Pool Stud & Sun Poisoning

Our trip to Edisto was cancelled, sure, but that didn't mean we weren't going to catch some rays Memorial Day weekend. James has a pool at his house that is the perfect place for a relaxing day.

So we packed up the sunscreen, a floaty, towels galore, some snacks and headed to the pool.

In my heart I knew Jackson would love the pool. This kid at bath time is a mad man. And I don't mean he's mad. I mean he goes completely insane with happiness!

He's even been blowing bubbles in the water quite successfully for weeks.

I handed him over to B, ready to capture his first moment in the pool with Dad but it didn't quite go as planned. This kid freaked out. He hated it! Not only did he freeze into a stiff baby shell, he wouldn't let go of his Dad. The look on his face? Pure terror.

I did not see this coming!

So I sat him in a chair to observe.

To watch Jackson {our friend, Lance's son} enjoy the water.

And slowly it worked. His frown was turned upside down.

Handing him back over to Brandon, he was finally able to display a grin. I took over optimistically. And sure enough, the kid got used to it, and loved it just as he loves bath time.

But within 24 hours though, a fever spiked, red skin was a-flurry, and poor dude was throwing up. My assumption is a bit of sun poisoning, despite the layers and layers of sunscreen that was applied. Really, it could've been bad food, a virus, bad luck, but in my mind Jack soaked up a little too much sun.

He's recovered well after a week of Grammi-spoiling.
And you can bet we'll be acquiring a new sunscreen before heading back to the pool.
Any tips on your favorite sunscreen for little ones are very much welcomed!


  1. Aww he look too cute.
    Hope he feels better.

  2. OH no! I'm sorry to hear little boy got sick. I like the Aveeno sunscreen...we've had good luck with it.

  3. Those pictures are precious and tell such a cute story! I'm so sorry the day ended bad, but man he's a cutie when he's asleep:)

  4. Awww..glad he warmed up to the water after a bit. My daughter is a pure water dog but my son is still very iffy about it! As far as sunscreen, we use Water babies. We have had good luck with it thus far!

  5. He's so sweet!!! And please please go read this on sunscreen!!


  6. We use the Aveno Baby kind its 55 spf and works great at home and Pickwick, but before we head south to Destin in July I am going to find some that's 60 spf or higher. We are British/Irish and Evie is blonde haired and blue eyed. Kid doesn't stand a chance.

  7. Oh no...I hope he is feeling better!! He looks adorable in his swim trunks!
    ♥ Kyna

  8. Blue Lizard - http://www.diapers.com/p/blue-lizard-baby-sunscreen-spf-30-5-oz-15532

  9. We had the same reaction----something new to them, but thankfully he loves it and you will be back again!!! It's the only way to survive the summer, right?! We use Aveeno right now but I have heard great things about the Blue Lizard that someone else recommended!


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