Tips for Family Water Play Day is part of an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
When the summer sun heats up our weekends, finding things to do as a family can get a bit more challenging. W loves to get outdoors and I want to encourage that. Since we don’t have a pool in our backyard like many of our neighbors, I have to find other ways for us to have fun outside while still staying cool.
Family water day is the perfect solution! It’s fun for all of us, easy to set up, and keeps everyone cool. But there are some important things to remember when planning a family water play day!
Tips for Family Water Play Day
Water play is one of my favorite things about summer. It’s warm enough to be refreshing and it lets W have as much fun in the water. And he loves to splash and get everything nice and wet. It’s been one of his favorite things since he was little. And I love that it’s pretty easy to plan some water play and find games and activities that are enjoyable for the whole family.
To make sure that your family water play day is safe and fun, here are a few tips to keep in mind!
1. Stay Hydrated
I’ll admit that when we’re at the pool, at the splash pad, or playing in the water I don’t always think about making sure that W drinks enough water. I don’t even think about getting enough fluids into my own body. And when we don’t stay hydrated, a day in the sun definitely takes its toll! So the first thing I do these days is put together a cooler full of drinks for us to keep outside with us.
2. Plan Easy Games and Activities
Planning a water day doesn’t have to be complicated and the easier you make it, the more fun you’ll have! As a mom I sometimes take on way too much when it comes to things like play dates. Keeping it simple seems to be just as successful and I find that I’m less stressed out. Less stress means I can enjoy myself more!
3. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Sun protection is another thing that is always on my mind during the summer. The Texas sun is hot and it beats down on us anytime we happen to be outside. And if W had his way, we would be outside all day long! So I always have a few bottles of Banana Boat sunscreen packed in our pool bag. Recently I added one to the diaper bag and I always try and set a few out on the deck when we’re outside.
J is not quite as hyped up about remembering his sunscreen. But since we got Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men, he’s been remembering a bit more often! I think he’s intrigued by having sunscreen especially for him. Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men is the first Banana Boat® sunscreen portfolio designed specifically for men.
It contains ActiveProtect Technology and provides heavy-duty broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection which kicks in and stays strong when the sun’s rays are most intense. The light-weight formula combats odor (even while sweating!) and hydrates the skin. It’s great for when J is playing outside with the kids, playing golf with his brother, or grilling up something tasty for dinner!
You can check out the Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes on the Banana Boat Facebook page for chance to win summer fun prizes. The grand prize is a family trip to a Treehouse Resort! Talk about a place to have a fun family water play day! Check it out before the sweepstakes ends on July 31st!