Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021 @ 10:33 am.

Who makes the best baby sunglasses? We took two dozen pairs of baby sunglasses and tried them out on actual babies. We judged them on safety (UV protection is a must), fit and adjustability. The winners had flexible frames that can't be broken by a kid—trust us, they tried. Here are the best bets.

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Best Baby Sunglasses Overall

Well made, most comfortable strap
We loved these sunglasses—super cute yet easy to adjust and UV 400 protection. Flexible frames are baby proof, as well as lightweight. One caveat: the sizing is on the small side.

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Best Baby Sunglasses Overall: COCOSAND Baby Sunglasses with Strap

Let’s talk baby sunglasses. When we refer to babies, we mean kiddos from birth to age 1. Sun protection is important for babies—hats and sunglasses are a good start.

We tried out quite a few baby sunglasses with actual babies and parents. Nearly all baby sunglasses have a band to keep them in place—some have thicker bands, some thinner. Sizing is also all over the board.

After all that research, we pick COCOSAND’s baby sunglasses as the best of the bunch—they were the most comfortable and adjustable, along with 100% UV protection (UV 400). Our testers just loved these sunglasses, which had good fit. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Adjustable strap. 

• Flexible frame that is bite resistant. You know babies, everything in the mouth!

• Lightweight.

• No BPA.

• Includes cleaning cloth.

• Adorable!

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

• Lens can scratch easily.

• Sizing runs a bit small—band is too tight for some kiddos.

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Best Budget-Friendly Baby Sunglasses

Loved the extra wide strap
These sunglasses substitute a thick rubber strap for the typical stems—this allows for a tighter fit. Instagram ready with adorable polka dot pattern. UV 400 protection.

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Best Budget-Friendly Baby Sunglasses: Optix 55 Baby Sunglasses with strap

We liked the thick band that comes with these affordable sunglasses—they stayed put better than others we tested. Good quality, yet still easy on the wallet.

What We Liked

 Bendable frame.

• UV 400 protection.

• Extra wide adjustable strap instead of stems helps these glasses stay put.

• Lots of colors and cute polka dot pattern.

• Smoke colored lens. 

• Affordable.

• Lightweight.

What Needs Work

• Too close to the face or eyes for some babies. Yep, the tight fit of these glasses can be a downside—some kids didn’t like having them so close to their eyes.

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Best Mirrored Baby Sunglasses

Baby + shark = adorable sunglasses
We liked these mirrored sunglasses for their good quality, UV protection and flexible frame. Includes a hard case, but the strap can be too big for smaller babies.

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Best Mirrored Baby Sunglasses: Baby Solo Babyfarer Baby Infant Sunglasses

Don’t let the super cute shark-themed frames fool you—these are are good quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection and anti-scratch coating. And, yes, they are are adorable.

What We Liked

• Flexible frame.

• Hard case included.

• BPA free polycarbonate frames and lens.

What’s Needs Work

• Strap can’t be removed easily.

• Lenses pop out too easily. We didn’t see this in the pair we tested, but we see reports of this online. That’s a bit disappointing at this price level.

• Strap may be too big for smallest babies.

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Best Polarized Baby Sunglasses

Great for the beach
These were the best anti-glare polarized sunglasses, as judged by our testers. We liked the UV protection and flexible frames, but the strap doesn't adjust. Sizing runs small.

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Best Polarized Baby Sunglasses: Hipsterkid Polarized Sunglasses with Strap

Going to the beach? Or heading out to play in the snow? Polarized sunglasses cut down on the glare. They are especially nice when the sun is super bright or bouncing off the water. We tried out a few baby sunglasses that were polarized before deciding that Hipsterkid was the best bet. Here’s why:

What We Liked

• 100% UV protection.

• BPA, Phthalate and PVC free.

• Flexible frames.

• Shatter resistant lenses.

• Super cute.

What’s Needs Work

• Pricey.

• Strap isn’t adjustable.

• Sizing runs small.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing baby gear, including baby sunglasses, since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward safety, ease of use and affordability.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Baby Bargains is your independent and unbiased source for expert baby gear reviews.


Photo credit: Robert Boston

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