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Best Sun Hats for Babies and Toddlers
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Sun Hats for Babies and Toddlers

By Babylist Team
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There is nothing sweeter than a baby in a sun hat.Best Sun Hats for Babies and Toddlers

Babies in sun hats? Yes, please. And while we love how cute they look, sun hats also do the important 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 wide 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!). It has a velcro chin strap to help it stay in place and there’s also a matching swim diaper for fun 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 mesh panel vents on either side 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 with an adjustable toggle 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 colors (one on each side) and the style lets you flip the brim up or down, depending on your style preference. Its lightweight material offers UPF 50+ sun protection that blocks UVA and UVB rays. This hat comes in a wide range of sizes, making it a great option for toddlers as well.

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. This bucket hat style 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. Sizing ranges from zero- to six-months up to 5T. Keep in mind: Unlike other options on this list, this sun hat doesn’t offer UPF 50 protection.

Sophisticated Classic

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

Lightweight Sun Protection

Patagonia is well known for outdoor essentials, and this wide-brimmed sun hat doesn’t disappoint. It’s made of recycled nylon and is wind and water-resistant. The wide brim provides plenty of shade and the material offers 40+ UPF sun protection.

Elevated Baseball Cap

This is a toddler baseball cap, but better. Decked out with a cute dino print, this hat has a fabric flap on the back which covers their delicate skin and offers neck protection. While there isn’t a chin strap, this cap has an elastic band on the back to keep it in place.

Even More Sun Hats for Babies and Toddlers

If you need a few more options, here are more sun hats we love. From a super wide-brimmed hat to one with a wide neck flap, these offer extra protection for all of your outdoor adventures. Plus, they come in a wide range of sizes, from baby to big kid!

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