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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Real Kids Shades


I had absolutely no clue that most sunglasses that are bought for kids have NO protection from the sun at ALL. They are basically just TOYS for them to play with, and the UVA and UVB rays still get through to their eyes.

Have you ever heard the saying that “You can tell when a mom is cold because her child will be wearing a sweater.” This should definitely pertain to sunglasses as well. If YOU are wearing sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun, then your child should be as well.

They’re CPSIA compliant, CE certified, FDA approved and contain no lead, bisphenol A or phthalates. They have glass for babies on up to 12 years old. I had a ton of fun looking through the website at all the different shades they have.

Eye lenses can NOT be repaired, so after the damage is done- it’s irreversible.  Although fall is here, you shouldn’t think that because the sunlight isn’t as bright that it still can’t damage.

As I drive my son to school in the morning- I am more blinded by the sunlight beaming off the dew and frost on my windshield than I was in the summer months! So, it’s important to wear sunglasses all year round.

Adisyn ended up getting the Flex Sunglasses in lime for 3-7 years. I’ve bought her so many different sunglasses and yet they never stayed on and ended up getting lost. These are perfect because they come with the strap that goes around her head to keep the sunglasses firmly on her face without them slipping off. These are available for $14.99 and come in 10 different colors, so whether you’re buying for a boy or girl- you have several color choices.

The shades are flexible and bend with the kids faces so that they aren’t easily broken or snapped into pieces. All Real Kids Shades sunglasses have anti-shatter .lenses so that if they are accidentally hit in the face with a ball or something, the glasses aren’t going to poke them in the eye and cause damage.

Adisyn was also sent a pair of Xtreme Sport Shades in a deep blue color. I love that the insides of the glasses are padded around the face part. This keeps the glasses from fogging up from sweat and making it impossible for them to see. The padded part also makes it more comfortable for them to wear for longer periods of time.

These glasses come in 8 different colors. Black/pink, Black/Purple, Black/Red, Black/Silver, dark blue, lavender, and light blue. I think it’s essential for kids to get a color they like so they are more likely to want to wear them more!


You wouldn’t send your kids outside to play without clothes on, so why would you send them outside without sunglasses? They are just as essential! Real Kids Shades not only have sunglasses that actually help protect but they are cute as well.

image And these come with a reusable bag with a clip= so they are easy to travel with!

Aidan ended up getting Flex Duo sunglasses in orange/blue. These glasses are available for 3-7 years old. Reusable pouch included (with clip) and are only $14.99!

He was also sent a black pair of Xtreme Sports Glasses. These glasses have a foam back which makes it easier for them to be closer to his face. They have anti-fog vents that keeps sweat from fogging up the lenses and preventing them from seeing AND They look awesome! They are available for kids 3-12 to keep their eyes safe when they are playing sports.


My kids loved their new glasses. I loved that they had a wrap-around headband that you can attach to the earpieces of the glasses so that they stay on while the kids are playing.

I carry these around in my purse so that I know they are always protected from the sun. These protect 100% from both UVA and UVB rays, so that your kids eyesight stays healthy!

If I wasn’t so sure that the sunglasses wouldn’t come home, I’d send them to school with Aidan. But we’ve already had issues with his stuff not coming home and not being able to be found EVER. So, I’ll just keep them at home and let the kids wear them when they go outside to play or we go somewhere.

My son obviously thinks he is a rock star in his glasses and my daughter is the diva in the family. My stepson said that Adisyn “Looked famous” LOL. I know they are adorable and my kids love to wear them!

These  glasses are fashionable, fun, and comfortable for my kids. I love that there are many many different choices of style and color. This makes it easier for me to get my kids to wear them. What I love most is the wrap around headband that attaches to the ear pieces.  They are easy to attach, yet don’t just slip out when the kids are wearing them!

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, products were sent for review purposes only. The opinions in this post are completely honest.


♥Jessica Renee


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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