Saturday, December 19, 2009

December Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the Baby Banz Suit and Tee from Wee Revolution is.. Comment #35

ColleenMarie82 said...

I would choose the It took my mom 9 months to bake me onesies in 12-18 months, in pink.
December 4, 2009 4:21 PM

Congrats Colleen and thanks to everyone for participating!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Sun Safety Tips from Baby Banz

As cooler temperatures arrive, parents are unpacking sweaters, scarves and gloves. Unfortunately, many of them are also packing away sunglasses and sunscreen from summer. Most parents layer on the sun protection during the summer, but what about winter months? Consider the facts that 80% of sun damage children will receive occurs before the age of 18, and just one sunburn in childhood can increase the risks of melanoma in adulthood. Kids participating in winter activities, like skiing, snowboarding, or even snowball fights in the backyard face just as much risk for getting sunburned as they do at the beach!

Snow amplifies the burning potential of the sun by reflecting the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that causes sunburns. In fact, snow reflects about 85% of the sun’s rays, while water reflects 100%. 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.

Baby BanZ offers these tips for staying protected all year:

Don't forget the eyes! Sunlight reflecting off snow, sand or water further increases exposure to UV radiation, increasing the risk of developing eye problems such as cataracts. Long hours on the beach or in the snow without adequate eye protection 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 100% UV protection. This assures that the glasses block both UVA and UVB radiation. Children should wear real sunglasses-not toy sunglasses-that indicate the UV protection level. Dark or tinted eyewear sold as fashion accessories may provide little or no protection from UV or visible light. Polycarbonate lenses are the most shatter-resistant.

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

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. During these times put on extra sunscreen or take a break from the sun and get some lunch.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

CLOSED: December Giveaway!

Baby Banz and Wee REVOLUTION December Giveaway!

Wee REVOLUTION is teaming up with Baby Banz for a fabulous giveaway!

The winner receives a free OH Deer! Tee OR "It Took My Mama 9 Months to Bake Me" Cupcake tee/onesie from Wee REVOLUTION AND a UV swimsuit from Baby Banz!

Get an early start on eye protection with Baby Banz! You slather on the highest SPF sun block you can find to protect your little ones from UVA/ UVB rays- but do you remember to protect their EYES? 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! Get your child the protection they need for their eyes, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort or style.

Wee REVOLUTION, formerly Wee Wee Wear, was created by a new mom, with a background in art, to bring unique and trendy tee designs to infant and toddlers. The collection, designed with a little one's personality in mind, is made up of imagery everyone can enjoy. All of our garments are designed locally and hand screened, so you know we take the time to carefully inspect every garment that leaves our studio! With that in mind, we don't mass produce our tees. Everything is made in small production runs, or made-to-order. This allows us to customize colors for our customers, and gives you a one-of-a-kind garment!

Wee REVOLUTION is committed to excellent customer service and will strive to provide you with great products. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Wee Revolution offers infant and toddler sizes from 0-3 months to 6T. Every garment is made from 100% cotton and we carry select 100% organic cotton garments- the best for your wee one!

How to enter:

Take a look around and 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 @weerevolution on Twitter and let us know that you did (or already do)! (1 entry)

Tweet about the giveaway by using the RT button on this page OR by copying and pasting the following text-

RT @babybanz & @weerevolution T-Shirt and UV Swimwear Giveaway, ends 12/19, {}

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 WeeREVOLUTION. 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)

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

Subscribe to the Baby Banz Inc Newsletter (1 entry)

Make a purchase before Dec. 19th from Baby Banz or WeeREVOLUTION (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 and Canada residents only. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Contest ends 12/19/09 at 11:59 CST. Winners will be chosen by 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 Wee REVOLUTION are ineligible to enter in any of our contests.

Baby Banz featured in Pregnancy and NewBorn $1100 Gift Bqasket Giveaway!

Check out this great giveaway from Pregnancy and Newborn featuring Baby Banz and a ton of great gifts for baby, valued at over $1100!

Visit the site and enter to win!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Why wear sunglasses?

Why Wear Sunglasses?

Sunglasses are important for a variety of reasons. They are essential for preventing sun damage to your eyes while at the same time, improving your vision and visual comfort. They can also help you make a unique
fashion statement.

Our eyes are affected by exposure to the rays of ultraviolet radiation. Overexposure to UV light contributes to the development of cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems. Experts report that as much as 80% of UV damage to our eyes is done before the age of 18, making it even more important all of us to start protecting our eyes at an early age (Note: see chart for more specifics).

Sunglasses also serve as a shield against the glaring light of the sun and providing you with better visual clarity. You can choose anything from a soft tint to a dark, polarized lens.

Polarized Lenses are unique sunglasses that not only reduce the amount of light that reaches your eyes but actually contains a special filter that blocks the intense reflected light, thus reducing glare.

For people who are looking for the most ideal vision in all lighting conditions, the new Driverwear
lenses were made for you. Combining two of the most advanced technologies found in the eyeglass industry today, transition lenses and polarization, Drivewear lenses maximize useful light and minimize glare and excess light. Driverwear lenses create the most optimal visual environment for you in almost any situation.

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