Hats are one of the best sun protection tools for children, because children always like to run around, they won’t stay in a cool place, so that a sun hat can provide them with a lot of shades. A bucket hat has windproof strap that it is not easy to fall, so you don’t have to worry about your kids’ hats being blown away by the wind.
The bucket hat has a variety of styles. However, the choice of children’s bucket hats has some rules. Here are a few tips for you to choose a bucket hat for your kids.
First thing is to choose suitable materials. The bucket hat is made of nylon, cotton, denim and so on. The key to the effect of sun protection is the density of the hat, which can be distinguished by the naked eye. By contrast, mesh gauze hats and straw hats have the highest material density. Although they are cool, the effect of shadowing is the worst.
The cotton bucket hat has high UPF and soft texture, which is very suitable for children’s delicate skin. However, it is not recommended to choose a hat that is too soft, otherwise it will lose the original shape of the hat. The intimate chin strap can be adjustable which is more convenient and quicker. It also prevents the baby’s delicate skin from being scratched.
Second thing is to choose a hat that suits kids’ head circumference. Choose a bucket hat for your baby to fit around their head that makes them wear comfortably. If the hat is too big to fall off; if the hat is too small, their forehead will leave indentation and it also mess kids’ hairstyle. It should be noted that the size of the hat is adapted to the size of the baby’s head, which is generally 0.3 cm larger than the diameter of the head circumference, or 1 cm larger than the circumference of the head circumference.
Third thing is to choose a hat with proper width of the brim. The bucket hat with wide brim can effectively protect your kids’ face, neck and ears from the harmful UV rays. There are mesh holes on both sides of the hat, which are designed to breathe and absorb moisture, making your kids wear comfortably and keep their head cool and dry.
The width of the brim directly affects the effect of shade. The wider of the brim, the effect of sun protection will be better. If the hat’s brim is too wide, it is easy to block their vision.
Last thing is to choose the right color. Color is also an important factor in selection of a hat. In addition to the differences of appearance, different colors of the hats have different sun protection effects. For example, a dark-colored hat has sun protection effect that is less effective than a light-colored hat because the dark color has a stronger ability to absorb sunlight than the light color. Therefore, it is recommended that mothers choose some light-colored hats for their babies, such as light yellow, light blue, light green, which giving people a fresh comfort.