We’ve been a family of 6 for just about 4 weeks now, and summer break is in full swing. While my husband has been off work with me to adjust to our new family and sweet baby Julian, we’ve had so much fun spending quality time with our boys. Since the weather has been pretty much beautiful, we’ve spent a ton of time enjoying the outdoors. Our boys play outside every day they possibly can, and we’ve been burning through the sunscreen like no tomorrow. Since children receive three times as much sun exposure than adults do every year, we know how important it is to protect their skin against UV rays. However, one part of sun protection is often overlooked in children- protecting their sensitive eyes. UV damage is cumulative and irreversible, and children’s eyes are more susceptible to sun damage because they have larger pupils and clearer lenses. This allows more UV to penetrate and reach the back of the eyes, making sun protection even more important for little ones (even though less than 30% of parents are currently protecting their children’s eyes with sunglasses! Ooops!).
When choosing sunglasses for kids, it’s important to always look for 100% UVA/UVB protection, high-quality and durable frames, and a great, comfortable fit. While my boys love sunglasses, they are also incredibly tough on them. We really need something that can not only meet these recommendations, but really stand up to the rough and tumble, clumsy, fast-paced life of even the squirreliest of 2 year olds- Ezra! That’s why we trust Babiators sunglasses with the job…
Ezra is known to have no fear of any physical activity (I mean, just last night he was high dive jumping off the couch into a pile of bean bags with no reserve!), so Babiators are exactly what he needs. Their mission is to protect kids’ eyes with safe, durable, and awesome sunglasses. Babiators feature flexible rubber frames and shatter-resistant lenses that won’t break when you bend, twist, or step on them (or Ezra test them?). They have UV400 lenses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re safe for him – whether they’re on his face or end up in his mouth. Plus, they’re so lightweight and comfortable with a great fit, that he literally never feels the need to take them off when he’s outside.
I mean, look at how cool this kid looks! He loves the aviator style that is so popular right now and wears them everywhere. Of course, this makes me nervous about him losing them, but I can rest easy because Babiators has a really awesome guarantee. Babiators stands behind their signature Lost & Found Guarantee™ – if you lose or break your sunglasses within one year of purchase, Babiators will replace them for free- just pay shipping! Seriously… that guarantee right there is a win for parents everywhere. Since we had no worries about losing them, and we knew they could stand up to some serious wear, we let Ezra bring his Babiators on our recent trip to the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo.
His Babiators were perfect for the cloudless, hot day we spent learning about animals. Even after 3 weeks of constant wearing (dropping, stepping on, getting shoved deep into the diaper bag), they still look like new. If they can stand up to the Ezra test, they definitely get our seal of approval! They come in two separate sizes- Junior for 6 months through 3 years, and Classic for 3 to 7 years, so the fit is perfect for each child. Plus, with bright and bold colors to neutrals in both original and polarized lenses, there’s a cool option for every outfit. I have a sneaky feeling that we’ll have quite a few colors by the end of the summer!
Since we know your littles will love them just a much as Ezra, Babiators is hosting a giveaway for one of our lucky readers. Enter below to win a pair of black Babiators for that stylish little aviator in your life! Also, be sure to check out The Vision Council’s UV Damage and Children Report, The Vision Council’s 2015 UV Protection Report and The Vision Council’s 2016 UV Protection Report for more information on sun safety!