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 the sponge regularly with warm soapy water and if you wont be using for a little while clean thoroughly 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(see here for more important information as to why you need to wash 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.
Shade your little one with the Bumkins Sun Hat made from certified UPF 50+ fabric. Protect them from the sun at the pool, park, beach, or splash pad.
The brim provides shade for sweet little faces, necks, and ears. The lightweight fabric is breathable for baby’s comfort. An adjustable drawstring allows for a custom fit. Machine washable and quick drying.
UPF 50+ clothing helps protect from the sun’s rays. However, is not a substitute for sunscreen. Before heading outside, apply a generous amount of a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and allow to absorb into the skin. And remember to reapply as often directed.
Made from certified UPF 50+ fabric Wide brim provides shade for face, neck, and ears Adjustable drawstring for a custom fit as baby grows Chin strap ties to secure hat Breathable, lightweight and easy to fold-up and store Machine washable
Small for 0-9 months / head circumference 14”-17.5”
Medium for 9-18 months / head circumference 17.5”-19”
Large for 18-24 months / head circumference 19”-21”