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NOW CLOSED Take part in a survey about sun lotion/cream and be in with a chance of winning £200 of John Lewis vouchers

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NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Apr-11 14:59:36

Garnier Ambre Solaire have asked us to find out what you think about applying sun lotion/cream to your child(ren) and yourself.

The survey is open to all UK Mumsnetters with at least one child.

Everyone who takes part and adds their details at the end will be entered into a prize draw to win £200 of vouchers for John Lewis.

Please click here to take part in the survey.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

onadietcokebreak Fri 01-Apr-11 15:14:31


Thanks for the reminder, I need to buy sunblock tomorrow!

dionysia Fri 01-Apr-11 15:41:06

done. though i does seem to be wanting to tell us we should be slip-slop-slapping in all weathers...

TaffetaCat Fri 01-Apr-11 16:19:18


loler Fri 01-Apr-11 16:26:31

Oh dear that one made me feel a bit guilty about not thinking about sun cream more!

Must also remember to buy suncream tomorrow!

MummyBerryJuice Fri 01-Apr-11 17:07:20


I think there should be more space for comments on the survey. There was nowhere that I could clarify that although fastidious about applying sunscreen, I do make sure that DS has at least 20 minutes of unprotected sun-exposure on a sunny day (although before 11am or after 3pm) for Vit D purposes. And that we try to stay in shaded areas during the middle of the day.

Also, we are more likely to spend time outside if it is sunny as it is rather cold up here otherwise. So although I would apply sunscreen on amcloudy day of spending time outside, it is less likely that we would.

Perhaps another question would be also to say what type of colouring you have and what factor you use?

LoveBeingKnockedUp Fri 01-Apr-11 18:04:54

Mnhq ~ help just accidently submitted when entering my I'd details at the end please can youhelp i'm on my phone please don't make me redo it sad

scrappydappydoo Fri 01-Apr-11 18:19:45

Done but agree more space for comments would have been helpful...

That bit with the drop down selections bored me to tears. I had to give up.

solo Fri 01-Apr-11 19:21:45

I want to protect my Dc's from harmful rays, but it's very expensive to buy decent screens and last year, I managed to completely ruin two of Dd's most beautiful dresses using a spray version of the above mentioned sun screen angry. It doesn't bloody well come out in the wash!!!

Lilyloo Fri 01-Apr-11 19:28:42


bluebump Fri 01-Apr-11 19:34:40


Bicnod Fri 01-Apr-11 19:43:19


CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 01-Apr-11 19:45:21



Tortoise Fri 01-Apr-11 19:59:04


Done but the question about when your child is at school I had trouble answering. I would put it on before school but I don't know what the school policy is yet (it's her first year at nursery & hasn't cropped up yet)

MrsTittleMouse Fri 01-Apr-11 20:27:49

Done, but the question "do you feel guilty about sunbathing?" is like "when did you stop beating your wife?". I don't feel guilty, because I don't do it!

Goober Fri 01-Apr-11 20:29:44

(Had a good day today, Helen. smile)

wineclub Fri 01-Apr-11 20:31:47

Done but it was a badly put together survey

No space for not sunbathing or for a child to apply their own suncream before school.

I now look like a bitch because I use factor 15 moisturiser every day but don't always use sun cream on my dcs grin. Plus I only use it on my face and make sure I get my legs out to make some vit D.

FriggFRIGG Fri 01-Apr-11 20:39:38

done ...


TONKINS Fri 01-Apr-11 21:09:22


belledechocchipcookie Fri 01-Apr-11 21:13:17

Done. It needs more space for comments though. Ds is allergic to most sunblocks so we usually keep covered up and stay in the shade. He doesn't get sunburn.

QOD Fri 01-Apr-11 21:14:49

AMbre soleil is the only suncream DD wasn't allergic to when she was little, it didn't have so much MDGB (preservative) in it as the rest (I think that's what it was - she is much less sensitive now)
Still always buy it out of habit!

ChippyMinton Fri 01-Apr-11 21:18:55

<checks time of thread> Did you sprint back to office NGHMN?
<waves to Goober>

Oh, and done smile

Albrecht Fri 01-Apr-11 21:19:33


Made me feel pretty useless as dc1 is only 9 months and I've no idea what age I expect a child to do any of those things.

MinnieBar Fri 01-Apr-11 21:23:50

Done - ridiculously long and over-complicated though, and nigh on impossible to do on a phone

Woodlands Fri 01-Apr-11 21:29:10

Ditto Albrecht (8.5 months here)! I had a good guess but no idea really.

FickleFreckle Fri 01-Apr-11 22:15:42

done - suncream is a nightmare as dcs react to everything - if anyone knows a really good hypoallergenic skincream would appreciate a recommendation!

FickleFreckle Fri 01-Apr-11 22:16:11

suncream that is [sigh]


Goober Fri 01-Apr-11 22:17:16

She had her butler do it, ChippyMinton.

COCKadoodledooo Fri 01-Apr-11 22:34:13


toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Fri 01-Apr-11 22:45:34

done. very glad there was no "have you ever used last year's suncream and then worried it hasn't given your child enough protection as it may be out of date"? question as i am very guilty of that!!

BoiledEggandToastSoldiers Fri 01-Apr-11 23:22:12


isladavidson Sat 02-Apr-11 01:08:26

Done....I wish it was sunnier in Scotland, I would love to wear more suncream.


katz Sat 02-Apr-11 09:55:36

Done but agree with others that a comments box would be useful, i answered the questions with my eldest in mind but if it was my youngest i would have answered completely differently. She is allergic to most sunscreens and the rubbing action of other ones causes her skin to react. I know she has a rare condition which causes this but a comments box would have been handy to say this. So for her and on advise from the consultant dermatologist is to cover up in light weight cotton tops.

mnhq - can you check if my entry as gone through properly.

I entered my password in the email box [duh]
I tried to stop the page and correct it but don't know if I managed to change it in time!

prettybird Sat 02-Apr-11 18:06:04

More comments would have been useful as some of my answers, although truthful, will be misleading for the purposes of the survey, eg ds applies his own once a day suncream (Ultrasun - sorry Ambre Solaire wink) before school.

And as others have said: a delberate 15 minute period without sunscreen outwith the hours arond noon is not the same as "only sometimes wearing sunscreen".

midnightexpress Sat 02-Apr-11 18:17:12


expatinscotland Sat 02-Apr-11 18:37:04


balia Sat 02-Apr-11 19:29:12


FreudianSlippery Sat 02-Apr-11 19:53:13

My DH was trained in suncare so I know a fair bit about the subject (or at least I did while he was in that job). Still forget to apply it though blush need to get some as we are off to exotic Hastings next week

Agree there should've been space for different options like NOT sunbathing (I just answered it as 'being in the sun unprotected' ie when I forget sun block)

And for skin tone, that's a good one. I have olive skin and am often asked if I've been abroad or if I'm part Spanish/Italian etc. Im not - I am something like 1/32 Indian so maybe that explains it hmm

Mumbybumby Sat 02-Apr-11 20:01:38

I agree that some of the answers seem to contradict each other despite not actually being mutually exclusive.

ilovesprouts Sat 02-Apr-11 21:01:09

done it ,phew bit long winderdhmm

hormonesnomore Sat 02-Apr-11 21:13:40

Done, can't remember what age kids do what as mine are all old now grin

Meglet Sat 02-Apr-11 22:02:56


Agree that a space to enter skin & hair colour might make it more useful.

Waswondering Sat 02-Apr-11 22:16:16

Done smile

BeckleinDisguise Sat 02-Apr-11 23:51:57

A comments box would have been good... I also do not sunbathe! I do worry a bit about the vitamin D thing but my children spend a lot of time all year round playing outside and I only make them wear suncream during the summer months so am hopeful they get enough.

CointreauVersial Sun 03-Apr-11 00:12:26

Done. Made me feel guilty because I'm hopeless at remembering to apply suncream to the DCs, particularly in the UK.

The only person who burns in this family is DH, and he'll get sunburn mowing the lawn for 30 minutes in April.

PerArduaAdNauseum Sun 03-Apr-11 00:15:03

What everyone else said. And done. And not too convinced about this Vit D thing if you're eating properly - after all, how much sun did a 'lady' get before tans got fashionable in the 1920s? And how much sun would a 6 days a week coalminer have had...?

tah2 Sun 03-Apr-11 00:41:29


JulesJules Sun 03-Apr-11 12:37:42

Done. I don't sunbathe either, so I don't feel guilty about it.

everyspring Sun 03-Apr-11 16:32:17

I thought the top 3 bit at the start was strange. No option if you think hat, cream, shade, clothes are all equally important.

huffythethreadslayer Sun 03-Apr-11 22:26:14


NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Apr-11 09:51:15

Lovebeingknockedup - have found your entry, don't worry!

Goober and ChippyMinton - lovely to meet you on Fri

DramainPyjamas - yep, you're in!

lizthewhiz Mon 04-Apr-11 11:45:36

Done. People worry too much

Done, and agree there should have been a question about staining!

sparklystar Mon 04-Apr-11 13:07:26

Done made me think quite a lot about my use of suncreams

KaraStarbuckThrace Mon 04-Apr-11 13:18:10


I struggled to with those questions, Albrecht, I have a DS who is three and a 10yo DSS but DSS has Asperger's & hypermobility so does some things at a different rate to an NT child!

bigTillyMint Mon 04-Apr-11 18:01:26


But why nothing about wearing sun protection suits / tops? Much easier than faffing with the cream!

JetLi Mon 04-Apr-11 18:23:15


MikeRotch Mon 04-Apr-11 19:23:15

Stop saying DONE

samels001 Mon 04-Apr-11 20:14:08

Done (just for you Mike), but didn't get any confirmation. Mumsnet - could you please check for me! Ta!

NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Apr-11 09:31:24

samels001 - yes, you're in. As long as you get taken to MN homepage at the end, everything should be fine!

weblette Tue 05-Apr-11 09:59:19

<waves to NGHelen, Chippy and Goober>

dogsagoodun Tue 05-Apr-11 19:47:31


LoveBeingKnockedUp Wed 06-Apr-11 06:05:55

Cheers nghelen

NewGirlHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Apr-11 16:58:06

Sorry for the delay in doing the prize draw everyone - it's done now and the winner of a £200 John Lewis voucher is...


Congratulations and happy spending!

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