Keep your babes looking slick while protecting those little peepers from the sun with Babiators – baby aviators. Adults wear sunglasses when it is bright outside, why shouldn’t our kids wear them too? And just like adult sunglasses, all sunglasses are not created equal. When choosing sunglasses you want to make sure you choose one that offers 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays as well as being cute.
Children’s sensitive skin needs sunscreen to limit dangerous UV exposure and their eyes need protection too. Here are the facts:
- When compared to adult’s eyes, children’s eyes have fewer natural protections against UV exposure, making them more likely to be damaged.
- The more time you spend outdoors, the more susceptible you are to sun damage. Published scientific research concludes that up to 50% of lifetime UV ray exposure may occur by age 18, so it’s imperative that we protect our children’s eyes now!
- The EPA recommends you wear sunglasses even on days with a low UV index!
Why I love them – What’s the biggest problem with sunglasses (besides loosing them)? Breaking them. (Seriously, I break my own, how can I expect my daughter not to break hers?) That’s why Babiators are made with a flexible plastic. Kids can bend them, sit on them, etc. and they don’t snap like a twig! In fact, they are so tough Babiators offers a one-year Wear and Tear Guarantee. (I am sure they can be broken, everything can be, but they are much more durable than hard-plastic alternatives. And they withstand the way my daughter stretches glasses to put them on.) Bonus, these glasses are BPA free, so you can rest easy when they go straight into the mouth.
Buy It – Babiators are available in two sizes, 0-3 years and 3+ years, for $19.99 each and are available in blue, pink, red and black.
Great Gift For – Babies and kids up to ages 6 or 7. It’s hard to say the age limit on the size 3+ because it depends on face size. Because of the stretchy nature, I can actually wear the sunglasses in a pinch. They look a little silly, but I can wear them. So my recommendation is up to about age 6 or 7. They are perfect on my almost 4 year old. (Great stocking stuffer idea!)
Disclosure – Product was provided to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.