Sunglasses for your little one?
Toddler Sunglasses maybe a style statement for mommies, but for your little one, they may actually be essential.
1. Why are sunglasses necessary for kids?
UV rays from sunlight can damage the retina and the lens of the eye and can lead to long-term damage such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
Optometrist Dr. Susan Blakeney (Royal College of Optometrists) says: 'The younger you can get children wearing sunglasses, the better. Wearing them should be part of the routine along with sun lotion, especially on the beach, where sand and water reflects UV rays up into the eyes. Make sure the glasses fit properly; not too tight or falling off, which defeats the point. A large wraparound style, with a sun hat, makes sure light doesn't come in the top.'
2. What type of sunglasses should we choose for kids?
According to Baby Center: "Putting low-quality sunglasses on your child is worse than his wearing no glasses at all? That's because poor-quality sunglasses can cause your child's pupils to dilate – therefore letting more UVA and UVB rays in – without offering protection. When choosing sunglasses, buy a pair with a label saying it blocks 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Also, polarized glasses reduces glare and choose polycarbonate lenses, which provide extra impact resistance."
3. What if my child refuses to put on shades?
Children take time to get used to anything new. They even take few days to get used to wearing socks & shoes. So you should give her some time. And moreover, if the sunglasses are comfortable for her, and she wears them out in the sun, she will know it's easier with them, than without. Also, you need to wear yours in front of her so that she wears hers looking at you!
4. What if my child outgrows it?
Choose sunglasses with neoprene bands which can be adjusted with Velcro, so that the child can wear them longer and more comfortably.
5. My child loves to throw his things around. He will break his sunglasses
Baby Banz sunglasses are made of tough shatterproof polycarbonate which will not break on throwing.
I personally love Baby Banz sunglasses since they are truly child friendly and specifically made for children e.g.: the soft silicone nose/brow piece makes it further more comfortable for your little one. Am proud to share that (not surprisingly) these have been rated & reviewed as the best sunglasses for kids in the world: dailymail.co.uk.
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