As a parent it’s important to me to proctect my child as best I can. Now that it’s warm weather again and we’re back to playing outside, I not only want to protect my daughter’s sensitive skin but also her eyes. Many don’t often think to protect little one’s eyes as much as their skin but the bright sunlight can hurt their little eyes. Besides, if the sun is bright enough that I want my sunglasses, I’m sure my daughter would appreciate a pair as well! There are many times the sun bothers her, of course when she’s outside running and playing but also when we’re in the car or at the zoo or even walking around a festival. The hard part has been finding a pair of sunshades that can stand up to a rough toddler! Plus finding a pair she will actually keep on. I can’t even count the numerous pairs I have bought her only to have them destroyed within minutes or her refuse to keep them on. The worst is in the car, she’ll pull them off within seconds of us leaving then get really upset when the sun is in her face. I decided to see if I could hunt down a pair of sunshades that durable enough to not only take the pulling and tugging of a toddler but also the running and playing of a very active toddler as well as a pair that I could keep on her.
Here is what I found:
0-18 months — “My first Julbos” The Looping can be turned any way they choose: the frame is reversible and has no hinges. The wrap around, ergonomic profile guarantees optimal coverage and comfort for all little head shapes. Hold and positioning: With curved temples and a flat elastic strap, Looping 1 sunglasses offer the perfect hold. Coverage: Wrap-around profile for maximum eye protection.
12-24 months Reversible frame, no hinges, wrap around, ergonomic profile, curved temples, flat elastic strap… the Looping is best to explore the world while being protected from the sun in all conditions! Hold and positioning: Looping 2 sunglasses have curved temples and a flat elastic strap for an effective hold. Coverage: Wrap-around profile for optimal eye protection.
Ages 2-4 At this young age of exploration, eye protection is essential. Looping 3 is the answer: wrap-around coverage, reversible frame, no hinges, curved temples, flat elastic strap. They won’t leave the face of even the most active child! Hold and positioning: Curved temples and flat elastic strap on the Looping 3 provides hold when your child is at play. Coverage: Sunglasses provide optimal eye protection with a wrap-around profile.
The younger the child is, the more vulnerable their eyes are. Unlike an adult’s eye, the lens in a child’s eye has almost no protective pigments. A child’s crystalline lens is totally transparent with a very large pupil. Children’s eyes therefore absorb much more harmful solar radiation than adults.
Even in the shade, the eyes are exposed to UV rays reflected by the clouds, water, snow, sand and asphalt. Sunglasses are important for eye protection for babies, just as they are for moms and dads!
Julbo’s popular Looping line of sunglasses are specially designed for babies, infants and toddlers. Three different sizes are offered in the Looping 1, 2 and 3. Choose the model according to the age of your child.
What are the things to look for in the best sunglasses for babies and toddlers?
Up until the age of 3, small children look up to see the world. The best sunglasses for babies protect youngsters with:
- Substantial coverage around the eyes
- Flexible frames and strong lenses that can take a lot of activity
- Sunglasses that are centered for upside or downside use
- And dark lenses such as Julbo’s category 4 lenses for minimal visible light transmission (only 5%)
Top-quality lenses in Julbo’s sunglasses for babies
- Julbo lenses are optical class 1
- They provide 100% protection against UVA, B and C rays
- They are shock resistant
Looping frames are made for a baby’s face
- Handy reversible and flexible frames—there is no wrong way to put them on
- Wrap-around styling provides excellent coverage and protection
- Flexible and shock absorbing frames
- Fun, colorful style for the little ones