Seeing as his wife Erin McNaught is Australian, rapper Example is pretty used to keeping his son safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Which is why the dad-of-1 – real name Elliot Gleave – was so pleased to find a pair of sunglasses to fit 4-month-old Evander.
Making the most of the sunshine in London on Tuesday afternoon, the new dad wrapped an arm around his son wearing blue sunglasses. “Finally some shades that fit him,” he commented on the Instagram pic. Ah, they may fit him (just about) but how long will they stay on – that’s the familiar parenting challenge.
Evander spent his first few months growing up in Australia, but recently flew to London with mum Erin to join dad Example in the UK.
Do babies really need to wear sunglasses?
Yes. UV rays from the sun can damage the eyes of babies and children, ophthalmologists advise. The cornea, lens and fluids are clearer in a child’s eye than in an adult’s, so the UV rays can do more damage. It’s recommended that all children under the age of 10 should wear sunglasses in strong sunshine.