Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 Baby Banz Australian TV Commerical

Check out our 2010 TV spot from Australia! Catch a glimpse of the children of the Baby Banz inventor, Bevan, and their friends keeping it safe in the sun with the head-to-toe Baby Banz protection collection.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

UV Rays and Eye Damage

Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Banz and the Melanoma International Foundation

Curious as to what that pretty green logo on all of our packaging is about? Take a look at this press release from January 2009 to learn how it all started!


Baby Banz, Inc. Receives Coveted Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval

Knob Noster, MO, January 2009– Baby Banz, Inc is the first children’s sunwear company to receive the Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval for its line of 100% UV Protection Baby Banz Sunglasses and UPF 50+ swimwear. As part of their mission to prevent melanoma, MIF has developed a Seal of Approval Program for products that promote sun safe behaviors, demonstrate quality and are in accordance with their sun safety advocacy mission. The alliance of these organizations serves to further increase public awareness of the importance in preventing blindness and melanoma in young children through education about the need for daily sun protection.

“We are excited to be recognized by the MIF for our UV Protection Collection and to work with them to further our mission to educate children and parents around the world about sun protection. MIF’s support of Baby Banz underscores the quality and necessity of our head-to-toe protection line for ages 0 to 10," states Shari Murphy, North American Operations Manager for Baby Banz, Inc. The Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) works to alleviate the burden and bring hope to the journey of melanoma patient support, early detection education and advocacy. MIF provides hope and guidance to melanoma patients and their families by empowering them with correct up-to-date information. MIF is at the forefront for creating and supporting the most effective melanoma programs for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma.

This will increase awareness for parents around the world to look at UV protection for children’s eyes much more seriously than before. Parents have heard so much about the need to protect children’s skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun but not as much about the need to protect their eyes. MIF’s seal of approval will put this need in perspective for millions of parents around the world who try to protect their children and have no idea how important it is to protect our eyes as well. Baby Banz sun protection products, including sunglasses and UV swimwear are distributed in over 35 countries around the world. MIF partners with a select number of products that fit their criteria of demonstrating quality in accordance with their mission of promoting sun safe behaviors. Baby Banz, Inc has been a pioneer in children’s 100% UV protective sunglasses and UV clothing for over 10 years, just as MIF has been pioneering research and outreach on sun safety for years.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Head-to-Toe Protection When It Counts



Contact press@chicblvd.com for samples, images, and additional information!

 Home to the original wrap-around sunglasses, Baby Banz is in the forefront of the children's safety market and is on the cutting edge of head to toe protection for children ages 0-10.

Baby Banz original wrap around sunglasses are now equipped with an embedded silicon nose and brow piece, making them a better fit and even more comfortable. The design is unheard of in the industry thus far, and has passed some of the most stringent standards on sunglasses in the world.

This world can be a noisy place, especially at social events like sports games, parades, and movies. Baby Banz has created Protective Earmuffs for conscientious parents who worry about the effect of loud sounds on their babies' ears. With hearing loss becoming a growing problem in children, it's better to be safe rather than sorry. The earmuff fits comfortably over the head and comes in some very trendy and stylish designs. Baby Banz is the only manufacturer of hearing protection for kids under the age of six, when it is most important that they not be surrounded by loud potentially harmful noises.

Summer is coming and that means pool parties and beach excursions galore! Keep children's skin safe with BanZ UV Swimwear. These suits provide 100% UV protection, are chlorine and saltwater safe, and are made to last. The fun patterns are designed to stretch and won't rub or peel off. Don't forget to sunscreen up those places not covered by the bathing suit.

Baby Banz was created by an Australian father worried about raising his kids in one of the harshest UV environments in the world. He is committed to developing solutions to protect kids on all of their adventures, as well as helping kids with ocular diseases and special concerns.

After ten years of providing quality child sun protection, it's no surprise Baby Banz is endorsed by the Australian Cancer Foundation as well as the Melanoma International Foundation. Their products are all CPSIA compliant, meaning they are made from completely non-toxic materials and are safe for children. They are also the proud winners of the iParenting Media Award, the Toy Man Award of Excellence, and the Creative Child Top Choice of 2009.

For samples or additional information, please visit www.babybanz.com or contact press@chicexecs.com.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Rain or shine - protect baby's eyes!

Rain or shine, your baby can still get exposed to the harmful rays of the sun whenever you go out. This is why your baby needs adequate protection from the sun every time you leave the house.

Because your baby’s skin is thin and has not yet developed fully, your baby’s skin can get burned a lot faster than yours. When going out in the sun with your baby, try to keep your baby away from direct sunlight. Bring an umbrella and protect your baby’s head and eyes with a wide-brimmed hat. Make sure your baby is wearing loose clothing to protect the rest of his or her body. Ask your pediatrician for advice on applying sunscreen to your baby’s skin.

Aside from his or her skin, your baby’s eyes are also at risk for damage. Recent researches have revealed that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation early in life may result in an increased risk for the development of cataracts in children. Cataracts can have devastating effects on your baby’s vision, and can lead to complete blindness. Although these findings have not been fully established yet, experts are choosing to be on the safe side by supporting the use of baby sunglasses.

Several brands of sunglasses, such as Baby Banz, have already created their own line of sunglasses for babies. The frames are typically made out of durable plastic, with a strap to help hold the sunglasses in place. The sunglasses are available in pink, blue and a host of other colors.

Initially, your baby may not like wearing his or her sunglasses, but with repeated use, your baby will eventually get used to it.

Here are several tips you can apply when deciding on which sunglasses to get for your baby:
•    When choosing sunglasses for your baby, choose a pair that can protect your baby’s eyes from both types of ultraviolet rays, namely UVA and UVB. Make sure the lenses offer 100% UV protection. Also, choose sunglasses that fully cover your baby’s eyes and surrounding eye area, preventing sunlight from creeping in around the edges and reaching your baby’s eyes.
•    Choose durable material for your baby’s sunglasses. Ideally, the lenses of the sunglasses should be scratch-resistant, while the frames should be polycarbonate.
•    When choosing frames for your baby’s sunglasses, choose one with a built-in nose saddle. Baby Banz has a silicone nose and brow piece.
•    If the sunglasses keep falling off your baby’s face, try getting one with adjustable elastic straps. This kind of baby sunglasses are like a loose pair of goggles, making sure that the sunglasses are kept on while your baby remains comfortable.
•    Select baby sunglasses with medium tint. A lens with a tint that is too light does not offer enough protection from glare and bright light, while a lens with a tint that is too dark may let more UV radiation into your baby’s eyes, making it even more harmful. Category 3 lenses are the perfect thing!

Keep your baby protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Get sunglasses for your baby today!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baby Banz Big 20,000th Order Giveaway!

Baby Banz is excited that we are about to hit 20,000 orders on our new online ordering system! As of today we are 100 orders away from this momentous feat!

To celebrate the occasion, the owner of 20,000th order will receive a FREE Baby Banz wardrobe for their family!! That's right, each of your kids will get a pair of sunglasses, a UV sun hat and carrying case from Baby Banz! Plus a tube of sunscreen for the family to share.*

Spread the word and get your orders placed soon to win!!


*Immediate family only, must submit names and birth dates of children to obtain prize. Family members of Baby Banz Inc employees are not eligible. Must be a US resident age 18 or older.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Baby Banz at Vision Expo 2010

Check out Operations Manager Shari Murphy giving some company and product  info at Vision Expo East 2010 in New York City last month.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Reviews and Giveaways

CLOSED: April Giveaway with RockyTheZombie.com!


Baby Banz and Rocky the Zombie April Giveaway!


Rocky The Zombie is teaming up with Baby Banz for a new giveaway!

"Zombies need Love, and Sun Protection, too!"

The winner receives a Zombie Love T-shirt of their choice from Rocky the Zombie AND Sunglasses and a Case from Baby Banz!
 
As studies reveal the damaging effects of UV damage, we must not overlook the need to also 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!

Baby Banz were originally designed in Australia for one of the world’s toughest UV environments. Clinically tested by one of the world’s leading authorities on sunglasses, Baby Banz have passed the most stringent standards on sunglasses in the world! A testament to their outstanding quality, Baby Banz has been endorsed by the Melanoma International Foundation, Vision Australia, InfantSEE and the Cancer Society of Australia. In addition, Baby Banz has been recognized by iParenting Media, the Toy Man, Creative Child Magazine, The New Parents Guide and hordes of other media outlets as the Ultimate in Children's Sun Protection. Get your child the protection they need for their eyes, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort or style.


Rhiannon started 'Rocky The Zombie' around 2003/04. She started with a single shirt that she had painted up with some stars, and bought more supplies with the cash I made from that first sale to keep the business going. Rhiannon grew up in the middle of the Mid-Wales mountains, where it's very quiet, except for the rain on the roof! Now she lives in Southsea England, where it's pretty noisy and nowhere near as pretty. Rocky the Zombie has created quote a following on Etsy.com and I happen to love the drawings that are anything but your typical cute!


You will win your choice of (1) Adventure Banz and (1) Sunglasses Case as well as The Zombie Lovers shirt  (pictured here in white)in your choice of sizes 2 months - 4T.






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How to enter:


Take a look around BabyBanz.com and RockytheZombie and tell us what you would choose if you won with what size and color! (2 entries)

Follow @babybanz on Twitter and let us know that you did (or already do)! (1 entry)

Follow @rockythezombie on Twitter and let us know that you did (or already do)! (1 entry)

Tweet about the giveaway by copying and pasting the following text-
RT @babybanz @rockythezombie Zombies need love, too! T-shirt & Sunglasses Giveaway ends 4/30, {http://tinyurl.com/y89xwd8}

You may tweet the giveaway as many times as you like, but there is only one entry per tweet. Please leave the permalink of your tweet in your comment.

Blog about the giveaway, linking to Baby Banz and RockytheZombie. Then come back and leave a comment letting us know that you did. You must leave the direct link to your post! (5 entries)

Fan Baby Banz on FaceBook ! (1 entry)

Fan Rocky the Zombie on Facebook! (1 entry) 

Follow the Baby Banz Blog (publicly) (1 entry)

Subscribe to the Baby Banz Inc Newsletter (1 entry)

Make a purchase before March 26th from Baby Banz or RockytheZombie (10 entries)


Please note to get all of your entries counted, for each thing that 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 except where indicated. We do check every entry to make sure that you did what the entry required. Your entry can and will be deleted if you do not follow the entry rules listed above.

Contest open to US, Canada and UK residents only. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Contest ends 4/30/10 at 11:59 CST. Winners will be chosen by Random.org at the end of the contest and notified via email as well as posted on our site. Please make sure that your email address is obtainable by Baby Banz Inc. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize before Baby Banz Inc chooses another winner. Family members of Baby Banz Inc and Rocky the Zombie are ineligible to enter in any of our contests.