Monday, May 3, 2010

SunSkinz Kids Sun Protection Shirts {Review + Giveaway}

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The weather has been quite erratic lately.  One day it's 55 degrees outside, and the next we're facing 80 degree temps.  Now you won't hear me complaining, but our closets are no where near ready for summer.  These recent "teases" a la mother nature have me thinking that I need to start changing my mind set and start getting prepared with appropriate attire for my little one.  
I grew up on an island off the coast of New Jersey, where surf shops abound and the living is easy.  That's right, I'm an island girl, and I cannot wait for the summer fun to begin.  The one concern I have about summer?  Protecting my baby's skin.  It is a year-round effort, but it becomes especially important in the summer, when we spend most of our time outdoors.  So when I was contacted about reviewing Sun Protection Zone products, I knew this would be a topic that many moms would share my interest in.  


If you're not concerned about skin protection, you should be.  Here's an alarming statistic: One in five Americans are victims of skin cancer and 90% of skin cancer is caused by the sun’s harmful rays.  


SunSkinz are exactly like the rash guards you'll find in surf shops.  The fabric features 100 SPF / UPF 50+ Maximum Broad Spectrum UV Protection.  Unlike sunscreen, this protection won't wash off.  There is nothing worse than a sun-burned back, I speak from experience, and I would hate for that to happen to my little girl.  The fabric is lightweight and can be worn in and out of the pool, lake, ocean, etc.


Personally, I think they're great not only for sun protection but also for guarding skin from abrasives like sand and seashells, and also the friction caused when children use rafts and boogie boards.


Emma's SunSkinz will definitely be a staple this summer, whether we're spending the day at the beach, park or just playing around in the yard.
I've been on the lookout for great toddler sunglasses, and I was happy to find them at Sun Protection Zone as well.  For me, going outside without my sunglasses is simply not an option. I can't bear the brightness, and I wonder about Emma's eyes.  Does her sun hat shield her peepers properly?  I knew we needed something better.

The Infant Glasses protect baby's eyes with 100% UVA and UVB protection.  I worked selling sunglasses when I was in college and all of the sporting glasses were made from polycarbonate lenses.  They won't shatter if broken which is great.  The adjustable band keeps them on comfortablyAnd get this - they also float in the water!





G I V E A W A Y ! 
One lucky person will win the Sun Protection Zone SunSkinz of their choice!


Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with your favorite style and size.  

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No compensation was received for this post. I received the product sample to facilitate my honest review. Contest is open to U.S. residents 18 and older and closes at Midnight EST on May 13th. The winner will be selected using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I can reach you if you win. See giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

185 comments:

  1. I would love to get the Orchid Floral short sleeve SunSkinz in a size 4 for my daughter! It would look totally cute on my daughter and I am all about the protection from the sun!

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  14. The Girls Long Sleeve Rash Guard in Pink/White size 8 would be great for my daughter.

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  15. I love the pink hibiscus body with pink short sleeve shirt in size 2 the best!
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  27. Short-sleeved pink hibiscus size 12.

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  29. I actually love the pink hibiscus too, in 24 month size for the lil princess :)


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  53. My favorite style is the boys' Flame Blue shirt in size 6.

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  54. The Boys Short Sleeve Shirts in Brown/White size 4 would be my fav!
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  69. I'd choose the pink hibiscus w/ pink short sleeves. size 6

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  73. favorite style and size is the Boys Long Sleeve Blue/White Rash Guard in size 4.

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  86. I like the pink flower one. Size 4 I guess? Hope thats right. shanniesok22@yahoo.com

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  96. I have these for my boys now it is mom's turn. Womens Long Sleeve Rash Guard White XL

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  106. Size2. These are cute. I like the blue flames, that would match several of his bathing suits and I LOVE the freedom black that is just AWESOMELY cute.

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  108. Purple long sleeve girls size 6.

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