Here comes the sun! Sun hats are a must in the summer so best to get the hat-wearing habit sorted early.
Choosing a hat
It can have as many bells and bows as your little one desires but remember to go for good coverage. The best sun hats come in three main styles: the wide-brimmed swagman hat, the bucket hat (brim should be at least 6cm wide) and the legionnaire hat, which is a cap with flaps covering the neck and ears.
Also, remember that dark fabrics give more protection than lighter colours and choose a close weave rather than something loosely woven.
Babies' skin is much thinner than adults' skin so is more at risk of sun damage yet so often a summer outing is spoiled by a determined little one refusing to wear his hat. If the hats are coming off in your house try our tips below:
Crowning glories (pictured from top)
(Prices accurate at time of publication, December 2011)