12 Best Sun Hats For Keeping Your Kiddo Cool & Covered This Summer

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Kids sun hats are a summertime essential for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids alike, right up there with kid-friendly sunscreen, bug spray, and cool, comfy shorts. Like everything mentioned, a sun hat will be used pretty much every day, and beyond shielding their eyes from the sun, it can help prevent UV damage on their sensitive scalps, too. This is especially true if you’re hangin’ by the water, — even if it’s just an inflatable kiddie pool in your backyard (BTW, we found some adorable baby swim hats that are especially suited for splashing around). As an added bonus, sun hats are *so* stinkin’ adorable on the round, oversized heads of babies, and putting one on your tot is way easier than applying sunscreen. Although SPF should never be skipped, protective gear like a hat with UPF or a sun-protectant rashguard ensures an extra layer of safety in case you miss a spot or are late to re-apply.

Another important reason to keep a sun hat on your kid at all times is that their skin is sensitive, and research shows that even a handful of serious sunburns during childhood can increase a person’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life. So, we think it’s better to err on the side of safety and keep your child covered in sun hats with UPF protection. It’s not super easy to pull off both of those requirements, but the good news is that there are several (super cute) sun hat brands on the market that help us do the job.

Here are some of the very best sun hats for baby boys, baby girls, toddlers, and kids of all ages. Let’s keep them covered, cool and looking cute— as always— this summer.

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