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I really have no business titling this post "Smarter Mom" because I did a really dumb mom thing today, and now my daughter's beautiful skin is roasted red with sunburn. Luckily she's not blistered and not too uncomfortable, but still, I'm kicking myself.
First of all, the most important tip: Sunscreen needs to be applied to dry skin 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. We were at a pool playdate and were required to take a quick shower so we could get in the pool, and my wiggly, excited kids got a very haphazard toweling, then sunscreen slapped onto their skin right before going in the water. Also, my daughter was in the water for two solid hours -- even water-resistant sunscreen lasts only about 40 minutes when wet.
So now we're in treatment mode. "Dr. Google" suggests the following:
What's your surefire way to ease sunburn pain?