For children who want to splash away the summer, Boots has launched Soltan Kids Once Waterplay Spray SPF30 or SPF 50, €22.99, which provides up to three hours of water-resistant protection and up to six hours’ sun protection. Other new products in the range include Soltan Kids Sensitive Lotion SPF 30 or SPF 50+, €16.99, and Soltan Kids Sensitive Spray SPF 30 or SPF 50+, €17.99. The ultra-light, hypoallergenic formula reduces the risk of skin allergies and has been approved by dermatologists, and its new, sand-resistant technology means no sandy skin, either. All lotions weigh in at 200ml. www.boots.ie.
PuddleDucks.ie has a choice of children’s sun and beach wear this year. Check out the range of wetsuits for all ages, from babies to teenagers, offering protection from chilly winds and cool seas, as well as UV protection on warmer days. For hot, sunny days, the UV beach wear offers UPF 50+ protection and includes UV suits, tops and shorts, as well as colourful hats and sunglasses. Prices from €12.99. Short wetsuits are available in blue, red, pink, yellow combinations, for ages from two to 14, prices from €24.99. Baby Warma wetsuits, for ages six months up, from €21.99. Call 021-4372917; www.puddleducks.ie.
The Graco Nimbly is a neat little buggy, perfect for storing in the boot, or at grandma’s, suitable for babies from six months to 15kg. With a front-spring suspension for a smooth ride, and an easy, one-hand fold, it comes with a free Graco parasol. Available at Smyths, and is reduced to €64.99 in their baby sale, which runs until Jul 22; www.toys.ie.
There’s no need to queue for your nursery purchases at Argos. Its ‘check & reserve’ service allows you to check product availability and reserve it for collection at your local store on the same day, rather than wait for a postal delivery. Pictured is the Jazz baby highchair, from Chicco, winner of the Prima Baby reader awards best buy, for €40.99, reduced from €89.99 in the half-price nursery sale, which runs until Jul 26; www.argos.ie.
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