Thursday, May 23, 2013

Real Kids Shades Review & Giveaway

           Does your child turn into a baby vampire, hissing and turning away at break neck speed, every time you go out on a sunny day like my daughter? (Ok. So she doesn’t actually hiss, but she may as well.) If so, I have an awesome product to share with you!

            Real KidsShades is a relatively new company that is the leading maker of high quality protective eyewear for children ages 12 and under. Did you know that children under 10 are at increased risk for permanent eye damage from the sun? People often take for granted the importance of eye health and that’s where RKS comes in! Their sunglasses aren’t just cute little baby shades that, while they may look adorable on your child, provide little or no protection from the sun’s harmful rays to your child’s eyes. Real Kids Shades sunglasses provide 100% UV protection-both A AND B! That’s pretty impressive!
            Now, I feel like I should mention that these are still “cute little baby shades.” Real Kids Shades come in a variety of fun colors and designs that kids will love. What’s even more important than the cute factor”? Comfort, of course! These glasses aren’t just miniature versions of adult sunglasses: they’re made with kids in mind and specifically designed to fit them comfortably!

            The folks at Real Kids Shades were kind enough to let Myka and I try out their My First Shades and the Sunhat Combo Pack. Myka has always been a wiggle worm and doesn’t generally like having things on her head. Many of the RKS glasses (including the ones we were able to try) come with adjustable neoprene brands that help hold the glasses in place while still being comfortable for children. We have used the My First Shades in the car and on outdoor walks quite a few times and Myka has not fussed once when I put them on or took them off! I love that they’re adjustable as well because my daughter has a rather large noggin.
Purple hearts My First Shades

            Another great feature of the My First Shades is that the neoprene band is not only comfortable, it floats in water as well! So, these are obviously a great option for trips to the pool and lake as well as every day use. On the off chance little Billy’s shades fall off or get pulled off, you will no longer have to worry about losing them or having to retrieve them from the bottom of the pool!
I even dunked them just to make sure they float. ;) I can't wait to try these out ON baby girl in the pool!
I noticed that most of the water ran off the glasses and what remained beaded up instead of smearing around and making the world look all funky to your kid. How nice!

            I love the sunhat combo pack as well because aside from the My First Shades providing Myka’s eyes with 100% UV protection, the sunhat protects her delicate head from getting burnt as well! She’s finally started getting more hair in the past couple of months, but it’s still pretty thin and exposed up there. We take the majority of our walks near or under trees, so I like that the hat protects her head from bugs and “nature debris” too.
I love using these in the car! The window shade only does so much...
Great for walks outside on sunny days.
Keeping the yucky bugs (and hot sun, of course) off my head!

            As I mentioned, Real Kids Shades offers sunglasses for children up to 12 years old. They also sell Xtreme Elements, which are great for outdoor sports, Flex and Flex Duo for children ages 3-7, and several stylish, but functional, options for 7-12 year olds. I almost forgot to mention that all of RKS products are super affordable! Check out their website HERE.
            Since RKS is so passionate about protecting children’s eyes and spreading the word about eye health in children, they work closely with Prevent Blindness America. You can find more information on the importance of protecting your children’s eyes HERE.
            With summer drawing near, how would you like to win your own pair of Real Kids Shades to protect your little one’s eyes? Enter the giveaway below for your chance! Good luck!

*Getting Green with Baby was not compensated monetarily for this review/giveaway. Real Kids Shades provided me with products in exchange for an honest review. Getting Green with Baby and all other promoting blogs are not responsible for prize shipment. That is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at


  1. We would use them most on our many afternoon/evening walks:)

  2. I would have him wear them all the time! I really think it's important to protect his little eyes as much as I protect my own with sunglasses. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I like the Xtreme Element in navy 3 - 7 Years.

  4. My grandson would use these the most when he goes to the park.

  5. Definetly camping and swimming!! First, summer for itty bitty.

  6. They'd be used just about anywhere he goes I am sure. A trip to his dad's house, to the beach, to the swimming pool. I just have a feeling he would want to wear them even going on a trip to the grocery store.

  7. hiking, swimming playing at the park! these would be so great!!

  8. At the park, possibly at the lake. Anytime we go out of the house basically.

  9. She would use them in the car and at the beach the most! :)