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Finally... a sun hat that won't flop in their eyes! We know kids love to play and be adventurous – and they don’t want anything to get in their way of fun! Our Originals boys and girls bucket hats give them the protection they need from the sun while they’re adventuring – without any of the annoyances that often come with wearing hats. We’ve created anti-flop brims with a special foam insert that will stay upright even after many machine washes. We’ve made our hats soft and stretchy for a great fit. And in the girls hats, we’ve added a little slit so ponytails and braids can be pulled through – making them comfortable, stylish AND protective for everyday wear.

The Bedhead Classic bucket hat gives great coverage over the face and shoulders and is perfect for use in preschools and daycare centres as brim depth exceeds requirements by SunSmart guidelines and hats are rated UPF50+. The comfortable fit and the cooling effect of the cotton helps kids forget they even have them on, which means you can be confident their delicate skin is protected. 

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 choose a pattern or colour that reflects their personality. We have a huge range of bucket hats in fun, stylish prints like dinosaurs, flowers, transport and dogs, as well as bright and cheery colours. In fact, if your child chooses the print themselves, they’ll be much more inclined to wear it without fuss. 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 Classic bucket and ponytail bucket 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 like your prints and colours are little more muted, check out our Heritage range of 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.