I Tested the 12 Best Baby Sunglasses [There’s a Winner]

Aug 16, 2022Baby, New Moms, Product Reviews

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I Tested the 12 Best Baby Sunglasses [There’s a Winner]

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.

Array of sunglasses for infants

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.

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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.

Also, after publishing this article, Roshambo saw they won my pick for overall best baby sunglasses. They created a code, TWOMAMABEARS, for my readers that’ll get you 15% off a pair from their site. They are a small business and shared that Amazon takes about 50% of the sale amount. I don’t know about you, but I will definitely be ordering future pairs directly from their site to support them and enjoy a little bit of savings!

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Baby Sunglasses Comparison Table

This baby sunglasses comparison table includes price, age range, if it comes with a strap, if the sunglasses are polarized, and the frame material. 

I’ve sorted the comparison by price, but please note that Amazon prices fluctuate (sometimes multiple times per day), so the price at the time you read this may differ slightly.

BrandPriceAge RangeStrap?Polarized?Frame Material
WeeFarers$24.990-1 yearYes, not adjustableNoRubber
Roshambo$23.990-2 yearsYes, plus an ear adjuster kitYesRubber-based
Babiators$230-2 yearsNoNoRubber
Baby Solo$200-3 yearsYes, kind of adjustableNoNot disclosed
Baby Sunnies$19.990-2 yearsYes, not adjustableYesSilicone
Duco$19.990-2 yearsYes, adjustableYesThermoplastic Polyester Elastomer (TPEE)
Hipsterkid$19.990-2 yearsYes, not adjustableYesThermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
Jan & Jul$19.956m-2 yearsYes, adjustableYesPlastic
COCOSAND$16.990-2 yearsYes, adjustableNoThermoplastic Polyester Elastomer (TPEE)
Mausito$16.990-18 monthsYes, adjustableNoRubber and neoprene
Bib-On$8.996-18 monthsYes, adjustableYesPlastic
Juslink$7.490-3 yearsYes, adjustableYesComposite

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. 

roshambo on baby front view

Our baby lights up when he wears these, and I appreciate that it comes with two accessories – a head strap and an ear adjuster kit. 

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!

Also, after publishing this article, Roshambo saw they won my pick for overall best baby sunglasses. They created a code, TWOMAMABEARS, for my readers that’ll get you 15% off a pair from their site. They are a small business and shared that Amazon takes about 50% of the sale amount. I don’t know about you, but I will definitely be ordering future pairs directly from their site to support them and enjoy a little bit of savings.

Another benefit of exploring their site (vs. Amazon) is they have a direct-to-consumer prescription glasses program. Starting at $69, you can get a pair of prescription glasses (baby, toddler, kids, even adult!) right to your door in their unbreakable frames. 

Baby Sunnies Flexible Polarized Baby Sunglasses

My runner-up pick for best baby sunglasses are from Baby Sunnies.

The frame texture and flexibility were one of my favorites, and the style was top-notch. Everyone thought these looked sleek and polished when on. 

It fits perfectly at 5 months, but the head strap is not super adjustable, so it may not fit up to 2 years as the product listing suggests. 

Since it doesn’t come with the ear adjuster kit like our winner, it may not be usable for quite as long.

The frame material is non-toxic and super-flexible. I also really appreciate that the brand uses recyclable materials and eco-friendly packaging. One downside is there are only 4 color options, but you can’t go wrong with classic black.

Jan & Jul Flexible UV-400 Polarized Sunglasses with Strap

The Jan & Jul sunglasses were definitely in my Top 3. I love all of the bright color options from the brand, and the matte frame was super flexible and chic. 

jan and jul on baby front view

The adjustable strap is awesome, though I wish it tightened just a little more. My husband commented that typically, elastic straps stretch out over time, so these may degrade in quality the longer you use them.

The packaging was nice yet minimal, which I appreciate. The lenses are shatter-proof and flexible, and there is a medium size option when you’re ready to upgrade to 2-6 years old.

Hipsterkid Baby Sunglasses with Strap (Aviators)

The most stylish pair of baby sunglasses hands-down goes to Hipsterkid.

I really wanted these sunglasses to be the winner because they are SO adorable, but the strap is just too big for a 5-month-old head. The strap also isn’t adjustable, so they fall right off his nose. 

Wait until about 12 months for these, and you’ll be rocking the cutest baby in town. These sunglasses come with a warranty guarantee for 1 year (if you register them on the Hipsterkid website). There are also 10 color choices. 

Bib-On Vintage Straps – Baby’s First Sunglasses

 I was pretty impressed with the Bib-On sunglasses for the price. At just $8.99, they’re a steal – especially for being polarized. 

The only downside is they aren’t super snug when on, so when our baby leaned back in his chair, they came forward. The plastic frame also doesn’t feel as durable as our top picks, but you can’t beat the price.

There are 5 color options to choose from.

COCOSAND Baby Sunglasses with Strap

The COCOSAND sunglasses fit well and look adorable – they made my shortlist of sunglasses to explore more. 

However, they aren’t polarized and the frame feels hard and plasticky, unlike the more flexible, matte options that were our favorite.

The straps are adjustable and there are almost a dozen color options to choose from.

Juslink Flexible Polarized Baby Sunglasses

The Juslink baby sunglasses were the cheapest sunglasses of the bunch, but honestly, they weren’t that bad. 

juslink on baby side view

Packaging was nonexistent, but the adjustable strap was great. They’re even polarized, but the big drawback is the frames were a little big for a baby. Our baby was also able to pull these off his face within about 30 seconds of putting them on.

Mausito® BABY Sunglasses

The style of the Mausito® BABY sunglasses just wasn’t for us, but these things are not coming off your baby’s head! They’re super secure, and the nose pad is soft for extra comfort.

They’re not polarized, but they were on the lower end of the price range.

The packaging is 100% recycled and there are 5 color options to choose from.

Original WeeFarers Children’s Sunglasses

WeeFarers front

The Original WeeFarers Children’s Sunglasses are talked about everywhere online, and they’re on the pricey side. Naturally, I expected these to be amazing!

But ultimately, they feel like cheap plastic, are non-polarized, and the strap isn’t adjustable. For being the most expensive option on the list, these seriously underdelivered.

Babiators Original Navigators

The Babiators were really cute, but with no adjustable strap, they fell right off my baby’s face. In terms of usability, these are utterly useless.

babiators on baby side view

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why so many other bloggers recommend these as a top choice. They’re expensive, non-polarized, and have absolutely no accessory to ensure they stay on a wriggly baby’s face.

Duco Polarized Baby Sunglasses with Strap

The over-the-top packaging with the Duco sunglasses made me think these would be a winner, but they fell flat for me. 

They’re labeled as designer baby sunglasses, but the style looks a little outdated and buggish when on.

The strap is adjustable, the lenses are polarized, and the frame is supposedly unbreakable. So if you’re into this style and tons of excess packaging, these may actually work for you.

Baby Solo Original Baby Sunglasses

I originally thought the Baby Solo sunglasses would be a frontrunner, but they ended up being one of my least favorite pairs.

The case is cute, but the adjustable strap is not effective. They’re also not comfortable. My son started whining when I put these sunglasses on and resumed being his happy self when I took them off. 

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.

Conclusion

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. 😂

Let me know in the comments if you end up purchasing any of these baby sunglasses!

By Rebekah

By Rebekah

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!

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