I’m one of those people that wear sunglasses 365 days a year. I NEVER drive without them, I never hang the washing out without wearing a pair, I run in them…….I simply love sunglasses.
And I want my kids to love sunglasses too. The benefits of sun protection for little eyes (or eyes in general!) is without dispute, however; here’s some facts in case you need any further convincing;
- UV exposure to the sun is maximised early morning and in late afternoon due to the angle of the sun, conveniently skipping many young children’s high-noon nap time! Our bubs need to be wearing sunglasses when they’re playing outdoors – year round!
- UV light can cause premature ageing but can also cause eye conditions such as cataracts and cancers on the surface of the eye.
I have purchased sunglasses for Nixon, we have been gifted some very expensive pairs of sunglasses, which we love by the way – thank you Rayban!- But, Babiators are better. Here’s why;
Nix loves wearing sunglasses, but he hates them falling and slipping off his face. Which most of them invariably do. This, in my layman/mothers opinion (lol) is due to their rigid frames, which are quite simply mini-adult sunglasses. When you watch a toddler play, you notice that they are up, down, rolling around, jumping, running, stopping and starting…………kids require something a little bit more from their sunglasses than adults do, and that is an increased ability to actually stay on their face!
Frogs and Toadstools sent Nix the coolest wee pair of Babiators sunglasses to kick off the summer season and both he and I absolutely love them. The frames are made from flexible rubber that are virtually indestructible. They grip and stick onto Nixon’s face without sliding off and are so light and comfy he seems to forget he’s wearing them – which stops him fiddling and taking them off every second minute!
The lenses are also impact- and shatter-resistant and offer 100% UVA and UVB protection from the sun. Babiators is the only children’s sunglasses brand to offer a Lost & Found Guarantee: if a child’s Babiators are lost or broken within one year of purchase, Babiators replaces them…Guaranteed! That’s ridiculous. But ridiculously awesome right? These dapper shades are available in a range of awesome colours and two different sizes;
- Junior Babiators sunglasses fit most babies and toddlers ages 6 months – 3 years.
- Classic Babiators sunglasses fit most children ages 3 – 7+ years.
Nixon, though only 2 years 3 months, is massive so he’s wearing the Classic size – unfortunately the green he is wearing has been so popular they have sold out!
Isn’t he I mean, aren’t they so cute?!
You can shop the range from Frogs and Toadstools here, PLUS there is free shipping in NZ from 17 October – 1st November! Prices start at $39.95 for the Junior and Classics, $64.99 for the polarised options and $59.95 for the Aces range (age 7-14 years)
If you would like to win a pair of Junior or Classic Babiators for your stylish little person just head over to The Best Nest on Facebook and follow the instructions on the competition image. Comment below for a second entry! Competition closes Sunday 1st November 10pm.