Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Review: Frubi shades

Have you ever tried to keep a pair of sunglasses on a baby or toddler's face? I'm not sure the amount of time that they stay put before being thrown onto the ground can even be measured in any units of time- it's THAT short!

Enter Frubi shades. I received a pair of these sunglasses for my toddler son to test.  I was a little nervous that he would be his typical contrary self and refuse to wear them. But I was so wrong to worry! I took them out of the packaging and Ethan immediately ran off with them into the living room and attempted to put them on himself. He couldn't quite work the velcro in back, so he brought them back to me to put on. And then he spent the next 30 minutes running around our condo wearing his new shades.

Frubi shades were designed by a leading ophthalmologist. They are a special, patented eyewear which is molded into one soft piece for comfort and safety.  Frubi points out that the human eye is 10 times more sensitive to harmful UV rays than your skin- so our eyes need protecting! As with anything else, getting kids started early with wearing sunglasses is so important!

I like the Frubi shades because they are one large piece and they fasten in back so that Ethan can't take them off and throw them. And they are soft, so I don't worry about him running around in them and hurting himself when he falls over. I also like that one pair of shades is designed to fit a child from age 6 months to 6 years.  One less thing that my kids are going to outgrow quickly!

The shades come in a variety of colors and patterns and can be bought at the Frubi website for 9.99.