Setting your child up to being sun safe for life starts from day one. By introducing babies to hats in their first days of life, they’re not only protected from glare and UV rays, they’re getting used to something on their heads. By the time they’re aware of their ability to use their hands you want wearing a hat to be as normal as wearing a nappy or onesie. If you try introducing it to them at this stage, those cute little mobile hands will know how to pull it off and throw it across the room! Our baby legionnaire & flap hats are the best way to introduce babies to hats, but once they’re sitting up and moving around, it’s time to try a Toddler Bucket Sun Hat.
Wearing a Toddler Bucket sun hat all year around is essential to keeping children’s delicate skin protected. During our hot Australian summers, it’s even more important. A toddler’s skin is more delicate than that of adults. Babies and children are more vulnerable to UV radiation and more susceptible to sunburn and skin damage. The UV exposure they receive during the early years of life greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.
At Bedhead Hats, we help parents protect their babies any time they’re in the sun. We offer a range of hat styles, colours, prints, and sizes to meet every need. Every hat is rated UPF50+ excellent protection from the sun. Our toddler bucket style hats provide coverage all around a toddler’s head, ears, and the back of the neck.
Our Originals Toddler Bucket hats are made of lightweight, stretchy cotton that breathes. 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 at all times. We recommend the cotton bucket hat for everyday wear. Alternatively, our 100% linen Heritage range has several styles fit for toddlers such as the Flap Hat or Broadbrim hats.
With a felt brim in our Toddler Hats, we’re unable to create a beach hat version without it flopping drastically in eyes – something we strive to prevent! Instead, our Swim Legionnaire hat is perfect for this age group for waterplay, beach days or outdoor swimming lessons. For older toddlers, a Swim Classic Bucket or Swim Ponytail Bucket beach hat is ideal. Made from polyester elastane nylon, the hats are chlorine-friendly and pool safe. For optimal sun protection at the beach, consider adding one of our rash vests. We also carry wet bags in the same fun prints as our swim beach hats. During the colder months, our range of winter beanies and wool bonnets will keeps heads warm, while our mittens and booties will ensure fingers and toes are kept toasty too.
Protecting your toddler from the harmful damage caused by the sun isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. One way to help them develop sun-safe skills is to be a great role model and wear a hat too! Our adults range of Heritage linen reversible hats and our Ladies swim hats match the children’s ranges and provides plenty of options for all the mums and dads too. Shop Bedhead Hats for the best collection of toddler sun hats in Australia.