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Ever wondered “when should my toddler start wearing a hat?” Lucky you’re here! We have the answer – as soon as possible - and just the hat you need! Bedhead’s collection of Toddler Bucket hats take care of kids in the sun from newborn up to around 3 years old. It’s always best to start children wearing sun hats from birth but it’s never too late to start! Our Originals Toddler Bucket hats are a great starting point for little ones on the move.

Our soft and stretchy breathable cotton toddler bucket hats are perfect for babies and toddlers. In fun, stylish prints such as dinosaurs, flowers, transport and dogs, and in bright and cheery colours, there is always something for little ones to get excited about. In fact, if they choose a print they love, they’ll be more inclined to wear it without fuss! Our toddler bucket hats have soft brims made with a felt reinforcement, so they sit away from the face to offer protection, but won’t flop in their eyes – one of the biggest reasons kids don’t like wearing hats. These are so light and comfy, your toddler won’t even realise they’re wearing a hat! The softness of the brims means they can also be worn while toddlers are sleeping in a stroller or in a carrier or car seat – it simply folds comfortably under their neck while still providing coverage.

Not only is a sun hat an essential part of daily wear in Australia to protect your toddler 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! We usually recommend you start your child wearing hats when they’re babies as once those little hands are moving and they’re aware of their surrounds, a toddler might like to pull their hat off. The best thing is for parents to also wear a hat and be a good role model, but we have lots of tips and tricks for getting toddlers to keep their hats on in this blog post.

Wherever you live, a sun hat is an essential must-have item for children. In Winter, caps and beanies are needed to keep a toddler’s head warm as most of the heat from their 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 your precious toddlers any time they’re in the sun – whatever the time of year or occasion. All of our toddler sun hats and rashies are rated UPF50+ Excellent Protection for your peace of mind. Our baby 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, and for winter, check out our adorable beanies with ears for extra cuteness. To find out what style is best for your child’s age and development, you might like to read this detailed blog post about them.