Today marks the start of Sun Awareness Week and over the next few days we’ll be bringing you our pick of the best sun hats, sunglasses and summer shoes to help protect your little one as the temperature rises.

As we all know, too much sun exposure can cause skin damage. Babies and young children are particularly at risk of sunburn as they have very delicate skin, so if you’re out in the garden with your tot, a baby sun hat is an important purchase to keep your little one safe in the hot sun. Here’s our favourites;

Girls’ Meadow Sun Protection Hat – £12
Help protect your little one’s head and neck from the sun’s harmful UV rays with this sweet meadow print sun hat from JoJo Maman Bébé. Designed with a long flap at the back to avoid sunburn on your child’s neck, and with UPF 50+ protection, this flap sun hat is a holiday essential.

Little Dexter Reversible Hat
– £15
Protect your little one when you’re out and about this summertime with Frugi’s gorgeous Little Dexter Hat! With a fun and colourful Tresco Tractors all over print on one side and a classic chambray on the other side, this bucket style hat is made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.


Baby Boys White Bucket Hat – £20
Made from 100% cotton, this classic white bucket hat from Sunuva will keep your little one nice and cool when exploring in the sun. It features a comfortable chin strap to ensure it stays in place and navy contrast stitching.

Fish Reversible Sun Hat – £11.99
When the sun comes out, put this fun and fabulous sun hat on your little one. This reversible lightweight cotton hat from Toby Tiger is made with a rim that can be turned up reveal the complementary pink reverse side.

Wide-brimmed Cotton Poplin Hat – £19
This wide-brimmed cotton poplin hat from Petit Bateau features a pretty floral pattern with ties around the chin to keep your baby cool and protected all day long.

Blue Character Fisherman’s Hat – £6
The only thing cuter than a baby sun hat is a baby sun hat with ears. This one from Next not only looks good but has been designed with cotton lining for added comfort.


Kids’ Bucket Hat – £12
Available in sizes 0-6 months up to 4-6 years, the bucket hat from JoJo Maman Bébé comes in lots of different designs including Blue Whale, Ocean and our personal favourite Jungle. Designed with a brim to provide shade on the face and with UPF 50+ protection, it’s a must-have for a day at the beach!

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