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!
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