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Sensitive care. Sensible choice.

BANZ® has been helping parents protect precious little eyes, skin and ears for over 15 years with their innovative carewear.

The BANZ® Original Australian designed wrap-around 100% UV blocking baby sunglasses and kids sunglasses are the standard for children's sunglasses worldwide.

UPF 50+ infant swimwear and kids swimsuits, baby sunhats and kids sunhats offer complete sun protection from harmful UV rays that damage sensitive skin and eyes.

BANZ® industry-leading infant hearing protection and kids hearing protection set the standard for safely protecting your children from loud, damaging noises that can cause hearing loss.

Protecting children from environmental dangers like sun damage and hearing loss is easy with the BANZ® complete line of kids carewear products. In the water, at school, or at play, trust BANZ® to keep your kids safe.

Meet Bevan and Chris, the men behind BANZ®

For Bevan Beames, it all started one summer afternoon in January 2001 on the ride back from hospital with his new born and a young mum trying to ward off the blazing Australian sun.

As a veteran sunnies buff since his teens, Bevan began the quest for a cute pair of sunglasses for Junior but met with frustration. Some barely fit while their pointed ends made them unsafe. Others were downright dangerous with filters that dilated the pupils, allowing more, not less, radiation.

Bevan set to work, designed his own version and produced a prototype. With Banks refusing a lifeline, and less than a 50-50 chance of succeeding, he decided to call a friend, his Navy mate, Chris Albonico. Baby Banz was born.

Today, BANZ® sunglasses, earmuffs and sun hats guard infants, toddlers and kids from the environment in Australia, New Zealand, North America, UK & Europe, Africa and Asia.

Our Partners
InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service
NOAH’s mission is to act as a conduit for accurate and authoritative information about all aspects of living with albinism and to provide a place where people with albinism and their families, in the United States and Canada, can find acceptance, support and fellowship. Banz works directly with NOAH's New Parent Program. NOAH has a team of parents, professionals and adults with albinism who would like to assure you that you are not alone; and that there are plenty of resources available to your family. NOAH’s New Parent Program offers a trained parent liaison volunteer to each newly diagnosed family. The parent liaison will guide you through the many resources NOAH has to offer, and also provide you the opportunity to speak directly to a parent of a child with albinism who truly understands.
Operation Shower’s mission is to ease the stress of deployment by hosting joyful baby showers for military families across the country. Their baby showers provide expectant military families with high quality products for their babies while recognizing all that they do for our country. Banz works closely with operation Shower to provide family's with sun and hearing education and resources.
In an effort to help protect Tucson kids from the sun, The Skin Cancer Institute has developed a hat program, Hats On. Through this program, they are able to offer hats and sun safety information for an extremely reduced price. Hats are provided at a generously reduced cost through the partnership with Baby Banz, Inc.
Awards
2018 REBRAND 100: Distinction
2018 Baby & Children's Product News, Reader's Favorites, #2 in the Baby Sunglasses category.
2016 Baby Maternity Magazine Top Choice Award
2016 Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards Finalist
2013 Family Review Center Seal of Approval
2011 Able Play Great Find: Earmuffs
2010 WTS Toy Review Five Star Certified
2009 Creative Child Magazine Top Choice
2009 The Toy Man Award of Excellence
2008 Melanoma International Foundation
2008 New Parents Guide
2006 iParenting Media Award
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What are people saying?
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"These worked perfectly for my 6 week old son. We used them during a marching band parade (24 bands with very long percussion strings) and he slept the entire time. My husband also brought him up on stage during a concert and he wasn't the least bit upset about the noise. They're very light weight too. He doesn't mind wearing them for long periods."
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"We'd surely be pegged for "parent fail" blog photos if it weren't for these. Front row of a dirt bike race? No problem! Redneck firework extravaganza? Get'r done! Late night camping trip with [...] friends? Put that baby in a tent and party. You deserve it. Snoozing babies not even phased. Lightweight and works like a charm! Fit fine at 3 mo is will growing with her. Can't really breastfeed or snuggle her head close with these on, but that should probably be your cue to find a quiet place anyway. Highly recommend."
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"Needless to say I am very impressed by these earmuffs. Our son was able to enjoy a 2+ hour movie that had a variety of different types of noises. He was even smiling after the movie. They seem to be very good quality that hug my son's ears comfortably, but also have the flexibility to grow with him without getting too tight. There is a reason this product has thousands of positive reviews. It is an excellent value."
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"As a mother it just gives me peace of mind to know that I am protecting my daughter's ears. She's going to need them for the rest of her life. So needless to say....."they were worth every penny"."
Making Headlines
"Ease baby into your Sunday jam session ritual with a pair of pint-sized earmuffs."
Dad Friendly Baby Gear: Dude, where’s my gear? Gizmos and gadgets as clever, practical and good-looking as baby’s papa.
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
"That first year, when Seattle was only 8 months old, she wore headphones anytime music was on. Specifically, a brand called Baby Banz. "
Meet the parents who bring their kids to Stagecoach
Desert Sun - April 30, 2017
"Some say the greatest gift we can give our children is the opportunity to explore this great world we live in. As magical as that sounds, the reality is that traveling with small children and babies can be challenging even on good days."
Sanity-Saving Ideas for Traveling with Small Humans
Her Life Magazine
"Keep those peepers under cover with Banz Adventure Banz Sunglasses."
Under Cover: Play it safe when it comes to protecting your little’s sensitive skin.
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine - June 01, 2018
"If you’re worried about the dangers of UV ray exposure, fear not! We’ve got you covered with these 5 tips and our top picks for outdoor gear to ensure sun safety for kids this summer."
Sun Safety for Kids and Summertime Play
Creative Child Magazine
"The sounds of summer can be music to one’s ears, but they can also cause damage, especially to Baby. From lawn mowers and fireworks to outdoor summer concerts, prolonged exposure to loud sounds can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in little ones."
Protect Those Little Ears!
Nashville Parent - July 05, 2018
"If you decide to buy hearing protection for your baby, Baby Banz allows your child to still hear what’s going on, but at a safe level. "
Do babies really need to wear huge headphones to protect hearing?
Desert News: Family - February 07, 2018
"An easy solution for kids attending football games is a set of earmuffs such as Baby Banz; they come in various sizes, styles and colors."
Protecting your hearing during football season
Healthy Hearing - December 06, 2016
"Prince George was the centre of attention as he joined his parents at the world's largest military air show - the first time he has accompanied them on an official engagement in the UK."
RAF Fairford air extravaganza gets thumbs up from Prince George
Daily Mail - July 08, 2016
"Planning on taking baby to a dazzling Independence Day fireworks display? Consider bringing along pint-size hearing protection."
Safe and sound: Noise protection for babies
Metro Parent Magazine - June 08, 2016
"Ensuring that children stay safe in the sun will also help set good habits for the future. NB babies under six months should always be kept out of direct sunlight."
Health: Stay safe in the sun
Daily Mail - June 06, 2015
""Mr. DJ owns way too many sunglasses for a 1-year-old." ($17; BabyBanz.com)"
Hometown Babies: Los Angeles
American Baby Magazine - February 01, 2012
"Dr Diem Le said: ‘We’ve worked tirelessly over the past five years to educate parents in the dangers of letting their children wear sunglasses that do not give the maximum protection necessary, but also letting them know they can convince their little ones that there are fashions out there that suit both their needs.’"
snap up specially made high-protection sunglasses for even tiniest tots (to add to the desert-style sun hats and Factor 50)
Daily Mail - September 18, 2011
"Enter protective headgear, like the earmuffs worn by Baylen Brees.(...) Most are not meant for infants, but Baby Banz sells earmuffs for babies 6 months and older."
Want a Better Listener? Protect Those Ears
The New York Times - March 01, 2010
"Baby Banz has really cornered the market on sun gear for baby. Their products are made of 100% Cotton, Poly-Cotton Blend and have a PF(Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating of 50+ (This rating means thehat will block out more than 97.5% of UVA and UVB Rays). "
Walking on Sunshine: Steal Alexander 'Sasha' Pete Schreiber's sun hat style
People Magazine - February 20, 2008
Connect with Us
Shari Murphy
Director - USA
shari@banzworld.com, 660-563-7100
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