Summer is here and we are all enjoying lots of warm sunshine! Hiking, swimming at the pool or lake, picnics, parks, sprinklers... Everything that makes summer time so special! One of our biggest summer jobs as parents is making sure our kids are protected from sun burns. I don't know a mom that doesn't make sure she has sunscreen in her beach bag or purse in preparation for those long days in the sun. One area of sun protection I wasn't well prepared for was my children's eyes. I have always considered sunglasses to be more about convenience then real eye protection! Turns out there are plenty of risks that come with not protecting our eyes during extended periods of time in the sun. According to Real Kid Shades children under 10 are have an increased risk of experiencing any of the following eye injuries (taken from Real Kid Shades pamphlet Protecting Your Child’s Eyes From The Sun: What Every Mom Should Know.):
Eye Disorders Caused By Sun Damage Include
• Age-related macular degeneration
• Pterygia – abnormal tissue grown on the whites
of the eyes
• Skin cancer around the eyes
• Photokeratitis – sunburn of the cornea
After learning about the importance of protecting my childrens' eyes during elongated periods of time in the sun I was more the happy to have the opportunity to review a pair of infant and toddler sunglasses from Real Kid Shades. So what makes their glasses different then other glasses you may find at the store? Heres what they have to say about that:
"Real Kids Shades are not toys or even scaled-down versions of adult shades. Our award-winning designs, intensive product testing, and patented construction ensure our children’s sunglasses offer the best 100% UVA/UVB sun protection available on the market today. They’re serious sunglasses fabricated with the same high-quality materials and to the same exacting standards as adult shades. We don’t believe your kids deserve anything less."
|Utter cuteness! The soft band is perfect for squirmy babies and toddlers!|
|Cool guy wearing his green froggy shades!|
BUY IT- You can purchase 100% UVA/UVB protective children's sunglasses from the Real Kid Shades website. They carry sizes for infants-12 years old! Be sure to check out their many colors and patterns!
WINT IT- Real Kid Shades has offered to give one Happily Domestic reader a pair of sunglasses in the size and color or print of their choosing! This is a $15 value! See raffelcopter below for details! a Rafflecopter giveaway