Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sunscreen, Hand Sanitizer, and Bug Spray That You Can Take On Board

Any time I can tuck a wipe in my pocket instead of schlepping a bottle around in my bag, I'm a happy parent. Non-liquid versions of bug spray, hand sanitizer, and sunblock are great for kids' at camp, too -- they don't spill, they're easy to apply, and they're pre-portioned. From the June 29 Travel section in the Boston Globe:

Gearing Up
Wipe Those Hands
Lylah M. Alphonse

With the FAA's restrictions on liquids and gels, many of the things parents tote around for their tots - hand sanitizer, bug spray, and sunscreen - cannot be carried on planes. Luckily, many of these come in nonliquid form. Sani-Hands antimicrobial wipes cost about $3 for 24 individually wrapped packets. Insect repellent with DEET (by Cutter, 20 for $4.49) and without (by Bite Blocker, 20 for $8.19) are available in wipes as well. And towelettes premoistened with SPF 30 sunscreen by Shady Day ($13.99 for a pack of 15) are waterproof and sweatproof. They are available at, and at many grocery and drug stores. [More]

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