Babiators kids’ sunglasses, $25.
Babiators look cool. Obviously, so-named because they’re kid-friendly aviator-style sunnies.
The lenses are shatter-resistant, which is good news because my daughter is nicknamed The Terrorist with good reason. So it’s a good thing the frame is pretty bendy, too. Miss Q puts “virtually indestructable” claims to the test and I’m happy to report that these are still like new after 12 days in Turks & Caicos.
We’re talking 100 per cent UVA/UVB protection, so aside from not sending shards of glass into your kids’ eyes, Babiators also have some solid built-in sun protection. Because looking good ain’t enough.
The best part? Babiators believes in its product so strongly that it offers a pretty remarkable one-year guarantee: if your kids’ pair breaks or is LOST (yes, really) within the first year of purchase, you just pay for shipping on a brand new pair. Just be sure to register your purchase here.
The Babiators fit on the smaller side. Miss Q is wearing the OMG Orange-coloured Babiators in the age 3-7 size. She’s still a few months from five years old here. That meant that the pair we got for our seven-year-old were just too small for his face. They should really be for 3-5 year olds and add a third, larger size for 6-8 year olds. Because they want to look cool, too.
If you spent $25 on sunnies and they lasted for 3-4 years, that would be excellent value. But if you only end up getting a year out of them (or a year plus a day and don’t get to use that wonderful warranty), then you might find yourself using a few choice words.