Longtime friends Molly and Ted Fienning and Carolyn and Matthew Guard met in college over 10 years ago. After graduation, they vacationed together and dreamed about starting their own businesses. Carolyn, Matthew and Molly joined the corporate world, and Ted became a Marine Corps fighter pilot. The idea for Babiators was born on a military base in Beaufort, SC, when Molly saw her fellow military wives' kids squinting in the sun while their pilot Moms and Dads stood protected and stylish in their aviator sunglasses. Molly shared her idea for safe, stylish, and durable kids' sunglasses with her aviator husband Ted, who said, "Let's make them, and call them Babiators!"
Matthew and Carolyn Guard had been on the lookout for a great business to fly with. They loved the idea of creating high-quality, affordable, safe, durable and stylish products that let kids be kids and be protected. Carolyn recognized the strong potential of the business and took off with the idea at mach speed.
The company launched in 2011 with Carolyn and Molly working from their kitchen tables. Today, the Babiators "Crew" is growing fast and quickly becoming a leading children's retail brand. Forbes Magazine recently named Babiators one of America's 100 Most Promising Companies of 2014! From their world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, their safe, stylish and awesome products fly off to more than 45 countries, giving kids around the world the freedom and protection to tackle whatever adventures come their way.
Babiators sunglasses offer 100% UVA and UVB sun protection, and every batch is tested for BPA, phthalates, and lead to ensure that Babiators comply with all applicable CPSIA and FDA safety standards, as well as all required international standards.
Parents’ biggest complaint about kids’ sunglasses is that they break too easily, which is why Babiators are the most durable sunglasses out there. Babiators frames are made of flexible rubber (instead of plastic), which children can bend without breaking. Babiators also feature durable impact- and shatter-resistant lenses.
Babiators were designed by a fighter pilot, and their stylish aviator design makes any child hip! Celebrity children of Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Alyssa Milano and Tiffani Thiesen have been spotted stylin’ in their Babiators.
Babiators are the only sunglasses to offer a Lost & Found Guarantee: if, within the first year of purchase, a child’s Babiators are lost or broken, Babiators will replace them. To be eligible for the guarantee, customers must register online at babiators.com/register within 30 days of purchase.
Lenses: Lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection, and per FDA requirements, are impact and shatter resistant.
Frame: Flexible rubber frame doesn’t break, and is BPA-free. Frame meets or exceeds CPSIA safety standards for children's products.
Sizes: Babiators are available in two sizes: Junior (Ages 0-3 Years) and Classic (Ages 3-7+ Years)
Fit: Junior Babiators fit most children through 3 years. Classic Babiators fit most children ages 3-7 years. However, fit will vary by child, depending head size.