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Kid Friendly Christmas Food

In just a few days your kids will be home from school for their holiday vacation. After a few days of watching endless hours of TV they may start becoming restless. Instead of providing with typical holiday arts and crafts keep them busy in the kitchen. As we know kids can be quite picky, but…

Winter Eye Protection for Children

[caption id="attachment_382" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Real Kids Shades Xtreme Elements"][/caption] Parents, we hope you are still placing sunglasses on your little ones every time you walk out of the door. If you stopped because the season changed then bring them back out. Just because the temperature has dropped and we are almost in winter does not…

Should Babies Wear Seatbelts on Planes?

If you are heading out of town for the holidays will you be flying with your small children? There is currently a debate on whether children two and under should be required to have their own seat equipped with an approved child restraint system. The Federal Aviation Administration currently allows parents to hold small children…

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Real Kids Shades honored by Prevent Blindness America

[caption id="attachment_368" align="alignright" width="227" caption="Lisa Medora of Real Kids Shades and Hugh Parry CEO of Prevent Blindness America"][/caption] Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced that Real Kids Shades (RKS) has been honored as one of the recipients of the Star Pupils™ Inaugural Partner Award, along with The Abbott…

Toy Buying Safety Tips for Kids

The countdown is officially on and there are only 23 days left until Christmas! We're sure your kids are making last minute changes to their lists to  include each and every new toy and checking them twice. Considering the fact that thousands of children suffer from eye injuries every year from toys, we must take…

Chester County Bobcats Wear Real Kids Shades

We love seeing real kids in Real Kids Shades because until kids reach the age of 10 they have an increased chance of suffering permanent retinal damage from sunlight. As we are committed to getting the word out about kids' eye protection, we were thrilled to have the chance to sponsor the Chester County Bobcats…

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5 Tips to Ease Thanksgiving Dinner Restlessness

Celebrating holidays with members of your extended family will of course throw off your normal routine. The increased amount of people in your home may cause your children to become restless and fidgety at the dinner table. To keep your kids calm and happy keep these five tips in mind as they become restless during…

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Did your kids just get out of school for Thanksgiving break and they are already glued in front of the TV? If you want to get your kids stimulated and hands on, get them active by participating in a few Thanksgiving arts and crafts. Grab your kids and art supplies and get creative. After completing…

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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…