Weigh gift options, while becoming Santa for your kids

Before considering the latest wearable technology, like the best tracking device for toddlers, this Christmas, make sure you have all the essentials in place. And when we say essentials, we mean simple, basic outdoor activities for kids in the form of unstructured play like: building a snow man or chasing a cloud.

We venture to say that you don’t really need statistics to know that children who play outside (in all weathers even) make more resilient and stronger adults. Add to that keeping your little ones safe and you mastered the essentials class with the highest degree.

Once you managed to get your kid to play outside, remember that children's eyes are more delicate and susceptible to UV and HEV radiation, with less filtering power of high-energy rays. Applicable especially in the case of young children, it's wise that kids should start wearing protective sunglasses outdoors as early in life as possible.

We know, kids wearing quality sunglasses may sound a little vain and kind of pamper-ish for some, children welfare professionals however, strongly disagree. In fact “it’s never too early for kids to begin wearing quality sunglasses”- is the general medical perception. Just to be on the safe side, it’s important to remember that each child is unique and a pediatric ophthalmologist  will help decide the eyecare specifics that apply to your kid.

With the right routine, accessories are just a thing of natural pairing and practicality. Whether it’s clip-on sunglasses, a pair of retainers (sunglasses with cords attached to the temple) or even ski goggles, there are plenty of options available. (Adorable factor overload checked!)

Plus, you won’t find it hard to get your kid to wear sunglasses nowadays, since major eyewear manufacturers have teamed up with Disney, popular cartoons or young celebrities to create eyewear for and appealing to children. Bubble gum colors or scaled-down versions of trendy adult styles may be just the right push for your kid to chose a walk in park with you, instead of zapping the tablet.

Shop our kids collection

Polaroid's Kids PLD 8012 collection for kids has been especially designed keeping in mind the needs of young eyewear users. Feather-light polarised lenses ensure that your child feels comfortable wearing the sunglasses for a longer duration. Available in an attractive blue and white frame with eye-grabbing graphics, it is sure to become your child's favourite eyewear. 

 

Bubble gum coloured Julbo's Turn kids sunglasses, ideal for children aged 4 to 8 years old. Cheerful mirrored lenses, curved temples and injected moulding for exceptional comfort.