Shades for Kids

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When the sun comes out in Seattle, people scramble for all the hats and sunglasses that haven’t seen the light of day (insert rim shot here) since the last summer.  Protecting little eyes from the sun is serious business, but it should also be a fun way to add some flair to your child’s wardrobe. Here are some great choices for the little peepers in your house.

Babiators – I am partial to these because the company has a lost and found guarantee: if you lose or break them in the first year, they will send you a replacement pair for free!  Seeing how I tend to lose sunglasses during the long Seattle winters, this kind of perk is a win in my book. Plus, the glasses are crazy cute on little people and come in a wide range of colors. I LOVE the Rockstar Red.

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Adventure BanZ – These are great for young babies or any kiddo that doesn’t want to keep sunglasses on. The wrap around velcro strap keeps the frames nice and secure, but also provides a comfortable fit for the kids that don’t like the feeling of the ear piece. These also come in about 20 different colors and have 100% UVA/UVB protection.

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Julbo Kid’s Looping Sunglasses – These are pricy, but for a kid who can handle a smidge of responsibility they are worth it. They do not have hinges so there will be no finger pinching, hair snagging, or snapping off the arms. The nose pads are rubber to help prevent slipping. There is no up or down so small kids can put them on themselves with no fuss.  The lenses block 100% of UV rays and 95% of visible light, creating a clear image for little eyes.  Also, the strap is optional so they will stay on even if your little one decides they don’t like the strap.

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Real Kids Shades Flex Duo – This company is all about eye safety for kids ages 0 – 12. You would be happy with any of their styles, but we like the Flex Duo because of the removable neoprene strap that comes with them.  We are all about having options! These are 100% UVA/UVB resistant and have a wrap around to protect against peripheral sunlight.

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Kate lives in Seattle with her husband, two children, and two dogs. In a past life she was a prosecuting attorney, but now her idea of a hard cross examination is trying to figure out how exactly all the doll heads ended up in the air vent. She enjoys baking, eating baked goods, smelling sleeping babies, and shoes. She really, really likes shoes.

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