13 Best Kids' Sunglasses You'll Wish Came In Your Size

Little girl and boy drinking juice in park wearing sunglasses

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To protect your little one's eyes from UV rays, sun glare and any bright light, sunglasses are a must-buy, and many are designed especially for young faces.

With elastic straps and secure fits, with bendable and lightweight materials, these sunglasses will not break, snap or fall off; they're totally childproof! Check out our top 15 brands and designs for any age, from young babies to older children, to find the perfect pair. Be ready for any holiday, sports trip, or just a day out in the sun.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all of the sunglasses on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, age and design.

1. Julbo Looping III Kids Sunglasses

Blue and yellow Julbo Looping III Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These are an excellent fit for young children, as their designs are specifically tailored to small faces. The frames are reversible and can be worn either way up. They are also hingeless, with no sharp bits, which is a special design to make sure that no toddler skin gets trapped.

These also come with an elastic strap for younger wearers, to make sure they don't fall off. For the price of this model, you get a very well-designed pair of sunglasses that look cool too.

Main Features

  • Price: £27
  • Age Range: 2-4
  • 100% UV protection
  • Elastic strap
  • Reversible lenses
  • Hingeless design

Best Sunglasses For Babies

2. Babiators Navigator Kids Sunglasses

Blue Babiators Navigator Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These baby sunglasses are perfect for little faces as they don't pinch their noses! With sunlight protection for new eyes, and shatter resistance for bending in little hands, these are a good buy for your baby. In sizes 0-2 or 3-5 years, these are specifically tailored for your smaller children, so should fit perfectly.

What's more, if you register your glasses with Babiator, should they break, they'll replace your sunglasses for free.

Main Features

  • Price: £22.50
  • Age Range: 0-2 or 3-5 years
  • UV Protection
  • Shatter-resistant
  • Replacement guarantee

3. Jojo Maman Bebe Kids Sunglasses

Pink Jojo Maman Bebe Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Jojo Maman Bebe

These baby sunglasses are such good quality for a very cheap price!  Available in a variety of colours and with an optional strap, these are perfect- they cannot fall off their little faces.  They are secure, good quality and all at a very low price so these are a must buy.

Main Features

  • Price: £7
  • Age Range: 0-6
  • UV 400 protection
  • Secure fit
  • Optional sunglasses strap (+£3.50)

Best For Toddlers

4. Reima Black Bayou Kids Sunglasses

Pink Reima Black Bayou Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Reima US

These sunglasses are perfect for skiing, the beach, or simply to wear out in the garden- they are an all-round good buy! With a rubber frame, this is flexible and shatter-resistant, perfect for little people. This particular model protects from both UVA and UVB rays, so an excellent buy for a holiday.

Main Features

  • Price: £18
  • Age Range: 3+
  • Polarised mirror lenses
  • Blocks reflection
  • Flexible frame
  • UVA/UVB protection

Best For Families On A Budget

5. Hatley Fancy Flamingo Sunglasses

Hatley Fancy Flamingo Sunglasses with a flamingo pattern on the frame.
Image © Amazon

These fancy, funky, flamingo sunglasses are a very affordable buy! But just because they're lower price doesn't mean you miss out on quality. These are comfortable, durable and lightweight; all brilliant characteristics for a pair of kids' sunglasses under £10, so definitely a bargain buy.

Reviews have been very positive for these, and they are well known not to leave pressure marks where the glasses have been.

Main Features

  • Price: £7
  • Age Range: 0-6
  • UV 400 protection
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

6. Kids UV Polarised Sunglasses

Black Kids UV Polarised Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These polarised sunglasses look super cool but are also practical too. They have 100% UV protection, which makes them excellent for taking on holiday in the hot summer sun, as the glare from high sun is drastically reduced. These are a great holiday purchase!

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Age Range: 2-6
  • 100% UV protected
  • Polarised lenses
  • 17% visible light transmission (sun glare reduction)
  • Hooked arms
  • Storage bag

7. Knockaround Kids Sunglasses

Pink Knockaround Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Knockaround

These are known for being super stylish and a great buy for younger kids wanting to look cool. Available in a huge selection of colours and chrome styles, these premium frames are definitely a funky look. Not only do they look good, but they also have UVA/UVB protection and are FDA approved.

Main Features

  • Price: £11.42
  • Age Range: 1-5
  • FDA approved
  • Mirrored lenses
  • Protective pouch included

8. Foster Grant Goggle Sunglasses

Tiger-themed Foster Grant Goggle Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These funky glasses come at a very affordable price but still look just as stylish as their more expensive counterparts. With UV protection, your child can look cool whilst staying safe.

Main Features

  • Price: £7
  • Age Range: 3+
  • UV protection
  • Fun designs
  • Elastic strap 

Best Unbreakable Sunglasses

9. Roshambo Unbreakable Kids Sunglasses

Blue Roshambo Unbreakable Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These glasses are labelled as completely unbreakable, so you know these will be a long-lasting investment. These ultra-durable sunglasses are very flexible, they can even be chewed without leaving any marks. These are also well suited to toddlers as the frames bend inwards slightly for a more secure fit and can be bent according to your child's head, providing a super comfortable fit. They can also be taken to an optician and can become prescription sunglasses; there's no need to spend lots of money on expensive brands.

Main Features

  • Price: £23.99
  • Age Range: 5-12
  • UVA and UVB protection
  • Flexible, durable and lightweight
  • Prescription sunglasses (optional)

10. JM Kids Rubber Sunglasses

Pink or blue JM Kids Rubber Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These polarised sunglasses are made from a very flexible rubber frame, rather than plastic, so they are extremely difficult to break. These materials are also baby-safe which makes them a very reliable buy for toddlers and young children, all at a reasonable price.

Main Features
  • Price: £11.99
  • Age Range:  3-8
  • Unisex
  • Flexible rubber frames
  • UVA/UVB rays
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

11. Mini Shades Kids Polarised Sunglasses

Red Mini Shades Kids Polarised Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These sunglasses have a super flexible rubber frame that make them unbreakable. They are durable, lightweight and super bendy, but also very comfortable and have reduced pressure around the ears.

Main Features

  • Price: £15.50
  • Age Range: 3-8
  • Rubber frame
  • UV protection
  • Polarised lenses

Best For Sport

12. Vatter TR90 Unbreakable Sports Sunglasses

Black Vatter TR90 Unbreakable Sports Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

These glasses are made for wear and tear so are perfect for sports; with the handy strap they won't fall off whilst you are being active. Good for skiing, these will protect your child's eyes from any harsh glare and strong UVA/UVB rays. They're a really reasonable price for such good eye protection.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.98
  • Age Range: 5-12
  • Eyeglass rope
  • Polarised lenses
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best Deluxe Sunglasses

13. Under Armour Unisex Kids Sunglasses

White Under Armour Unisex Kids Sunglasses.
Image © Amazon

Whilst these sunglasses have a much heftier price tag, these wrap sunglasses are a great buy. With a moulded nose piece and temple arms for extra comfort, whilst also having optimal impact resistance for use during sports too. They also look very funky and professional for children's sunglasses and are available in different styles.

Main Features

  • Price: £62.91
  • UV defence
  • Temple arms
  • Moulded rubber nose piece

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for Best Kids' Sunglasses then why not take a look at our best kids sliders and flip flops to go with your new sunglasses, or for something different take a look at our best family tents for your next holiday.



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