In case you hadn’t noticed, my 10 month old son is still preeettty bald. Which is not surprising since several of his cousins on his Dad’s side didn’t sport much hair at this age either. (However, his cousin on my side had had at least 2 or 3 haircuts by now!) But the lack of hair worried me as far as sun exposure goes. I’ve had a scalp sunburn before and let me tell you, it’s not fun. So I definitely didn’t want this to happen to my sweet little baby. Thank goodness for an awesome sun hat like the ones from Sunday Afternoons!
I received an adorable Kids’ Play Hat to review with Garrett, and I was instantly in love. Look how stinkin’ cute it looks on him!
There’s a million reasons why I love this hat. Let me share them with you!
- Provides UPF 50+ certified sun rating.
- Stays on his head! The hat has both SmartStrap® breakaway chinstrap technology and an external sizing band on child and youth sizes to keep the hat snug and in place.
- Has a full neck veil to protect his neck, back, and shoulders. Awesome because these are the areas I tend to burn, even with long hair.
- Light weight, breathable material. VERY important since my kid is a sweathead.
- Sloping brim to keep the sun of his eyes – something that really upsets him when we’re out.
- Soft, flexible material so it’s comfortable in the stroller, even if he falls asleep. Also makes it easy to pack, since you can lay it flat, roll it into a cone, or *ahem* stuff it in the diaper bag.
- Shieldtec technology resists dirt and water, keeping the hat cleaner, drier, and more comfortable for long trips outdoors.
- A variety of great colors. I love our sand colored hat since it matches most everything.
If you’re not familiar with UPF ratings (I wasn’t), it’s the Ultraviolet Protection Factor, similar to SPF which rates sunscreen. A UPF rating in the range of 40-50+ is considered excellent and will allow only allow 1/50th or 2% of available UV radiation to pass through. Definitely a good idea. Especially since The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that just a few serious sunburns can increase a child’s risk for developing skin cancer later in life.
The Kids’ Play Hat, like the one I reviewed, is available for purchase on their website for a very reasonable $25. They also have many other sun hat designs and sizes for children and adults, as well as other sun protective apparel and accessories.
Sunday Afternoons has also generously offered to giveaway one Kids’ Play Hat to a One Little Mister reader. The winner chooses the color and size. Enter via the rafflecopter below.