Maybe it’s one too many painful burns as a child or rising skin cancer statistics, but the sun–or its UV rays–really scares me. I’ll admit that I’m one of those moms, packing sunscreen in every handbag, tote and glove compartment just in case we need an emergency re-application. I also really appreciate new technology that integrates high UPF/SPF into fabrics, especially when it comes to sun hats. Because it’s difficult to apply sun protection to the scalp and sunscreen quickly rubs off little noses and cheeks, protective sun hats can make all the difference between a fun, safe day in the sun and a sunburn.
Adventure Hat for Kids and Babies UPF 50+, $25, sungrubbies.com
SunBusters Bucket Hat UPF 50+, $20, diapers.com