In this review, I like to give you an overview of my experience using Cancer Council Sunglasses for my infant. It may help you in making a decision when researching to purchase infant sunglasses.
Recently I learned a lot about infants eyes and how they are vulnerable for long term damage and especially UV rating is something to watch. Uv is always there, but when there are high UV readings on certain days, it is beneficial to apply extra protection for those little eyes.
UV(ultraviolet), don’t only reach the eyes with direct like, but even in the shade, it bounces off objects still able to reach the eyes.
- Product-Infant sunglasses
- Brand-Cancer Council
- Age group- 0-2 years
- category protection- level 3
- Price- $24.95
- Lens- Smoke Mono
- Sizing- Eye size: 42mm
Bridge size: 15mm
Temple length: 95mm
- Unique features-Adjustable Elastic strap for a comfy fit
- Design- BumbleBee
Fitting of the sunglasses
I purchased these Cancer Council sunglasses for my 11-month-old baby. These infant sunglasses suppose to be suitable for infants aged 0-2. So this sunglasses should fit perfectly for my baby but unfortunately they not really did.
When I put the glasses on the baby, the glasses kind of tilt of all the time, I try to push the goggles down but every time they kind of lift op what makes her able to look underneath the lens. Deffnilty not a great fit
Adjustable elastic strap
The strap coming with the sunglasses gets clicked in the two little holes at the sunglasses’ back. Please note that the first pair of sunglasses I purchased was faulty as the strap didn’t want to click in one of the holes.
The hole was not made straight, so the pin in the strap would keep falling out. Luckily the glasses were exchanged without drama by Big W and no issues there with the second pair. We had a good stable fit with the second pair, and the straps have not come off after the exchange.
Unfortunately, the next issue is the sizing of the strap. As mentioned before, my baby is 11 months old, and the strap is not adjustable enough to make a tight enough fit for my baby. So I can not understand how these sunglasses could fit a newborn or little baby.
Overall Design and Lens
The lens of the Cancer Council sunglasses provides the protection you would like in infant sunglasses, which is protection level categories 3, which is the maximum UV protection. As mentioned before, UV light comes from all directions, with the wraparound design you minimise peripheral UV exposure.
This frame looks very cute with the BumbleBee design. It is made from soft, flexible rubber and seems relatively stable. The glasses have not left any marks on my baby so far.
The Cancer Council BumbleBee sunglasses have an adorable design. They have excellent UV protection with a category 3 rating. The wraparound design minimises UV light reaching the eyes witch is highly beneficial for especially infants due to the lens of the baby not able to filter UV as good as an adult eye.
The fitting may not be great; at least it is not for my baby. And the strap is not entirely adjustable enougsignificantmake a tight fit on my 11-month-old baby.
The glasses are ok, but I am pretty sure they could be better. I keep using my Infant BumbleBee Cancer Council sunglasses, but I may try another pair soon to see if I can find a better fit for my babies head, giving her even better protection and comfort.
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