Spring time is right around the corner, and if you are like me then you probably can’t wait to get out and enjoy it! I know that our days are about to be filled with outings to the park, backyard adventures and maybe even a few beach trips. (I hope!) Before having children I didn’t worry about things like sun exposure or any of the other concerns that come along with outdoor fun, but now that I do I am all about safety! One important thing to keep in mind when planning outdoor activities with your children is eye protection. Did you know that children under 10 have a much greater risk of permanent eye damage from the sun than adults? They do, and that is why having sunglasses that ensure 100% UV protection like Real Kids Shades is a must.
Keep these guidelines in mind when selecting sunglasses for your kids.
- Only buy lenses that guarantee 100% UV protection
- Choose sunglasses made of polycarbonate instead of shatter prone acrylic.
- Be wary of polarized lenses – they do not always block UV rays. They can also distort vision.
- Get the right fit. You want them snug but not uncomfortable.
- Don’t buy lenses that are too dark – your child needs to be able to see clearly!
Finding the right fit when choosing sunglasses for your child.
There are several shapes and styles to choose from, and it is important that you are getting sunglasses that properly fit your child’s face. You want to make sure the frames that don’t swallow them up, but you don’t want them too small either. Real Kids Shades has a great fit guide to ensure you get the right size. Make sure the nose area is not too narrow and doesn’t put a lot of weight on their nose.
Sunglasses that have an adjustable strap are ideal for babies and younger children (0-24 months). Make sure the strap is made of soft, comfy material and has a generous adjustment area. Being able to remove and wash it is a plus. For older children, choose a flexible frame that is lightweight but heavy duty enough to withstand being thrown around (Judah is notoriously rough on his sunglasses).
Lastly, make sure they look good! I mean, what’s more adorable than a baby in a cute pair of sunglasses? Not much! Judah has a few pairs, and he LOVES stylin’ in his shades!
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I was provided free products to facilitate this article. All opinions are 100% my own, not influenced in any way and may differ from yours.