So, over the weekend I was at my niece’s birthday party because she is now 1 year old! I cannot believe she is 1 already, then it scared me a bit that my little girl is nearly 4 months and soon enough it will be her 1st birthday. Since being on maternity leave I have had few companies approach me to review their kiddies range of eyewear because obviously soon I will need to start thinking about sunglasses for her during the summer period. Originally I was going to turn these reviews down because my daughter is no where near ready to keep anything on her face for more than 2 seconds. However, I have 3 little minions (my cousin’s 3 children) who are the perfect age to test them out for me.
So I got them to wear them and asked my cousin and his wife what they thought of them as parents. By the way… aren’t they just adorable, 3 stunning kids and perfect models. hehe.
Anyway so back to these sunglasses. They are called Monkey Monkey and they are by manufacturing house Fabris Lane who supply to Boots opticians (these are available to buy in Boots). What did I think of them I hear you ask? Well… when I first saw them I liked the look of them, then I started to play around with them and thought hum… the quality isn’t all that great. Then again they are for children who will probably lose/ break them in minutes so I guess there is really no point in giving them expensive top quality sunglasses. I am very used to seeing adults glasses so I guess I was going at it from that angle, plus they are very well priced.
I mean lets face it I doubt very much many parents would want to spend hundreds of pounds on sunglasses for their children. As a parent all you want to know is that the sunglasses will do their job, protecting your children’s eyes. These Monkey Monkey sunglasses sure do that VERY well. The lenses provide both UVA and UVB protection which is a VERY important factor. Not all children’s (or in fact adult’s) sunglasses offer UVB protection.
The price point is also very reasonable at around £15. Some styles may be more at £20 but they are still very well priced compared to other brands (where the lenses don’t even offer UVB protection).
Monkey Monkey Sunglasses Verdict
The colours and the designs are all very fun and fashionable which I feel is important because children need to have funky eyewear too, just like their parents. I needed some opinions from other parents so I asked my cousin and his wife. They both thought the sunglasses were well priced, liked the styles and colours they have on offer. More importantly the kids loved them, there was a style to suit each of them, they didn’t fall off when doing handstands and they look “very pretty” (thanks Antonia!).
It is still not too late to buy your children some sunglasses and if you need a pair for the summer holidays because you are off somewhere hot then check out Monkey Monkey Sunglasses at your local Boots Opticians. Also, this year Monkey Monkey have entered The Little London Awards 2015, they are in the Best Baby Toy or Accessory category. Us consumers can vote for our favourite so go and check out Monkey Monkey and vote for them! The voting ends on 30th Sept 2015 and the winner will be announced in November. Click on this link to vote! Good Luck Monkey Monkey!
By the way the photos are amazing right? I certainly didn’t take them. They are by my brother who simply loves taking photos. Thanks bro!