With all the info out there these days about how bad the sun is for your skin, I have no other option but to worry about my son’s new sensitive skin. I haven’t always been so great about taking care of my own skin, but after finding a scary freckle which turned out to be pre cancerous, I knew I had to make some changes. That’s why I was happy to find Coolibar, a company that gives new meaning to the words “sun protection”!

With doctors recommending that sun screen not be put on babies who are under 6 months of age mom’s are left scrambling to figure out how to keep them protected. Now we are even learning that the standard towel or blanket over the stroller isn’t enough, what is a mom to do? The answer is to take advantage of the amazing technology that puts SPF protection into wearable items. Take the Coolibar baby UPF sun blanket ($25). Their ZnO SUNTECT® cotton/bamboo/spandex blend is soft, light weight, and slightly stretchy, and has UPF 50 protection. It’s so soft, and is perfect to put in your diaper bag to put over a stroller to protect your child from the suns dangerous rays!

Your child isn’t the only one who needs protections. You do too! Other then a large line of SPF clothes and hats, Coolibar also has some great stylish options. The new Coolibar Sun Shawl ($29) is exactly what mom needs to protect herself while she is out and about with the kids. Each shawl is made with the super soft, breathable, lite Suntect fabric and comes in a dozen fun colors.

No matter what item you choose, be sure to know that using regular sunscreen isn’t always enough anymore. You need to protect your body all over, especially if you are out in the sun all day. Your skin, and your baby’s skin will thank you for it!

I was provided with both the Coolibar sun shawl and the sun blanket for the purposes of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.