Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby Banz launches Sun Screen for Kids

 -One 1.5oz tube of SPF 30 Sunscreen
 -One 2oz Aloe Gator After Sun Lotion
 -One 2oz Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizing Beads
 -One SPF 30 Cherry Lip Balm with Carabiner
 All packaged in a TSA ready, Resealable Plastic Bag. The perfect gift for Summer Travel!
SunscreenAloe Gator® SPF30 sunblock is oil- and PABA-free so it’s easy on your skin. It’s non-greasy, water-resistant, and dries quickly. Convenient Travel Size Carabiner Clip Bottle Great for any outdoor or water sport.  UVA/UVB protection, SPF 30. Unscented.
Lip Balm - Moisturizes and protects lips from dryness and sun damage. Cherry flavored. PABA free formula with added Aloe and Vitamin E.
Aloe Gator After Sun Lotion -This rich formulation of soothing moisturizing ingredients makes AFTER SUN LOTION the very best protection against the effects of exposure to sun and wind. Its 9 botanical extract soften the skin, while the Aloe Vera and Vitamin E  restore moisture, promote healing and help prevent peeling.
Hand Sanitizer - Moisturizing Jojoba Beads for Dry Hands Allows you to Clean and Soften Hands in One Application
Kills 99.9 % of all Bacteria. 62% Alcohol

Thanks Dad Giveaway Winner Announced

Thanks Dad Giveaway Winner!

An alternate winner has been chosen since the first did not respond - the alternate winner is:
Briann said...
i would pick the junior banz in groovy pink size 4-10 and the beach tee in light pink size XS

As always, we have utilized Random.org to choose a winner for our monthly contest. The winner is comment #50 -
Kelley said...
I would choose thenavy ball cap for my husband and soon to be new dad.
 Congrats Kelley - she will win her choice of a hat or Tshirt from ThanksDad as well has sunglasses from Baby Banz!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sun Protection Specifically for Kids

Sun Protection for Children

Sun protection for children is vital to the overall health of an emerging generation. They need to learn from an early age the benefits and dangers about the sun. The sun is vital to our existence – we all know and understand this. But as with most things in life, nothing is perfect.

With the hours children spend in front of computers and video games, it’s a gift when we see them playing outside. But even with this trend, there is still a rise in childhood skin disease and skin cancer.
Children’s skin is more vulnerable to be damaged by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and it is widely believed that 80% of our lifetime sun exposed happens before our 18th birthday. Just a few serious
sunburns in a child’s early years can increase the possibility of a skin cancer diagnosis as an adult, especially melanoma – the most serious from of skin cancer. Non–melanoma skin cancers are linked to long term sun exposure, such as summers at the shore and playing school sports, especially for those with fair skin, freckles, light hair and eyes.

Skin Cancer in Children:It is a myth that skin cancer is not a threat to children or teens. Skin damage accumulates over our lifetime and our childhood is the beginning of that life. As parents we try to teach our kids to eat right and exercise to keep healthy.

It’s only natural to teach them about the sun, limiting the amount of sun exposure, using sun-protective measures when outside, such as sunscreen and sun-protective apparel, and to avoid tanning beds.

Until recently, melanoma in children was almost unheard of, but there have been over 500 reported cases during the past decade alone and that number is expected to rise. As you would imagine, most parents or pediatricians don’t expect to find skin cancer in children. Because of this, pediatric melanoma often goes undiagnosed until the condition reaches the later stages, many times putting the child in great risk of a poor outcome.

Children need sun protection and education
Educational programs geared toward Sun Protection for Children.
Educating our children about sun protection is urgently needed. We need to raise awareness about the dangers of UV radiation that will create changes in our lifestyles and reverse the growing trend towards more skin disease and skin cancers.
There have been many educational programs created for schools and communities to use to spread the word about sun protection for children. Most of these campaigns center around the same simple principles:
YES - these all apply to adults too.

Seek Shade: UV rays are strongest and most harmful during midday sun (between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), so it's best to limit outdoor activities during this time. Try to seek shade under a tree, but if this is not possible try an umbrella, or a pop-up tent.

 Cover-Up: Clothing that covers as much of your child's skin is best. A Long-sleeved shirt and long pants with a tight weave are best, but they aren't always practical. A loose fitting T-shirt, long shorts, or a beach cover-up are good choices, too. There are many places to buy clothing and swimwear made with built in sun protection for children.

Get a Hat: Hats with wide brims that shade the face, scalp, ears, eyes and neck provide great protection. Baseball caps are popular, but they don't protect their ears and neck.

Wear Sunglasses: Look for sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible. This will greatly reduce sun exposure which can lead to cataracts and other eye damage later in life.

Sunscreen: Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15+ every time your child goes outside. For the best protection, apply sunscreen generously 30 minutes before going outdoors. Don't forget to protect ears, noses, lips, and the tops of feet and reapply every two hours.

Find out more about the many sun protection for children campaigns and start one in your community or child’s school.
Sun Protection for Children education is as important as Anti-Smoking, Anti-Drugs and Anti-Drinking education.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sun Safety Week June 1-7

Sun Safety Week

June 1 - 7

Baby Banz is excited to help you and your customers celebrate Sun Safety Week, an important awareness event that was first observed in 2004. Sun Safety Week is organized by The Sun Safety Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and showing them how they can adopt and practice safe sun protection. During Sun Safety Week, families are encouraged to learn more about sun protection methods and to actively use these methods to protect themselves and their families. Unfortunately, skin cancer is at a record high, so it is very important that people learn the risks of prolonged exposure to UV rays.

To help raise awareness and promote proper sun protection, Baby Banz has a nice selection of promotional items. These items can be given away to customers and local schools/preschools to help advertise your business while also teaching people about the benefits of safe sun practices. An excellent promotional giveaway for this month are Baby Banz Adventure Banz wrap-around sunglasses for ages 0-5.
This helpful product will show your customers that you care about their health and want them to stay informed. Give us a call today 877-333-0074 to find out about our discounts for companies that giveaway Baby Banz!