It’s All about the Shades
Baby Food Recipe

It’s another busy morning, just like any other, except it’s summertime. You have your satchel packed with all of your most important documents, folders, and your laptop. The diaper bag is full of anything and everything baby could possibly (so you think) and you’re walking out the door. You grab your keys and sitting right next to your keys are your sunglasses. You throw them on and you hit the road.


Your sunglasses are a staple for those summer mornings. They don’t just bring together that perfect outfit, they also help you drive safely and allow you to walk around with your head held high, protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

So you continue your day, you run errands and walk around enjoying the weather, but baby starts to cry. You try changing, feeding and still the crying does not stop. One possibility is that it’s too bright outside. You don’t go anywhere in the summertime without your shades, but did you know that baby’s eyes are more susceptible to sun damage than your own?

Young eyes receive 3 times more UV exposure than those of adults. This is because babies and children have larger pupils and clearer lenses. Making sure your kids wear sunglasses is more important than just avoiding discomfort, but it could also protect them from skin cancer around their eyes, cataracts, and macular degeneration!

Despite all of these frightening facts, only 29% of parents make sure that their kids wear sunglasses frequently or always.

Protecting your baby’s eyes is as easy as leaving an additional pair of sunglasses next to your keys and throwing them on in the morning. Ensuring that baby wears sunglasses for 30 minutes a day when exposed to the sun can result in 3,000 hours of UV free time! Learn more about how you can protect your baby’s eyes here.




About the Author

Christina Lagos

Christina has been with BEABA for over 2 year now. She has three children, a 9 year old, 3 year old and a 1 year old. Aligned with BEABA's beliefs in providing your children with healthy foods, Christina practices an organic, healthy, non-toxic, and holistic lifestyle at home. In 2012 she began changing her eating habits and learning about the benefits of wholesome foods. She began buying and consuming organic foods and produce, choosing minimally processed or foods containing very few ingredients, as well as buying allergen alternative foods such as dairy free, soy free, and gluten free. This later turned into her taking on a completely brand new lifestyle. Excited and passionate about the change she made for herself, she then began making the same changes at home for her family. Christina is constantly discovering different types of benefits from wholesome foods as well as new brands that have the same health beliefs and whom take these beliefs into consideration when creating their products.


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