As the sunny weather creeps back into the UK, there are two words that strike fear into the hearts of parents when it comes to protecting their kids’ skin… sun cream. The trauma of keeping your little one still as they wriggle around and resist the dreaded white lotion. The instant feeling of terror as they hurtle towards the sand, giving themselves a sticky coating of salty dust – and of course the sinking realisation as they race into the sea, that you’ll have to do it all over again in just a few short hours.
Then the next challenge is ensuring your kids get the right level of sun protection by encouraging them to wear their hats. Sunday Afternoons wants to help parents with this, by creating a whole range of hats that are UP50+, durable, often include a safety strap, and can be squashed into a beach bag yet still keep their shape – and they are pretty cute too.
Here are just a few examples;
Infant Sunsprout Hat - Super soft and with no back brim so you get your little one into a pushchair comfortably this hat has an UPF of 50+, and a quick release chin strap - oh and it’s completely adorable.
Kids’ Fun Bucket Hat – Originating from a popular adult style, the Fun Bucket Hat like all Sunday Afternoon hats, can be crushed, can float on water, resists stains, has a UPF 50+ and adjusts to size. This really is the superhero of hats – perfect for your little superheroes.
Kids’ Rodeo Hat – Yee-ha, UPF 50+ sun protection can also be stylish. This hat is completely adjustable and has a simple breakaway strap (a popular safety feature), meaning it will stay on while they gallop along the beach.
Kids’ Play Hat – A best seller due to its versatility, sun smart fabric, large brim and most importantly a neck cape to give fuller coverage. This Kids’ Play Hat definitely makes playing in the sun a lot more fun for both parents and children.
Protecting your kids from the sun is so important for their long-term health. Wether you are dropping them at school on a sunny day or playing on the beach, having a durable and easily foldable hat, will make sun protection a whole lot easier.
By Laura Chatterton