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Tips needed...10mo and glasses

(11 Posts)
familyfortunes Sat 22-Mar-14 18:21:58

how can I get my ds to keep them on? So far the longest is about 1 minute before he pulls them off and sticks them in his mouthsad

ouryve Sat 22-Mar-14 19:31:06

Hard one. My 7yo had to start wearing glasses, last year and we got nowhere by ourselves. The optologist ended up putting blurring drops in his eyes so he'd be barely able to see without them. Not sure what's possible with a baby, though.

ProfJamesMoriarty Sat 22-Mar-14 20:09:21

What kind of glasses do you have?

ProfJamesMoriarty Sat 22-Mar-14 20:11:42 maybe one of these would be better suited. Ask ur optician for options.

familyfortunes Sat 22-Mar-14 20:14:48

These are prescription glasses with the curly leg to go around his ears. I have no idea what make. DS has albinism so he is used to wearing babybanz when outdoors, these have an elasticated sports strap.
I'm hoping if I keep putting them back on, he'll start to see the benefit.

jess1975 Sat 22-Mar-14 21:11:02

Hi - Will your lo watch anything on tv? We started off putting the glasses on when a favourite programme was on and whilst watching give him a small ball or similar for each hand. He soon forgot about the glasses when his hands were occupied. Good luck!

rachmini Sat 22-Mar-14 22:38:31

my ds was hopeless at wearing them at first and more often they were off than on! he then had 'a moment of realisation' that if he keeps them on he can see! he now rarely takes them off, he's nearly 3 x

my dd3 had the solo bambini frames, similar to the miraflex, unbreakable with the added bonus of a strap that went round the back of her head making it harder to get them off. She did eventually learn to flick them off but by then she was happy to wear them smile After that we used an adjustable sports strap that helped keep them on, babies don't have much of a nose to keep them up smile

how strong is his prescription, if he has a high one the glasses will make everything look really strange so he might not be too keen on them. We went for short bursts at first and always had something to occupy her hands or holding them doing hand actions to songs and build up from there. I also know people who have tried armbands in desperation grin

We had the curly ear pieces AND the strap grin

DS started wearing his at 6 months of age. He did however break many many pairs when crawling (and didn't walk til he was 2) so do get spares!

Keep persevering, eventually they will just be part of his face!

progfan Mon 24-Mar-14 14:48:02

Chocolate buttons worked with DS1 at 20 months. He had a strong prescription and the chocolate kept his hands busy long enough for him to realise that he could suddenly see. Nothing worked with DS2 at 10 months who had a much weaker prescription.

You could go back to the opticians to make sure that the frames are properly adjusted. I got toy glasses frames from a toy shop and let DC choose which of their toys would wear them.

Good luck!

familyfortunes Mon 24-Mar-14 20:44:22

Thanks everyone.
I asked nursery to keep trying today and he kept the glasses on for a couple of hours...I'm hoping realisation has hit. Tried tonight at dinner time and again he kept them on, only came off once he started to get tired and rub his eyes. Will keep on trying smile

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