Monday, November 1, 2010

Sun Safety Matters All Year Long

Sun Safety is something that we all think about during the summer months, but what about the fall and winter? The sun's damaging rays are around us all year round, and just because it's overcast outside does not mean your children are safe from the same potential UV damage they would receive in full sunlight. Too often the sunscreen and sunglasses get packed away in August leaving kids squinting and exposed during colder weather. Make sun safety a habit year round, your kids will thank you for it when they are older!

Some good year-round sun prevention tips:
  1. Wear a wide-brimmed hat that is large enough to allow for plenty of air flow.
  2. Avoid a lot of activity or stay in the shade during the hottest time of the day (between 10 AM and 2 PM).
  3. Avoid lengthy exposure to the sun.
  4. Apply a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher anytime kids are in direct sunlight (talk to your pediatrician about using sunscreen on any child younger than 6 months of age).
  5. Wear sunglasses that are UVA/UVB CSA certified and block out 100% of UVA/B rays - like Baby Banz - going skiing or sledding? Try Ski Banz Ski Goggles!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Survey Results and Gift Certificate Winners Announced

The results are in! Adventure BanZ are a winner with Parents, Doctors and Caregivers!

Our recent survey received 188 responses. We have chosen not 1, but 3, respondents using to win a $25 Gift Certificate to

The 3 winners are:

Frances Blumenfeld who loves our UPF 50+ Sun Hats
Wendy Dreher who can't get enough f our JBanZ for ages 4-10
Melanie Humphrey who goes gaga for our Adventure BanZ

Congrats to the winners and thank you to everyone who took the time to respond! Stay tuned for more fun from Baby BanZ and new winter items coming in November!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Operations Manager Shari is Moving to Hawaii!!

Aloha from Shari at Baby Banz!

Banz is excited to announce that its US Operations
Manager, S

Shari & the kids celebrate her birthday in June.
Shari and her kids
Murphy, will be relocating with her family to the
island of Oahu in Hawaii at the beginning of September.
Through the miracles of technology, she will remain
on staff full time in her role as Operations Manager,
with an expanded role into oversight of Sales Management,
Branding & Marketing Strategy. While Shari soaks
up some rays and hits the surf with her family, with
plenty of sunscreen on of course, the rest of the
US team will remain in Missouri, and try to keep things
moving forward despite their jealousy.
Hawaii, Shari will be 5 hours behind CST, so please
keep this in mind when calling and emailing. As per
usual, she will return your message as quickly as
possible, however, if you have an urgent question
outside of her business hours in Hawaii, please feel
free to touch base with any of the US office staff
who will happily help you if at all possible. You
can still contact Shari directly through the us office
number 877-333-0074 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
877-333-0074 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 660-563-7100.
Joining the staff
on a part-time basis will be a new Bookkeeper, Sharon
Griffiths. Her email address will be
and she will be sending out all of the monthly statements
as well as handling Accounts Receivable as of September
1st. Be sure to add her email address to your list
of safe senders to avoid any missed statements or
invoices. We are excited to have Sharon working on
the team as she was with Baby Banz at its early start
in the US years ago.
are looking forward to a great 2011 season, and think
you will really be impressed with what we are coming
up with next. Please stay tuned as we continue to
grow and expand!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

New Reversible Hats and Prescription Swim Goggles!

New Products from Baby Banz

July, 2010


We are excited that in this, our 10th year, we have experienced amazing growth and recognition here in the US and globally. Baby Banz is excited to announce new products that continue to be the best in protection for today's families. As we continue to grow, we invite you to stay tuned for new products that will continue to add to the safety of the entire family while enjoying the great outdoors.
10 year anniversary
US Operations and Brand Manager

New Reversible Bucket Hats

Reversible Hat ClosureOur new Reversible UPF 50+ Bucket hats are here! 8 new colors join our line of reversible hats, which will replace our original bucket hats.

The new hats have been resized and now allow a larger range of children to wear them. The new overlapping brim with velcro closure allows the hats to get a more custom fit to the child's head and keeps them in place.

Our KidZ hats are not just for the little guys anymore! Using the new head circumference measurements, it is possible to get this hat on kids ages 2-12, and even some adults. We tried this out ourselves in the office and must admit we all looked pretty cute in the hats, plus the large floppy brim allowed out faces and ears to be covered!

Our new hats are also available in our popular Gift Sets, with a coordinating pair of Adventure Banz sunglasses.

Prescription Swim GogglesPrescription Goggles

Do you or your children need glasses to see in the distance (myopia)? Our new prescription swim goggles are available in half steps between -1.5 and -5.0 diopters! No more wondering how you'll see that diving toy at the bottom of the swimming pool - with our goggles everything underwater is as clear as above!

Our goggles offer 100% UV protection, and have a smoke gray tinted lenses for added sun comfort. These goggles are great for casual swimmers as well as competitive swimmers. BanZ Prescription goggles will fit ages 3 to adult and come with 4 changeable bridge pieces to get the fit right! They come in one of our stylish goggle carrying cases for added protection in your beach bag.
MSRP $40

New LogoBanz - The protection experts

Baby BanZ, Inc. will soon be known simply as BanZ. With our ever growing global presence and the addition of new product lines for spring, summer fall and winter sun protection, Baby BanZ is adopting the signature BanZ name as our Global Presence, with Baby BanZ, Kidz BanZ, Retro BanZ, JBanz and BanZwear as product lines.

Under the new Global BanZ, we will continue to bring out new and innovative sun protection items for the entire family, beginning with our new winter sun protection line for kids in Fall 2010. Expanding on our popular Ski Banz, we will be adding a range of winter clothing that offers the UV protection, comfort, style and durability you have come to expect from the Baby Banz name.

In addition, BanZ will launch a children's safety line in 2011 which will include active wear and safety accessories for kids at play.

Banz will continue to be the protection experts in the US and globally. Stay tuned for the news as we continue to develop safety products that suit today's family.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Baby Banz UPF Swimwear on Parents Magazine Cover!

Check out the July issue of Parents Magazine to see our 2010 UPF 50+ Rash top in Blue Sea Turtle featured!

Also - in the June issue of Parents, our new Swim Goggles were featured as a summer swim must-have!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fun in The Sun Giveaway with Baby Banz, RuffleButts and Bobux


Are you ready for this?? Three of your favorite brands are teaming up for
the ultimate giveaway, an adorable outfit from head to toe! One winner will receive
all of these fabulous goodies, valued over $150!!

As parents, we are always trying to
protect our children, while also keeping them cute and comfortable.
Baby Banz is the perfect solution
for just this! As studies reveal the damaging effects of UV damage,
we must not overlook the need to preserve children’s sensitive skin
and eyes. Get your child a pair of sunglasses from the industry’s leader
in all aspects of sun protection for children 10 and under. Famous for
their unique, wraparound sunglasses with the neoprene band, Baby Banz
assure a comfortable, snug fit for those delicate noggins, leaving out
the dangers of having sunglass arms snapping off or poking someone in
the eye. Check out the entire line of sunglasses, sun hats, UV Swimwear,
UV swim goggles, and new earmuffs at!

Recently spotted on American Idol and
the Ellen DeGeneres Show, RuffleButts
have created the must-have outfit for any trendy tot! It just doesn't
get any cuter than little ruffles across your angel's rump, and with
stylish Swing Tops and Precious Dresses to match, this is perfect outfit
for any fun day in the sun. Available in the rainbow of fun and frilly
colors, RuffleButt Baby Bloomers are the original ruffled diaper cover.
With everything in the line priced under $40, they are both adorable
and affordable! Founded by mom Amber Schaub, the brand is designed to
spread ruffles and share smiles, while also donating a portion of profits
to charitable organizations focused on children. Check out the entire
line by visiting the website at!

Now that you have the adorable outfit,
you must have the perfect shoes to finish it off. With more than 100
styles to choose from, we know just were to go,!
Bobux shoes are
the original soft-soled leather shoes that stay on with the elastic
ankle system, first introduced to the world by Bobux in 1991. I-walk
shoes are the newest addition to the Bobux footwear family, and like
Bobux, they are made of the highest quality natural premium leather,
allowing babies feet to breathe. They feature flexible rubber soles,
padded insoles, and leather lining and are sure to be a favorite in
your little one's collection!

to Enter:
All that's needed to enter is to complete one or more
of the following activities. For each item completed, leave a separate
comment on the Official
Giveaway Blog
To get all of your entries counted, for each activity you complete, you
do you MUST leave a separate comment for each entry! Example, if you do
something that gives you 3 entries you must leave three comments to get
those 3 entries. If you do not leave separate comments per entry then
your comment will be counted as one entry. We do check every entry to
make sure that you did what the entry required. Your entry and/or prize
can be voided if you do not follow the entry rules listed above. Contest
open to US and Canada residents only. Must be 18 years of age to enter.
Contest ends 6/14/10 at 11:59 EST. Winners will be chosen by
at the end of the contest and notified via email as well as posted on
this blog. Please make sure that your email address is easily obtainable
by RuffleButts Inc. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize before RuffleButts
Inc chooses another winner. Family members of Baby Banz Inc, RuffleButts
Inc. and Bobux International are ineligible to enter in any of our contests.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Reviews and Giveaways

May Giveaway Winner Announced!

Baby Banz and Gift Hero May Giveaway!, one of the coolest gifting sites for kids on the web, is teaming up with Baby Banz for a fun summer giveaway!

"Safe Fun in the Sun"
CONGRATS to:  Domestic Diva Comment #21
You have won your choice of (1) Adventure Banz and (1) UV Sun Hat as well as the outdoor Ring Toss game in Gift Hero's signature blue bag.

Domestic Diva said...
I like the long-sleeve UV rash guards and the Animal Alphabet Blocks and Books

Monday, May 17, 2010

Baby Banz are Made for the Summer Shade

Baby Banz are Made for the Summer Shade

Never again will parents have to seek elusive shade in the heat of summer to protect tiny eyes and faces. Baby Banz has got them covered with unique bucket hats that were originally designed in Australia to protect tender skin in one of the world’s most challenging UV environments. Baby Banz hats are clinically held to Australian standards for fabric UV protection with an impressive UPF rating of 50+. Fully adjustable to fit a broad range of little noggins, Baby Banz Bucket Hats are available in a beautiful spectrum of colors designed to keep little ones safe from the sun, while looking their best! Baby Banz is committed to providing children with the best UV protective gear on the market, ranging from swimwear to sunglasses to super cute hats that offer iron-clad protection, while being fun to wear and strong enough to go the distance that children demand.

For all the best shady deals from down under, get up to the sunny delights at