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December 05, 2019

Raising children can be a serious burden on the budget. In fact, it’s one of the biggest costs a family will face. It makes sense, therefore, to be clever about the way we spend money, selecting carefully between the things that are necessary, and the things that they can do without.  One of the more recent sun-safetyconcerns that has been raised in a number of different outlets calls for parents to make sure their young wear sunglasses for kids along with the standard hat and sunscreen.

But do they really  need them for sun safety?

Sunglasses and Sun Safety

Sunglasses are a necessity for young children. Children’s sunglasses protect the delicate skin around the eyes (thinner in kids) as well as protecting the eye itself.

The lens inside a young child’s eye is clear and thin.  This means that more UV light reaches the back of the eye than it does in adults. This can result in UV damage to cells both at the front and back of the eye, leading to conditions such as pterygium, cataracts and macular degeneration.

The Skin Cancer Foundation provides more information about sunglasses and sun safety, and why children need to wear sunglasses whenever they’re outside.

If babies and kids spent just 30 minutes a day wearing Babiators, their eyes would gain 3,000+ hours of UV-free time!


Not all Sunglasses are Created Equal When it Comes to Sun Safety

The Cancer Council recommends close-fitting wrap-around sunglasses as the best defence against UV radiation exposure.

The original Babiators were designed with this same goal in mind.  To provide the highest level of protection for little eyes.  They achieved this through a combination of the frame design and the quality of the lenses.  The close-fitting wrap-around original Babiators are modelled after the style worn by airforce pilots.  The lenses provide 100% UV protection, unlike many of the cheap and nasty designs touted for children.


But They’ll Only Break Them. Or Lose Them.

So, kids sunglasses are important for sun safety. But it can seem silly to invest in something that they’re only going to break or lose.

It is wildly frustrating to spend $15 on a set of sunglasses at the chemist, only to have your kids break them five minutes later. What seems like a cheap pair of sunnies turns out to be a complete waste of money.

It was to solve exactly this problem that Babiators was first created.

When Babiators founders Molly and Ted Fienning were at a military air show in Beaufort, SC, they noticed kids squinting up into the sun.  Meanwhile, their parents were comfortable and protected in their aviator sunglasses. They chatted to the parents, and quickly found out why this was the case. The kids always broke or lost them! This was the inspiration they needed to create a range of sunglasses for babies and children that were seriously durable.

However, the key to making their range of sunglasses work for families is the Lost and Broken Guarantee. It’s really great. If you lose or break your Babiators product in the first 12 months after purchase, they’ll replace them for free.

Sometimes, the old adage that ‘you get what you pay for’ really does ring true.

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