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Mumford 406
02-11-2008, 01:29 PM
Does anyone know where I can purchase infant sized safety glasses? I have seen them at competitions before but never needed them.

Adam Y.
02-11-2008, 01:42 PM
Does anyone know where I can purchase infant sized safety glasses? I have seen them at competitions before but never needed them.
I do not particularly like the implications of this post. Infants never belong in areas where safety googles are needed even if they are wearing a pair.

Amanda Morrison
02-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Does anyone know where I can purchase infant sized safety glasses? I have seen them at competitions before but never needed them.

You can purchase some at an online specialty store, like this:
http://www.envirosafetyproducts.com/category/child-safety-glasses.html

Adam is right - but only to a small extent. Children should be closely watched in the pits of any FIRST event, especially because it is easy for them to get underfoot or accidentally put themselves in a dangerous situation. However, it is a requirement to get into the pit area of any FIRST event, and to show someone up close what the pits may be like, you'll have to wear the glasses. It's also a cute little accent and a way to stress safety even if they don't plan on leaving the stands with the child. I don't think any responsible parent would willingly put their infant into a dangerous situation.

Alan Anderson
02-11-2008, 02:01 PM
I see nothing wrong with carrying an infant through the pit area at competition. Unfortunately, I can't find any online sources of safety glasses sized for infants. My suggestion would be to pursue the matter through a local optometrist. They should be able to get appropriately sized frames fitted with optically-neutral polycarbonate lenses.

TubaMorg
02-11-2008, 03:31 PM
There are a number of suppliers of baby sized safety glasses as noted by previous posters. You can get them on line or at most optometrists. The advantage of getting them locally is that you can make sure they fit properly. Take it from the dad of two little ones: If you get them, get them so that they strap on like goggles otherwise they won't stay on.

Molten
02-11-2008, 03:55 PM
I would like to state that I agree with Adam. I understand that you want to show them what the pits are like. I really wish I could have seen stuff like this when I was little. However, can't you show them from the stands? Can't you take them to your team meetings? Both of these will allow them to see FIRST in a way that would not be a danger to them. The pits CAN be dangerous. If they couldn't be, then they would not be so obsessed with safety in the first place. Not that I don't like little kids, (I deal with them all the time) There are just some places they don't belong.

Now, with all of that said... I know that you are probably still going to be taking your kid into the pits. If you would, please take them when it isn't really crowded. We all know that there are times when the pits are nearly empty and there are times that people avoid them because of crowd. Just try and pick a time that the littles one will find interesting without being in any real danger.

Amanda Morrison
02-11-2008, 07:35 PM
Take it from the dad of two little ones: If you get them, get them so that they strap on like goggles otherwise they won't stay on.

With that in mind, you may want to try full on goggles:
http://www.hometrainingtools.com/catalog/chemistry/safety-equipment/p_ce-goggle2.html

GaryVoshol
02-11-2008, 09:04 PM
I'm sure the point is NOT showing the pit to the little kid. The point is that Mom or Dad wants to see the pit, and they can't leave Junior behind at the door.

TubaMorg
02-11-2008, 09:14 PM
I'm sure the point is NOT showing the pit to the little kid. The point is that Mom or Dad wants to see the pit, and they can't leave Junior behind at the door.

I suppose I could go on and on about this, but quite frankly the most dangerous part of any FIRST event is getting there not walking around in the pits.

dlavery
02-11-2008, 10:30 PM
I suppose I could go on and on about this, but quite frankly the most dangerous part of any FIRST event is getting there not walking around in the pits.
Actually, I think the most dangerous part of any FIRST event is eating the food that is served at most of the venues... :D

-dave




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EricH
02-11-2008, 10:34 PM
Actually, I think the most dangerous part of any FIRST event is eating the food that is served at most of the venues... :D

-dave




.The stadium food, or the volunteer food?:D

JaneYoung
02-11-2008, 11:11 PM
I'm reading the original post to say infant sized so I'm taking that as infant sized. In that case, if it involves a competition, the infant would be carried by the adult in whatever area it would be: the pit area of any of the events and/or the stands.

I would check with an eye doctor or pediatrician regarding the infant and safety glasses/goggles and their eyes/head and any sustained usage - just to be on the safe side.

Dick Linn
02-12-2008, 11:23 AM
Search on "child safety glasses". You could probably bend and pad the earpieces to fit on some wraparound style glasses.

Mumford 406
02-12-2008, 04:48 PM
Thank you all for your help. In defense, my daughter is 19 months and I am one of 2 school mentors on a small team. My husband works out of town and last year I found it necessary to take her with me to the pits when we had a problem or such and so I held large size glasses to her face the whole time, now she is older and if such a need occurred again I would not be able to keep those glasses on her face so I wanted to get some that would stay on if they were needed.. again I appreciate your help. I didn't think I was going to bring her to competition this year until I found out my husband's schedule.

Molten
02-12-2008, 06:43 PM
I never meant to be at all rude. I apologize if you felt that my previous comment was in anyway an attack. However, I have seen many little kids in the pits that like to get very close to the robots and even closer to the power tools. The only reason I mentioned concerns are because I would hate for an accident to come to any child.