I sunburned Ada yesterday evening.
I feel so bad!
We got out our little pool on the back porch for the first time. Ada absolutely *loved* it. So did Rosie. We have a big 10 foot offset umbrella, so they were partially in the shade. I figured with it being five in the afternoon and not in full sun they would be fine. We only stayed out for about an hour.
Rosie isn’t sunburned at all. Neither am I.
Last night in bed I noticed Ada’s skin was really warm. Her mouth felt hot when she nursed, which is a sure sign of fever. Her temp was only 99.3 though, and she was only hot on random parts of her body. She felt like a furnace all night long against my skin, yet every time I took her temperature it wasn’t over 99.
This morning she’s sunburned, but it’s splotchy. Her lips are sunburned, her cheeks are, and spots on her arms and legs. I think it’s where the umbrella was at an angle and splotches of light were reflecting off of the water.
Tyler has extremely sensitive skin–he gets horrific peeling sunburns with sunscreen on and while wearing a t-shirt over top. I will be so sad for Ada if she inherited that trait. Rosie and I don’t burn at all. Despite my reddish hair, I freckle and then tan. I used to be very brown as a little kid, I can wear 8 SPF sunscreen at the beach! Tyler wears the highest SPF he can find with a shirt over top and still burns.
I guess I’ll be slathering Ada in sunscreen from here on out. I’m very careful what kind of sunscreen we buy, since the mainstream kind contains all kinds of horrible ingredients. Last year we bought Badger brand, but we hardly used it since Rosie and I don’t burn. It’s greasy, but affordable and healthy as sunscreen can be.
(See how your lotions and cosmetics rate on this site. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/)
Aside from the burn, Ada and Rosie had a blast in the pool. We’re going to be playing it a lot this year I think.