Sunglasses & Hats

It's no secret that summertime is one of the best times of the year. The sun is out, the days are longer, and there are so many fun activities to enjoy. However, as any parent knows, too much of the summer heat can be unsafe for young children. 

One way you can protect them from the sun is by outfitting them in protective gear when they are exposed to the rays. Baby bucket hats, sunglasses with straps, and baby snapbacks are all great options to keep your little ones safe while they enjoy the outdoors.

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Should babies wear hats?

In short, yes! 

Hats are important for two main reasons: they protect your baby’s face from the sun’s harmful UV rays, and they help keep your baby’s head cool. It’s important to choose a baby flat cap that is comfortable and breathable so that your baby doesn’t get too hot. A wide brim is also helpful in keeping the sun off of your baby’s face.

What type of hat is best for sun protection?

There are a few things you'll want to keep in mind when selecting a hat for your baby this summer. 

1. Choosing the right fabric:

You'll want to make sure the hat is made from a breathable fabric like cotton, like this reversible bucket hat. This will help keep your baby cool and comfortable in the hot summer sun. 

2. Choosing the right brim: 

You'll want to choose a hat with a wide brim, similar to this kids fedora. This will provide maximum coverage for your baby's face, neck, and shoulders. Especially on those sunny days by the sea!  

3. Choosing the right fit: 

Finally, you'll want to make sure the hat fits snugly on your baby’s head but not too tight. A perfect example would be this reversible bucket hat for kids. You should be able to fit two fingers between the hat and your baby's head

How do I choose baby sunglasses?

Just like adults, babies need to protect their eyes from harsh UV rays. Young kids, especially babies and toddlers have delicate eyes that are susceptible to damage. Baby sunglasses with 100% UV protection are a great way to do that. It’s important to choose a pair that is comfortable and won’t fall off easily. You also want to make sure that the lenses are shatterproof in case they get dropped. 

How can I keep my baby's sunglasses up?

An important factor to consider when picking up a pair of sunglasses for your baby is fit. Make sure the glasses stay in place by looking for a pair with padded frames or straps that go over or behind your baby's ears. And don't forget about comfort! Avoid sunglasses with frames that could pinch your baby's skin, and look for a pair made with soft, flexible materials.

Last but not least, keep in mind that baby sunglasses are not created equal. Inexpensive options may provide some protection from the sun, but they may also be more likely to break easily or cause irritation. When it comes to your baby's delicate eyes, it is worth it to invest in a high-quality pair of sunnies for your kid.

When should a baby start wearing sunglasses?

Protecting your baby's eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays is important from a young age. Experts suggest that babies as young as six months old can comfortably wear one of these bear shaped sunglasses, as long as they fit securely and provide 100% UV protection. However, it's important to note that babies' eyes are not fully developed until around age four, making them even more vulnerable to damage from the sun. 

In addition to providing sunglasses, parents should also make sure their baby has shade available whenever they're outside, and avoid exposing them to the sun during peak hours. Taking these precautions will help ensure your little one's vision remains sharp and clear for years to come. 

Why should I be protecting my baby from UV rays? 

It is important to remember that baby's skin and eyes are much more sensitive than adults, making it essential to protect their delicate features from the sun's harmful rays. Plus, having a wide selection of cute baby sunglasses and hats allows you to dress up your little one while keeping them safe. So don't hesitate to invest in some protective gear for your baby - they'll thank you later!

It can be tempting to skip out on baby sunglasses and hats, especially when they just seem like an added expense since kids will grow out of them. However, offering our babies sun protection should be a priority. Babies have sensitive skin that needs more protection. 

In addition, babies under six months old should not use sunscreen, making baby sunglasses and hats even more important. Investing in baby shades and baby sun hats now can protect your bub’s eyes and skin  later on in life. Plus, there are plenty of cute options available to make your baby look stylish while keeping them safe from harmful UV rays. So don't skip on the sun protection gear!

There are many ways to protect your baby from the sun but My Little Wardrobe’s selection of cute baby swim hats and stylish sunglasses for kids are some of the best options. They are comfortable, stylish, and most importantly, effective at protecting your little one from harmful UV rays. 

So before you head outdoors with your baby for the next family adventure, don’t forget to check out our wide range of eyewear and head gear for babies on the My Little Wardrobe website! If you have any questions regarding purchases and exchanges, you can check out our FAQ section. For the location of our shop and all other inquiries, please feel free to contact us directly. 

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