Coolibar Sun Protection UPF Baby Sun Blanket Review and Giveaway #WIN

Wednesday, June 06, 2012



Protection from the sun has not always be one of my top priorities. In fact, I used to live for the days that I could lather on baby oil and sit in the sun or go to the tanning bed. I would be red for a couple of days and eventually it would turn into a nice tan. The tanner I got the happier I was. However, I never once looked nor wanted to look like the lady who made national news a few weeks back! My perception of tanning and the sun changed drastically in 2010 when I was six months pregnant and diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

After several surgeries and visits to the doctor, I am now embracing my new skin and everything that comes with it including paler skin and SEVERAL scars. Sunscreen is a part of my daily routine and so is avoiding peak hours for the sun. Given my history, Caroline my eighteen month old is forever at a higher risk. Protecting her from the sun is of utmost importance and it does not help that she has fair skin and red hair.

Over the past couple of years I have be introduced to several companies that are committed to sun protection. However, my absolute favorite is Coolibar. In my opinion, they beat all others hands down! Coolibar offers everything imaginable for men, women and children including but not limited to, clothing, swimwear, sunglasses, umbrellas and even jewelry! All of Coolibar's SUNTECT brand fabrics have a guaranteed ultraviolet protection factor of 50+ for the life of the garment. It really helps me relax a little easier with a guarantee as great as that!



  
Here is what Coolibar has to say about why they are so good at what they do:
 Our SUNTECT® brand leads in the creation of innovative new fabrics and the use of proprietary processes for multi-stage testing—each fabric is washed at least 40 times and subjected to over 100 hours of UVA/UVB rays. Our commitment to you is that we will only offer garments that provide the ultimate protection, not just when you buy them, but every single time they are worn.

For this review we received a very nice UPF Baby Sun Blanket in Azure which is a rich blue color.  This soft blanket is a blend of cotton, bamboo and spandex, is extremely lightweight and has a bit of stretch to it.  The blanket measures 40" X 30" and has a UPF of 50+.  What I particularly like about this blanket is the fact that it is so lightweight.  It is by no means the type of blanket that is limited to the cooler months.  It can be used in an infant carrier or a stroller without the fear of overheating a little one.  The UPF Baby Sun Blanket retails for $25.00 and can be purchased directly from coolibar.com as well as other online retails such as Amazon.  


If you are looking for clothing, swimwear and accessories that are fun, trendy, practical and provides safety from the sun, I highly recommend checking out Coolibar first.  For a limited time, receive a free packable wide brim hat with every $100 order. Coolibar is also offering 15% off your next purchase of $75 or more with coupon code WAVE15 from now until August 31, 2012.  With deals like these I assure you you will not be disappointed with the endless selection of Coolibar products!


WIN,WIN,WIN
Coolibar is giving away a UPF Baby Sun Blanket to one lucky reader!

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What do you do to protect yourself and/or your children from the sun?

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To receive these extra entries, you must do the MANDATORY entry: 
  • Like Coolibar on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall
  • Share this contest on your Facebook page and post the link here. This can be done once daily. 
  • Tweet about the giveaway (can be done daily) 
  • Add As They Grow Up Button to your blog and leave a link so that I can find it
  • Add As They Grow Up to your Blogroll (2 entries)
  • Subscribe to As They Grow Up Via Email (Be sure to VERIFY your subscription)
  • Comment on a non-giveaway post and let me know which one(s)
One winner will be chosen! I will be using a random number generator to select the winner. Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on  June 20, 2012. If the prize is not claimed in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

~Erica~
 
This is solely the opinion of As They Grow Up. Other people may have different experiences with the product.Thank you to Coolibar for providing a product to test.
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  1. Mel said...

    I follow your blog!

  2. Mel said...

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  3. Mel said...

    I also follow you on facebook as Melissa Marsh. thank you!!

  4. ColleenMarie82 said...

    We use a lot of sun hats and sunscreen, I also like the the shirts for the pool that cover more on especially sunny days!

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  5. ColleenMarie82 said...

    I follow on twitter as Halleelujahmom

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  6. ColleenMarie82 said...

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  7. ColleenMarie82 said...

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  8. Renee said...

    We wear clothing with spf protection and wear sunscreen.

  9. Renee said...

    email subscriber

  10. ColleenMarie82 said...

    daily tweet

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  11. Ashley said...

    We all wear SPF 30 and we always put my son in an SPF shirt

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  12. Lauren Uda said...

    Hats and sunscreen! And stay indoors when the sun is at it's strongest.

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  13. Lauren Uda said...

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  14. Lauren Uda said...

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  15. mickeyfan said...

    I try to avoid exposure during the peak hours and use plenty of sunscreen.

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  18. shebebes said...

    SUNSCREEN AND SUN HATS :)

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  23. Malteny said...

    We use sun screen, hats, and umbrellas.
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  24. Malteny said...

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  25. ColleenMarie82 said...

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  26. mverno said...

    we use sunscreen and avoid long periods in the sun
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  27. mverno said...

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  30. stracey2010 said...

    we use alot of sunscreen and hats
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  31. Rachel said...

    I use sunscreen and an umbrella when at the beach or the pool.

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  32. Rachel said...

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  35. Jessica said...

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  36. pmj said...

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  41. ColleenMarie82 said...

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  42. Rachel said...

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  43. Tamar said...

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  44. Rachel said...

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  46. Anonymous said...

    We use sunscreen and our umbrellas. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

  47. Anonymous said...

    Sunscreen, hats, and as much clothes without over heating.
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  48. ColleenMarie82 said...

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  49. Sonya said...

    Lots of sunscreen, hats and umbrellas!

  50. Sonya said...

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  51. Sonya said...

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  52. nicolesender said...

    I protect myself from the sun with a wide brimmed hat and sunscreen.
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  53. Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

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  57. nicolesender said...

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  63. mummytotwoboys said...

    I try to keep them in the shade as much as possible and lots of sunscreen!

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  67. shirley H said...

    we use sunscreen


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  69. hollygunter said...

    LOTS of sunscreen (and reapply it frequently) hats, and knowing when it's time to get out of the sun

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  70. eclairre said...

    Sunscreen most importantly! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

  71. octoberthings said...

    We always use hats and sunscreen!
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  72. Gianna said...

    Hats and clothing.

  73. Gianna said...

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  74. Gianna said...

    I'm an email subscriber.

  75. Carolyn Daley said...

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  76. Carolyn Daley said...

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  77. Amy V said...

    we use sunblock

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  78. Amy V said...

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  79. Amy V said...

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  80. Trena said...

    Sunscreen, lots and lots of it! Hats as well and I try not to take the kids out during peak hours.

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  83. Stephanie H. said...

    I use lots of sunscreen and keep them in the house between 10-3 so that they are less likely to get burned

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  84. Stephanie H. said...

    I liked coolibar and commented on FB
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  88. Diana said...

    WE like hats to protect from sun
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  89. G said...

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  90. G said...

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  97. alynn said...

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  98. Erica C. said...

    We are big on sunscreen and hats.
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  99. texaslady22 said...

    We try to stay in the shade.

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  100. Brandi Elam said...

    We stay out of the sun during peak hours and they wear SPF shirts and sunscreen.

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  102. Atreau said...

    We use hats, sunblock and umbrellas.

  103. Gena said...

    I use a high SPF level sunscreen. I buy makeup and powder with sunscreen. I wear sunglasses. I limit the amount of time in the sun.

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  104. Gena said...

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