Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Winter Sun Protection Tips from Baby Banz

As we head into winter, we'd like to share some tips on how to stay protected this season. As an added bonus, we've included an offer at the end for a FREE sunscreen!

Enjoy the season safely!

Don't forget the eyes!

Sunlight reflecting off snow, sand or water further increases exposure to UV radiation, increasing your risk of developing eye problems such as cataracts.

Long hours on the beach or in the snow without adequate eye protection also can result in a short-term condition known as photokeratitis, or reversible sunburn of the cornea. This painful condition--also known as "snow blindness"-can cause temporary loss of vision.

When buying sunglasses, look for a label that specifically offers 99-100% UV protection. This assures that the glasses block both forms of UV radiation. Eyewear should be labeled "sunglasses." Be wary of dark or tinted eyewear sold as fashion accessories that may provide little or no protection from UV or visible light. Consider that light can still enter from the sides of sunglasses. Those that wrap all the way around the temples can help. Children should wear real sunglasses-not toy sunglasses-that indicate the UV protection level. Polycarbonate lenses are the most shatter-resistant.

Check out our 100% UV protective polycarbonate Baby and Kidz Banz!

Winter's Coming: Stock up on Sunscreen

"Don't put away the sunscreen in the winter just because the days are short and the sun is low in the sky," says Noreen Nicol MS, RN, FNP, Chief Clinical Officer at National Jewish Medical and Research Center. "Winter sports enthusiasts can face just as much risk of sunburn as summer sunbathers when exposed skin isn't protected."

Nicol explains that snow amplifies the burning potential of the sun by reflecting the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that causes sunburns. At higher elevations, where skiers and snowboarders generally play, the thinner atmosphere screens out significantly less of the incoming UVR than it does at lower elevations.

Sunburn and other sun-caused damage to the skin increase the risk of developing skin cancer. More than 1 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year. Ms. Nicol offers several tips for avoiding sun damage and skin cancer during winter months.

Sunscreen. When selecting a sunscreen, look for the label "broad spectrum (UVA/UVB)" and a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. "Sunscreen isn't fully effective right away," says Nicol. "For the best protection, apply sunscreen half an hour before going out in the sun. Then apply it generously and apply it often- don't forget your ears, neck and hands." Discard old or expired sunscreen.

Eye Protection. Wrap-around sun glasses and ski goggles with appropriate UV protection can protect both the eyes and the skin around them.

Hat. Wear a wide-brim hat that protects the face and back of the neck.

Peak Hours. The most significant sun exposure occurs between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Either put on extra sunscreen then or take a break from the sun and get some lunch.

Stock up on Sunglasses and Ski Banz now!! With any purchase of $30 or more, receive a Baby Blanket Sunscreen Stick (a $5.00 value) FREE!

Use coupon code WNTR to save today!

Offer Expires: October 31, 2008
Offer cannot be combined with other coupons or offers.

Monday, September 8, 2008

What's that smell??

What’s That Smell?
Check out the cool giveaway we are sponsoring this week!

Tinseltown’s Tiny Blue-Eyed Babe Gets Struck with Sweet Swag

Halle Berry’s starlet spoiled with an abundance of extraordinary boutique treasures

St. Clair Shores, MI - August 30, 2008 To celebrate half-way to baby’s birthday, Halle Berry will recieve a load of treasures for her blue-eyed babe, Nahla Ariela. Nahla was long-awaited and born to actress Halle Berry and model Gabriel Aubry in March 2008. Halle kept her Tinseltown Tiny out of the spotlight until recently. She has been spotted several times with baby Nahla out on the town.

Gifting the A-List mom and Tinseltown Tiny with glitz and glam, entertainment marketing firm, Celebrity Chitt created an awesomely adorable swag bag for Halle and Nahla. Several companies participated, providing boutique gifts for mommy and baby.

Every girl loves accessories. Be it for shading from the sun or hiding from the paps, Halle can put Nahla in her new Baby Banz sunglasses and pink floppy Baby Banz Hatz. Baby Banz Australian sunglasses feature a neoprene elastic band allowing a secure fit. The adjustable band enables years of wear as the sunglasses grow with baby. The flamingo pink floppy hat has a sweet sassy pattern in brilliant colors. This set is bound to tickle the passers-by of the Tinseltown Tiny!

Celebrity Chitt is a brand and product marketing firm with niche appeal in the entertainment industry. The company designs swag bags, baskets and gifts for celebrities, charity, VIP events and other high profile affairs. Celebrity Chitt is always pleased to review charity donation information. For additional details about Celebrity Chitt, to market your company’s products or services to celebrities, for swag bag demos or samples and/or for interviews, please contact Madison Chile at: 866-936-2448 or email:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Baby Planners give Baby Banz Seal of Approval

The Baby Planners | Seal of Approval
The Baby Planners™ — a Los Angeles-based baby concierge and consulting service that caters to the needs of expectant parents nationwide has given Baby Banz it's Seal of Approval. What wedding planners are to newly-engaged couples, The Baby Planners™ are to parents-to-be.

If you’re in your first trimester or it’s just days before your baby’s arrival, they're here to help guide you through the overwhelming maze of baby products and services available. From creating your baby registry, to recommending products, to simply answering your questions, The Baby Planners™ look forward to creating a personalized plan that’s specific to your needs.

Check them out today!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The New Parents Guide Seal

We are so excited to be given The New Parents Guide Seal of Approval for our Baby and Kidz Banz, as well as our website!

This award is given to:
1) websites which excel in providing helpful information to new and expecting parents
2) products that are considered exceptionally useful to infants, children or parents; are educational in nature, or have received extremely positive reviews.

We couldn't be more delighted! Check out The New Parenting Guide for all sorts of great new parent info, as well as great checklists for travel, baby gifts and more!