Trick Your Toddler Into Wearing Sunglasses

Suzanne Murray
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lytot pacifier sunglassesAccording to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, toddlers should be wearing sunglasses whenever the sun is shining, no matter the season. And the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children’s eyes are at an increased risk for permanent damage from sunlight until they are at least 10 years old, because they let in greater amounts of damaging UV light. Future problems could include loss of vision and cataracts.

The problem is many toddlers won't keep their sunglasses on. 

That's why French sunglasses designer Ahmed Zekri created Lytot, a pacifier and sunglasses in one. Inspiration struck when his daughter visited him in his frame factory, and her pacifier fell near a pair of sunglasses.

Lytots are made in France, and come in two sizes, five shapes, and four colors (crystal, pink, blue, and green). The lenses have been specially designed to protect children's eyes.

My 2-year-old has never used a pacifier so these aren't an option for us, though I can understand the appeal.

Would you buy pacifier sunglasses for your child?


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