REVIEW: Solar Buddies Child Friendly Sunscreen Applicator

The Solar Buddies applicators are unique as they have been designed specifically for use by children. I was really looking forward to trying out the Solar Buddies Sunscreen Applicator, I love summer and I always make sure the children are wearing plenty of sunscreen, but I hate applying it! Over the last few years I have tried all sorts of different creams and sprays to try and make the job more bearable, but nothing has worked. When I saw the Solar Buddies applicator I knew I had to give it a go as it has been designed so children can apply it themselves.

The orange handle comes off the applicator bottle and is then filled with your chosen sunscreen. Once this is back on, take the blue cap off the bottom and you will see a rollerball, surrounded by a sponge for applying the sunscreen. The big orange handle is chunky and easy to grip for a child. I have a 6 year old and a 4 year old who were keen to try it out. The child simply holds the orange handle and the applicator glides over the skin with the rollerball dispensing the sunscreen as it moves. The sponge surrounding it helps the child rub the sunscreen in. Once the area is covered the child can rub in any excess sunscreen and move on to the next part of the body. You can direct your child where they need to apply the sunscreen so that they can learn where they need to make sure it goes.

Our Solar Buddies applicator now lives in my son’s bookbag for school. It is so important that sunscreen is worn during the day in summer and knowing that he can now do this easily and thoroughly by himself has really put my mind at ease. He has swimming lessons during school a few times a week and if I had applied sunscreen at home before school this would have washed off, leaving his skin exposed to the sun with no protection. Solar Buddies was invented by mums who found that schools today often have a ‘no touch policy’, meaning that teachers and other staff were not allowed to apply sunscreen to children. The Solar Buddies applicators have been widely praised as sunscreen can now be applied to children in a safe, convenient and mess-free way. The applicators also have space on the neck of the bottle where you can write your child’s name. The refillable bottle allows you to choose the sunscreen which is most suited to your child and the clever design of the applicator head means that there is no wastage or mess.The Solar Buddies Sunscreen Applicator has a replaceable head, it is recommended that this is done every 4-6 weeks depending on wear, and these can be purchased directly from the Solar Buddies website for just £3.00.

The Solar Buddies Sunscreen Applicator is an absolute essential for us now, and with my daughter starting school in September I will be making sure she has one with her too. Both children were more than happy to apply the sunscreen themselves, it makes them feel more grown up that they can now do a job that they used to reply on me to do. The easy to use applicator makes it enjoyable for them to do, as they used to dread me applying sunscreen to them as much as I did! The Solar Buddies applicator retails at £7.00 for a single one or £13.00 for a double pack and they can be purchased here.

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