Sun cream: the reason for most of the arguments that happen throughout the summer!
An outing essential, the very thoughts of applying lotion can leave mums in a sweat as they foresee the ensuing battle with their little one.
However, you certainly won't get through the summer without having to finally nail down this sun cream application malarkey, but with the help of these 12 steps you'll be a sun cream queen. Kind of.
Step 1: Decide whether venturing out of the house is worth the drama of applying sunscreen.
Step 2: Look for the sun cream – you SWEAR you last saw it in the bathroom cupboard... hmmm...
Step 3: Wonder when the right time to mention the word sun cream is, preferably when your tot is close to hand.
Step 4: Strip your little one so you don’t miss a spot; watch them run as soon as you take their top off.
Step 5: The pursuit to get them back to the living room begins – they can usually be found hiding under the bed in the nip.
Step 6: Squeeze the cream onto your hand remembering to go for more than you need.
Step 7: Wait for your little one to back away from you because you forgot to warm your hands – watch the cream slop to the floor.
Step 8: Warm up your hands.
Step 9: Squeeze more cream onto your hand and quickly get it on your child’s arms.
Step 10: Struggle to cover every inch of your child while they dance and squirm away from you.
Step 11: Release your child to the wild and let them run free while the cream dries in.
Step 12: Repeat steps 6 – 10 every two hours.