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Looking for kids hats that are as stylish as they are protective? Look no more! Bedhead’s beautiful nature-inspired Heritage collection features kids broadbrim sun hats in muted colours and subtle patterns for mini stylistas. It’s the range of hats that mums AND kids will love.

From baby flap hats to big kids broadbrim hats and those toddlers in-between, there is a Bedhead Heritage hat for children of all ages. The light cotton poplin fabric allows little heads to breathe even on the hottest of days, while the UPF50+ excellent protection keeps them safe from the sun. For the girls, beautiful deep panelled crowns are feminine and have plenty of room for growing heads, while a small slit in the back of the hats allows ponytails or braids to be pulled through for maximum comfort. The boy’s broadbrim sun hats have a more classic bucket-style crown and lovely upright brims to give a little extra protection on shoulders and chests. Both styles feature a foam insert in the brims to ensure they won’t flop in eyes – the biggest reason kids don’t like wearing hats. Chin straps are a standard to keep hats in place, however can easily be removed with a little careful cutting should you prefer them without. All hats in the Heritage range are so light and comfy, kids don’t even realise they’re wearing a hat. 

A children’s hat isn’t just required for summer days – it should be a daily essential, even in winter. 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 child’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.

We recommend children begin their hat journey from the day they’re born to set them up with the skills to being sun safe for life. The younger they start wearing baby hats or beanies, the more accustomed they become to having something on their heads, so by the time they are able to move their little hands, hats will be as normal daily attire as a nappy and they won’t pull them off. And it is much more preferable to have happy hat wearers than grumpy ones! Introducing hats to older children can be a little more of a struggle. The best way to get them excited about wearing a hat is to let them choose a beautiful print or colour – they’ll much more inclined to wear it without fuss if they have a say in it. You can find some other helpful tips and tricks to getting kids to keep their hats on in our blog post.

Our job is to help parents like you protect your precious kids any time they’re in the sun – whatever the time of year or occasion. All of our kids sun hats and rashies are rated UPF50+ Excellent Protection for your peace of mind. Our Heritage broadbrim sun hats are perfect for everyday wear at the park, the backyard, at daycare or just out and about on a walk. Filter by colour, gender or size to find your child’s perfect hat! If you’d like a little more stretch, brighter colours or bolder patterns, try our Originals kids bucket hats. For waterplay, we suggest our Swim Classic and Ponytail Bucket hats and rashies, and for winter, check out our adorable koala beanies and fleecy hats with ear flaps for extra warmth and cuteness. To find out what style is best for your baby’s age and development, you might like to read this detailed blog post.

Protecting your child from the harmful damage caused by the sun isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Shop Bedhead Hats for the best collection of kids sun hats in Australia.