Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

April 11, 2011

Staying safe in the sun with Nivea Sun Kids

So, there I was at the weekend, frantically searching for sandals and shorts, sun hats and suncream. It was fabulous weather - the sound of lawn mowers and the smell of burning sausages filled the air. The sun had well and truly put his hat on and was out to play; and so were we. "It might be gone tomorrow," we all cried and spent every possible moment outside before the inevitable rainy summer comes along. Sorry, but you just know it will.

Having a child with the fairest of the fairest Irish complexions and matching red hair, I am probably more than justified in my frantic efforts to keep him covered up and protected from the sun. "Where's your hat?", "Drink plenty of water," "Sit in the shade for a while," "Come and get your cream on." That's the only thing the poor boys hear me saying when the sun shines.
Thankfully, he is now at an age where he will actually stand still long enough to let me put the sun cream on, so I no longer need to do the 'Suncream Dash' around the garden.

He also has slightly sensitive skin so the new Pure & Sensitive sun lotion and spray range from Nivea Sun Kids is perfect for him. It is 100% free from perfume, colourants and preservatives, and is especially developed for kids’ sensitive skin. The formula is dermatologically approved and hypo-allergenic and has a SPF of 50+. It helps protect immediately against sunburn and long-term skin damage, and is also water resistant which will come in handy when the paddling pool is dusted off, cleared of spiders and inflated at the speed of snail.

So, although as I write, there are hailstones bouncing off the garden chairs and it is blowing a gale, I'll definitely be keeping my Nivea Sun Kids lotion somewhere handy so that the next time the sun puts his hat on (and he will, very soon, right?) we'll be right out there with him.

Nivea Sun Kids Pure and Sensitive is available exclusively at Boots. For more information visit



  1. Never know whether to do the spray or not but it always seems the most practical - the kids leap up and down and never sure how much gets on. We're headed off to New Zealand for 10 days so we do need the protection!

  2. Ah yes, the trials and tribulations of the mother of fair-skinned children. I know them well.


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