Cool shades to take care of little eyes
The great thing about choosing sunglasses for your little ones, is that you don’t have to compromise cool for quality.
When you’re buying sunglasses, be sure to look for a certified standard of as close to 100% UVA protection as possible, and the EN1836:2005 safety standard mark. Its also very important to ensure that they’re comfy, so that your little one is happy to keep them on.
There are some fabulous designs available both online and on the high street; here are our top five picks for care, comfort and (of course) cuteness!
No. 1 – The Original Babiators
These cool shades come in 10 awesome colours and provide 100% UVA and UVB protection for your little one’s eyes. They also have flexible frames and shatter resistant lenses to survive even the toughest of kiddy treatment! With two sizes to choose from, ‘baby’ 0-3yrs and ‘junior’ 3-7yrs, you’re also sure to get a comfy fit.
They also come with a fantastic free replacement guarantee, so if you lose or break the glasses within the first year, just send off for a new pair.
You can see the full range at www.babiators.eu and prices start around £15.50
No. 2 – My First Julbos (Looping 1)
Julbo are well regarded for delivering quality glasses, originally developed to protect eyes in harsh mountain conditions. The Looping 1 is specially designed for baby ease, comfort and protection. No matter which way your baby picks them up, they’ll fit perfectly, as there’s no wrong way up and with both no hinges, and shatter proof lenses they’re pretty indestructible.
The wrap round style not only holds comfortably on to little heads but also provides maximum block from the sun. The Looping 1 looks after little eyes from birth to around 18 months and prices start around £18.
No. 3 – Jo Jo Maman Bebe
This stylish range of pop-on sunglasses for babies and toddlers provides 100% UV protection for a very affordable £6.00. Choose from five cool colours and three sizes to get the perfect combination, and you can add a handy neoprene strap to keep them comfortably in place.
No. 4 – Baby- Banz
Baby-Banz have over 20 fabulous designs to choose from, all with UV 400 category 3 lenses, which means they offer 99.9%UVB and 99% UVA protection. The fitted neoprene strap ensures a comfortable fit and prevents any harmful UV rays creeping in from the sides.
They’re readily available from a number of retailers including Amazon for around £15.00.
No. 5 – Foster Grant, Fun 16 and 15
Who says sensible can’t be fun?
Foster Grant have combined high protection UV400 smoke grey lenses with two amazing designs (choose from a funky gloss green monster frame or a cool strawberries design!) to provide groovy, yet effective, eye protection. (99.9%UVB and 99% UVA protection)
Available from www.sunsibility.co.uk at just £7.00
So take your pick of these swanky sunglasses and make sure your little one’s eyes are protected this summer! Also, keep those well protected eyes peeled for our other baby & toddler holiday clothing articles.
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