10 of the best kids’ sun hats

As the weather warms up, or you head for sunnier climes over the summer holidays, you'll want to make sure you've got a toddler/baby sun hat to keep your child protected from the sun's rays...


If you’re out with your child in hot sun – on the beach or even at home in the garden on a hot day – it’s a good idea to make sure they’re wearing a sun hat to protect their head and neck from harmful rays.


We’ve picked out some great toddler sun hats and baby sun hats that offer protection and look stylish at the same time.

Also remember you might want to think about investing in some good sunglasses, protective kids’ swimwear and donning the suncream too for extra protection – especially if your child’s alwaaays taking their sun hat off, as they’re known to do ?

Here’s hoping these ones are comfy and stylish enough to stay on ??

Here are 10 of the best sun hats for kids…

1. Rainforest Sunhat, £12


Age: comes in 2 sizes – 0-12 months and 1-2 years

Why we love it: It’s a gorgeous print, and the flap at the back gives extra protection for the delicate neck area which is a bonus.

Available from: House of Fraser 

2. Ocean Treasures Sunhat, £19.99


Age: 0-6 months and 6 months -1 year

Why we love it: The nautical theme’s set to be big this summer, and we love the embroidery detail on the front. Plus there’s an adjustable strap to keep it firmly on your baby’s head!

Available from: Harrods

3. Pop-In Monster Herman Sunhat, £7.99


Age: 0 – 24 months

Why we love it: The flaps at the back and side offer protection for the neck and those delicate little ears – and we think the pattern’s super cute!

Available from: Amazon

4. Bugzz Ladybug Sunhat, £5


Age: 3 – 6 years

Why we love it: A nice hat for older kids with extended neck and ear flaps. Not too pricey either – handy as hats can get left behind on days out every now and then, right?!

Available from: Amazon

5. De Feuilles Summer Baby Toddler Kids Bucket Sun Hat, £4.99


Age: One size but we’d say for babies from 3 months -1 year

Why we love it: This lovely little hat is made from breathable cotton and has a chin strap to keep it on. It comes in a variety of colours including a delicate pink, blue and the black and white one pictured.

Available from: Amazon

6. Reversible Sunhat, £10


Age: 0 – 3 months and 3 – 6 months

Why we love it: It’s a 2-in-1 hat! Flip it inside out and it goes from stripes to ice lollies just like that.

Comes in a nice, small size, perfect for tiny ones.

Available from: Not On The High Street

7. Pickapooh Fireman Sun Hat, £18.99


Age: 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 6 years, 8 years – teens

Why we love it: These cool hats, styled on the old-style firefighter helmets, are made from organic cotton and have a broad brim and ties to keep it in place. They have a high UV protection level and come in a great range of vibrant colours as well as sizes.

Available from: Cambridge Baby

8. Flamingo Flap Sun Hat, £12


Age: 0 – 6 months, 6 – 12 months, 1 – 2 years, 2 – 3 years, 4 – 6 years

Why we love it: This hat comes in loads of designs – not just the flamingoes (though we really like the flamingoes!!)! There are several florals and a polka dot print, too.

Plus, there’s matching swimwear to go with them if you like a bit of clothes co-ordination on your child.

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe

9. Boden Bonnet, £16


Age: 0 – 6 months, 6 -12 months, 12 – 24 months, 2 – 4 years

Why we love it: If you like the old-style bonnet hats, we think these are lovely – perhaps nice for an occasion like a wedding or christening.

Available from: Boden

10. Denim Scalloped Sun Hat, £12


Age: The sizes on the website are given as S, S/M and M/L – so you might want to go into a store and check them out for yourself to be sure which is the best fit

Why we love it: Denim’s nice and hard-wearing, and we like the extra-wide brim on this one.

Available from: Gap

Images: Retailer websites

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