Solar Buddies - DUO Starter Pack – 2 Applicators & 2 Replacement Heads
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The Solar Buddies are the world’s first child-friendly, refillable sunscreen applicators. Apply sunscreen the easy way, with less mess and no waste. Not just for kids, adults including tradies and sportspeople love it too as no sunscreen gets on your hands.
Your toddler will think this is the best invention since solid food! The Solar Buddies Sun Cream Applicator will make putting on sun cream a fun task before outdoor adventures. It is simple for children to apply on their own, making it ideal for holiday's, day trips, nursery or school. And because it's compact and lightweight, kids can easily carry it around in their a little day packs and school bags. Its reusable, so just top up with your own sunscreen and your ready to go. The best part is, no messy hands as the sponge distributes the sunscreen evenly over your skin.
Starter Pack Duo – Two Applicators plus Two Replacement Heads.
To use, simply unscrew the head, fill with your favourite sunscreen, pop the lid back on and you’re good to go! It really is that simple!
Solar Buddies work with most sunscreens. We advise not to use oily or watery type sunscreens (e.g Sprays) as they can leak. For us conventional sunscreens from ‘squeezy’ bottles work best. Thicker creams can work but may need a little help getting to a roller ball. Try the 'ketchup shake' to help it out. Don't forget to clean your sponges regularly with warm soapy water, and if you are not planning on using for a while give it a thorough clean out and leave the cap off to dry.
The lifespan of the heads depends on how it is used and cared for. We recommend the Solar Buddies are cleaned after the vessel becomes empty as the sunblock can go off an be effected by bacteria (see this article for more information as to why you need to clean your solar buddie!). The heads need to be washed on a more regular basis to stop the head becoming clogged with sunscreen. Do not leave the Solar Buddie in direct sunlight or temperatures that exceed 30C. If in extreme heat keep your Solar Buddies in a shaded place. Do not use sunscreens high in alcohol as this can affect the adhesive. If all directions are followed the Solar Buddies can last in excess of 6-8 weeks. We have always managed to get 3-4 months out of each sponge caring for the solar buddie as directed. Sponges can be purchased separately.
Fit and features
Wide neck makes it easy to fill and clean
Rollerball makes it easy for young children to apply
Allows you to use your preferred sunscreen
Ideal for nursery or school
Holds 100ml - we recommend just half filling so you can clean regularly
Sunscreen not included
Please read the FAQ in relation to this product and the products recommendations before purchasing.
Also available in singles and single starter packs
We have a little girl who has sensory struggles and can't stand people touching her. This has helped us so much get sun cream on her at home as well as at daycare and she's 2.5 yrs... view more old and can do it her self view less
These are the bees knees 100%. So easy to use and the kids are even happy to use them. Hubby works as a courier driver and LOVES them too - specially as he hates goop (it's how he ... view morerefers to suntan lotion) Totally recommend. And lets not forget the fantastic service from the Sleepy tot team too! view less
This is the second pack I've purchased of the solar buddies. My near 2 year old loves hers and is super helpful for the independent "No" phase she is going through. She loves putti... view moreng on her own sunscreen, any other bottle immediately invokes "No, No, No".
We've gifted a solar buddy to her local cousins, plus this set was for her cousins in the bay of plenty (the older one reckons he is going to share sunscreen with all his friends now). Highly recommend! (Plus adult friendly; so handy for whacking on some quick sunscreen yourself since it is likely to be in your bag!) view less