Ever asked the question, “Does my baby really need a sun hat?” or “Does my baby really need a hat in winter” and then wondered where on earth you could find a tiny hat to fit a newborn baby? Then you’re in the right place! (The answer to both those questions is yes, by the way!) Do you want that baby hat to fit in with your style aesthetic? Love a matching mum-and-bub look? Want more value for your money? Or perhaps wish to choose a more eco-friendly alternative? You’re still in the right place!
Bedhead’s Heritage collection is for you! A fully reversible 100% linen range of hats, it includes various styles for babies including baby legionnaire flap hats and sun bonnets. Our beautiful Heritage collection is fully reversible with an earthy neutral colour on one side and a beautiful coordinating pattern on the other, giving you two hats for the price of one! The Heritage flap hat style is designed for use in prams, carriers and baby seats with anti-flop brims that can be angled to shield the face from the sun and glare. They’re so light and comfy, babies don’t even realise they’re wearing a hat. Our adjustable ribbons on the back of the Heritage flap hat allow the hat to grow with your child, getting the perfect fit every time.
Made from 100% linen, the Heritage range is perfect for those who love to match their children – with adults hats in the same prints and colours as the children’s styles. Not only is linen cool in summer and warm in winter, its manufacturing process is one of the most eco-friendly options: flax, from which linen is woven, is grown without the use of pesticides or water other than rainwater and leaves no waste. Linen is also recyclable, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
A baby hat is an essential part of daily wear in Australia to protect little ones from the harsh sun. Starting them early is also a good step to ensuring your child is a happy hat wearer, as once they start daycare or school, those hats will need to be staying on heads! By wearing our beautiful legionnaire and flap hat styles from birth when they can’t move their little hands, babies will just become accustomed to something on their head so by the time they’re on the move, those hats will stay put because it’s become as normal to them as wearing a nappy!
Wherever you live, a sun hat is an essential must-have item for babies. In Winter, caps and beanies are needed to keep baby and toddler’s heads warm as most of the heat from a baby’s body escapes through their head. They can also protect little eyes from the glare of the sun, and despite how cold it may feel, UV rays are strong enough to do damage pretty much all year round. In Summer – particularly in Australia – a hat is even more important. Australian summers are harsh, and a baby’s skin is more delicate than an adult’s. Babies and children are vulnerable to UV radiation and more susceptible to sunburn and skin damage. Any UV exposure in their early years greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult, and we don’t wish that on anyone, having experienced it a lot in the Bedhead team.
Our job is to help parents like you protect their precious babies any time they’re in the sun – whatever the time of year or occasion. All of our baby sun hats and rashies are rated UPF50+ Excellent Protection for your peace of mind. Our baby legionnaire hats are perfect for everyday wear at the park, the backyard, at daycare or just out and about on a walk. For waterplay, we suggest our Swim legionnaire and rashies, and for winter, check out our adorable baby beanies with ears and woollen winter bonnets for extra cuteness. To find out what style is best for your baby’s age and development, you might like to read this detailed blog post about them.