Even Bad Ass Dad gets burnt quicker than 10 years ago. So Bad Ass Dad wears sunscreen, albeit the hypoallergenic, waterproof, sans-parfume, mousse, 50SPF, baby one. So long and short is that UVAB protection is a must, and whether you choose to just lube up your naked kid, or put them in a suit, that's up to you, but please do something.
I'm actually surprised I am writing about these items. Growing up, I never wore a sunsuit, hell I'd go out butt-naked on the beach, taking a dump where I please. But gone are those times, and now the UV is more intense than ever before. Sure these things look ridiculous sometimes, but I think it is worth considering adding to your arsenal of Bad Ass Dad kit..
|Sunny Van Isle|
Here is a brief description from their website: "The classic one-piece suit, designed for play in and out of the water. The super-tight weave of this fabric retains very little water allowing freedom of movement when wet, and dries extremely quickly. These easy-care, one-piece suits feature three-quarter sleeves, full front zip and high collar. As with ALL NoZone products, the durable, chlorine-resistant fabric offers full-spectrum UPF 50+ UVA and UVB protection – the highest standards in the industry." (http://www.nozone.ca/one_piece_ksuits_c.htm)
I like these suits because they are easy don/doff, even when wet - particularly when Bad Ass Kid needs to take a Bad Ass Dump. Bing Bam Boom, it's off in a jiffy, the kid does her business, and then...Start the party up again (obviously 'business' is conducted in purpose-built sanitation facilities with adequate plumbing).
|Similar to NoZone|
Besides offering superior UVAB protection, the other thing to consider would be the Bad Ass Kid's relative comfort. Is it going to overheat them? Will it make them rashy from rubbing on the skin? Will it make them look fat? Will it make Bad Ass Dad look like an overprotective geeky dad?
|Similar to NoZone|
A recent trip to a tropical island, largely untouched by modern America, saw Bad Ass Daughter donning a sun suit for a good 3-4 hours in the sun, before going back to the estate for a quick shower and lunch, then nap. We would rinse out all the sand and hang dry for the next day. We would then have her wear a second suit for the pool in the afternoon, simply because it matched the colour of my Mojito better, plus it had longer sleeves to protect her from the unforgiving afternoon sun.
|Cannot tell if Nozone or not...|