Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

Summer is finally in full swing! Put on your shades and your flip flops and let the good times roll! And to help make this relaxing season even more stress-free, check out a few of our favorite summer must-haves to help you and your family safe in the sun!


The Supergoop! City & Sand Sunscreen Tote is an all-in-one set featuring Supergoop!’s top sun protection essentials. Perfect for your weekend getaway bag, the adorable white terry beach travel tote contains SPF 30+ Sunscreen Serum for Travel, Mintfusion Lip Balm SPF 30+, Everyday UV Lotion for Face and Body-SPF 40 and Antioxidant infused sunscreen day cream. Available at Nordstrom, Barneys NY, Sephora and ?Also be sure to have the Supergoop! SPF 30 Everyday UV Lotion Endless Summer Pump on hand. My family simply can’t make it through the summer without it!


Not only are disposable plastic water bottles ecologically unsound and expensive, they are unsanitary. Cue the WaterFiller. This innovative, reusable, BPA-free, indestructible water bottle and water filtration system has revolutionized the market thanks to its patented retractable straw (that filters tap water) and one-handed operation (though babies will love holding it with 2 hands). Staying hydrated in the summer heat has never been so economical, easy and safe until now. Visit to purchase this essential summer item and its straw filter replacements.


When it comes to your child’s feet, nothing beats Pediped. Whether your child is crawling, learning to walk, or running all around, pediped® has a stylish shoe that fits comfortably and ensures healthy foot development. For the best in water-safe, durable, summer shoes, check out Pediped’s Adventure Line. The breathable mesh keeps your kids’ tootsies cool, the Velcro strap makes them super easy to put on and the natural rubber sole will stay strong even when worn by the most active of children. And did I mention they’re super cute too? Visit

Goddess Garden

My least favorite part of summer is putting on sunscreen. Fortunately, Goddess Garden Organics just debuted a chemical-free sunscreen for kids that comes in the continuous spray application that moms have come to love! Goddess Garden products are made from all natural ingredients, protecting from both UVA and UVB rays (SPF 30). This non-aerosol, no-alcohol, non-toxic and water resistant kid-friendly sunscreen comes in a fully recyclable can. Visit Whole Foods,, and

Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Originally published July 2013
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