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Review & Give-Away: UV Skinz

May 31, 2010

Today, the final day in May, is the last day of Skin Cancer Awareness month.  We would like to help spread awareness by hosting a UV Skinz review and give-away here on Oh Baby O.

As you may have read in our Skinz Cancer Awareness post earlier this month, Rhonda, the creator of UV Skinz has a truly inspirational story!  In 2001, Rhonda lost her 32 year old husband, Darren, to malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Rhonda was left with their three young children to raise on her own.  Then, she did something amazing.  She took this tragic event and turned it into something very positive:  UV Skinz.

UV Skinz carries UV protective clothing for the whole family, including swimshirts, shorts, and sun hatsUV Skinz swimwear carries a UPF rating of 50+, blocking 98% of harmful rays.  This is the highest UPF (Ultraviolet Protective Factor) rating that can be given to clothing!

In an effort to help prevent skin cancer as well as spread awareness, UV Skinz hosted their annual Save a Baby’s Skin campaign again this year.  A free baby swimshirt has been sent out with every order during the month of May.  Rhonda says the hope is that customers will “pay it forward” by giving the free swimshirt to a baby in need, a friend’s baby, a neighbor’s baby, a relative, or any other baby you might know!  Today is the last day to participate in this wonderful promotion.  So, hurry!

We had a chance to review the UV Skinz baby swimshirt as well as their board shorts.  The first thing I noticed upon opening the package is how well-made these items are.  Baby O is very mobile these days.  If his clothes are flimsy at all, they quickly end up in ruins.

Both the shirt and shorts are cute and modern looking as well as functional.  Baby O seemed to really appreciate the silky feel of the fabric.  They cover and are close-fitting, but not tight.  The sizing is generous enough so that Baby O’s UV Skinz will last him through the entire summer.  Even though the sleeves are long to offer more protection, Baby O seems perfectly cool the whole time he’s wearing his Skinz.

Mama is pleased with how well the board shorts fit over a (cloth) diaper.  The neck opening is a bit snug and I was concerned it might be a pain to get on and off comfortably, but it ended up being just right.

When wet, the UV Skinz clothing dries in no time at all.  This is great for a day of swimming, allowing the wearer to go from water to play and back to the water staying comfortable the whole time with no need for several costume changes!  We like to use our UV Skinz for any day we might need a little extra sun protection, not just days that include water fun.

Our favorite thing about UV Skinz?  No sunburn!  :)

In addition to the Skin Cancer Awareness promotion, UV Skinz is generously offering one lucky Oh Baby O reader any single item of your choice from the UV Skinz site!

Required Entry:

Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)

and for two extra optional entries you can:

  • Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the UV Skinz website.  The  post has to be about this give-away only.

Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry (2 for the facebook and/or blog post)!

This give-away is open to US  addresses only.
Must be 18 years of age to enter.

Winner, to receive one item of choice from UV Skinz, will be posted in two weeks (June 14th, 2010).  Good Luck!
~Carrie

Thank you to UV Skinz for their help during our review process.

Disclosure:  Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author.  No other compensation has been received for this review.

All images courtesy of uvskinz.com.

Winner: Comment #8:

Sara

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52 Comments
  1. May 31, 2010 1:36 pm

    I would pick the Baby Sarah – Hibiscus/Black swim shirt.

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  2. May 31, 2010 1:43 pm

    I like Oh Baby O on Facebook

  3. May 31, 2010 1:43 pm

    I like UV Skinz on FB

  4. May 31, 2010 1:44 pm

    I am following OhBabyO on Twitter

  5. May 31, 2010 1:45 pm

    I am following UV Skinz on Twitter

  6. Sara permalink
    June 3, 2010 9:12 am

    I would pick the baby board shorts in navy

  7. Sara permalink
    June 3, 2010 9:14 am

    I follow you on Twitter

  8. Sara permalink
    June 3, 2010 9:14 am

    I fan you on Facebook

  9. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:18 am

    I would pick the Celia top for my daughter.
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  10. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:19 am

    Like OhBabyO on FB

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  11. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:20 am

    Like UV Skinz on FB

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  12. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:23 am

    Subscribed to newsletter

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  13. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:25 am

    I hope I’m not doing this wrong – FB fan of UV Skinz #2

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  14. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:25 am

    Again, hope I’m not messing this up :)

    FB fan of OhBabyO #2

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  15. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:28 am

    Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter

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  16. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:29 am

    Follow UV Skinz on Twitter.

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  17. Heidi permalink
    June 9, 2010 9:34 am

    Posted on your homemade laundry det. recipe, as I have been talking to my husband about wanting to make some myself:) Thanks for this give away! My daughter would look so cute in the UV top… she got my husband’s tan skin instead of my very fair skin, but I am bent on protecting it – and it is hard to rub in the organic sunscreen I use! :)

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  18. June 9, 2010 4:01 pm

    I would pick the Navy/Orange short sleeve boys shirt for my 2 1/2 year old.

  19. June 9, 2010 4:03 pm

    I stumbled this page.

  20. Tamara Sz permalink
    June 12, 2010 7:16 am

    I would choose the Devin – Navy in size 4 for my son!

  21. Tamara Sz permalink
    June 12, 2010 7:17 am

    I Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter.

    ID: @szogediek

  22. Tamara Sz permalink
    June 12, 2010 7:17 am

    I Follow UV Skinz on Twitter.

    ID: @szogediek

  23. June 12, 2010 9:39 am

    I’d get the Renee woman’s shirt in Hot Pink

  24. June 12, 2010 9:40 am

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours

  25. June 12, 2010 9:41 am

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of UV Skinz

  26. June 12, 2010 9:41 am

    I follow UV Skinz on twitter, lunaj1456

  27. June 13, 2010 1:37 pm

    I like the Cameron swim shirt

  28. June 13, 2010 1:37 pm

    I like OBO on FB

  29. June 13, 2010 1:38 pm

    Following OBO on twitter.

  30. June 13, 2010 1:40 pm

    Following UVSkinz on twitter.

  31. June 13, 2010 3:31 pm

    I would pick the Devin
    Navy

  32. June 13, 2010 3:32 pm

    I follow

  33. June 13, 2010 3:34 pm

    Like Oh Baby O on Facebook

  34. June 13, 2010 3:35 pm

    Like UV Skinz on Facebook

  35. June 13, 2010 3:37 pm

    Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter

  36. June 13, 2010 3:38 pm

    Follow UV Skinz on Twitter

  37. June 13, 2010 3:40 pm

    tweet

  38. Melanie calcut permalink
    June 13, 2010 5:11 pm

    I could have really used this earlier now that Connor is sunburnt. I would love to have the Sharky-B – Shark Camo/Navy for him in 24 month.

  39. Melanie calcut permalink
    June 13, 2010 5:12 pm

  40. Melanie calcut permalink
    June 13, 2010 5:12 pm

    ■Like Oh Baby O on Facebook.
    Melanie Calcut

  41. Melanie calcut permalink
    June 13, 2010 5:13 pm

    Melanie Calcut
    ■Likes UV Skinz on Facebook.

  42. Melanie calcut permalink
    June 13, 2010 5:13 pm

    username mcalcut
    ■Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter.

  43. Melanie calcut permalink
    June 13, 2010 5:13 pm

    user name mcalcut
    ■Follow UV Skinz on Twitter.

  44. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:24 pm

    I really like the Sharky Swim Set

  45. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:25 pm

    I follow your blog

  46. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:26 pm

    i subscribe to your blog

  47. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:26 pm

    I Like Oh Baby O on Facebook.
    (mrstinareynolds)

  48. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:27 pm

    I Like UV Skinz on Facebook (mrstinareynolds)

  49. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:27 pm

    I Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter @mrstinareynolds

  50. tina reynolds permalink
    June 13, 2010 10:28 pm

    I Follow UV Skinz on Twitter (mrstinareynolds)

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