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Real Kids Shades Blog Updates!

Have you noticed anything different about the Real Kids Shades blog? Although our blog has only been up and running for a short time we've already been thinking about ways to improve for you. If you've been following our blog then you've probably already noticed our layout updates. We implemented the updates about two weeks…

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Trends in Kids’ Sunglasses

Have you picked out a pair of sunglasses for your child only to realize your child did not like the design or color?  Just as we pick out fashionable clothes and accessories for ourselves, kids want the same things. It is especially important in a pair of sunglasses they must wear out on a daily…

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Curing Common Colds without Drugs

Temperatures are quickly changing and your little one is susceptible to catching colds around this time of year. Mix in other kids from school and daycare and your child will sure catch the common cold at some point during the cool weather. Since cold and cough medicines are no longer recommended for children 4 and…

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Tips on Buying Sunglasses for Kids

[caption id="attachment_301" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Real Kids Shades Flex"][/caption] Even though summer is long gone and it is starting to cool off UV rays are just as much as present and you and you kids should still be wearing sunglasses. Making sure your child wears their sunglasses is extremely important because the sun's rays can cause…

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month and we want to shed light on the group of eye problems because they often go undetected. According to the American Diabetes Association the most recent statistics showed that 186,300 adolescents 20 and under have diabetes. If a child suffers from diabetes they are automatically at risk for eye…

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Halloween Poll Results!

The results from our Real Kids Shades' October Halloween Poll are in! The most popular Halloween activity turns out to be trick-or-treating which isn't very surprising. The activity raked in 43% of votes proving just how much children enjoy going door to door asking for candy. In second place was wearing a costume with 36%…

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Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Now that Halloween is only three days away we're sure your little ones are getting more and more excited. And as a mom we know you want them to have a good time, in the safest way possible. We provided some overall Halloween Safety Tips earlier this week and we have even more! Today we…

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Halloween Saftey Tips

We're at the end of October and one of the holidays loved by most kids in quickly approaching, but can you blame them? What child wouldn't love getting dressed up in costume and receiving bags and buckets of free candy? We certainly know a few that would. Along with the fun and tasty treats offered…

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Are you looking for a way to receive current news about kids eye safety and health? Have you been looking for a blog that allows you and your child to interact together through games and polls? If so subscribe to our blog and you can receive our post updates in your inbox. Along with our…

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Take Our October Halloween Poll!

Halloween is almost a week away, have you taken our October poll yet? This month we want to know what is your child's favorite part of Halloween. Do your little ones like picking out a costume, getting a bucket full of candy from trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins or watching spooky movies? Pull up a chair, ask…

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How to Keep Kids Healthy

What is constantly on the mind of every parent? How to keep their kids healthy. There are many things parents can do to keep their kids well and healthy, and with all the current research opinions on the subject vary. Doctors recently sat down with the Chicago Tribune and outlined two main things parents can…

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Global Handwashing Day

Now that school is back in and the temperatures are changing your little ones will more than likely bring home the common cold. They may even experience bouts of diarrhea and other respiratory infections that strike children five and under. The simplest way to avoid those things and germs passed through hand-to-hand contact is by…

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Kid’s Foods: The 20 Worst in America

[caption id="attachment_209" align="alignright" width="185" caption="Burger King Kid's Double Cheese Burger"][/caption] Chances are you spend a great deal of your money on fast food as most Americans do. With all the running around you do taking your kids to their various activities, picking up dinner on the way in is quick and easy. We are all…

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Fisher-Price Recalls Over 11 Million Products

[caption id="attachment_202" align="alignright" width="284" caption="Recalled Fisher-Price toddler tricycle"][/caption] A few days ago American kid's toy giant Fisher-Price voluntarily recalled 11 million of its products. The products recalled are said to have caused injury to children and are hazardous. The recall was so large because many of the items have been available for the last 10…

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October Poll: Favorite Part of Halloween

It's October and you know what that means, it's time to start thinking about Halloween. Now is the time to start hashing out costume ideas, how you will decorate your home and safety tips. As you dive in head first take our new poll with your children. This month we are asking, "What is your…

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Children’s Sports Eye Safety

As we enter the final week of Children's Eye Healthy and Safety Month we want to leave you with some helpful tips regarding you child's eye safety while playing sports. It's important to remember eye safety during physical activity because eye injuries are the leading source of blindness in school-aged children, with the majority of…

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Built In Eye Protection

To increase awareness about National Eye Healthy and Safety Month this week's fact will be on the human body's eye protection. Everyone is aware of the facial features around their child's eyes and their own, but do you really know what their purpose is? The idea probably never crossed your mind that your body actually…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It's the beginning of fall and there is so much going on already. It's Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, Better Breakfast Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to shed light on childhood cancer and survivorship issues. CureSearch advocates childhood cancer throughout the year by sponsoring the…

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The Perks of Daycare

You've sent your "big" kids back to school, but what about your toddler? Are you skeptical about sending your child to daycare after being at home with you everyday for so long? Although it can be a little scary at first as most new things are, there are some perks to sending your child to…

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Starting Your Kids’ Day with Breakfast

It may seem like common sense that you would kick start your child's day with breakfast, but with today's busy schedules children often go without the most important meal of the day. It is important for your child to eat breakfast every morning to provide energy throughout the day and keep them healthy overall. Not…