7 Best Baby & Toddler Sun Hats In 2022

For this page, I have put together a collection of the best baby sun hats currently available. For more top picks and buying guides, see my newborn essentials checklist.

Top Picks

Best Baby & Toddler Sun Hats
Best Baby & Toddler Sun Hats

During the summer months it’s vital you keep your baby or toddler safe from the suns harmful rays.

Infant sunburn can happen within minutes so wearing a baby sun hat will help protect their head and neck when you are out at the park, on the beach or in the garden.

How We Selected

As most parents know, keeping a sun hat on your little ones head can sometimes be a challenge as they seem to love pulling them off, but choosing one which is comfortable and will also protect them from the sun at the same time will help make those days out in the sunshine all the more easier.

We’ve searched the market and have found some of the best (and cutest!) baby sun hats around!

All of our picks have excellent feedback from buyers and 4-5/5 star ratings.

Get baby geared up for summer with our top picks for the best car sun shades, baby sun cream and baby swimsuits.

See the NHS website for advice and information on sun safety.

Let’s get going!

Pop-In Monster Herman Boys Sun Hat

  • This in or out of water sun hat is made with UPF 50+ material.
  • With a peaked cap to protect face from the sun.
  • Softly elasticated band to help it stay put even when your little swimmer is on the move.
  • The generous legionnaire style panel will also protect their neck from UV rays.
  • Pros: Affordable, neck panel for protection, different designs available.
  • Cons: No neck drawstring.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews from parents with 75% of buyers giving this sun hat 4-5 stars out of 5.

Pesci Baby Girls Bucket Sun Hat

  • Delightful vintage floral print sun hat for baby girls from newborn and 0-3 months.
  • This bonnet style bucket sun hat has a wide frilly brim, cotton lining and adjustable chin strap with velcro fastening.
  • Offers good sun protection and face and neck shade.
  • 100% Cotton.
  • Pros: Pretty, available from size newborn, good protection.
  • Cons: None to report.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews from parents with 83% of buyers giving this sun hat 4-5 stars out of 5.

Ami&Li Baby Kids Anti-UV UPF 50+ Sun Shade Hat

  • Super lightweight and ultra-thin girls sun hat in floral print with adjustable chin strap and fastening buckle.
  • Available in 0-9 months/9 months-4 years/3-12 years and adults.
  • Pros: Wider brim for better sun protection, especially for neck and back.
  • Cons: A little expensive.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent reviews from parents with 84% of buyers giving this sun hat 5 stars out of 5.

De Feuilles Baby Summer Cap

  • Cotton blended, lightweight and breathable sun hat for a baby boy or girl 6m-2years.
  • Cute teddy bear design with denim peak and ears.
  • Pros: Soft and comfortable to wear.
  • Cons: No neck and ear protection.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews from parents with 75% of buyers giving this sun hat 4-5 stars out of 5.

Odosalii Kids Sun Hat

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  • Soft summer sun hat in multiple designs for boys and girls.
  • Water-repellent fabric with full neck coverage.
  • Comfortable, with chin strap and adjustable toggle for the perfect fit.
  • Safe break-away chinstrap.
  • Hat size fully adjustable with drawstring for longer use. Wide brim summer hat with 50+UPF Protection.
  • Pros: Available in lots of designs, wide brimmed for good protection.
  • Cons: Not 100% cotton as advertised.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews from parents with 83% of buyers giving this sun hat 4-5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

HUAANIUE UPF 50+ Sun Protection Swimming Costume Cap

  • Quick drying material sun hat suitable for wearing in and out of the water.
  • Boys and girls prints available.
  • Stretchable fit so children can enjoy their swim without feeling restricted.
  • With neck protection panel.
  • Available in sizes 6-18 months/2-4 years and 4-6 years.
  • UPF 50+ Protection.
  • Pros: Quick drying and can be worn swimming, excellent sun protection.
  • Cons: Not an everyday sunhat.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews from parents with 77% of buyers giving this sun hat 4-5 stars out of 5.

LACOFIA Baby Sun Protection Beach Hat

  • Available in plenty of colours and prints this baby sun hat is made of a quick drying and breathable material.
  • UPF +50 Ultra violet protection, also comes with a neck flap, protect kids’ neck from sunburn.
  • Suitable for kids age 6m-5years.
  • With under-the-neck tie to keep hat in place.
  • Pros: Excellent sun protection, neck flaps for extra protection.
  • Cons: Not made of cotton.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews from parents with 83% of buyers giving this sun hat 4-5 stars out of 5.

What To Consider When Buying A Baby Sun Hat

Baby sun hats not only look very cute, but they also protect your baby from the sun.

Look for a wide brimmed hat or neck flap to help protect their delicate face, ears and neck.

Choose a hat that is made of UV protection material.

It is also a good idea to get one with a neck strap, which you can tie or fasten with velcro and help keep it on your little ones head.

FAQ’s Baby Sun Hats

What type of hats should babies wear in the summer?

If you are going out in the sun you need to keep your babies head covered.

The easiest way to make sure they are protected at all times is to put a sun hat on.

Steer clear of knitted materials or anything which is insulated. You should opt for a hat which is lightweight, breathable and which has a brim.

Bucket hats or caps (with extra flaps added for neck/ ear protection) are also a good idea.

How do you keep a baby hat on?

Good baby sun hats usually come with an adjustable drawstring, which fits under the neck to keep hat in place.

Alternatively chin straps can also be helpful.

Babies may think it’s a game to pull their hat off, so that you keep putting it back on their head. Try to establish that it’s not a game, so that they stay protected when outdoors.

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Final Thoughts

My overall top pick is the Ami&Li Baby Kids Anti-UV UPF 50+ Sun Shade Hat as it gives excellent sun protection as well as looking pretty.

I hope this guide on baby sun hats was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: March 2022

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Maximo Baby Girls Sun Hat (currently unavailable)

  • Fisherman’s style sun hat in denim.
  • Thin lining made of pure cotton and under the neck tie and narrow elastic at the back of the hat to ensure a perfect fit.
  • UPF 30+ Protection.

Baterflyo Baby Toddler Boys Sun Hat (currently unavailable)

  • Soft, breathable sun hat in cute safari animal print for boys.
  • The wide brim will protect face and neck from the sun.
  • Wind rope allows kids to adjust the tightness for securely fixing the hat especially on windy days.
  • UPF 50+ Protection.

Comhats Infant Toddler Straw Fedora Sun Hat (currently unavailable)

  • Trilby style straw sun hat with adjustable inner band.
  • Foldable and packable so perfect for holidays.
  • Will regain its original shape.
  • Lightweight and breathable for a comfortable and cool fit.