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How to apply sunscreen

We asked readers for their best tips on how to get kids to sit still for sunscreen application.

By Today's Parent
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"We play 'freeze!' to see who can stay still the longest. Or I let them cover my face with sunscreen while I do theirs to keep them preoccupied." —Linda McCool Limini, Waterloo, Ont.

"I put lotion dots all over one of his arms or legs and let him rub it in." —Sherry Van Der Hayden, Windsor, NS

"I apply the sunscreen while my son is strapped into his high chair." —Christi Dunn Wyers, Victoria, BC

"I squeeze some sunscreen into a bowl and get a cute paintbrush and paint it on their faces. It tickles them." —Rebecca Howat, Frankford, Ont.

A version of this article appeared in our July/August 2015 issue with the headline, "How to apply sunscreen," p. 52.

This article was originally published on Jul 07, 2015

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