Monday, May 25, 2009

MFS Eyewear Review and Giveaway!

My son dropped my camera, and now it's on the fritz, otherwise this review would be PACKED of the awesome pics I got of the kids in their new shades! (Ack- you have no idea how frustrated I am!!) If I can get Bri to fix it, I will post them asap!

When you think about sun safety, you make sure you have the sunscreen, the umbrella in case it gets too hot, the water to keep your body hydrated, and sometimes even get the UPF rated clothing and bathing suits to help protect your little one's precious body. Most toddlers (and young kids) have a pair of sunglasses, but they're typically those cheap-o princess/action figure types you get at a large mega-store. The glasses are off their faces, covered in prints or scratches (because throwing them at each other in the car on the way to the beach is so much more fun!), and the arm breaks a couple days later.. if you're lucky.

At the beach you often see parents wearing their sunglasses and kids squinting, because their glasses were falling off, they got frustrated with them, and are now are officially part of the sand castle they are building. The American Academy of Ophthalmology says, "Like your skin, your eyes never recover from UV exposure," and, "exposure to bright sunlight increases the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye, including malignancies."

82% of parents encourage children to wear sunscreen, but only 32% do the same for sunglasses. It’s time to take seriously the health risk sunlight poses to our kids’ eyes. Do you protect your childrens eyes like you do their skin? I'm not trying to scare you, but protecting your kids eyes now is super important. I have horrible eyesight, wear contacts, and have difficulties going from bright places into dark or indoor atmospheres. I remember being that squinty-eyed kid at the beach (I grew up on an Island, 4 blocks away from the water), and never wore my sunglasses.. unless I was inside, acting like a movie or a rock star. I digress..

When I received the adorable pink daisy Toddler Shades for Abbie, and the navy blue "Xtreme Shades" for Alex, I was elated! We live in Florida, and aside from the sun being HOT, it is BRIGHT. Fighting with my kids to put their sunglasses on is a never ending battle! These shades from MFS EYEWEAR block 100% of harmful UV rays, are shatterproof and impact resistant, and have a comfortable, adjustable band to keep them ON and in place. For those of you that really don't *know* my family yet- in English- these shades were made for my kids! They are so hard on their things, and since we've gotten them they've been tossed, stepped on, kicked (at a soccer game), you name it, they've done it!

Alex puts them on, and leaves them on the whole day and doesn't even realize he's wearing them. Abbie took a little bit of an adjustment period to get used to them, but again- she NEVER wore sunglasses, unless she was a "movie star" inside. Now, everytime we go outside, the both of them are racing for their shades before we leave!

Whether you have a baby at home or a 12 year old, you'll find the right size and color shade for your child at MFS EYEWEAR.

Want it?
Head over to MFS EYEWEAR and check out their huge selection of colors and sizes from birth through age 12. Find the shades you love best, and be sure to mention 4BabyAndMom at check out!

WIN IT!
Our friends at MFS Eyewear want to spread the word about keeping your children's eyes healthy and happy! They have offered one lucky reader their chance to win their favorite pair of shades from their collection.

Here's How! (Mandatory Entry):
Spend some time getting to know MFS EYEWEAR. Browse their selections and pick out your favorite pair of shades. When you come back here, become a public follower of my blog, and leave a comment telling me which pair you want to win and that you follow me. Please be specific on color, type and size!

**Your first comment must be that you are a follower, and the specific shade detail of your favorite pair of shades, to be eligible to win. If this is not completed FIRST, your entry(ies) will be deleted.**

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This contest ends on June 2, 2009 at 11:59pm, EST. Winner will be chosen at Random, using Random.org. Winner will be announced on June 3rd. Special thanks to MFS EYEWEAR, for sponsoring this great giveaway!

34 comments:

Kim May 26, 2009  

I follow--and I love: Infant Shades 0 � 24 Months in Navy

Kim May 26, 2009  

subscribe

Mommyof2girlz May 26, 2009  

I like the Daisy Pink Girls in 2-5 years..I also follow.

Mommyof2girlz May 26, 2009  

Tweeted! @sewfierce

Mommyof2girlz May 26, 2009  

Added to Technorati Fav

Mommyof2girlz May 26, 2009  

Added button to my "awesome blogs to visit" scroll

Terra H. May 26, 2009  

I follow your blog. I'd choose the youth MLB pair, size 7-12 years, Cardinals Youth. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Terra H. May 26, 2009  

I'm an e-mail subscriber.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Colleen May 28, 2009  

I follow and like the bubblegum pink extreme elements 3-7yrs.

Colleen May 28, 2009  

I subscribe.

Colleen May 28, 2009  

I have your button.

MAC Mom May 28, 2009  

My favorite shades are the Infant 0-24 months w/ the Blue Baseball Print.
Thanks for the great giveaway. These are cute for summer.

MAC Mom May 28, 2009  

Now a facebook Fan of MFS Eyewear

MAC Mom May 28, 2009  

Following on Twitter
Tweet http://twitter.com/MACMOMof3/status/1950404982

MAC Mom May 28, 2009  

technorati favorite post @macmomof3

MAC Mom May 28, 2009  

subscriber

MAC Mom May 28, 2009  

button on blog

Liz May 31, 2009  

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/WhyBugz/status/1977719710

TopHat May 31, 2009  

I love Tangerine Pink Roses in the infant size 0-24 months.

TopHat May 31, 2009  

I subscribe to your emails!

Beth May 31, 2009  

My son seriously needs a pair of the My First Shades in Navy!

Beth May 31, 2009  

I have your button at: http://themodishmom.blogspot.com/

Beth May 31, 2009  

Techno faved

Hilary June 01, 2009  

I am now following Publicly, My daughter choose Xtreme Element 3 - 7 Years in Bubble Gum Pink (or the Metallic Red - she kept changing her mind)

Theresa N June 01, 2009  

I would love to get the big leaguers ages 7-12 in the (cardinals) style.

Theresa N June 01, 2009  

I am a subscriber!!

icefairy June 02, 2009  

I'd choose the Toddler Shades for Boys in Royal Blue. Thanks for the cool giveaway!
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icefairy June 02, 2009  

Fan on FB (Bing Y)

icefairy June 02, 2009  

Subscribe via email.
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icefairy June 02, 2009  

Added your button (bottom of homepage)

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Blogged
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icefairy June 02, 2009  

Follow both and tweeted
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Lauren @4BabyAndMom June 03, 2009  

This giveaway is now closed!

oprina tiberiu June 30, 2009  

Protective eyewear is an essential piece of equipment for high impact sports like basketball, hockey, football, and soccer. In these sports and many others, protective eyewear helps protect participants and players eyes from getting damaged from hard impact with other players or the ball or puck. Eyesight is very fragile and your eye can be permanently damaged very easily following hard impact during a sports event. For more information on this topic visit http://sportseyewear.com .

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