The UV wristbands are on their way to all subscribers who emailed me their contact information. They are so easy to use– Apply a dab of your sunscreen to the top of the strip, and watch the colors change. As soon as you go into the sun, the band turns a bright purple. When it fades to a lavender pink, its a signal to put on more sunscreen. When the band is pale, yellowish color, its time to get out of the sun. Children really seem to like it and run to tell me when its time to put on more sun lotion– which is more fun for both of us than running them down and struggling with them to get more suncreen.
The wristbands can be hard to find, but I found a cache at a K-mart near NYU. I still have twenty left, so email me if you want one. And let me know how they worked for you.