Ever asked the question, “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 that question is yes, by the way!)
Bedhead’s Winter collection includes baby legionnaire and baby bucket styles in wintery prints as well as super-warm and cosy baby beanies with ears for extra cuteness! All of our hats come in a variety of sizes starting from newborn. Despite the cold, there are really only four weeks in the year when the UV is low enough that it’s safe to venture outside without sun protection. All other times? That sun will burn! And because babies skin is more susceptible to sun burn than an adults, any UV exposure in their early years greatly increases the risk of them developing skin cancer later on, and we don’t wish that on anyone, having experienced it a lot in the Bedhead team.
So on those sunny wintery days, make a sun hat a daily part of your routine. Our legionnaire styles are perfectly suited to little babies – their back flaps sit softly behind baby’s neck while they’re lying down, making them ideal for when they’re out and about in prams, in carriers or in a car seat. The brims can be angled to stop glare and sunlight hitting the face, and they’re so light on heads, babies don’t even know they’re wearing them! We also have our baby bucket hats in smaller sizes including newborn for those who like that more classic bucket style. The soft brims again mean they’re great for prams and carriers.
On the colder days, you can’t beat the warmth and comfort of a beanie. 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. Our baby beanies come in two fun characters – Teddy and Koala – to not only do the job of keeping them warm and snug, but doing it adorably too! Choose from various colours in our Teddy beanie – both styles features a cosy Sherpa-style fleece lining. Complete the wintery cosy factor with matching beanie and mittens or beanie and booties – both of which match the Teddy hats perfectly and feature the same cosy lining.
Not only is a baby hat an essential part of daily wear in Australia to protect them from the harsh sun, it’s 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 soft, cosy legionnaire style hats or baby beanies 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!
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 and toddler bucket 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. 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.