Carrying babies in prams can be hectic for parents and tiring for the child. But how else do you protect your baby from getting sunburnt?
You can shield yourself from burns by using sunscreens, but what about your tiny tot?
Don’t worry because we have brought an amazing range of sun hats exclusively for the little ones.
With all-new stylish sun hats, block the harmful UV rays and let your babies play under the warm sun to their hearts’ content.
11. Outdoor Research Kids Helios
With a researcher-like design, this sun hat from Outdoor Research makes your kiddo look like Sherlock Holmes (but a cute version).
Made from 100% nylon, this sturdy hat has a wide brim that shades the head, face, and ears while its SolarShield UPF 30 fabric blocks 96.7% of all harmful UV rays. It’s so lightweight that your baby will forget about it in a few minutes.
Unlike other hats, it has a foam-stiffened brim that stays firm and doesn’t flop on the face even when wet. Its foam core floats in the water, so in an unplanned landing, you can quickly pull it off the water. And don’t worry, it dries quickly.
Its inner sweatband wicks any moisture and prevents the build-up of sweat. Now, there is an issue with this sweatband, i.e., when the hat is fully wet, the inner sweatband flips outward and looks dumb. The quickest solution is to tuck it back in, but for real solution, you can stitch it down.
While having an adventure, high winds can often tackle your hat down, but that’s not the issue here as the breakaway chin strap fasten the hat and resist it from falling off-head. Also, the breakaway strap maintains safety and prevent choking.
From personal experience, I found that even without a chin strap, if the hat is adjusted properly, then it wouldn’t blow off that easy. Now, to adjust it properly, you can use the adjustable head strap at the back.
Currently, its available in three sizes and 7 colors. Now, you may have difficulty knowing which size to choose; therefore, below is the official size chart that I found on the tag.
Small (Age 1-3, 20 Inches, 51 CM), Medium (Age 3-6, 21 Inches, 53 CM), and Large (Age 6-12, 22.5 Inches, 57 CM).
10. Exemaba Baby Sun Hat
Made from polyester material, this sturdy hat from Exemaba is available in four sizes. With cute patterns and designs, its nothing less than adorable.
Its UPF 50+ material blocks 98% of all harmful UVA and UVB rays trying to penetrate the material. With a 2.5 inch brim, it protects the head, face, ears, and neck from these cancer-causing rays.
The lightweight construction doesn’t feel like a burden on the crown while the mesh lining makes it breathable and provides all-day comfort.
Also, its foldable enough to fit in a pocket, which makes it ever-ready for outdoor use. Take it to fish, safari, travelling, camping, you name it, and it serves the purpose. Unlike other hats, it has a floppy design that looks fantastic but doesn’t fall limply on the face.
The adjustable head strap on the back helps you customize the fit as your baby grows. And the adjustable chin strap resists it from falling off-head even on a windy day.
Unlike other hats, it has a removable chin strap, so when your baby outgrows it, you can simply remove the strap. Currently, its available in 11 colors.
9. Siero Baby Sun Hat
When it comes to style with protection, nothing can beat this hat from Siero. With cute patterned design and a bow tie on-top, its “the” prettiest hat on the list. So, with this hat, get ready for compliments.
Not only pretty, but it also offers top-notch sun protection thanks to its UPF 50+ material. For the unknown, UPF 50+ material blocks 98% of all harmful UVA and UVB rays. Its wide brim shades the head, face, and ears, and provide them UV protection.
Its very lightweight and has an extra soft lining that provides all-day comfort. Also, its breathable material ventilates well while the moisture-wicking lining prevents the built-up of sweat.
All these features make it best for everyday use. Like, you can take it for strolling on the beach, fishing, hiking, swimming pool, you name it. It’s the best in every scenario.
When you go outside, winds usually blow the hat off, but that’s not the case here. With two long straps, you can have a tie closure to resist it from falling off.
Now, don’t tie it too tight that it chokes the baby (when the hat stuck somewhere), but also don’t tie it too loose or else it will blow away in stronger winds.
You see that rear orange star? Well, that’s a drawstring using which you can customize the fit. It allows the hat to fit your baby as they grow, which means they can grow into it.
Currently, this adorable hat is available in three sizes and seven colors.
8. Connectyle Kids UPF 50+
Made from polyester material, this hat from Connectyle makes your kid look like a cowboy. With this hat on, you will see the cutest cowboy of your life.
The UPF 50+ material blocks 98% of all harmful UV rays, and prevent burn out. For the unknown, these harmful rays is the number one reason for skin cancer, so blocking them is like putting your child on the safe side.
Its 6.5 cm wide brim is big enough to shade the head, eyes, and ears, and provide UV protection. And since its foldable, it can easily fit in your bag (or luggage) even when space is an issue.
The mesh on-side ventilates the hat and keep it cool inside while the internal moisture wicking sweatband absorbs the sweat and moisture, and keep it dry. This makes it a “perfect” sun hat for an active kid who likes to play all day.
The best part is that its very lightweight and feels like nothing even when wet. Now, it doesn’t dry as quickly as other hats, but surely, it dries faster than the canvas or jeans per se.
Currently, it’s only available in one size and ten colors that fit best to 3-10-year-old kid with a head girth of 52cm-54cm. So, if you have a toddler, then this hat can be a little big for them.
From personal experience, I realized that by using the drawcord at the back, it could fit younger kids as well, that, however, may not give the perfect fit.
To ensure that the hat sits upright on the baby’s crown, use the chin strap, and fasten it using the velcro. It will keep it on-top and resist falling while your kid is having all the fun in the world.
7. N’Ice Caps Kids Reversible
This sun hat from N’Ice Caps is more than nice, and after knowing its features, you will know why. Being reversible, it has two different colors on opposite sides, so simply turn it around, and your second hat is ready for use.
It means you are getting a 2-in-1 hat that can be reversed and wore on different occasions like one on the beach and other in the pool. There are several reversible colors for boys and girls that you will love.
The adjustable drawcord at the back helps adjust the fit, so when the fit isn’t right, simply use the cord. Inside, there is a dual ply cotton twill that makes the surface soft and provides all-day comfort.
It doesn’t have the UPF 50+ material; instead, it uses the cotton twill to provide UV protection on sunny days, which is not good enough for hot days.
Now, I will not recommend this hat for extremely hot days. Not because of hot temperature since the side air holes act as a mesh and ventilate it, but due to not-so-good UV protection.
The brim shades the face, ears, and neck while providing them UV protection. It has an average brim of 2 inches, which may not fully cover the neck. Personally, I saw that only the smaller size has a shorter brim; otherwise, the brim of large ones are adequate.
Also, the small size upto 54 cm has no snaps, whereas the bigger one has it. Now, I am not a big fan of snaps since they are pretty difficult to close, but at least they resist it from falling off-ground.
Of course, you can tie the hanging cords on the smaller size, but doing so can be risky.
Currently, its available in six sizes and 9 reversible colors.
6. SimpliKids UV Protection Baby Hat
If you are planning to go beach this summer, then this hat from SimpliKids will be a great companion. Its foldable material easily fits in the luggage without taking much space.
The droopy brim shades much of the face, neck, and shoulders while its UPF 50+ material blocks the harmful UV rays, but there is a downside.
The wide brim droops over the baby’s face and covers it every time (that can hinder vision). So, it’s better for park trips, beach or poolside, but not for everyday use.
Made from 100% polyester its lightweight and doesn’t feel a burden on the baby’s crown. Also, its breathable material ventilates and dries quickly, which makes it a savior on a hot sunny day.
The tie closure fastens the hat and resists it from falling off the head. It looks similar to the long strap, but here, you have to tie the straps manually.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t open under tension like the breakaway straps, which can be risky in some situations. Like, if the hat holds on to something, then the tie can choke the baby, and that could be hazardous.
One thing you will love is that even in the right size, there is room to grow into the hat. And that means it could work for years (as your baby grows) until its undersize or you lose it.
If it has room to grow, then how does it fit, right?
You might not have noticed (from the picture), but there is a drawstring on the back (of the hat) that can be used to tighten it, so no issue of the fit whatsoever. Even if you get a larger size, then most probably it will fit just right (or a little large), that, however, is not recommended.
Currently, its available in three sizes and 27 colors, which gives you plenty of options to choose the best suited for your champion.
5. JAN & JUL Baby girl Sun Hat
With cute design and fun prints, this hat is sure to be loved by toddler girls. Made from 100% cotton, its extremely lightweight and comfortable while being sturdy to avoid easy ripoff.
Due to cotton construction, its naturally airy and doesn’t need any mesh for additional ventilation. Also, its foldable enough to fit in a pocket, which makes it a ready-to-go hat.
Even though the air flows freely, its UPF 50+ material blocks any harmful UV rays from entering and provides appreciable UV protection. Its wide brim shades the head, face, and neck, thereby protecting them from cruel sunlight.
Unlike other hats, its floppy on the side while being firm on the front. Even when wet, the front stayed stiff and didn’t fall limply on the face. And that makes it perfect for poolside, beaches, lakes, etc. Don’t forget to wear them a child swim vest while they are enjoing on the beach.
The adjustable drawstring on the back lets you adjust the fit while the breakaway chin-strap resist it from falling off-head even in windy weather.
Overall, I love this sun hat, but there is one drawback, i.e., it can be stained by sunscreen. Like, you can see it run in lines of the fabric.
Not only sunscreen but if you mistakenly spill anything (like a coffee), then it will spread all over like cotton. Otherwise, it’s truly fantastic. Available in four sizes, its currently available in 11 fun prints.
4. SwimZip Wide Brim hat
This sun hat from SwimZip makes your kid look like a researcher (but a cute researcher). For the unknown, SwimZip is acclaimed for its design and sun-protection in SharkTank, so you can trust its quality.
Made from 100% polyester material, it has a texture you will love. Apart from being robust, its soft enough to give all-day comfort. The material is UPF 50+ which is the highest sun protection (for garments) that blocks 98% of all UVA and UVB rays.
The wide brim provides maximum coverage for the ears, face, and neck, which means little to no exposure to the sun (and maximum protection). Remember, bigger the size wider the brim, so for additional coverage, you can get a bigger size.
Well, I would recommend if you are between sizes, then choose the bigger size and use the adjustable head strap to adjust the fit. This way, the hat will fit your kid for years to come.
Not only the playground but its suitable on the beach too since it can float. And when wet, its brim doesn’t flop like most other hats and stay firm. Also, it dries quickly. So, its perfect for somebody visiting the beach (or other water bodies) quite often with their family.
Is the brim soft or firm? Like can it fold?
Well, the brim is firm enough to stay in shape and shade the baby (even when wet), and soft enough to fold down and tuck behind when your kiddo tries to lay their head back. The mesh on-side allows ventilation and makes it a breathable hat.
The adjustable chin strap has the breakaway feature that releases the clasp under tension and prevents choking. So, if the hat is grasped by something (like a tree), the breakaway feature prevents any hazard.
Currently, it’s available in four sizes and nine color options.
3. Flap Happy Baby Floppy (4.4/775)
This lightweight hat from Flap Happy has the subtle embroidered design you will love. Apart from a great look, it has a breathable material that blocks 98% of harmful UV rays trying to penetrate the material, thus protecting the infant from burn out.
Made from 80% polyester and 20% cotton, it has a sturdy exterior with a soft and comfortable interior. Its wide brim shades the face, ears, and neck, and provides UV protection.
Even though the brim is wide, it doesn’t come down far on the forehead, which makes it unstable, i.e. it can fall. Now, to resolve this issue, you can use the tie closure that will resist it from falling off the head (in most cases).
Of course, the tie closure isn’t as secure as the breakaway strap, but still, it does a fantastic work of keeping the hat upright. If you feel that the tie is too long (which it is) or its getting in the way, then you can cut it short.
One thing I love is that the brim holds its shape while being just enough floppy to not get in front of the eyes. This does a wonderful job of maintaining the fantastic look while providing the necessary sun protection.
Now, the biggest hassle is selecting the right size as the size chart isn’t as precise as it should be, and that causes people to select the wrong size. I, too, have been the victim of the sizing issue, so below is the size guide you must follow.
Small (0-6 months, 10-15 lbs, 14”-17”), Medium (6-12 months, 15-20 lbs, 17″-18.5″ ), Large (12-18 months, 20-25 lbs, 18.5″- 20”), X-Large (2 years, 30-35 lbs, 20”-22″).
Currently, it’s available in five sizes and 44 color prints that are as cute as your baby.
2. iPlay Flap Sun Hat
For the parents looking for maximum sun protection, is this sun hat from i play that does the work.
Made from 100% polyester, this sturdy hat has a wicking liner that prevents sweat on sunny days. Also, the mesh on-side ventilates the hat and keeps it cool inside, thus preventing sweat to the maximum extent.
The soft and lightweight material provides unparalleled comfort to the child without being a burden on the crown. Even with the extra neck coverage, it feels like nothing.
The peak of the brim has a thin plastic to keep its shape and hold it firm until dry. Once wet, the brim collapses (due to more weight) and becomes almost useless. Not only the sun protection but also the vision is hindered after its wet.
Now, the quick-dry material will help it dry faster, so simply wrung the hat and put it back on, and it will work just fine.
It has a UPF 50+ material that blocks 98% of all UVA and UVB rays and prevents sunburn. To secure the hat, it has a tie strap that prevents it from falling-off even on a windy day. Remember, a tie strap can choke the baby if fasten too tight so keep it a little loose.
You see the star shape thing on the back? That’s an adjustable toggle used to customize the fit. Using that, you can either tighten or loosen the hat to get a perfect fit for your baby.
After use, simply put it in the washing machine to clean, but never put it in the dryer. Continued drying cycle can cause UPF coating to wash away gradually.
Still, confused about getting this one?
Well, over 3800+ people have lauded it by giving five stars, and that’s more than enough to help you make a buying decision.
1. Sunday Afternoon Kids Play Hat
Want a sun hat your kid won’t like to remove? Then this hat from Sunday Afternoon is all you need. Not only does it provides UV protection, but also, it looks cute on your cutie pie.
With over 22 colors and designs, you get plenty of options to choose the best-suited one. Its available in four sizes, and each one offers something unique. Like, the baby size offers chin strap, whereas the youth one offers long strap and a mesh on-top.
It has a UPF 50+ material that prevents 98% of harmful sun rays while the neck veil and down-sloping brim increase the area of protection. So, not only the head but also the neck and face get UV protection, which for a parent is a great relief. The length of the brim depends on the size you get, so, bigger size means bigger brim.
Now, all these things were there in other hats as well, so what makes it unique? Why is it number one?
Well, Well! It has a sturdy built with a soft interior, so while its robust from outside, it provides unparalleled comfort to your child inside.
Not only that, but the floatable foam core floats the hat in the water, which is great if you are planning to go beach this summer. Also, it repels water like anything so little to no worry about drying it after a vigorous day on the beach.
It has a tightening strap around the head, which makes it adjustable, so, when it doesn’t fit “right” simply tweak the strap and it will. Also, a chin strap is available in the smaller size, which is a savior since younger kids tend to remove anything off their head, be it a sun hat, but this strap will not let it budge.
And don’t worry, you can quickly remove it using the breakaway clip.
Finally, the best thing is its cute design that will add up to the cuteness of your child. Seriously, with this hat on, get ready for compliments.
Personally, I have experienced a lot of people approaching asking for the hat, and most of them ordered it right away, and that too in the first try itself.
Don’t believe me? Well, over 1400 people have acclaimed it by giving five stars, so now, there isn’t any reason not to get it.
Best Baby Girl Sun Hat
Most of the sun hats we saw earlier have a plain texture and design made for both – girls and boys. Now, these hats are great for boys since all of them have short hairs, but that’s not the case with girls.
Girls have long hairs tied together in different styles which sometimes get tangled in these hats and make the removal process a bit difficult (and sometimes painful).
So, to tackle this problem we have to look for sun hats specially designed for girls. It will not only provide UV protection but also make it quick to put it on or off. And its beautiful design will add extra cuteness to your princess.
Now, the best baby girl sun hat is JAN & JUL Baby Girl Sun hat that I have mentioned earlier, but if you didn’t like that, then below are three more baby girls hat.
1. SNW Kid Baby Summer Hat
With a floppy design and a bow on top, this sun hat from SNW is what’s called “pretty”. Made from 100% cotton its extremely lightweight and comfortable while being sturdy to avoid easy ripoff.
With a circumference of 16.9 inches, it has a brim big enough to shade the head and face from harmful UV rays. Unlike other hats, it doesn’t have the UPF rated material, but its cotton material naturally resists the harmful rays from entering the material.
Now, of course, it’s not as secure as UPF 50+ material hats, but still, it does the work. It’s has a slightly floppy design that looks fantastic and stays firm even when washed. So, its floppy enough to protect the face but not excessive to hinder the vision.
It has velcro under the chin(on small size) to fasten the hat and resist it from falling off-head. And that makes it best for everyday use, be it park, home, beach, hiking, etc. it serves the purpose.
Currently, its available in seven colors and size which gives you plenty of option to choose the most suitable for your princess.
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Sturdy and durable
- Wide brim stays firm even when wet
- Best for Everyday use
- Plenty of size and color
- Not UPF material
2. JAN & JUL Girls Wide Brim
From the brand of the best baby girl sun hat here we have another girl hat. Made from 100% cotton this lightweight hat feels nothing even to a baby.
The cotton material makes it naturally breathable and keeps the temperature cool inside while the UPF 50+ material resists harmful UV rays from penetrating the material. Also, the cotton makes it soft and provides good comfort to your munchkin.
It’s foldable enough to fit in a pocket which makes it a ready-to-go type hat that doesn’t feel like a burden.
The adjustable head drawstring on- top allows you to customize the fit according to your child’s head. So, no matter if they have a tiny or big head they will get the right fit for seasons to come.
The chin strap helps to keep the hat upright while the breakaway toggle adjustment prevents choking incase the hat holds up to something. Unlike other hats, it has a removable drawstring so you can remove it when your baby outgrows.
Currently, it’s available in six colors and four size options.
- Lightweight and breathable
- UPF 50+ material
- Comfortable and foldable
- Adjustable and safe
- Plenty of colors and size
3. Moniow Summer Cotton Baby Girl’s Hat
With a similar design to the SNW hat, this cute sun hat from Moniow adds to the cuteness of your child. Available in eight colors and seven sizes its foldable material makes it easy to store.
Made from 90% paper straw and 10% polyester its soft yet sturdy enough to withstand years of use. Unlike other hats, it has a non-adjustable chin strap with velcro to keep the hat upright. Since the chin strap is non-adjustable it may not fit as expected.
With a wide brim, it easily shades the face, neck, and shoulders, and protect it from harmful rays. The length of the brim depends on the size (of the hat) so bigger the size, bigger the brim, and more protection.
Even though the brim looks floppy it stays firm even when wet and doesn’t fall in the eyes which is great. One thing I loved is its size and ample space which has room to grow in it.
When washed, it can wrinkle a bit which may look bad, but not to worry as it can be ironed. Overall, I loved this hat and you will too.
- Plenty of colors and design
- Foldable and lightweight
- Sturdy yet soft
- Wide brim that stays firm
- Ample space inside
- Not UPF material (still good)
- Non-adjustable strap
How to choose a Sun Hat?
There is a difference between a sun hat and a good sun hat. What’s the difference?
Well, a good sun hat has featured a normal one that doesn’t. So while choosing a hat, its imperative to take care of these features.
UPF or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is a term relative to SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that is used to determine how well a fabric can block or repel the harmful UV rays.
These UV rays are also known as cancer-causing rays since exposure to these rays (UVA and UVB) for long can cause skin cancer.
Now, since the child’s skin is twice as soft and supple as an adult, the chances of having a sunburn or potential skin cancer for a kid is double as well. Even the minimal exposure to the sun rays can cause burn out.
So, its a good idea to use a UPF rated sun hat that can shade the essential body parts while providing the best UV protection. Some people use a simple hat thinking that shading alone can protect their kid from harmful UV rays, that, however, is not true.
Shading can resist sunlight but not UV rays. To ensure UV protection, you have to use a UPF rated hat that will block these rays from penetrating the material.
Currently, UPF 50+ is the highest rating a fabric can achieve. It means that 1/50th of the sun’s UV radiation will successfully penetrate the material, rest will be blocked.
In simple words, a UPF 50+ material blocks 98% of all UV rays trying the enter the material. Such a level of protection ensures minimal exposure to the child’s skin. Most of the hats on this list have UPF 50+ material.
A back flap is a part of the hat that goes at the back of the neck to protect it from harmful UV rays. Mostly Legionnaire-Style hats have a back flap.
Unlike brim, it doesn’t simply shade the neck, but go all along it to provide the best possible protection available. Most hats with a back flap have a UPF rating to block harmful rays.
Now, finding a sun hat with a back flap is not a must, but having one does adds an extra layer of protection. So, if your hat doesn’t have a back flap, then don’t be discouraged, rather ensure that it shades the neck properly.
Remember, the main aim is to cover the neck and prevent sun exposure. Now, its your choice whether you want to use a back flap or brim to shade the neck.
A brim is the edge of the hat that shades the face, neck, scalp, ears, and possibly the shoulders of a child. The longer the brim, the better it shades, and the more its preferable over shorter brim hats.
The brim has the same UPF factor as of a hat and thereby provides equivalent UV protection. So while shading other parts, its also providing them UV protection, which lessens the sun exposure and potential sunburn.
But to ensure that brim shades necessary body parts, it needs to be wide. Without having a wide brim, it can’t shade properly and provide the required protection.
So, while selecting a hat, always keep an eye on the brim’s length and select the one that’s wide enough. This is a crucial thing to check without which you are sacrificing your kid’s safety.
The material of any wearable determines its quality, and that rule applies to a sun hat as well. While selecting a sun hat, don’t just check the UPF rating and other stuff, but also the fabric its made of.
A good material hat promises to withstand a few summers whereas a bad material one may rip off after a few use.
Most hats on this list are made of polyester material that is a sturdy and lightweight synthetic. Made from this material, hats are of good quality, so don’t overthink the quality once you see “100% Polyester” on the label.
Chin / Long Strap
Naturally, kids don’t like to have anything on their heads. If you put something like a hat, for example, they tend to remove it as soon as possible. It’s not because the hat is irritating or something, but because they don’t like anything on their head.
Now, in such a situation keeping a sun hat on-top is a real challenge. Whenever you put it on the head, they will throw it away, and that sacrifices the child’s safety.
So, its imperative that the hat stays on the head and provides UV protection. And for that, you need a chin / long strap that fastens under the neck and resists it from falling off.
Is chin strap better than the long one?
Well, it depends! Usually, for smaller babies, a chin strap is often preferred over a long one, whereas for younger kids, long strap works the best. So both are the winner, but in different kingdoms.
Remember, a chin / long strap fastens under the baby neck, so it must have the breakaway feature. The breakaway feature releases the clasp under tension, so when the hat holds on to something, then rather than choking the baby, it loosens the hat. A great safety feature!
Some hats on the list have a tie closure, which surely resists it from falling off, but sacrifice a part of the baby’s safety. In case the hat stuck somewhere, it will choke the baby, and that can be risky.
There are various size options to get a sun hat based on different age or head girth. And every size has some range like a 6-18 month means its best for kids falling in that age.
Now, how on earth can a hat fit perfectly to all those age kids?
Since everybody is unique, its practically impossible to make a hat that fits perfectly to all those children, well, not if its adjustable.
An adjustable hat has a drawstring on the back to customize the fit based on your baby’s head. By using the drawstring, you can either tighten or loosen the hat, depending on what you want.
So, always ensure that the hat is adjustable; otherwise, it will not fit the same the next summer.
Wearing a hat in the sun can prevent the harmful UV rays, but what about the hot temperature?
During hot days it’s not unusual for a hat to become warm or even hot. But the problem arises when this heat begins to enter the hat. Not only does it cause excessive sweat, but it also negatively affects the scalp.
So, having ventilation in a sun hat is a must. Not only does it maintains a cool temperature inside but also promote active-play in kids. Most hats on this list have a mesh on-side for proper ventilation.
So, always ensure that a hat has some ventilation to maintain the internal temperature.
When it comes to getting a good sun hat for your kid, a lot of questions can flood your mind. All these questions can confuse you for infinity. So, I took a step further and decided to answer the most asked questions hoping to solve your doubts. If I didn’t, then do comment it below.
What is the best sun hat for the babies?
It’s the one with a wide brim to shade well, and a good UPF rated material for UV protection. Additionally, if it has a breakaway chin / long strap and an adjustable drawstring (and a good design), then its the best sun hat for babies.
Does a newborn need a sun hat?
Yes, and more than adults! Since a newborn skin is twice as delicate as an adult, its more prone to sunlight. The harmful UV radiation from the sun can easily get through a newborn and cause sunburn. And too much exposure to the sun can even lead to skin cancer.
Can I use a regular hat as a sun hat?
Yes, you can, but you shouldn’t! While a regular hat shades well, it doesn’t provide sun protection like a sun hat. A sun hat can block the harmful UV rays, whereas a regular hat can’t. And since baby skin is so delicate, it can easily be affected by the harmful UV rays, so you must use a good sun hat. Now, if you are going out in a minute, then a regular hat is better than nothing.
Does newborn need hat in summer?
Yes, they do! During summer, the harmful radiation from sunlight is stronger and can easily cause sunburn even on minimal exposure. And since a newborn skin is dainty it’s even more prone to sunlight, so its vital to wear them a sun hat. Don’t wear them any regular hat but a sun hat with a good UPF rating.
How do I protect my 4 month old from the sun?
Wear them a good UPF rated sun hat, and apply some good sunscreen (for additional protection). Doing this alone will block more than 98% of all harmful UV rays and protect the infant from any potential harm.
Are bucket hats good for sun protection?
Bucket hats are great for sun protection if they have a wide brim to shade all around and a UPF 50+ material to provide the highest UV protection available. If they have both these features (and cute design), don’t overthink and get it.
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