Shopping for Sunglasses for Mom and the Kids

Mothers are not only juggling the responsibilities of running a family, they also want to look fashionable when they are out and about. When a woman becomes a mother, her style may change to fit her new busy lifestyle, but she still wants to look good. One of the most important accessories when a mom is outside, either running errands or chasing after her little ones, is sunglasses. Sunglass top of her outfit and protect her eyes.

A mom can’t forget about her child. Picking the right pair of sunglasses for her child is also important. She wants to protect her child’s developing eyes from the damaging rays of the sun. Look for a pair that protects the eyes from glare and ones your child can’t break when you’re not looking.

Choosing Mom’s Sunglasses

First, decide on the style. Sunglasses come in a range of styles from retro to cat eyes. The lens is also important. Lenses come in a variety of shades and when you’re wearing the sunglasses, you will notice a slight color change. The standard lenses do not have any color in them and simply protect your eyes.
If you are going to be running around a lot to your kid’s games, work and shopping, then go for a pair of lightweight glasses. The last thing you want to deal with on a busy day is the tight sensation around your head with thicker frames.


For special events where you know you won’t be wearing the sunglasses too long, opt for a more stylish, thicker frame. It’s always a good idea to have several pairs, each with a different thickness. Also consider your face shape when picking out a pair. For example, cat eyes are perfect for at triangle-shaped face. Round or square-shaped sunglasses are perfect for oblong-shaped faces. Choose oval sunglasses for a diamond-shaped face. For an oval-shaped face, look for wraparound sunglasses.

Choosing Sunglasses for Kids

Your child may break the sunglasses so you want to choose a material that is durable. Don’t grab the first pair of plastic sunglasses that you see. Choose a pair that includes 100 percent UVA as well as 100 percent UVB protection. The frames on kid’s sunglasses usually come in a wider range colors with cool names such as watermelon, peach and cotton candy. Find out your child’s color preference and then work from there.

When shopping for sunglasses, bring your child with you and have fun. Try on funky pairs and enjoy the day. Don’t forget to take picture so you can add them to your scrapbook.

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