Tag: baby sunglasses

Make Your Child Love Getting Glasses

We understand. Nobody truly WANTS to get glasses – especially kids. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma for children when they need glasses, which can cause some anxiety when the infamous “glasses day” rolls around. Although your child may initially fight you on needing glasses, there are some awesome ways you can help him or…

Getting in the Habit of Wearing Sunglasses Starts in Youth

Humans are creatures of habit. When you start developing habits when you are very young, like the way you learn to tie your shoes or which side of your mouth you brush first, those habits stay with you well into adulthood. Sun protection is no exception. If you started wearing sunglasses when you were young,…

Real Kids Receives Baby & Children’s Product News 2015 Reader’s Favorites Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Real Kids has won second place in the “Sun Glasses” category at this year’s Baby & Children’s Product News Readers Favorite Awards. Retailers who subscribe to the publication were asked to vote for their favorite kids’ sunglasses — and they choose our shades. [caption id="attachment_9301" align="alignright" width="300"] Our Bolt…

Tips for Helping Babies & Kids Adjust to Wearing Sunglasses

Parents understand just how essential it is for their kids to wear sunglasses, but this can be very hard to explain to young children and infants, who may feel restricted by their shades and want to remove them. [caption id="attachment_9166" align="alignright" width="200"] It's important for babies and infants to get comfortable in sunglasses. Source: Real…

Top Beach Safety Tips for the Family & Kids

A trip to the beach with the kids should be one of the most fun days of the year. However, the beach can be a dangerous place — it is full of hazards ranging from damaging UV rays to powerful waves. Take the following precautions to make sure that your day at the beach is…

Kids & Eye Injuries: First Aid for Debris in the Eyes

[caption id="attachment_9040" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: ©iStock.com/sheldunov[/caption] An injury to the eye can be a medical emergency. It is important for parents to know exactly how to respond to avoid exacerbating the injury and causing permanent damage to the eye. Here are a few basic first aid tips for dealing with debris in the eye from…

Helpful Tips for Introducing Baby to the Beach

[caption id="attachment_9034" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] If you are planning to take your baby to the beach for the first time this summer, make sure that you create a memorable and enjoyable experience by planning the trip in advance. These tips from Baby Center consist of everything you need to know about introducing your…

Protecting Kids Eyes from Sunburn this Summer

Just as your skin can suffer from sunburn, UV light can burn your eyes in a condition called photokeratitis. Most often, photokeratitis is caused by sunlight, but you are also at risk from UV rays reflecting off smooth surfaces, such as sand, water, snow, and ice, as well as from tanning lamps and beds. [caption…

Recommended Features for Kids’ Sunglasses

[caption id="attachment_8691" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] There is a strong consensus among doctors and medical researchers that children need to use sunglasses. It is important to protect young eyes, as kids tend to spend more time outdoors than adults, and their eyes are more sensitive.  However, not all shades are created equal, so it…

Enjoy the Outdoors with Year-Round Skin Protection

[caption id="attachment_8689" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: stockimages via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] Even if you never forget to use sunscreen during the summer, the rest of the year, when sunlight is not nearly as intense, may seem like less of a concern. However, you and your family need protection from the sun every day of the year as exposure can lead…

See the Real Kids Catalog for Bold, Colorful Sunglasses

[caption id="attachment_8687" align="alignright" width="180"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] To help you find the right pair of shades for your children, we have released the Real Kids sunglasses online catalog. The catalog is split into our five age stages, making it easy for you to browse. Under each category, you will find pictures of the shades along…

Caring for Your Baby’s Eyes

In the U.S., vision disorders rank fourth in prevalence out of all disabilities, with most vision issues occurring during childhood. Despite this staggering statistic, many parents still lack knowledge when it comes to caring for their infants’ eyes.   [caption id="attachment_7036" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Real Kids[/caption]   Make sure you’re caring for your children's eyes properly…

Babies and Sunscreen: What Parents Need to Know About Protecting a Little One’s Delicate Skin

When children are very young, their skin is less developed and therefore less resistant to sun exposure than adult skin. For instance, babies’ skin is much thinner and has a thinner stratum corneum, the outermost layer of dead skin. It also contains less melanin, the pigment that provides some protection from UV rays, and lacks…

Babies Need Sunglasses, Too!

Many parents see baby sunglasses as a cute accessory; others see them as a frustration when the baby refuses to keep the shades on. However, sunglasses are actually very important for sun protection, just as much as so, in fact, as for kids of any other age.   [caption id="attachment_6936" align="alignright" width="300"] Real Kids Shades[/caption]…

Protect Your Kids (and Yourself) from Eye Problems Caused by UV Exposure

Most people are aware of the damage that high exposure to UV rays can do to their bodies, particularly as skin cancer is now the most common type of cancer in the U.S. However, UV rays can also cause significant damage to the eyes and vision. The following are the most common and serious problems…

Spring Vacation Sun Essentials

It's spring break season! We're all excited about taking a break from our normal routines, and of course, our kids are just as excited to have a break from class for a few days. Since many families are making preparations for upcoming trips, we know it can become quite the process to ensure everyone has…

Common Childhood Eye and Vision Issues

As a parent, you're all too familiar with some of the most common childhood illnesses, such as strep throat and stomach bugs, but when it comes to eye health, it's not always easy to determine what could be wrong. For this reason, we've put together a list of some of the most common conditions and…

March is Save Your Vision Month!

To help people preserve their vision through their life, the American Optometric Association (AOA) holds Save Your Vision Month annually in March. To commemorate the occasion, we've complied a list of ways you can protect your children’s vision and eye health.   [caption id="attachment_6743" align="alignright" width="320"] Source: Stuart Miles via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Why kids need comprehensive…

Tips for Traveling with Kids

With spring break coming up in little over a month, now is the perfect time to start planning your family trip. Last year, we looked at how you can keep kids occupied on long car rides. This year, our tips are aimed at reducing stress and helping you to have an enjoyable trip with your…

Ideas for a Family-Friendly Mardi Gras Party

Starting your own family traditions for worldwide celebrations like Mardi Gras is a wonderful way to make memories you'll cherish for years to come. A family-friendly Fat Tuesday celebration at home will help break up the winter weeks leading up to spring vacations and other celebrations. This year, Mardi Gras falls on March 4, but you can celebrate all…