For the water babies, and for those about to experience the pool, sea, or sprinkler for the first time, a swim hat is a must! If you’ve ever wondered “do I really need a swim hat for my baby? Can’t I just use a regular sun hat?” The answer is: well yes! Technically, you could. BUT, the fabric is not suited for use in pools and so the prints and colour could bleach, fade or become discoloured. Not to mention, the harshness of pool chemicals can cause the fabric to stretch beyond repair. And the ocean’s salt water can also cause discolouration in dark-coloured hats. So, a swim hat is a good option for those warm summer days when you need to cool down in the water.
Bedhead’s Swim collection features swim hats and accessories for beach and pool days for kids of all ages. Anytime you’re around the water, the chance of sunburn increases due to the sun’s UV rays reflecting off the water surfaces and onto skin. A hat designed for waterplay days is the best way to stay sun safe when paired with other protective measures such as sunscreen, shade, sleeves and sunnies! Our Swim hats match our rash vests and popular swimwear brands for great sun-safe style and feature quick-dry, chlorine-friendly fabric that won’t stretch or fade. Our anti-flop brims feature a foam insert which will keep its upright shape at all times, no matter how wet it gets! So whether you need a Swim Legionnaire for babies and toddlers, a Classic Bucket or Ponytail Bucket for the bigger kids, with our swim hats you’ll know you’re choosing the most protective hats for your family. All are rated UPF50+ excellent protection – the highest rating you can get. And to top it off, we have Ladies sun visors too for matching mum-and-me style.
Don’t forget to add a wet bag to carry all the wet things home from the beach. In the same fun prints as our swim hats, they’re used for much more than just beach days and swimming lessons! They’re the perfect size for sleepovers, road trips and for storing all those bits and pieces that don’t really have anywhere else to go! They’re also extremely popular with mums who like to use them as plastic-bag alternatives for daycare – great for any wet clothes or to send home dirty cloth nappies.
Our job is to help parents like you protect their precious babies any time they’re outside – whatever the time of year or occasion. While our Swim hats are really only designed for use around water, we have a beautiful and varied range of soft and stretchy hats in our Originals range perfect for everyday wear at the park, the backyard or daycare. For adorable baby beanies and fleecy legionnaire hats for kids, check out our winter collection. And for those who like their hats a little more on the eco-friendly side, try our Heritage range of reversible, adjustable 100% linen hats! Curious what the best hat is for your child? Take our quiz to find out!