I got a text from my wife this morning asking me to call Wagner's Shoes and ask them if they had "Babiators". No further explanation attached.  I called and learned something.

I got Meredith on the line at Wagner's and asked her to explain what a "Babiaitor" is. I learned they are Sunglasses for babies and  kids. Wagner's has them in an array of colors with accessories to boot.  We are going to the beach this weekend and I guess my wife is looking to pick up our 5 month old a pair of shades.

I have never seen a baby wear sunglasses. After I grilled Meredith about the shades, I did a little research. Apparently, all babies need shades.

From David Granet, pediatric ophthalmologist on Babycenter.com

It's a good idea,[for babies to wear sunglasses] because exposure to ultraviolet rays may raise his risk for cataracts and other eye problems later in life

From the official Babiators website:

Babiators products are durable — made to withstand whatever adventure your child dreams up. We know life can be a bit unpredictable, so should you lose or break your Babiators product within one year of purchase, we'll send you a replacement — free. Simply register for your Lost & Found Guarantee within 30 days of purchase, and you're all set.


Check out the phone call with Meredith: