We know what you’re thinking right now; there isn’t much that is cuter than a baby in tiny sunglasses and a thick snowsuit. But did you know it’s really important to put sunglasses on your child starting at a young age?
It’s true, but allow us to explain why. Your child should start wearing sunglasses as early as six months old, but they should also be shielded from the sun prior to that as well.
According to the Child & Family Eye Care clinic, putting sunglasses on a baby six months and older is necessary because an “infant’s eyes are still developing and are more sensitive to UV ray damage than an adult’s eyes.” Additionally, sunglasses will not only protect your child’s developing eyes but also their eyelids.
As the clinic further explains, your child’s “eyelids are still tender and vulnerable to painful sunburns.” Sunglasses, like this pair from Roshambo help prevent those possible sunburns.
So what do you need to know when choosing a pair of sunglasses for your little one? As the Child & Family Eye Care clinic reports, there are a few things you should consider; do the sunglasses have 100% protection against UVA and UVB? Are the sunglasses made out of bendable material that does not break? And are they designed to wrap around your child’s head so that the glasses won’t slide off?
And there is one very cool company that checks all of these boxes—Roshambo!