Monday, March 30, 2009

More Sun Safety Tips!!

Sun Safety Tips
It's natural to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities! Baby Banz, Inc. encourages you to be safe by following these sun-safety tips year-round to help prevent serious skin damage—and possibly skin cancer—later!

* Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
* Wear clothing that's dark and tightly woven, includingUV protective swimwear .
* Wear a wide-brimmed sun hatand sunglasses.
* Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow, concrete, and water.
* Do not use sun tanning beds.
* Keep very young children (6 months or less) out of the sun.
* Sunscreensneed to be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas.
* Apply a sunscreenwith a SPF of 15 or higher whenever you're outdoors. To achieve adequate UV protection you should use products that provide broad spectrum protection, which means protection against both UVB and UVA rays. For broad spectrum protection, look for products that provide an SPF of at least 15 and contain ingredients like Avobenzone (Parsol 1789) or zinc oxide.
* For children, Baby Banz recommends sunscreenwith an SPF 30 or higher.
* Apply sunscreenbefore going outdoors and reapply often.
* Reapply sunscreen after swimming, perspiring, and toweling off.
* Provide complete sunscreencoverage for your skin (including neck, ears and lips!).
* For people with thin or thinning hair, apply sunscreento the scalp as well.
* And remember - stay in the shade whenever possible!

IE Mommy loves Baby Banz!!

Check out IE Mommy's review of Baby Banz and her techie take on our website!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sunglasses Magazine and Vision Care Product News

We love getting recognition from the pros in the optical industry - check out the latest mentions here:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Facts About Getting Too Much Sun

The Facts About Getting Too Much Sun
It's a fact: Overexposure to the sun can result in skin cancer later in life. What are your family's risks from exposure to powerful UV rays? Consider these facts and statistics.

The Dangers of UV Exposure

* You can sunburn even on a cloudy day.
* On average, children get 3 times more exposure than adults.
* Concrete, sand, water, and snow reflect 85% to 90% of the sun's UV rays.
* Depletion of Earth's ozone continues to increase your exposure to UV rays.

Skin Cancer

* In some parts of the world, melanoma is increasing at rates faster than any other cancer.
* More than 1.2 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the US.
* Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills one person every hour.
* One blistering sunburn can double a child's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.

Protect yourself and your little ones with our complete line of UV products including sunglasses, sun hats, UV protective swimwear and sunscreen for babies and kids!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baby Banz with Bling!

Check out our latest vendor - Baby Bling Things and Mommies Angels to see Baby Banz that sparkle!!

Sun Safety Alliance Sun Tips

Tips from the Sun Safety Alliance:

Dear Sun Safe Friend,

You don't need the luck of the Irish to protect your skin this St. Patrick's Day!

When you are celebrating with family and friends at St. Patrick's Day Parades and upcoming springtime events, keep your skin safe by remembering to:
• Apply a sun block of at least SPF 15 or higher with ingredients like Avobenzone or zinc oxide to protect against UVA and UVB rays
• Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Wear a hat and sunglasses in addition to your sun block (Yes, goofy St. Patrick's Day hats can help block the sun's UV rays!)
• Reapply sun block often, especially if perspiring and after swimming or toweling off
• Wear clothing that is tightly woven or includes UV protection
• Stay in the shade whenever possible

Friday, March 13, 2009

Twitter Moms - 2 Zings for Baby Banz!!

We love volgs!! Thanks to Twitter Moms for sharing this one!

Cincinnati Enquirer Mention

Thanks for the mention, Cincinnati!!

Why reapply sunscreen when you can wear UV Rash tops?

Why bother reapplying that sticky, smelly cream or gel throughout the day when all your children need is sun protection clothing? By wearing a Baby Banz swimshirt or swim suit, your children will protect the sensitive skin on their backs and shoulders.

There are many drawbacks to wearing only sunscreen for protection from the sun. Typically, people do not apply enough sunscreen or they apply it unevenly. There have even been some studies that question the overall effectiveness of sunscreen as typically used by the average consumer. Many people may even forget to use sunscreen on their children until an hour or more after sun exposure has already begun. To add to all these difficulties with relying on sunscreen for UV protection, heat, water, wind, humidity, and perspiration may also decrease a sunscreen's effectiveness.
Studies have also shown most people apply sunscreen after sun exposure begins and may take up to one hour to apply it to their children. Since sunburn can occur within minutes, large quantities of sunscreen must be applied to all family members before going outside.

Experts agree that sun exposure should be limited as best as possible. Children are most especially at risk of extended sun exposure as they love to run around at the pool, park or beach.

Unlike sunscreens, the protection your children will get from UV protective clothing is reliable all day long. Perfect for day camps, outings at the beach or park, or just anytime in the sun. Unlike full body sunscreens the protection is not dependent on the amount applied, temperature, humidity.

Wear our sun protective clothing and hats (we do!); all of our clothing is from top manufacturers and is rated to offer excellent sun protection. Apply a thick coat of high quality sunscreen on all exposed skin before going outside and reapply after swimming and sweating. Try to avoid the peak UV hours of between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Try a couple of shirts for the beach or swimming pool. Your family will love them and you will notice virtually no sun effect (tan or sunburn) on the covered areas!