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If you think winter is just a time for beanies, think again! While it IS nice to get all cosy and warm and snug in fleecy hats and cute ear beanies, there is also a place for sun hats for children in the cooler months. 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 children’s 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. Each season we bring out special wintery prints from our Originals collection. Our toddler bucket hats are perfect for toddlers on the move – with a soft brim all the way around, they’re great for toddlers who still enjoy their daytime nap in a pram or carrier. For those still getting used to wearing hats or who prefer the back-flap style, we have the same prints and colours in legionnaire styles.

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 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 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 kids sun hats and rashies are rated UPF50+ Excellent Protection for your peace of mind. Our 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.