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Ultimate Guide to Choosing Sun Hats for Kids

by Tom Odlin 08 Mar 2024
A child in a sun hat plays on the beach.

When protecting our little ones from the sun, a high-quality sun hat is essential to their summer wardrobe.

Not only do sun hats provide critical protection against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, but they can also be a stylish addition to any outfit. With many options available, choosing the perfect sun hat for your child might seem overwhelming.

That's why we've compiled this ultimate guide to help you make an informed decision and ensure your child stays safe, comfortable, and fashionable under the sun.

Understanding UV protection

The first and most crucial factor to consider when selecting a sun hat for kids is its UV protection capability. Look for hats with a high Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating.

For instance, a UPF rating of 50+ means the fabric will block out more than 98% of the sun's rays, offering excellent protection.

Sun hat material matters for kids

The material of the sun hat affects its UV protection, comfort, and durability. Natural fabrics like cotton and linen are breathable and gentle on sensitive skin, making them great for hot summer days.

On the other hand, synthetic materials often offer enhanced UV protection and durability. Some sun hats blend materials to balance protection, comfort, and longevity.

Style and coverage

Sun hats come in various styles, each offering different levels of coverage. Broad-brimmed and bucket hats provide the most face and neck coverage, making them ideal for outdoor activities. For everyday wear, you might prefer a lightweight cap or visor, which offers less coverage but more convenience and comfort.

While browsing for sun hats, take advantage of the opportunity to check out the latest in printed caps for kids. These fun and fashionable caps shield your child from the sun and add a pop of personality to their outfits. 

From playful patterns to vibrant colours, there's a printed cap for every child's taste and style.

Size and adjustability

A properly fitting sun hat is vital for adequate protection and comfort. Many kids' sun hats come with adjustable features, such as chin straps and drawstrings, to ensure a snug fit even as your child grows.

Always check the size guide before purchasing to choose a hat that will stay securely in place, even during windy days or active play.

Maintenance and care

Lastly, consider how easy the sun hat is to clean and maintain. Kids are known for getting dirty, so a machine-washable hat is always a plus. Some materials may require special instructions to preserve the hat's shape and UV protection properties, so read the care label.

Remember, a sun hat is more than just a fashion accessory; it's a crucial barrier against the sun's harmful rays. By choosing the right sun hat for your child, you're taking an essential step in promoting their health, confidence, and well-being during those bright, sunny days.

Visit the jojo kid's hat store to explore a wide selection of sun hats and printed caps explicitly designed for kids, seamlessly blending style, comfort, and protection.




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