Who can resist a baby wearing sunglasses? Not only are they outrageously cute, they are practical in that they protect sensitive little eyes from the bright sunlight. We recently purchased the iplay Infant Sunglasses in navy blue for our son. The sunglasses come with a flexible, wrap-around band and flexible frames to help insure a comfortable fit for baby. The band velcros in the back to help adjust to the size of baby’s head. The shaded lenses are 100% UVA and UVB protective. The iplay sunglasses retail for $8.99 and come in a wide variety of colors.
There are a lot of positive things about the iplay sunglasses. First of all, the frames are a good fit for baby’s face. They aren’t too small or too big. The bridge of the nose fits comfortably and they hug the face comfortably. The neoprene strap is soft and the velcro makes the sizing easy to adjust. The overall design is great for either a boy or girl. The first time my son wore these sunglasses, I thought he would be bothered by them and try to pull them off. However, they seemed to fit him comfortably and he wears them with no protest. He loves wearing them and I love the fact that his eyes are protected from the bright sun and UV rays. And on top of all of this, the price was great!
The one thing I wish was different about this sunglasses is the location of the velcro. Although it functions fine, I would rather have a design more like the Baby Banz sunglasses where the adjustable velcro is located on the side versus the back. This side adjuster also folds on itself so it keeps any exposed velcro from scratching baby’s head. I also believe this design would make it easier to adjust when the glasses are being worn. I also like how the Baby Banz sunglasses have a wider strap at the back of the head to help keep the strap from slipping as easily. Due to these factors, I believe Baby Banz might be a better choice than the iplay Infant Sunglasses, and if I could go back I would probably purchase them instead. However, Baby Banz are about twice as expensive as the iplay.
In considering all of these factors, I believe the iplay Infant Sunglasses are a great product and would recommend them. They are a good fit, comfortable, and a more economical choice. However, if you are wiling to spend a little more, I believe that the Baby Banz sunglasses are probably the best overall choice for infant sunglasses.
What baby sunglasses do you find to be the best? Why?
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