This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Karen M. Congrats!
While we’re on the subject of sun protection, let’s not forget those precious eyes! It’s funny how my husband and I wear sunglasses when we’re out but have never really thought to put a pair on our son. As I was doing some research, I learned that a child’s eyes are more susceptible to sun damage than an adult’s eyes (AAP). The sun’s rays can cause damage leading to blindness, so protecting a child’s eyes is critical.
We recently had an opportunity to check out My First Shades. To be honest, my son wasn’t crazy about wearing them, but I’ve heard this is normal. We have just been persistent about making sure we have them and put them on him when we’re out in the sun. The company offers sunglasses for children 0-12 years of age in a variety of styles and colors. The 2 features that set MFS apart is that the glasses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays, and are comfortable, attractive, and durable.
We received a toddler pair for my son in blue. The 2 features I like are the neoprene band that wraps around and the absence of metal hinges. I know for a fact my son wouldn’t keep these on if it weren’t for the neoprene band, which also happens to minimize exposure to peripheral light. I also like that there isn’t anything that can poke or pinch my son’s face (which would definitely deter him from ever wearing them). The lenses and frames are made from polycarbonate which is shatterproof (thankfully), and the glasses can be fitted with prescriptive lenses (brilliant!). The sunglasses provide 100% UV protection (UVA & UVB) to 400 nanometers.
The infant and toddler shades retail for $14.99 and the shades for older children retail for $19.99.
Win It! One of you will win a pair of sunglasses from My First Shades. Simply head on over to the site and take a look around. Come back and leave a comment with the name of the style you’d pick and the color. Comments will close on June 19, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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