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Laura Gravett’s five tips for protecting your baby from the sun

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Laura Gravett, inventor of the 7-in-1 PunkinWrap cover, sunshade and blanket, shared five essentials with this Examiner that work wonders for protecting baby's sensitive skin:

1. Coola Baby Unscented All Natural Mineral Sunblock SPF 50--provides tiny tykes with a 100% natural environmental shield to safeguard them from the sun's harmful rays. Designed specifically for baby's delicate skin, it contains mineral SPF 50 with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, is 70% certified organic inactives and absolutely no chemicals or preservatives. The SPF protection is boosted by organic sunflower and sesame seed oils and the organic shea and cocoa butter keep baby's skin feeling nice and soft. It sells for $36 at www.coolasuncare.com.

2. PunkinWrap--is a purposely designed, multi-tasking blanket, car seat cover, sunshade, changing pad, tummy time mat, and nursing cover. Created by a mom, it can be placed over baby while nursing, over the car seat, or over the stroller to keep baby protected from the sun at all times. The wrap is lightweight and breathable so baby is always comfy. Plus, it also gives baby privacy while sleeping and protects him from the other elements like rain and wind. Costs $48 at www.punkinwrap.com.

3. SwimZip-- swimwear with UPF 50+ sun protection in ruffles, bows, flowers, polka dots, or adorable patterns, award-winning SwimZip swimwear has the look that toddlers and parents love. Sells for $17.99 to $29.99 at www.swimzip.com.

4. Noblo—anchors umbrellas for safety and sun protection. Invented by two moms to stop fly away beach umbrellas (and the injuries that can result from this), Noblo is a simple to use beach umbrella anchor. Three easy steps: 1) Fill Noblo with sand, 2) velcro to beach umbrella, and 3) relax at the beach. Noblo will take care of your beach umbrella. Sells or $16.50 at www.thenoblo.com.

5. Eyes Cream Shades-- kids ages six months and above. The fashion forward and comfortable sunglasses are durable; all lenses are polycarbonate and provide 100% UVA & UVB protection. Cost is $22.50 at www.eyescreamshades.com.

See the video for more ways to keep babies safe this summer.

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