The Importance of Sunscreen to Your Baby

The Importance of Sunscreen For Your Baby and the Best Time to Wear It

The baby's skin is very delicate and sensitive, so it needs to be protected against ailments like cancer.

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Having a baby is a big blessing and it normally comes with a lot of responsibilities. You'll start thinking of the best food for your baby, the best clothing, the best toys, the best school to attend and more. While thinking of the best wears, one of the things to consider is a sunscreen, you'll need to find an organic sunscreen for the baby if you really want the best for him or her.

The baby's skin is very delicate and sensitive, so it needs to be protected against ailments like cancer. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and taking proper care of it makes is one of the factors of having a healthy lifestyle.

This reveals the importance of protecting the child against harmful rays of the sun. This can be achieved by purchasing a good sunscreen for your baby and outing it on the baby at the appropriate time.

Getting a good sunscreen for your baby is not as easy as going to the grocery to order for a jar of Blue Band butter, this is because of the different and unlimited varieties available in the market today. You'll be mandated to get a very good, safe and reliable sunscreen for your baby.

Tips for Getting the Best out Of Then Sunscreen

  • Rub don't spray: According to a research carried out by the International Agency for Research on Carcinogens, spraying the sunscreen increases the risks of the inhalation of titanium dioxide by your kid. Also, rubbing it will make you to utilize only the required quantity on the baby.
  • Check the chemicals: Does it contain oxybenzone? Then it's not the best choice for your kid. You should read the labels before buying.
  • Oil-free sunscreen is best: Next time you go shopping, choose the sunscreen that is oil-free because it can make break-outs worst.
  • Be broad: Always opt for the sunscreen that will give you protection against UVB rays and UVA rays. Both of them have potentials of causing cancer.
  • Go for the physical sunscreens: Are you surprised? Don't be. There are two types of sunscreens available in the market, the physical and the chemical sunscreen. The physical sunscreens reflects UV rays by using zinc oxide or titanium dioxide while the chemical sunscreens absorbs UV rays by using oxybenzone and other similar ingredients. Like we said earlier, oxybenzone is not safe for your skin and should be avoided. Oxybenzone is being rated by EWG as 8 in their toxity rate.

When is the best Time for Your Baby to Wear Sunscreens?

As a mother, you always want the best for your baby. However in getting the best, it is also advisable to get them at the right time. According to medical research, children above six months of age can use sunscreens without any complications. Younger kids should use other forms of protection other than the sunscreen to guide themselves against the rays of the sun.

However, children above six months can be protected against the sun's rays by using sunscreens and it won't be detrimental or disastrous.

In addition, avoid allowing your baby to be exposed to the sun's rays during the peak hours. This is usually from 10 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. During this period, the sun is usually in an extreme stage and it's usually very hot.

In all, try your best to make sure your baby doesn't get over-heated.

While selecting the best sunscreen for your wards, select one that is broad-spectrum and has an SPF of at least 15.
Apply it on the baby's skin generously and re-apply every 120 minutes (2 hours). You can also decrease the time if the baby sweats a lot or spends time playing in the waters.

Use sunscreens that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to avoid complications like irritation from happening to your baby.

In the case of younger children, you can protect them from the sun's rays by dressing them up properly. A perfect dressing would be a hat, a brim and sunglasses, you'll kid will look smart, attractive and also be protected from the sun.

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Growing Up Catholic And How It Shaped Me

"I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth."

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Ever since I can remember, I have attended church every Sunday morning. Not always at the same church, but always at the same time with all the same people. I've never known anything different.

Both of my parents are Catholic and so are their parents and so on and so forth. I attended religious education classes my whole childhood and when I was 15, I chose to get confirmed which basically says you are choosing to continue your faith.

As a kid, I didn't really understand why we went to church every Sunday and there were some Sundays where I just didn't want to get out of bed to go. When I'm on the verge of not going to mass I tell myself that it is just 1 hour of my time, 1 hour each week and that is all I have to give. Everyone has 1 hour to spare.

Now that I am older, I'm grateful my parents have introduced me to the Catholic Church. I like having something to believe in and being able to have faith. I'm a huge optimist in my daily life and a big part of that is because I trust God's plan for me, whatever happens is with his best intentions for me. I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth.

It seems that the word "Catholic" has a negative connotation nowadays and that makes me extremely sad. No one should be judged or profiled based on their religion.

Being Catholic to me means always striving to better myself and bring myself closer to God. Being Catholic might mean something else to another person and that's what is great about religion and faith, they affect everyone differently and it is up to you to decide what to do with these 2 things.

At the end of the day, I am grateful for being brought up in the Catholic family I was because it gave me my morals and made me the person I am today, whom I am proud of.

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How To Appreciate Your Man

Top 5 Secrets for Making Your Man Feel Loved
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I got one of those questions the other day that made me think, "well that's a blog post if I've ever seen one." The long and short of it was that the original poster wanted to know ways that she could show her man that she appreciated him. I said to myself, "self, exactly how could a woman show her man that she appreciated him?"

The more I started to think about this the more difficult it became. And do you know why?

Glad you asked.

Well, its because I think in general, women constantly show their men how much they appreciate us. If there's a gender dropping the ball in the appreciation arena, its men, not women. Women tend to compromise more, always consider us in their decisions, and want us to be happy at all times. Not that men don't want their women to be happy, we just would rather her happiness didn't come at our expense. Are we selfish? Probably. We're also raised to be selfish about life. It's a vicious cycle.

Anyway, so I got to thinking about specifics. Assuming that regular life is taking place and both people show one another that they care and appreciate them via regular life activities like spending time and saying things that need to be said, etc, how else might this occur?

Here's my stab at this list.







1. Telling him to go out and have a night with his boys on occasion

I don't mean the scheduled 2-hour break many of us get on a Saturday to go hang with our friends and play basketball or something. I mean, just one day, out of the blue, just tell your man that he should go and take a personal day and have fun. Go do whatever you want and come home when you want. No pressure and no worries. We'll probably think this is a set up (face it, 7 times out of 10 it IS a setup), but he'll appreciate that you realized he needed a "break" at times.

2. Buy him something that he actually wants instead of something you want him to have

Not saying that this is always the case, or the case the majority of the time, but I know I've been the recipient of more than one gift that I either couldn't use or couldn't understand why I was receiving it. Of course I took it and said thank you, but it went in the pile with the Snuggies and Extra Medium Banana Republic sweaters. If I say I'd like something like a new toolbox and you get me a toolbox, I'll be ecstatic. Just like women love when men listen, men do too. We appreciate that and will feel appreciated. Because you heard me.

3. Help him with something that he really needs help with

You know how we know that you love or appreciate us? By being there for us when we truly need somebody to be there. Now, this seems like its in women's nature to do this anyway so perhaps this goes in the "just do what you'd normally do" pile, but its true. Men need respect and loyalty. We're like dogs in that regard. You give us that and we'll likely stick around for the long haul anyway. But we do appreciate that and trust me, it doesn't go unnoticed.

4. Tell him

Sounds easy enough but it really isn't. A lot of people have trouble articulating to somebody why they appreciate them. It's easy to say "I love you" (well, kind of), but its harder to say why you love somebody or why you appreciate what they bring to your life because it requires self-awareness. So telling him will allow him the space to understand why you appreciate him and he'll probably cook you a meal. We work really well with words of affirmation.

5. Just do something nice to make him feel special

Another one of those things that truly just goes both ways, male or female. In fact, showing appreciation really is the same across the board. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, the best way to show appreciation is to just do it. Let them know, or do something nice for them to show that you care and are listening to their needs. Everybody wins that way.

And an angel probably gets its wings.

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