Essential kit: adjustable baby sun hat

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A toddler on a beach at a lake in a 'grow-with-me' sun hat from Twinklebelle and UV rash guard swim vest and shorts from Jan & Jul, the company's other brand
The baby girl in her ‘grow-with-me’ sun hat from Twinklebelle and UV rash guard swim vest and shorts from Jan & Jul, the company’s other brand

When the baby girl was smaller I could put any hat on her and there it would stay. Alas, those days are gone – she was fine with warm hats throughout the winter but when it came to sun hats the girl wasn’t having any of it.

I tried a lot of different styles, tried letting her choose a hat for herself, tried wearing a hat myself in the hope that she would want to mimic me. Nothing worked. The baby girl either took them off immediately or complained so much about the way they fit that I took pity on her and took them off her head myself.

No such difficulties with the excellent ‘Grow-With-Me’ Sun Hat from Twinklebelle. Unlike all the other hats we tried, this one stays on. The girl could get it off if she really wanted to – it has a chin strap with a break-away clip – but she doesn’t even try, presumably because it’s light enough and comfortable enough not to bother her.

It’s got a wide enough brim that I don’t need to worry about sun on the baby girl’s extremely pale face and neck (I still apply sunscreen, but it’s good to know the hat has her covered just in case), and the front of the brim is strengthened so it doesn’t flop down and obstruct her vision. There’s a drawstring to adjust the size too, so it should last her a good few summers.

The icing on the cake is that Twinklebelle is a small, family-run business that is committed to providing fair and sustainable income and flexible working to the women (most of whom are mothers) who make their products in the founder’s hometown in China. I didn’t know that when I bought the baby girl’s hat but was delighted to find out about the company after the fact. Hats off to them for creating lovely and useful things and being good people to boot.

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