When I moved to south Texas, sun protection became very important. I keep various sunscreens in my house, truck and purse. I am always telling my daughter how important it is to protect her skin from the sun. Now before she plays outside or we go to the beach she says, "Time to lube me up, Mama."
While always worrying about sunscreen for our kids, we sometimes overlook protecting their eyes from the sun. Sunlight can permanently damage your child's eyes. Did you know that children's eyes are at an increased risk of permanent eye damage from sunlight until they are 10 years old? I didn't know this. Real Kids Shades & Prevent Blindness America have teamed up to bring awareness about the need to protect kids eyes from the damage caused by harmful UV rays.
Real Kids Shades are affordable sunglasses made exclusively for babies and kids to age 12. They are shatterproof, impact resistant and give your kids 100% protection from UV-A and UV-B rays. They offer 10 different styles for different age ranges. I received a pair of Glides and Fabulous for 7-12 years old for my nine year old daughter to try.
I have a hard time keeping a pair of sunglasses on Rachel. She always complains that they flop around or slide down her nose. She usually tosses them aside after a few minutes of playing outside. I couldn't believe when she kept her new RKS on all afternoon playing with her friends outside. These glasses are made to fit a kid's head so they don't slide or flop around. The glide pair also came with an adjustable neoprene headband which is great for swimming and playing at the beach.
Rachel loves both pairs of glasses. She is an active little girl, but also a little fashionista. She says they stay on her head and she looks good. Rachel was getting a little too active in a tree a couple of weeks ago and broke her arm. Though it was not a good day she still made me laugh when she said, "At least my sunglasses didn't fall off when I fell out of the tree."
Visit RealKidShades.com to learn more about protecting your child's eyes and 10 guidelines for buying children's sunglasses. You can also find a store near you or order RKS directly online. I think $15-$20 is a very small price to pay for protecting my one and only baby girl's eyes.
RKS is also allowing me to giveaway a pair of sunglasses to one of my readers. Use the rafflecopter form below to win a pair of your choosing. Giveaway ends June 6th. Good Luck!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a free product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Lil' Debi As Mama is not responsible for prize shipment.