Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: My Top 3 Summer Holiday Must Haves For Kids

Thursday, 2 July 2015

My Top 3 Summer Holiday Must Haves For Kids

Here are my Top 3 Items for Summer Holidays With Children!

1) SUN PROTECTION



Literally the MOST important thing to have with you on any summer trip, no matter where you're going.

This year our holidays are all in the UK but the weather can still get pretty hot at times, and its essential to always have decent sun protection with us at all times - especially with children & babies.

We've been using Eucerin Suncare range this year as we love the fact that there are such a wide range of products on offer meaning that you can really tailor your suncare choices to suit yourself and your families needs.

We use the Kids Sun Spray Factor 50+ which is so much nicer than standard lotions as its lighter to apply, and is water resistant too which is obviously ideal for use on holidays.

We also love the Extra Light Lotion which gives a high level of sun protection but soaks in quickly to the skin so leaves none of the greasy residue that other lotions do - I use the Factor 50 as my very pale skin burns so easily, but Jon is fine with the SPF 30.

Eucerin's range of suncare includes products especially for those who suffer with eczema or dry skin, allergy prone skin and acne-prone or oily skin.

I also always make sure to have a bottle of Eucerin After Sun Lotion with me on holiday!

To find out more about the range and about sun protection for children, please click HERE

Or to WIN your own suncare personalised to your skintype just read the competition details below!

2) Safe Swimwear


Whenever we travel, we always like to make the post of the pool facilities as Tyne just loves being in the water and I have to admit I'm a big fan myself - and of course safety and comfort while swimming is a big concern.

We always use Konfidence products as their range is vast and covers everything you could possibly need, everything is of such high quality and I can rest assured that my children are as protected as can be.

The Konfidence float suits are perfect for children just getting to grips with swimming as they contain 8 removable floats for buoyancy, and the lycra also had SPF 50+ protection.


Tyne was recently sent the Octonauts Konfidence jacket to try out which also uses the 8 float system, and offers sun protection - the jacket is bright yellow which gives maximum visibility in the pool (I find this to give me such peace of mind, particularly if Tyne is in the pool with his Daddy and I'm watching from the sidelines with Noah...it can be hard to keep an eye on your child if the pool is crowded but this bright yellow jacket makes him so easy to spot!). The jacket is so easily removable, with just a simple zipper and you can tailor the buoyancy to your childs need as each of the 8 floats is removable.

The Octonauts jacket is available HERE for £21.99 and do check out the rest of the range at www,Konfidence.co.uk

3) Lots Of Luggage Space!



Travelling children makes it pretty impossible to travel light, and so I need to have as much luggage as I can fit into the car!

We were recently sent this very cute Constellation Monaco Flight Bag (£19.99) from Sainsburys luggage range and it's been great for the short journeys we've recently been taking.

Although we have yet to fly with the kids I can tell that this would be just ideal as a carry on bag, and it is the perfect size for an overnight bag too.

Alternatively I have been using it as a beach bag as it holds two large beach towels, as well as a change of clothes for the children, sunglasses and juice cups etc with no trouble at all and is wipe clean so need to worry about the sand!

To check out the rest of the range, just visit www.sainsburys.co.uk

COMPETITION

The lovely people at Eucerin are giving one lucky reader the chance to win suncare personalised to their skin type - to be in with a chance of winning just comment below with your skin concerns and email address/twitter details

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87 comments:

  1. I've got an oily skin - I think sun spray would be perfect for me
    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  2. These look lovely products. Would like to try on myself and my son who get eczema and very dry skin
    email: kimneville_1969@yahoo.co.uk Twitter: kimneville2

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  3. I would like a good cream to treat eczema (that works for the bottom of feet to stop cracking / bleeding).

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  4. I get very greasy skin working on the wards.
    kssh31@hotmail.com

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  5. i would love it as i have sensitive skin

    goldprincess277@gmail.com

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  6. it would be good for my sensitive skin

    goldprincess277@gmail.com

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  7. i get quite dry skin x
    seanoneill67@virginmedia.com

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  8. My skin is getting drier and thinner as I age!

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  9. I have really sensitive skin and burn really easily :(
    hansonkelly19@yahoo.co.uk

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  10. I have very sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts and burn easily. The one for the face would be fab as I usually don't put normal lotion on my face to stop breakouts so generally end up burnt.

    jess_hutton@aol.co.uk

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  11. I don't have problem skin, mine is normal

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  12. My daughter always has bad skin on holiday always very dry. And her eczema comes out. Would love to win this amazing prize

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  13. My email ad. Is steph2077@yahoo.com

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  14. T.newton3@icloud.com

    Both myself and my little one have eczema. I have tried the skincare range but have never knew that they did sunscreen.

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  15. I still suffer from breakouts and spots - I always thought that would end when I left my teens :(
    plastigffantastig@gmail.com

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  16. Me and my boys have sensitive skin - I'm always paranoid about sun exposure. Thanks for the chance to win! sarcorbett@yahoo.com

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  17. I have fair skin with lots of freckles so have to be careful in the sun and use high factor :)
    yvonnegraham07@aol.com

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  18. I have very pale skin so I burn really easily and on my face its really dry and sensitive.
    hannahlucypickard (at) hotmail.co.uk

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  19. Roseacre, sebacious cysts cut out of face so now have scars

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  20. im extremely pale so always worry about skin damage. saraharchibaldartwork@gmail.com @inkedandspeccy

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  21. So many scars from C section,stretchmarks and very dry skin

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  22. I have a redhead and I'm always so worried about her burning in the sun.

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  23. I have a redhead and I'm always so worried about her burning in the sun @supermommy1983

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  24. Sounds great, I have fair freckled skin so always on the lookout for good products - minniebeth15@gmail.com @minniebungle

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  25. I have really reactive, sensitive skin. Alots of redness too, I'd love to try Eucerin out, as I heard it's just right for my type of skin. Thanks for the lovely giveaway x jenniferhaden1@gmail.com

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  26. My issue is probably dry skin, and not knowing whether I'm taking as much care of it as I should

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  27. suffer dry skin that cracks around elbows

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  28. My youngest (2) seems to get really dry skin around her eyebrows - I'm not sure what is safe to use so close to the eye (she doesn't seem to have any other signs of Eczema which her big sister has - @lynn_heath

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  29. i think this would be good for my sensitive skin lstewart257@hotmail.co.uk

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  30. I have very bad eczema, and very, very sensitive skin - passed it on to my son and daughter. Email:neilfirth49ers@hotmail.com, Twitter: @Neil49ers

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  31. I have vitiligo, even overcast days can burn my skin, sassie_lassie@hotmail.co.uk

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  32. I have oily, acne prone, olive skin. I just want it to look healthy and glow. Thank you.

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  33. I have quite pale skin which burns easily, and gets really dry!

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  34. I have sensitive skin and some sun creams irritate my skin. I get breakouts and oily skin too. @hanrwalker

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  35. I have dry skin and am very pale. I don't tan I just go red :(

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  36. I have very dry skin and psoriasis. clairew137@yahoo.co.uk

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  37. I have very dry pale skin and my son Eczema ... I worry that suncreams may cause an adverse reaction
    @mummynewton
    mummynewton@talktalk.net

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  38. Dark skin patches appearing on my jawline - @mandydoherty65

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  39. I burn very easily, and come out in dry skin on my face. Fab and much needed prize with the great weather this year x

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  40. I burn easily think these products would be great for me

    @cward5544

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  41. I get burnt too easily on my head now I've lost my hair :(

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  42. I get burnt too easily on my head now I've lost my hair :(

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  43. Bit of a combination skin really. @wildabouttheboy

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  44. Skin tags, they appear out of nowhere @Bdonna191

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  45. These look lovely and gentle fr my sensitive skin

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  46. My skin turns red even with the hint of sunshine ...... @FoxVillagefox

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  47. We are all fair skinned and have some freckly ones here too! I have acne and my youngest has eczema.

    oliviakirby28@hotmail.co.uk

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  48. After 3 courses of chemotherapy my skin is particularly susceptible to the sun's harmful rays and I have to use at least factor 50. My skin is also dry and flaky in places, particularly my right arm, as I have recently had a PICC line in for more than 6 months. It was removed 2 weeks ago but my skin has still not recovered. I also happen to have very fair skin and freckles.

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  49. my little girl has dry skin which is itchy :(

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  50. my little girl has dry skin which is itchy. dianacroos@aol.o.uk

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  51. I worry about what is in skin care products and whether or not they are safe for my family. These Eucerin products look great :-) @supastar1501 x x

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  52. I worry about my little mans Lilly white skin he is so fair

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  53. have psorais so would love to give this a try

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  54. I suffer from exzema and some products bring it on so it's hard to know which ones to avoid!

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  55. I have eczema, and my skin also tends towards greasy in places which creates spots :-\ and then too dry in others! Twitter - @TheBouncyFrog

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  56. I have sensitive skin and my boys have awful eczema

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  57. Our son after has dry skin especially in the summer...and we've tried lots of different things? @Nickyh173

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  58. I sometimes get quite dry skin x

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  59. I burn very easily
    missnatalielara @ hotmail.co.uk

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  60. i have dry,sensitive skin plus eczema @sarahclegg2

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  61. I get bumps and spots all along my jaw line. I hate it :(

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  62. Our skin concerns are eczema, psoriasis and heat rash. @mummyevans2 mummyevans2@aol.com

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  63. I always worry about the kids in the sun, my son has really dry skin and my daughter and I are ghost pale.

    Twitter @casperthegh0st

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  64. these products look great something for everyone my daughter has very sensitive skin.i have problem skin my sonwhose out a lot with his job have teen skin so I,m sure there is one for all our need in this lovely prize bundle super giveaway indeed for the summer

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  65. i've got a dry skin
    @theorecle

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  66. I have very greasy skin and am prone to the occasional acne.

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  67. dry skin in the summer twitter @caroline_tokes

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  68. i always come out in white bumps just above my chest when ive been in the sun

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  69. Finding sun cream for sensitive/eczema prone skin is difficult especially for little ones. @suff38

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  70. I have sensitive skin & am allergic to most sun creams.

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  71. I have sensitive skin and have patches of eczema. I'm also very pale skinned and burn easily x

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  72. I work outside with oily wires so it's hard to keep my face clean

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  73. I have very dry skin around my eyes but typical oily forehead and nose.. so annoying! @blarneystone17 on twitter. Oh and I just burn instead of tanning :-(

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  74. My skin concerns are making sure my children put on their suncream and top it up regulary when they are at school or out without me. @10milewalk

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  75. I Have very sensitive skin and suffer from eczema so would love to try these products :)

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  76. I have psoriasis and my boys suffer with eczema
    pink_shoequeen@yahoo.co.uk / @pink_tink_82

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  77. I'd give it to my daughter to fight her stretch marks

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  78. I need a sun tan cream for the kids that lasts all day when they are in school and is not sticky and marks their uniform.

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  79. i have excema and am worried that as i tan it may be blotchy and look like scaring @vivianallman

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  80. My twin boys suffer from eczema and sensitive skin

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  81. My boys suffer from eczema and sensitive skin @laura_twinmum

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