You know how important sun safety is, which is why you’ve stocked up on kid-friendly sunscreen, UV-resistant baby swimsuits and even UV-protective swim diapers. You also know that sun safety can be totally stylish—you just have to do a little research to find the cutest, coolest products. Well, savvy shopper, you’re in for a treat: This time we’ve done the work for you to round out baby’s collection of summertime gear. Here, find the best baby sunglasses in the game. Because not only do baby’s eyes need top-notch protection from the sun’s harsh rays, but there’s also nothing more adorable than a babe dressed up in ultra-trendy shades.
Babiators Original Aviator Sunglasses
We’ll kick things off with a classic style reimagined for infants. These baby aviator sunglasses are pegged as “awesome shades for awesome kids” and we wholeheartedly agree. They provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, are BPA-free and have shatter-resistant lenses. The last is especially important since—let’s face it—they’re going to end up on the floor at one point or another.
Buy it: $25, Nordstrom.com
Babiators Blue Series Polarized Heart Shaped Sunglasses
Babiators makes tons of practical-but-adorable baby sunglasses, earning the brand two spots on our list. These fun heart-shaped shades are giving us major heart eyes thanks to their UV protection, colorful mirrored lenses and flexible rubber frames.
Buy it: $35, Nordstrom.com
FCTRY Hipsterkid Polarized Sunglasses for Babies
What’s even better than regular baby sunglasses? Baby sunglasses with a strap, since they won’t do any good if they’re constantly falling (or being taken) off. These polarized shades are super-sturdy for extra security, but that’s not all. They come with a one-year warranty as long as you register them on the FCTRY website.
Buy it: $20, Amazon.com
Loose Leaf Eyewear Rainbow Mirrored Sunglasses
We’re absolutely obsessed with these rainbow rims, bound to give passersby big ol’ grins. Like all the best baby sunglasses, these retro shades offer 100 percent UV protection.
Buy it: $14, Nordstrom.com
Janie and Jack Aviator Sunglasses
These baby aviator sunglasses are simply too cool. And, of course, they’re durable and have protective UV lenses.
Buy it: $15, Zappos.com
Banz Sunglasses in Pink Gingham
We love Banz for its audiologist-approved line of baby headphones (another protective item you should definitely invest in this summer for when you’re out and about in loud settings). The brand, known for its comfortable, stay-on headbands, makes baby sunglasses with straps too. This pair has the sweetest seasonal gingham pattern. Bonus: The baby sunglasses’ lenses can be replaced with prescription ones if your child wears eyeglasses.
Buy it: $20, Childrensalon.com
Just One You Made by Carter’s Baby Boys’ Sunglasses in Black
This pattern is a modern upgrade to the traditional tortoiseshell print, ideal for a little trendsetter. The baby boy sunglasses are cheap (score) but don’t skimp on protection: The lenses are designed to filter out UV rays. They also claim to be easily foldable, making diaper bag storage a breeze.
Buy it: $6, Target.com
OshKosh B’Gosh Girls Sunglasses for Baby in Brown
We love the shape of these stylish baby sunglasses, not to mention the metallic accents.
Buy it: $5, Amazon.com
Cat & Jack Baby Girls’ Sunglasses in Pink
The rims just keep getting cuter. These affordable baby girl sunglasses, complete with UV protection, have eyes shaped like pretty, polka-dotted flowers.
Buy it: $6, Target.com
Baby Solo Babyfarer Sunglasses in Pineapple Party Print
We’re all for a playful print—especially one as summery as this. These pineapple-patterned shades were designed by eye doctors to have 100 percent UV protection and anti-scratch lenses. The baby sunglasses are also equipped with an adjustable strap for the perfect fit.
Buy it: $12, Amazon.com
The Children’s Place Girls Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses
Searching for something a little more glam? Try these baby girl sunglasses with fashionable cat eyes and glittery rims. Baby will sparkle just like the sun!
Buy it: $7, TheChildrensPlace.com
Roshambo Polarized Baby Shades
These baby sunglasses do it all—all while contributing to a good cause. They’re ultra-lightweight (they can float!), shatter-resistant, UV-protective, flexible, chewable (they’re made from a safe, teether-like material) and compatible with prescription lenses. Plus, a portion of Roshambo’s sales go toward autism research and support.
Buy it: $23, Amazon.com
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Published April 2019
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