Summer is fast approaching and we for one can’t wait for long afternoons at the park, trips to the beach and BBQ’s in the garden. After long days spent outside in the sun during our recent holiday, I realised it was about time I looked into getting Finlay his first pair of sunglasses. The trouble is, how do you find a pair that firstly will stay on a toddler and secondly are not covered in teddy bears or tractors? So when Smart Buy Glasses got in touch asking if we’d like to test out a pair from their Kids range I happily jumped at the chance, especially as they stock a whole number of brilliant eyewear brands.
I ended up gravitating towards the Ray-Bans Junior Collection, as both my husband and I have owned pairs for years which are still going strong (despite the number of times they’ve been dropped and squeezed into my handbag!) We chose the New Wayfarer Junior sunglasses, that have the same iconic square lenses as the adult version and most importantly 100% UV protection. They arrived perfectly packaged and with a soft orange case. I was a little nervous on how they would fit, but they sit perfectly on Finlay’s face and didn’t slip off whilst F put them to the test by racing around the house followed by some jumping on the bed.
I love the high-quality feel of the glasses and the fact F can now twin with his Dad on days out. They don’t feel fragile, which was my main worry when looking into toddler shades, as I didn’t want to feel precious about them getting used. In fact, our only problem now is Parker is after a pair and is constantly pinching his brother’s and hiding them. As you can see from the pics, he finds them pretty hilarious! Classic “second child” problems – he’s going to have to wait for them to be passed down!!
Are you a fan of Ray-Ban’s classic sunglasses? What are your favourite frames? I’d love to hear!
*We received these sunglasses for the purpose of this review, however as always, all opinions on any products featured on Chalk Kids are entirely our own. We’d never recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves.