observed.
First, he stripped down to his undies, and then made a beeline for his dresser. There, he tossed around until he found his swim shorts, which he pulled on quickly, with determination. Finally, he ran to my bedroom (which overlooks our backyard), and after climbing on the couch, threw open the shutters!
“POOL TIME!” he announced with glee.
Sadly, there was no pool. And it certainly wasn’t “pool time”: he was confronted with a gloomy, chilly spring day. The faint drizzle mocked his dreams of fun in the sun; the draft from the cool window against his bare chest made him shiver ever so slightly. Even more crushing: I couldn’t resist the moment and insisted that he pose for a quick picture. Yes, I am a cruel mom. I like to caption the picture: “No pool for you.”
Seriously, though – how could I resist? (I may have strategically placed the product while he sank into despair.) He was so gung-ho on having an epic summer experience during this spring from hell – you can’t fault his innocence. Then and there I promised him that on the very first warm day, pool party! (Which will be SOON, I hope!) And then I ordered him to put some clothes on.
However, how interesting is it that even a 4-year-old equates Banana Boat to happy times outdoors? Let’s just say that you can’t have one without the other. Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to the NEW Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50. Whether you’re off for a day at the beach or an in-city adventure with the kids, the new Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids sunscreen lotion provides the clinically proven protection you love, but is gentle enough for the most delicate – and sometimes finicky – skin.
I’m particularly loving that the sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, yet is Paraben, PABA and Oxybenzone-free. The pediatrician-tested sunscreen, made from 100% naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients, is also water resistant allowing for a tear- and sting-free sunscreen experience.
(The Natural Reflect Kids sunscreen is currently available at grocery, drug and mass retail outlets across Canada for approximately $11.99.)
Like Ryder, I can’t wait for those lazy summer days by the pool. To be quite honest, I’d just like to leave the house without a lined jacket.
Thinking of the outdoors too? Here’s a fabulous SAMPLING OPPORTUNITY!
I’m looking for twenty-five (25) Canadian readers who would love to rate and review Banana Boat Natural Reflect Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50. We’ll mail the product right to your door, and you’ll have 2-3 weeks to give it a go. Then, simply send your review to me, and pray that by then, the warmer weather will be in full effect. To thank you for your honest feedback, we’ll also enter you in a draw to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. (Great odds – 1 in 25!)
EDIT: All samples have been claimed! Thanks to everyone for their interest – look for more sampling opportunities from other fabulous bloggers!