April 22, 2013

Real Kids Shades Review and Giveaway

 Disclosure -  I received a product to review from the company. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own

It's been a long wet spring in Utah, and the kids have been stuck indoors.  Today was the first day that the weather and our schedule aligned perfectly, and allowed us to spend the day outdoors.

When the weather is nice, most parents remember to put sunscreen on their kids.  But most don't remember that it is also important to protect their children's eyes.  I'm not going to lie, until Real Kids Shades sent me a couple of pairs of their sunglasses for my kids to review, I had never thought about it.

This review has been a long time coming, but because of the extra cold weather, we weren't really able to use them until today.

Real Kids Shades come in three different size categories 0-36 months, 3-6 years, and 7-12 and numerous styles.  Luckily I have a kid in each of the different categories, so I was able to compare them. 

My kids have had sun glasses before, but they were always more toy than actual glasses.  They were cheap, slightly shaded, and broke easily.  Real Kids Shades are not those glasses.

The first thing I noticed is that they are designed to stay on.

Co got some Xtreme Element 0-36 Navy Glasses.  Sadly he wouldn't hold still long enough for me to get a good picture, but there is nothing cuter than a baby in sunglasses.

The frames of the sunglasses are designed to fit his face.  And instead of having weird over the ear pieces that never fit, the glasses have a resize-able band.

With the two older kid sizes, you can get sunglasses either with the band or the traditional frame.  I knew my girls wouldn't wear the band so I opted for the FlexDuo in Purple/Pink and the Blue Glide in size 7-12.

 Both frames come with an included strap, so you can make them stay on for more active play.  On top of that, the Glide frames have a rubber tipped backing to prevent slide-age. 

The second thing I noticed is the durability.  When you give a 3 year old something new, you know it's going to be pushed to the limit.  Bid sat in the car with her glasses and kept bending the frames almost completely out.  I kept telling her to stop, and of course she didn't.  I was pleasantly surprised when we got to our destination and I found that the frames were still in tact.

Also with durability, it's important to know that the lenses are shatter proof.  Just in case something happens, I'm glad to know that the lenses won't cut my kids eyes.

Features of the sunglasses include
  • Sun protection - 100% UVA and UVB protection
  • Safety - Lead Free, Proper Shading to Protect from Sunlight but light enough that you can see eyes
  • Durability - Shatter Free Polycarbonate Lenses and Frames
  • Comfort - Designed to fit kids, Neoprene Straps help glasses stay on
  • Flexibility - Survived Bid, need I say more
  • Warranty - 100% Replacement Warranty
  • Value - Usually retail for $15-$20
  • FDA Approved
  • Cute, Stylish, and Fashionable - They have to be for this girl to agree to wear them

To Buy - Real Kids Shades are available online at realkidshades.com and at select retailers nationwide.  Make sure and protect your kids eyes this summer and check them out today.

To Win - Real Kids Shades is giving away winners choice of sunglasses to one of you!

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I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway you agree to my giveaway/disclosure guidelines


  1. I'd probably get the Flex Duo in black/red.

  2. i like the flex duo for my son....

  3. I would get my daughter the Flex glasses in red.

  4. I would get my granddaughter the Toddler Shades 2 - 5 Years in pink.

  5. I like Xtreme Gear Convertible pair in white!

  6. I would get my son the Flex in Royal


  7. I would get a pair of the My First Shades for ages 0-3.

  8. my first shades for my son in Navy or Royal

  9. I would choose the Flex Duo Shades 3 - 7 Years in Black/Red color.
    ~Sandra U.

  10. I like the flex glasses in pink.