Toddler's Adjustable UPF 50+ Sun Protection Wide Brim Hat
New research shows that some babies are being exposed to the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first six months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable.When our research team at the University of Miami surveyed local parents about how well they were protecting their young children from the sun, the results were alarming.
Infants at Risk
Many parents' efforts were inconsistent. Worse, we found that as many as one-third of parents actively increased their infants'sun exposure each day, believing mistakenly that it would build their babies' tolerance to the sun's rays. As a result, 12 percent of the parents reported that their babies' skin had tanned before they were 6 months old, and 3 percent said their infants had been sunburned.
There is strong evidence that sun exposure and sunburns during childhood multiply the risk of one day developing skin cancer, including melanoma. While melanoma still rarely develops before age 20, incidence in children and teens is rising rapidly. The skin of all infants (not just those who have fair skin) is particularly vulnerable to sun damage. This is partly because they haven't yet developed all the melanin — the natural skin pigment that provides some sun protection — that they will have when they get older.
Protect Your Child's Skin by
- Cover as much of your children's skin as possible with loose-fitting clothes made from tightly-woven fabrics.
- Slap on a broad brim, bucket or legionnaire style hat that protects the face, ears and back of the neck. Hats are available for babies that crumple easily when they put their head down.
- Provide shade for prams and strollers.
- Plan the day's activities to reduce your children's exposure to the sun, especially between 10am and 2pm (11am and 3pm in daylight saving time).
- Stay in the shade as much as possible. Even in the shade, use other forms of sun protection to reduce exposure from reflected UV radiation from surfaces such as sand or concrete.
- Apply SPF30+ or higher, broad-spectrum and water-resistant sunscreen on any exposed areas of skin.
Dual Sun Protection
UPF 50+ sun protective fabric can block up to 98% of all harmful UV rays. Plus it is designed with a wide brim that covers and protects your babies face & neck area from the sun without obstructing their vision.
Fits Well & Safe
Adjustable head strap and chin strap make this sun hat grow with your baby together. This chin strap is specifically designed to come undone under pressure, a safety feature to help prevent choking.
Breathable & Comfortable
There are mesh vents on the side to allow air flow, making this baby sun hat breathable and cool. Sweat absorbent inner belt and mesh lining also provide additional comfort in the hot & sunny days.
Foldable & Packable
Light weight & foldable material makes this toddler sun hat super convenient to pack into your bag for travels. Available in multiple colors to choose from for an easy match to any of your little one's outfits.
Three Sizes For You To Choose:
S: 0-12 months, head circumference about 19.3 inches (49cm);
M: 12-24 months, head circumference about 20.1 inches (51cm);
L: 2-6 years, head circumference about 21.3 inches (54cm);
The age is only for reference, you can choose it according to your baby's head circumference.
Walking at the park
Swimming at the pool
Playing at the beach
What is the UV Index?
The UV Index tells you how intense UV radiation is at any time during the day. Each point on the index corresponds to 25 milliwatts of UV radiation per square metre. A UV index of 3 or above means the UV radiation level is high enough to damage your skin and lead to skin cancer.
You should keep babies under 12 months away from direct sunlight when UV levels reach 3 or above. Plan your day so you avoid going out in the sun during the middle hours of the day in summer, when UV levels are at their highest.
Babies and children are at particular risk of sunburn and skin damage because of their delicate skin. Exposure to UV radiation during the first 15 years of life greatly increases the risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
Your child’s sensitive skin is especially vulnerable to UV radiation. Cancer Council NSW recommends that children under the age of 12 months are not exposed to direct sunlight when UV levels are 3 and above. You can check your local UV levels and the recommended sun protection times (when UV levels are 3 and above) using the free SunSmart app or weather section of most newspapers.