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Baby Sun Hats for Extra Protection

baby boy in a sunhat on the beach

Baby sun hats are both adorable and functional! They are a great way to help protect your little one’s head, face, neck, and ears from the harsh rays of the sun and keep them cool. Here are our favorite sun hats to help give your baby a little extra protection while soaking up some rays!

Purchasing a Baby Sun Hat

All baby sun hats are cute, but which one is the best for your little one? Consider these few key points before making your next purchase.

  • Size: If the hat is too big, it will be falling over your baby’s face while they’re trying to play. If it’s too small, it won’t give them the right amount of coverage and will probably be uncomfortable. A hat that fits just right will stay on longer and provide the sun protection it’s supposed to.
  • Style: There is a range of sun hat styles from wide-brimmed to flapped to bucket; each will provide a little different coverage. For example, wide-brimmed hats offer wider coverage, while flaps generally offer better protection on the neck and ears. The style will probably come down to what makes your little one comfortable (and what they will wear).
  • Straps: Straps are great additions to a baby sun hat because they make it more difficult for little hands to yank off and will keep the hat in place while your little one is playing.
  • UV Protection: Some hats will be rated for higher UV protection than others, and when it comes to UV protection, more is always better!

Most Popular: i play. by green sprouts Brim Sun Protection Adjustable Hat

displayed white baby sun hat with drawstring

Designed to give extra protection to a baby’s head, neck, and eyes, this hat is made of quick-drying material and a moisture-wicking inner liner for additional comfort. Lightweight with an adjustable toggle as the baby grows, there is also a tie strap to keep the hat in place. It is formaldehyde-free, uses AZO-free dyes, and protects from sunlight up to UPF 50+ (meaning this little hat blocks up to 99+% of UV radiation). It is also available in multiple colors.

Most Popular

i play. Baby Flap Sun Protection Swim Hat, White, 9-18 Months

This baby sun hat provides maximum sun blocking and chemical-free fabric.

Best Soft Cotton: FURTALK Baby Sun Hat

side view display of gray baby sun hat

Made of 95% pure cotton and 5% premium spandex, this sun hat is both breathable and soft, so it will be comfortable for babies to wear the entire time they are outside playing in the sun. It’s made without any harmful chemicals and is lightweight and easy to put on. A durable chin strap holds this hat in place. Available in multiple sizes and with an adjustable strap, this hat is multiseasonal and blocks up to 98% of harmful UV rays. There is a stiff brim to stay out of the baby’s face, and in the cooler evenings, this hat can double as an added bit of warmth for even longer outdoor playtime!

Best Soft Cotton

Best Wide Brim: SimpliKids Sun Protection Hat

front view display of white baby sun hat with floppy wide brim

Available in multiple colors and even some fun prints, this cute wide-brimmed hat is ideal for outside sunshine play. The wide floppy brim provides extra protection, and there is an adjustable drawstring (as well as multiple sizes) to continue fitting the baby as they grow and to keep the hat on their little head. Designed to be soft and comfortable, it is an easy way to offer additional sun protection, and it blocks up to 98% of harmful UV rays.

Best Wide Brim

SimpliKids UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection Wide Brim Baby Sun Hat,White2, 0-12 Months

A cute baby sun hat with a floppy wide brim for additional protection.

Best Bucket Hat: Durio Baby Sun Hat

top view display blue baby sun hat with sharks print

This little hat comes in multiple neutral colors and is made of high-quality, soft, and cozy material. An adjustable head strap and wide brim help maximize the sun protection of this hat while shielding the neck and eyes. There is a removable chin strap, and the hat itself is lightweight and easy to store, which makes it great for travel. With 50+ UPF protection for the head, face, and neck, this little hat is ideal for anywhere from the beach to fishing trips to even the backyard.

Best Bucket Hat

Most Design Options: HSYZZY Baby Sun Hat

top view display white baby sun hat purple cartoon fish print

If you and your little one like to have lots of choices, then this little hat is perfect! Available in multiple cute prints from camo to blue fish to pink jellyfish and even solid colors from pinks and whites to grays and blues, there is sure to be a little sun hat that will get your little one excited to go outside! With multiple sizes to choose from, this hat features a secure chin strap to keep the hat in place with an adjustable drawstring and UPF 50+ protection from the sun. Made of breathable and soft polyester, this hat will be both soft and comfortable and offer a wide brim that is ideal for anything from the beach to camping to boating or even just playing in the backyard.

Most Design Options

Baby Sun Hat Toddler Summer Beach UPF 50+ Sun Protection Baby Boy Hats Infant Girls Kid Cap Bucket Hat White Small

This hat comes in multiple cute designs from solid colors to adorable prints.

Alesha Billie Alesha Billie
Alesha Billie is a momma to three kiddos (unless we count the furry ones) who has been writing and researching for over 15 years. After a start as a romance ghostwriter, she's written countless full-length novels in addition to articles, blog posts, advertorials, memoirs, and eBooks. Read Full Bio »
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