I Tested the 12 Best Baby Sunglasses [There’s a Winner]
Read the original review at Two Mama Bears.
We live in Florida, so it’s almost always sunny. I feel bad when I see my baby get upset as the sun hits his face – he squeezes his eyes shut and has the biggest frown you’ve ever seen. Plus, baby eyes are extra vulnerable to UV radiation (more on that later).
After dealing with sunglasses that don’t fit or fall off my other kids’ faces, I decided to go on a hunt. I’ve tried 12 of the most popular infant sunglasses and am here to tell you which brand is the best.
Spoiler: the winner is Roshambo. Check out the rest of the article for all of my baby sunglasses recommendations, a brand comparison, and baby sunglasses FAQs.
Just a quick side note: this article is not sponsored and I purchased all of these sunglasses with my own money. I do earn a small commission if you click one of my links and make a purchase. Before I share my recommendations, I wanted to ensure you know they are not biased or influenced by any brand on this list.
Best-In-Class Baby Sunglasses For Every Occasion
Best baby sunglasses overall: Roshambo Polarized Baby Shades
Baby baby sunglasses runner-up: Baby Sunnies
Best colorful baby sunglasses: Jan & Jul
Best stylish baby sunglasses: Hipsterkid
Best budget baby sunglasses: Bib-On
Recommended Baby Sunglasses with Notable Exceptions
Mid-priced and cute, but no polarization and a cheap-feeling frame: COCOSAND
Dirt cheap sunglasses, but too-large frames: Juslink
Not very stylish, but secure: Mausito
Baby Sunglasses I Don’t Recommend
Cheap-feeling frame, pricey, and non-adjustable strap: Original WeeFarers
Overhyped with no strap: Babiators
Labeled as designer, but have an outdated look and WAY too much packaging: Duco
Uncomfortable and non-effective adjustable strap: Baby Solo
Roshambo Eyewear Polarized Baby Shades
Roshambo takes the cake for me as the best baby sunglasses on the market.
These are seriously indestructible, stylish, and the fit is second to none. You can twist and bend these as much as you want, and they will not break.
Our baby lights up when he wears these, and I am glad that I ordered the head strap and an ear adjuster kit which gives us two options to help the glasses stay on better.
There are over a dozen color options, from classic black to pink glitter. These are also shatter-resistant, manufactured in Italy, and assembled in the USA. In addition, all Roshambo frames are laboratory certified BPA-free, lead-free, latex-free, phthalate-free, heavy metal free, and are small parts tested as safe for babies!
Baby Sunglasses FAQ
Do babies need polarized lenses?
Babies don’t need polarized lenses, but they help reduce glare, especially when it comes to water. Even the most inexpensive sunglasses on this list have polarization, so why not get a pair with that feature?
Do babies really need sunglasses?
Yes, babies should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from damage caused by UV rays. Plus, they just make baby so much more comfortable.
How important are sunglasses for babies? A baby’s eyes are more susceptible to UV damage than an adult’s. The crystalline lens within a baby’s eye is virtually clear, which allows more light and UV radiation to reach the back of the eye. At birth, the crystalline lens diameter is about 6.00 mm. By age 16, the diameter is 9.3 mm (Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus). Sunglasses can help protect a baby’s vulnerable eyes.
What age should babies start wearing sunglasses? Most sources say babies should start wearing sunglasses at 6 months of age. However, most baby sunglasses can be worn right away (starting at 0). My son is 5 months old, and he loves his baby sunglasses.
After testing and researching 12 baby sunglasses brands, I’ve narrowed it down to 5 of my top picks, with the overall winner being Roshambo.
I never knew I would be so opinionated about baby sunglasses, but here we are. 😂
I'm a work-from-home mom with a supportive, hard-working husband, two toddlers, and a newborn. In the business world, I'm a copywriter with a deep background in marketing and SEO. At home, I'm always looking for mom hacks, the best projects and toys for my growing kiddos, and ways to solve everyday mom dilemmas. Whatever I find, I'm sharing on this blog, which is my passion project!