Setting your child up to being sun safe for life starts from day one. By introducing babies to hats in their first days of life, they’re not only protected from glare and UV rays, they’re getting used to something on their heads. By the time they’re aware of their ability to use their hands you want wearing a hat to be as normal as wearing a nappy or onesie. If you try introducing it to them at this stage, those cute little mobile hands will know how to pull it off and throw it across the room! Our baby legionnaire sun hats are the best way to introduce babies to hats, but once they’re sitting up and moving around, it’s time to try a Toddler Bucket Sun Hat.
Wearing a Toddler Bucket sun hat all year around is important in keeping children’s delicate skin protected (as well as their bare little heads warm in winter). During the hot Australian summers it’s even more important. Australian summers are harsh, and a toddler’s skin is more delicate than that of adults. Babies and children are more vulnerable to UV radiation and more susceptible to sunburn and skin damage. The UV exposure they receive during the early years of life greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.
The importance of wearing toddler sun hats in Australia couldn’t be greater. At Bedhead Hats, we help parents protect their babies any time they’re in the sun. We offer a range of hat styles, colours, prints, and sizes to meet every need. Every hat is rated UPF50+ excellent protection from the sun. Styles like our Toddler Bucket hats provide coverage all around a toddler’s head, ears, and the back of the neck.
We suggest a Legionnaire style beach hat for this age group, or if they’re on the bigger side, a Classic/Ponytail Swim Hat. Made from polyester elastane nylon, the hats are chlorine-friendly and pool safe. We recommend wearing these hats for swimming and opting for a cotton hat for everyday wear. For optimal sun protection at the beach, consider adding one of our rash vests. We also carry wet bags in the same fun prints as our swim baby hats.
Protecting your toddler from the harmful damage caused by the sun isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Shop Bedhead Hats for the best collection of toddler sun hats in Australia.