Best Sun Hats for Babies and Toddlers in 2023
Best Sun Hats for Baby
January 6, 2023

Best Sun Hats for Baby

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There is nothing sweeter than a baby in a sun hat.Best Sun Hats for Baby

Babies in sun hats? Yes please. And while we love how cute they look, sun hats also do the serious job of helping to protect your wee one from the sun’s damaging rays.

Whether on the beach or in your backyard, these hats are perfect for sunny, summer days.

Adorable + Functional

If you thought your baby couldn’t possibly get any cuter, try sticking a ducky sun hat on them. Or a strawberry sun hat. Or an alligator one. Whichever design you choose, these hats from Zoocchini will keep baby’s head protected from the sun. With a brim to help cover your little one’s face and neck, this hat also provides UPF 50 protection just from the weave of the fabric (no zinc or chemicals involved!). There’s also a matching swim diaper for those days out in the water.

Keeps Baby Cool

Nothing gets past this hat. If your kiddo tends to get especially sweaty, this sun hat features side vents to help keep baby’s head nice and cool. It’s also made from a fast-drying material and has UPF 50 sun protection (especially great for bald babies), and a breakaway chin strap keeps it on your tot’s head without making it a choking hazard.

For Extra Coverage

It’s easy to keep baby’s scalp covered with any hat, but some hats only cover so much of their face or neck. If you want extra protection for their neck, go for a hat with a generous flap like this one. It’s got a toggle adjuster in the back to cinch it on baby’s head, and if the hat gets wet, the wicking material helps it dry in a flash. This sun hat also has UPF 50+ protection built right into the fabric. We also love this wide-brim version from i play.


Looking to boost baby’s accessory options? This reversible hat features two different patterns (one on each side) and the bucket style lets you flip the brim up or down, depending on your style preference. It also has a UPF 50 sun protection rating and a breakaway strap to keep it on baby’s head without being a choking hazard. Keep in mind: This hat tends to run a little big for babies on the smaller side.

Organic Cotton Classic

Most sun hats are made from polyester, but this one is made of 100% certified organic cotton for a soft and breezy feel. It also features a hidden elastic in the back for a snug fit (so it won’t blow away when the wind picks up). And we love the chic stripes and bucket design. Keep in mind: Unlike other options on this list, this sun hat doesn’t offer UPF 50 protection.

Sophisticated Classic

Whoever dons this fedora is one cool baby. Though it’s not made for the beach, it’ll keep baby covered—and cute!—on sunny days at the park or out and about. We also love this floppy straw hat option for your next summer picnic.

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