Wearing sunscreen at the beach is a given, especially for little ones running in and out of the water — and anyone who forgets that usually regrets it with a vengeance the next day. One aspect of sunscreen I admittedly didn’t think about until just a few years ago is how detrimental its impact is on marine life and reefs. Oxybenzone is a chemical found in most mainstream sunscreens — it works to prevent sun damage, but is also carcinogenic and harmful to coral. The chemical makes coral more susceptible to bleaching and damages its DNA, interfering with reproduction and killing dependent marine life in the process.
Located in West Berlin, New Jersey, Diggerland is America’s only construction-themed amusement park — all the attractions are made out of construction vehicles and materials. This unique park reopens today and will have kids begging for more.
LEGOLAND California Resort’s big birthday year may be in the rearview mirror, but the party continues with an awesome two-acre addition, converting everything kids and grown-ups loved about The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part to life-sized fun.
Mama. Dada. Namaste? An activity for the littlest guests at a luxury property on the Mexican Riviera gives new meaning to the child’s pose position. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a 267-suite AAA Five Diamond resort located between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, is now offering a new Baby Yoga class. Included in the room rate, the activity is designed to let moms and dads bond with their infant while improving flexibility and inner calm. Yoga is also believed to help improve a baby’s fine motor skills, stimulate muscle and nerve development, boost the immune system, encourage a regular sleep schedule, aid in digestion, and relieve gas, constipation and symptoms of colic.