Tag: kids sun safety

SPF IQ

When shopping for sunscreen, you've undoubtedly noticed that every product features SPF, where higher numbers offer better protection from the sun. But what exactly does SPF mean, and how do you choose a sunscreen that's right for your family? Read on to learn more about SPF before you head out to buy sunscreen for your…

The History of Sunglasses

We often talk about the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, and we enjoy donning them in a variety of styles as a fashion accessory. But have you ever wondered how sunglasses came to be?   [caption id="attachment_6624" align="alignright" width="334"] Shine for Tweens[/caption] Long before sunglasses were even invented,…

Teaching Kids About Sun Safety

As a parent, you undoubtedly understand the importance of sun protection for your kids. However, explaining sun safety to them, and ensuring that they always use sunscreen and other forms of sun protection, can be a challenge even if your children have suffered from sunburn in the past. For kids, concepts such as poor eye…

Fun Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day

[caption id="attachment_6045" align="alignright" width="266"] Source: photostock via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] A strong bond between grandparents and grandchildren helps to create a sense of belonging for both generations, but for children the relationship is especially important, as grandparents are a link to their family history. The role of grandparents in the family unit has changed quite a bit…

What’s Window Film? How Does it Protect Against UV Exposure?

[caption id="attachment_6009" align="alignright" width="331"] Source: photostock via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] When you are inside your home or car, does the thought of protecting yourself and your family from UV rays cross your mind? Chances are, it could be the furthest thing from your mind. Sure, windows do provide some protection, shielding against UVB rays, but UVA rays…

Summer Fun & Games with Sidewalk Chalk

Summertime means getting outside and enjoying some fun in the sun. Playscapes, sprinklers, and swimming pools are great fun when kids want to play outdoors, but what about letting your kids express their creativity with some good old fashioned sidewalk chalk?   From pictures to games, sidewalk chalk activities offer infinite creative freedom for kids…

Summer Camp Essentials

Summer camp can foster memories that last a lifetime. A week away at camp can offer a host of opportunities for kids to make new friends, have new experiences, try new activities, and create memories that they'll be able to cherish for the rest of their lives.   But before we send our children off…

Canoeing with Kids

We love activities that promote family bonding, teamwork, and exploring the great outdoors. Activities like mountain biking, geocaching, and cross-country skiing are all wonderful ways to learn, grow, and have fun in nature! Another activity we love to encourage families to try with their kids is canoeing.   Because canoeing happens at a bit of…

Flex Duo – Because Two Colors are More Stylish Than One

We introduced the Flex Duo sunglasses for kids ages three to seven earlier this year and we’re thrilled to see how much our customers have grown to love them in such a short amount of time. If you have a child who is already in this age bracket or will be moving into it in…

Don’t Ignore Winter Eye Safety

      When the summer approaches, parents are quick to buy sunglasses to protect their children's eyes. But did you know that eye protection is just as important during the winter?   Because the sun sits lower in the sky during the winter, and at a different angle, harmful effects on the eyes are…

Sun Protection Advice from Dr. First

In this video Vermont Children's Hospital pediatrician Dr. Lewis First provides simple common sense advice for protecting your children from the damaging effects of the sun's rays. Diligent use of sunscreen along with sunglasses for the whole family is all you need to keep your children safe from sun damage. According to Dr. First, children…

Real Kids Shades and Season UV Solutions Giveaway

GiveawayNow recently paired up with Real Kids Shades and Seasons UV Solutions to host a special giveaway of sunglasses and sun hats for all the children in the family! The winner of this awesome giveaway will be announced on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. But in honor of this Real Kids Shades & Seasons UV Sun…

7 Tips to Protect your Baby from the Sun

[caption id="attachment_829" align="alignright" width="300" caption="My First Shades by Real Kids Shades for 0-24 mos."][/caption] With the summer on its way in and family vacations booked you will probably be spending a great deal of time outdoors. Due to the ever present danger of the sun's rays we want to remind you to take precaution before…

Sun Safety for Kids

It is definitely hot outside which means the sun is beaming and harmful UV rays are pouring down on you and your kids. It's important to begin practicing sun safety with your kids at a young age because of irreversible UV damage. Not only will skin problems arise and stay, so will eyesight problems. To…