Julbo sunglasses for toddlers and infants and found them to be the perfect (and necessary) accessory for any child who spends time in the sunshine.
Lydia is wearing a pair of pink Julbo Bubble sunglasses made for 3 - 5 yo. They are new for 2010 and they are adorable! The plastic frames are made from a durable plastic that is soft to the touch and fits her head snugly, but not uncomfortably. She can run around like the crazy child she is and they won't fall off! They are lightweight and I think she forgets she's even wearing them after a few minutes.
She loves the color and I love the fact they wrap around her head to provide full protection of her eyes. They come in a drawstring bag that makes them easy to find in my purse, and protects them from dust and cracker crumbs.
Julbo is the only company that makes sunglasses for all ages. From a press release: "The Bubble boasts superior optical quality with Julbo’s Spectron 3 polycarbonate lenses that block 88% of visible light and 100-percent of harmful UVA, B and C rays. The Spectron 3 lens is incredibly versatile, making it suitable for use in intense bright light environments."
I also had the chance to review their infant style -- Julbo Looping Sunglasses. These have no hinges, a very soft elastic band to hold it on an infant or small toddler's head AND their frames are symmetrical so there is no wrong way to put them on! I wish I had known about them years ago when I struggled to find appropriate sunglasses for my kids.
The sun protection of these glasses is "boasts Category 4 lenses, which block 100-percent of harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays and also block 95-percent of visible light to protect baby’s sensitive eyes." which makes them a bit darker than the Bubble glasses.
I highly recommend this brand because they provide a high quality product at an affordable price. We have gone through a couple pairs of cheap sunglasses, and these are far superior to those we picked up for less than $8. I plan to get a pair of Julbo Next Sunglasses for Nate, and wish they came in prescription options for Colin!
Disclosure: I received 2 pair of Julbo sunglasses to facilitate my honest and complete review. Thanks to Julbo for sending them to me!