The 10 Best Sunglasses for Babies 2020

The 10 Best Sunglasses for Babies 2020

We all have our own opinions on what is cute and what is not cute. Dogs, very cute. Somebody taking the french fries you ordered right after they explicitly said they didn’t want any fries? Very not cute.

Often when we as people see something that is really cute, we speak in hyperbole and say something like, “oh my gosh! that is the cutest thing in the world.” That got us thinking; what is the cutest thing in the world? Honestly, figuring this out was about as easy as deciding whether or not to have ice cream after dinner.

The answer is, unequivocally, babies wearing sunglasses.

We’re talking about clutching your chest, face fully scrunched, unable to stifle the audible “awww” coming from your fully grown adult mouth level of cute. The type of “awww” that comes from the belly. It’s a level of cute that gets you involved in show biz because now you have to go get that baby an agent.
twin babies lounging in a pool with sunglasses on

Here’s the thing, though. Sunglasses on babies isn’t just the cutest thing in the world, but they are also worn for protective measures. It is suggested that on sunny days, babies should start wearing sunglasses as early as six months old.

Enjoy this time in your life because it flies by fast, and while your child may always wear sunglasses, it is much cuter when they are babies as opposed to, say *cringes and shudders* teenagers.

This article is going to go over the best sunglasses for your baby. We’ll be discussing these in terms of comfort, levels of protection, value, and just how darn cute they are. Yes, there will be pictures.

If you are interested in learning more about why sunglasses are a good idea for babies, click here.

Top 10 Best Sunglasses for Babies 2020

1. Best Premium Sunglasses for Babies: Cocosand Sunglasses

Cocosand Sunglasses

Why we like it: This is Cocosand's take on the classic Wayfarer, but you'll love more than just the glasses. The whole package is great! It comes with a carrying case, cleaning cloth, plus, the sunglasses are just so darn adorable!

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This is a classic looking pair of sunglasses perfect for a baby with timeless taste. The attached strap makes these easily adjustable, which is perfect considering the sensitive skin of infants. With a head circumference of 13-15 inches, this is a perfect pair of sunglasses for infants in the 0-24 month-year-old range.

The thermoplastic elastomer is BPA free, very durable, and super bendy. The lenses themselves are shatterproof, so you don’t have to worry about safety when it comes to these sunglasses. The attached strap is removable but doesn’t totally prevent a baby from removing these and throwing them in a fit of baby rage.

Protection from the sun

These sunglasses have mirrored lenses but are not polarized.

Yeah, but how cute are they?

These are super cute but also super rad! This is the classic Wayfarer style made famous by Ray-Ban, and yes, they are very cute on babies. At the same time, they still maintain that timeless look. Might as well teach your child style from a young age! These sunglasses would pair perfectly with a pink sundress or overalls and cowboy boots.

Price

You can get these stylish shades for right around $20.

Pros

  • Classic look
  • Shatterproof lens
  • BPA free

Cons

  • Not polarized
  • The attached strap doesn't fully stop a baby from removing sunglasses

2. Best Budget Sunglasses for Babies: Feidu Fit Shades

Feidu Fit Shades

Why we like it: This is the perfect pair of shades for when your baby outgrows their first pair, transitioning them in style from infant to toddler. Another take on the classic Wayfarer, these are as cool as they are comfy.

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This is another pair of sunglasses that mix flexibility with durability. The frames are made of thermoplastic polyester elastomer, meaning that your child can bend and fold these all they want, but they will still return to their shape. Considering these are made for babies around 24 months old, that’s perfect timing because who knows what the “terrible twos” could mean for a pair of sunglasses. Yikes!

There are some durability concerns with the hinges of these sunglasses, but those are mitigated by the fact that with the sunglasses you receive a tool to fix them. The package also comes with a case and a cleaning cloth.

Protection from the sun

These sunglasses are made with polarized lenses. Might as well expose your child to luxury early in their life!

Yeah, but are they cute?

Do you want to hug 100 puppies? The answer is of course yes! This is a timeless look that skews towards cool. Another throwback to the Wayfarer, this is a style of sunglasses that can be worn anytime and with anything, even though we don’t necessarily expect babies to dress for the occasion. These are the style of sunglasses you’d expect to see in the movie Grease.

Price

You’ll find these cute frames for right around $15.

Pros

  • Polarized lenses
  • Bendy
  • Comes with a case, cleaning cloth and tool

Cons

  • Durability issues

3. Best Overall Sunglasses for Babies: Baby Solo Sunglasses

Baby Solo Sunglasses

Why we like it: This is another classic looking pair of sunglasses that will be comfortable for your newborn child while protecting their eyes from harmful UV rays.

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This is a very soft pair of sunglasses that comes with an attached strap to help keep them on the head of your newborn. The frame is made of a BPA free polycarbonate and is bendy and very durable. These sunglasses will survive the harshest attacks from a baby, from twisting to biting. Not only are they sturdy, but they are comfortable as well. The lenses themselves are anti-scratch, adding to the durability of this product. Baby Solo is confident in their product as well, offering free replacements for any pair of sunglasses. The attached strap can be a bit of a hassle at times, but that is hardly a concern.

Protection from the sun

These sunglasses have 100% UV protection lenses to help keep out harmful rays. These are not polarized.

Yeah, but are they cute?

Heck yes they are! This is another classic style that can go great with any outfit. Whether it be a casual stroll around the block, or meeting with baby business associates, these sunglasses can pair with anything.

Price

These sit right around $20.

Pros

  • Anti-scratch lens
  • Durable and flexible frame
  • BPA free

Cons

  • Not polarized
  • The attached strap can be hard to adjust

4. Bib-On Top Flyer

Bib-On Top Flyer

Why we like it: What's the only thing cuter than a baby wearing sunglasses? A baby wearing aviator sunglasses.

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These tiny little aviators have quite a lot to be thrilled with. Even though the frame is thin, it is still durable. It is also very flexible for when your baby gets curious and wants to see if a pair of sunglasses can also be a pretzel. This product comes with a carrying case and a cleaning cloth. There are some concerns about durability when it comes to the legs of the sunglasses staying on. If you are looking for a pair of sunglasses for a very newly born, these are perfect. Also, this product comes as a two-pack, because everyone knows that babies lose sunglasses just as often as adults.

Protection from the sun

These shades have lenses that block 100% of UV A and B.

Yeah, but are they cute?

Is that baby a pilot? No? Was that baby in the movie Top Gun? Also no. That baby is wearing aviators, and it is ridiculously cute. Aviators are such a classic look, and that is no different when placed on a newborn. In fact, these aren’t just cute, these are sooooooo cuuuuute.

Price

Cute and affordable? Yes, please. You can find these adorable aviators for under $15.

Pros

  • Aviator frames
  • Very flexible
  • Blocks UV A and B

Cons

  • Arms fall off
  • Not polarized

5. Roshambo Shades

Roshambo Shades

Why we like it: Sporty and stylish, this pair of shades is super high-quality construction and cuteness.

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Product features

Advertised as a high-quality designer pair of sunglasses, you’ll be getting high quality without the high price. The frames are soft for the comfort of the child, and also very flexible. The flexibility of these doesn’t take away from the durability either. Roshambo is well aware of how curious newborns can be, so these were made with safety as the number one priority. One of the coolest product features is that you can bend the arms of the sunglasses to fit the head of your child, effectively making them a one size fits all! An issue with these sunglasses is that the lenses have a tendency to pop out and the arms fall off easily.

Protection from the sun

These are fully polarized and protect against UV B and C.

Yeah, but are they cute?

These are pretty cute, but compared to the above aviators, they aren’t, like, giggle ’til you get home because you are so overwhelmed with cuteness cute. These will make your baby look ready for a game of baseball, or like they are about to go trade some stocks.

Price

You can find these shades for under $25.

Pros

  • Polarized
  • Very flexible frame
  • Bend the arms to fit the head of the child

Cons

  • Lens pop out easily
  • Arms susceptible to falling off

6. Bib-On Sweetheart Two-Pack

Bib-On Sweetheart Two-Pack

Why we like it: This two-pack of glasses are double the cute. The frames are shaped like hearts, and we heart them very much.

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Bib-On brings us another high-quality pair of sunglasses that are sure to keep your baby’s eyes well protected, and everyone else’s eyes swooning with cuteness. These sunglasses are designed for newborns all the way up to three-year-olds. The frame is super flexible but also durable, and is made with a fingerprint-proof matte finish. The attached straps are adjustable to fit your child’s head. However, there are some sizing issues with these sunglasses. There are also incidents where the included microfiber pouch actually stains the sunglasses. A nice thing about this package is that you are getting two pairs of sunglasses if somehow one of them breaks! Bib-On also offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Protection from the sun

These offer great protection from the sun. The block UV A and B rays are polarized.

Yeah, but are they cute?

These heart-shaped sunglasses will have your eyes turning heart-shaped when you see them. They are more than cute, they are totally adorable.

Price

You can find these cuties for under $15.

Pros

  • Super cute
  • Polarized
  • Very flexible

Cons

  • Carrying pouch can stain the glasses
  • Sizing issues

7. Jan & Jul

Jan & Jul

Why we like it: Perfect for the sporty baby, these glasses are perfect for the baseball diamond or the race track!

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This sporty pair of shades is sporty in more than looks; they are sporty in safety. Made without BPA, philate, or PVC, this pair of shades is good for your child and good for the environment. The attached straps allow for adjustable sizing. These sunglasses are also made of super bendy TPEE material and claim to be unbreakable. Depending on the child, there can be some issues with fitting. Sometimes they can leave marks on a child’s face.

Protection from the sun

When it comes to protection, these are awesome. These block UV A and B rays, have a rating of UV400 and are polarized.

Yeah, but are they cute?

These are more sporty than cute, but let’s be honest, a baby who looks like they are ready to drive a race car is pretty darn cute.

Price

You can get this product from Jan & Jul for right around $20.

Pros

  • Polarized lens protects from UV A and B
  • TPEE material is nearly unbreakable
  • Very flexible

Cons

  • Sizing issues
  • Can leave marks on the face of the baby

8. Optix 55

Optix 55

Why we like it: Sometimes style for babies doesn't have to be cute, it can just be super cool. That's what you are getting with these stylish shades.

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Product features

Optix 55 has done their best to make a pair of sunglasses that fit perfectly for your baby. That’s a tall task, but they do pretty well. These sunglasses are flexible, however, they aren’t quite as flexible as some of the glasses listed above. One of the cool features of these sunglasses are the smoked lenses. This helps to cut down glare, giving your child a better view of the world around them. Make no mistake though, smoked lenses are no substitute for polarized lenses. Sometimes these glasses will arrive at a customer not exactly centered, but for the most part, they fit very well.

Protection from the sun

Optix 55 offers a product that protects your baby’s eyes with 100% UV protection.

Yeah, but are they cute?

This is another pair that is less cute, and more of something different. In this case, we’d call them cool. These are the type of sunglasses your baby would wear if your baby was the star of a ’90s teen movie and they were one of the cool kids who wouldn’t say much more than, ” ‘sup.”.

Price

You can find these glasses for under $10.

Pros

  • Well-fitting
  • 100% UV protection

Cons

  • Off-centered
  • Not as flexible as some other baby sunglasses

9. Babiators

Babiators

Why we like it: We like them for more than just the name, but yes, we also love the name. Babiators has made a stylish and classic pair of shades perfect for any baby.

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Product features

Babiators offer a nice pair of shades that would be great for any baby but still don’t quite stack up to the others on this list. This might be the most expensive pair of sunglasses on our list, without all the bells and whistles of some of the others. For instance, they aren’t polarized, and they don’t come with straps to keep them on your child’s head. However, they do look really nice.

They are made of durable and flexible plastic so your child can explore all the different shapes they can make with them. The lenses are shatter-resistant for the safety of your child and offer 100% UV A and B protection. The frames are made with a soft and lightweight pinch-free material.

Protection from the sun

The lens of these Babiators offers 100% UV A and B protection.

Yeah, but are they cute

These classic looking sunglasses are very cute and fit for all occasions! They are a bit of a mix between classic Wayfarers and sporty sunglasses, and the results are adorable. These sunglasses will transport you to the beach, where you can imagine your baby sipping on their sippy coconut.

Price

You can find your pair of Babiators for around $25.

Pros

  • 100% UV A and B protection
  • Shatter-resistant lenses

Cons

  • You get less for the price
  • Not polarized

10. Baby Banz

Baby Banz

Why we like it: Aesthetically, these are the most unique sunglasses on this list. The flexible strap makes it seem like they would be super durable as well.

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Product features

The idea of these sunglasses seems to be better than the execution. The frame itself is oversized to cover not only the baby’s eyes but also the periphery. The elastic strap is there instead of arms so that these can be fully adjustable. This is supposed to also aid in comfort. Sadly, it seems these are not the most comfortable sunglasses to wear, and can even leave marks on the sensitive skin of a baby. They also fit awkwardly, as the extra-sized frames are maybe a bit too extra-sized, especially considering these are meant for newborns. The thing is, when they do fit properly, they are very effective and they look awesome. These do not have polarized lenses.

Protection from the sun

These are not polarized. We are unsure of the level of UV protection these provide.

Yeah, but are they cute?

Cute? How about rad. This is the perfect pair of sunglasses for when your baby is going through their U2 phase and wants to do their best impression of Bono. Which, of course, ends up being ridiculously cute.

Price

You can find this pair of Baby Banz sunglasses for right around $20.

Pros

  • Very unique looking
  • Blocks light on all sides

Cons

  • Can leave marks on the face of the baby
  • Too big for most babies

Buying the Best Baby Sunglasses

Now that you’ve seen some options, you can see that there is so much more to consider when buying a pair of sunglasses for your baby than just how cute they are. The great thing about babies is that they will make any pair of sunglasses immediately cute, so that can be the least of your concern! When shopping for a pair of sunglasses for your child, you will want to think about their comfort and safety. Babies have especially sensitive skin, so you’ll want to make sure to get a pair of sunglasses that won’t dig into their nose or face. You also want to make sure that the sunglasses you get for your child offer protection from the sun. Making sure that your child has the proper protection from the sun will help to promote healthy eyes and eyesight throughout their life.

With so many things to consider when buying a pair of sunglasses for your baby, we thought it would be a good idea to break down some of the most important things to look for when you are sunglasses shopping.

Protection

This is particularly important because babies have particularly sensitive eyes. It is no wonder that you can often find them squinting on very sunny days. That is why it is recommended that babies should start wearing sunglasses on sunny days by the time they turn six months old. Of course, in this regard, the earlier the better!

You’ll want to make sure that the sunglasses your baby is wearing offer 100% protection from all UV rays. This is pretty standard for sunglasses these days, but you are best off doing your research to make sure. This can greatly improve the chance of your child to have good eye health in the future and for the duration of their life.

Do polarized sunglasses offer more protection?

Polarized sunglasses block all forms of UV light, which is absolutely what you want. There isn’t much to suggest that this alone makes them better or more protective than sunglasses that aren’t polarized and still offer 100% UV protection. The big difference is how you, or your baby, will see colors and reflections. Polarized sunglasses can remove a lot of the stress that is put on your eyes even if you are wearing (non-polarized) sunglasses. They show color true to form and reduce horizontal glare. You can learn more about horizontal glare, and polarized sunglasses, here.

Polarized sunglasses typically cost more, but they are typically better. Though, that does not mean that they will protect your baby from UV light any more than non-polarized sunglasses.

Comfort

Let’s face it, babies can be a wiggly bunch. They are new to the world and every day figuring out what works more and more for them. This is especially true when it comes to comfort. If you have had a baby before and have experimented with sunglasses, you might have had the experience that your child wants nothing to do with them. That could be for a few reasons. First off, it’s a brand new sensation. The feeling of something resting on their nose for the first few times could be very uncomfortable. Another reason is that babies have really sensitive skin! Adults might be fine with sunglasses that leave weird little marks on our noses, but babies aren’t.

Also, as much as anyone would like to believe otherwise, babies don’t have a sense of fashion yet. They aren’t willing to be uncomfortable just or the sake of looking good. Of course, some adults aren’t either.…

Safety

This is a huge one. Remember how we were talking about babies learning a whole bunch of new stuff every day? That’s because they are endlessly curious. What comes of endless curiosity? Danger. That’s why it is crucial to make sure that you find a pair of sunglasses that are safe for your child. There are a lot of things that can make sunglasses safe. Let’s go over some of them now.

Flexibility

Your child is going to want to see what things these sunglasses can do, which is why it is crucial to get a lightweight pair that is really flexible. This will allow your child to bend them and twist them as if they were trying to make a Picasso out of sunglasses. It will allow them to throw and bang them without you having to worry that they will break. It’s better for your wallet and it’s better for your baby. Until they lose the sunglasses. We all lose our sunglasses.

Shatter-Resistant and Shatterproof Lens

This is crucial for the same reason that flexibility is important. Whatever happens, you do not want these sunglasses to turn into a sharp object. And by sharp, we mean pointy, not like, “wow, that baby looks sharp.”

Fit

The better a pair of sunglasses fit, the more likely your baby will want to wear them. This comes down to comfort. It seems some of the most comfortable sunglasses are babies are the most lightweight sunglasses.

Headbands and straps

If you are concerned about your baby taking off their sunglasses and throwing them about all willy nilly, you will probably want to invest in a sunglasses strap or find a pair of sunglasses that are held on by a strap. This can also help with comfort as they won’t be sliding around with every little bump.

Style

cute boy in sunglasses

Of course, we had to include style! There are so many different styles out there, and let’s face it, every single one of them is totally adorable when placed on a baby. Which look do you prefer? Some might go with the classic Wayfarer look. These can go with any outfit and are good for any occasion. Whether it is a play date with the neighbors or just relaxing in the kiddie pool in the front of the house, nothing says, “I’m classic, I’m cool” like a pair of Wayfarers.
baby girl in oversized aviator sunglasses

Maybe you and your baby prefer aviators. This is another classic look but comes with it a bit more authority. What could be more adorable than a baby wearing aviators? It’ll make anyone think, “wow, that is super cute, but also, that baby means business.” These also pair with any outfit and fit any occasion.
cute bab boy in sunglasses pretending to drive

Maybe you have a sporty baby and need a pair of sporty shades. These wont go with every outfit, but they will be great at the ballpark or the race track. People will be impressed that your baby is so prepared for the game, or might even confuse your child for a race car driver! These are also great for lounging in the pool or going to the beach.
baby girl in a swimsuit and sunglasses on a surfboard

Or maybe you want to go for cuteness overload. Sunglasses with frames that are the shape of a heart. These will make even the grumpiest of the grumps sincerely say “awwwwwww.”

It’s About More Than Just Being Cute

As you can see, sunglasses can be crucial for a baby. Once your child gets used to the way they feel on their face, they will be able to go outside and explore with wonderment all the new colors and things. You can share these moments with your precious little one knowing that they are safe. Their eyes are protected from any long term damage that the sun could cause. If they want to turn their sunglasses into a pretzel, that’s fine, because you have done your research. Sharing these moments outside is so precious. You’ll remember them forever.

Also, it will be sooooooo cute!

And, because we love you, here is a picture of a baby on the beach wearing sunglasses sipping out of a coconut.
funny baby wearing sunglasses coconut