The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Sunglasses for Kids by Ages

Preserving the health of our children’s eyes from UV rays is an important task. Research studies have shown that it is highly beneficial for a childā€™s eye health to wear sunglasses.
When choosing sunglasses for children, a number of important featuresĀ should be taken into account at any age such as size, materials, durability levels and an age-appropriate design.
This guide is intended to help you decide what are the best and most suitable sunglasses for your child.Ā 

Infant Up to One Year Old

At this age, the babies are learning about different shapes and textures in their world through their mouths and their motor skills are still limited.Ā Ā 
Their facial and head structure require a unique design that include a dedicated bridge for a tiny nose.
The use of a strap at this age is necessary to keep them from falling and move.

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Important Features to Look Out for at This Age:

  • Made of safe materials
  • High level of flexibility and durability
  • A delicate design that fits a delicate head
  • Made from non-toxic materials
  • High level of safety
  • Total absenceĀ  of metallic parts
  • Dedicated holder for a bridgeĀ nose
  • Dedicated safety strapĀ 
  • UV 400 protection

Click to see recommended sunglasses up to one year old >>>Ā 

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Babies at 1-2 Years Old

Babies aged one to two years continue to discover the world with both the mouth and the hands. They”check” the level of durability of the objects around them, so delicate sunglasses will probably not survive long, therefore it is important that sunglasses are durable.

Important Features to Look Out for atĀ This Age:

  • Made of safe materials
  • High level of flexibility and durability
  • Suitable size for the age
  • A delicate and pleasant materials
  • High level of safety
  • Made from non-toxic materials
  • A dedicated safety strapĀ 
  • UV 400 protection

Click to see recommended sunglasses for agesĀ 1-2 years old >>>

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Toddlers at 2-3 Years Old

At this age children are already beginning to understand the purpose of sunglasses but are still “checking” their level of durability so in order to learn to use sunglasses it is recommended to use flexible but more rigid sunglasses.

ImportantĀ ThingsĀ to Look Out for atĀ This Age:

  • Accurate texture for age
  • High level of flexibility and durability
  • Design that adapted to the age
  • Suitable size for the age
  • Teaching them to use sunglasses by themselves
    UV 400 protection

Click to see recommended sunglasses for ages 2-3 years old >>>


Toddlers at 3-5 Years Old

Toddlers at 3-5 Years Old

By the age of 3, we recommend using only flexible sunglasses. At this point, some children (and parents) are willing to start using sunglasses made of hard materials as well.

Each type has a main advantage, flexible sunglasses are more durable and rigid/hard sunglasses have more design options of a “mature” style.

If this is the first pair of sunglasses, then it is probably best to buy flexible sunglasses with higher durability so that they get used to it more freely.

ImportantĀ ThingsĀ to Look Out for atĀ This Age:

  • Suitable size for the age
  • Figure out if your child needs flexible sunglasses or not
  • Implement the use of sunglasses
  • Choosing a design the child will love
  • Design that adapted to the age
  • UV 400 protection

Click to see recommended sunglasses for ages 3-5 years old >>>

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Kids at 5-8 Years Old

At this age there is already a large selection of designs and this stage is an opportunity for parents to help their children formulate their fashion style so we recommend parents to choose for their children stylish sunglasses according to their child’s personality.

ImportantĀ ThingsĀ to Look Out for atĀ This Age:

  • A design that the child and parent love
  • Suitable size for the age
  • Mature and fashionable designs
  • Having a personal statement
  • Not to choose sunglasses that are too delicateĀ 
  • UV 400 protection

Click to see recommended sunglasses for agesĀ 5-8Ā years old >>>

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Kids at 8-12 Years Old

At this point, the kids are old enough to start wearing sunglasses in more delicate designs so the selection increases. Right now, they want more control over their appearance but will be happy for surprisesā€¦ You probably already know your child’s style so you can surprise him or choose along with him.

ImportantĀ ThingsĀ to Look Out for atĀ This Age.

  • Help the child develop a personal style
  • A design that the child and parent love
  • Suitable size for the age
  • Mature and fashionable designs
  • Having a personal statement
  • UV 400 protection

Click to see recommended sunglasses for agesĀ 8-12 years old >>>

We hope we have been able to help you choose the best and most suitable for your child. If you still have any questions, feel free to contact us, we are here for you!

Magic Coconuts Team