Many people especially women wear sun hats in the summer. Sun hats are not only decorative but also protective. They are not only a fashion statement, but also a necessity in the summer. Sun hats could protect you and your family from the harmful sun and UV rays.
Most Children rack up between 50% and 80% of their lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18. A bad sunburn before the age of 10 can give you up to a 50% chance of getting skin cancer as an adult. Sun safety is one of the most important things you can do for your children. Children should wear sun hats when they are outside. Many people think they only need sun protection on a warm sunny day. However, scattered clouds can reflect and even increase the sun’s intensity and exposure. Whether you are outside for a few minutes or all day, your skin is still exposed to the sun’s harmful rays. Many people use sun block on their children. But pediatricians don’t recommend using it on a baby until 6 months of age. A sunhat is a great way to help protect your baby’s head and face from sun exposure.
Sun hats are made in different shapes, colors and sizes. You can select a sun hat that offers protection and fits your activity level. The most popular styles are bucket sun hats, floppy hats, baseball style hats, visor style hats, and fisherman style hats.
Sun hats come in different fabric such as cotton, straw, knit or terry cloth. The fabric you choose can change the amount of sun protection you are getting. Some fabrics are natural UV protectors, and other sun hats have been treated for UV protection. Some fabrics are even water resistant or quick drying. It is best to check the labels for the features you are looking for.
When shopping for a baby or infant sun hat, a strap that goes under the child’s neck will help to keep the hat on the child’s head. A large brim hat is recommended to provide optimal protection. Sun hats combined beauty with sun block are most recommended when having fun in the sun. It is parents’ job to protect the children from the harm of UV rays.