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10 of the best sun hats for babies and toddlers

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...

Baby sun hats

If you’re out with your child in hot sun – on the beach or even at home in the garden on a sunny day – it’s a good idea to make sure children are safe. Wearing a baby sun hat or toddler summer hat, protects their head and neck from harmful rays.


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

Also remember you might want to think about investing in a pair of the best baby sunglasses and best kids’ swimwear, as well as donning the best suncream for kids for extra protection. This is especially important if your child is 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.

10 of the best sun hats for babies and kids

1. Rainforest Sunhat, £6.50

Age: 0 to 12 months and 1 to 2 years

This toddler summer hat boasts a gorgeous print, and the flap at the back gives extra protection for the delicate neck area, which is a bonus.

Available from: My Green Scene

2. Boden Under the Sea Printed Woven Hat, £16

Age: 3 to 6 months, 6 to 13 months, 12 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 4 years

The underwater print over the stripes provides a fun, nautical look for little ones. The flap around the edges helps keep the sun of their faces while the strap should secure it in place while they’re running around.

Available from: Boden

3. Pop-In Monster Herman Sunhat, £7.99

Age: 0 to 24 months

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 to 6 years

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 Baby Summer Cap, £1.99

Age: 6 months to 2 years (44-48cm / 17.3″- 18.9”)

This lovely little hat is made from a breathable cotton blend to help kids keep cool and sunny days. The cap-style design helps shield their eyes from the rays and we loved the adorable ears, too.

There’s plenty of colours and designs to choose from, including this cheeky polka dot version, and previous buyers particularly praised the quality of the hat they chose for the low price.

Available from: Amazon

6. Reversible Sun Hat, £14

Age: 6 to 12 months, 1 to 3 years, 4 to 5 years

This sun hat is handily reversible, meaning two designs in one for extra style points. This also means you can turn it inside out for an emergency cover-up following any mishaps while you’re out. Made from 100% cotton, it should be breathable and it is hand-made by an independent seller on Etsy, so you can choose exactly which two fabrics you’d like it to be made from.

Available from: Etsy

7. Pickapooh Fireman Sun Hat, £18.99

Age: 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 1 to 3 years, 3 to 6 years, 8 years to teens

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 Floppy Sun Hat, £12

Age: 0 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 1 to 2 years and 3 to 6 years

This sun hat from Jojo Maman baby comes in a wide ride of sizes so it’s suitable for the littlest babies right up to school age. The light but bright flamingo print is fun and fresh for the summer months while the 100% cotton construction should help keep heads cool in the heat.

There are lots of other patterns to choose from and the brand promises that the hats have been designed to fit (and stay on!) little heads.

Available from: Jojo Maman Bebe

9. White/Emerald Strawberries Hat, £16

Age: 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months, 12 to 24 months, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 4 years

The handy chin strap should help keep it in place on busy days in the sun and it can be chucked straight in the washing machine to be cleaned. The adorable strawberry print is a bright and cheery and it matches other pieces from Boden’s swim range, so it could form a great coordinate set for summer.

Available from: Boden

10. Baby Denim Sun Hat, £5

Age: 6 to 12 months and 1 to 2 years

Although it looks like denim, the fisherman-style baby sun hat is actually made from 100% cotton, so it should be light and breathable on sunny days. The handy toggle means the strap offers adjustable security and comfort, while the surrounding brim adds some extra shielding for little faces. The understated star print is a stylish addition, too.

Available from: Amazon

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