Despite its easy-breezy reputation and our best intentions for laid-back fun, summer can bring up some safety concerns from parents. From heatstroke to water safety, sunburns to bug bites, summer parenting keeps us on our toes when it comes to health and safety.
Don’t get us wrong: We want our kids outdoors, playing freely, and enjoying childhood this summer. But we also want to be prepared with the right information, products, and awareness to stay healthy. Episode 54 is all about finding that balance.
Join Meagan and Sarah for a frank discussion about keeping kids safe outdoors this summer, and how as moms we can set an example for healthy habits like applying sunscreen regularly, drinking plenty of water, and modeling behaviors like wearing bike helmets or staying in the shade.
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We’re thrilled to welcome Neutrogena as our sponsor for this episode of The Mom Hour! Neutrogena is the #1 dermatologist-recommended suncare brand on the market, and their sunscreens offer breakthrough technologies to provide adults and kids with advanced protection from the sun.
Despite our best efforts, skin cancer continues to be a health epidemic in the US – on average, more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour ¬¬- even though it is one of the most preventable cancers. This summer Neutrogena is encouraging moms to teach sun-safe behaviors to their children by setting a good example.
Research shows that kids grow up mimicking what mom does – and with sunscreen application it’s no different. To help our listeners practice sun-safety this summer Neutrogena is giving away #MimicMommy kits (product information below) to 10 lucky listeners!
We also teamed up with Neutrogena to get the 411 on what moms need to know about sun safety this summer. During this episode you’ll hear from dermatologist Dr. Zeichner and his wife, Cori, with us to talk about how they make sun-safety a priority for their two kids and to clear up, from a dermatological and mom perspective, some of the common misconceptions about sunscreen.
Resources & Products Mentioned in Episode 54
- Neutrogena’s Choose Skin Health resources
- Neutrogena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Our favorite sunscreens for moms:
- Our favorite sunscreens for Kids:
Neutrogena Sunscreen #MimicMommy Giveway!
Want to win some great dermatologist-recommended sunscreens for yourself and your family? Of course you do! To enter to win a #MimicMommy Kit from Neutrogena (made up of the four products listed above):
- Post a photo showing how you make sun-safety fun for your kids and encourage them to #MimicMommy on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter tagging @Neutrogena and @TheMomHour and using the hashtag #MimicMommy.
- Leave us a comment here on the blog post with a link to your social media post/photo. 10 lucky listeners of The Mom Hour will be selected by random drawing from the comments on this post!
Contest runs through June 15, 2016. Winners will be contacted by email (please leave a valid email when you comment below) and will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.
Can’t wait to see pics of you and your kids practicing sun-safety every day!
Help Prevent Skin Cancer
Not sure how to have “the talk” about sun safety with your kids? Check out this funny video from Neutrogena and Kristen Bell.
Even better, for every video share, Neutrogena® will donate $1 to the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation – a non-profit educational organization committed to preventing skin cancer through comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness programs for families.