Now that we're finally entering the Summer of 2011, we're all breaking out our warmer weather clothing, beach towels and swimsuits, and we're stocking up on sunscreens and aloe. Another thing that's on a Summer must-have list? Sunglasses, of course! I need to get a new pair for myself, and Dan just got a great pair from a company I recently had the pleasure of working with. Kyle has a few pairs of his own, as well. But did you know, even BABIES need a good pair of shades? That's right! Small children's eyes need special protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays....Even more so than adults! When compared to adult’s eyes, children’s eyes have fewer natural protections against UV exposure, making them more likely to be damaged. The more time you spend outdoors, the more susceptible you are to sun damage. Published scientific research concludes that up to 50% of lifetime UV ray exposure may occur by age 18, so it’s imperative that we protect our children’s eyes now!
I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review Babiators, a great line of children's sunglasses manufactured with the littlest of eyes in mind. Babiators are awesome for so many reasons...For one, let's just state the obvious: They're stinkin' cute! Come on, admit it. As moms, we always want our babies to look absolutely adorable! But not only are these sunglasses unbelievably cute, they are also totally safe for babies and small children to wear. I have 2 babies, and where do they like to put things? In their mouths! So obviously, I worry about things like chemicals, small parts, and things that can be sharp or create a choking hazard. Well the folks at Babiators have thought if these common parent worries, too! Babiators are entirely BPA, pthalate, and heavy-metal FREE, making them completely non-toxic for kids who like to explore the world through their mouths! Babiators cannot, however, be held responsible for any creepy-crawly germs that may enter your babies' mouths that have crept onto their glasses from normal usage, haha. But you're a mom...Of course you have germ-X and wipes available at all times to combat those germies!
Babiators come in 2 different sizes: Junior Babiators, which are suitable for children ages 1-3, as well as the Classic Babiators, which are perfect for bigger kids ages 3+! They come in some great colors like Rockstar Red, Blue Angels Blue, Special Ops Black, and Princess Pink!
Take a look at Xander rocking these Babiator Juniors in Rockstar Red:
I would have taken photos of Sophie wearing these, too, but she wouldn't stay still and kept taking them off. But the Junior size fit both of my babies well. I also noticed they are incredibly durable, and virtually break-proof. Sophie was especially rough with them, tugging, twisting, and bending the sunglasses. We were shocked to see that they did not break. The lenses popped out a couple of times, but they easily pop right back into place and don't really have sharp edges to hurt baby with. The temples (or arms) remained totally intact and did not lose their shape even after Sophie's abuse of them. These glasses are obviously made to withstand the little hands of children as well! We are thrilled with the durability and bullet-proof nature of our Babiators. We also love that they provide 100% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. The only thing I would have liked to see included was a strap to keep the Babiators on a child's head. My daughter would not keep them on, and I think a strap of some sort would have made it easier to keep them on her
. I would definitely recommend Babiators to parents of small children. They are adorable, fun, and offer essential protection from the sun's harmful rays. They are also made to last. Your babies will not be able to easily break their Babiators, so they can offer years of use with proper care! Add the fact that they're completely non-toxic? You've got a winning product here! My babies will be rocking their Babiators this summer, will yours?
Here's how to connect with Babiators!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can find Babiators on their website and at select fine retailers.
You can also connect with them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
You can also see Babiators in action on their YouTube channel!
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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