It is the season for women to be having babies. at least in my town.  A lot of June and July babies. Even in my personal Facebook account.  Some newborns and babies have hair when they are born and some do not.  All babies have delicate skin when they are born and their heads are no different. You need to protect the child from the harmful rays of the sun and the heat.  Plus you need to protect the baby from sunburn as well. What is the perfect hat for the summer for your baby?  A baby bucket hat is the perfect hat for your baby even at the beach.

But how do you shop for your baby? When shopping for your baby particularly newborns what size clothes do you buy?  What size hat? The general rule of thumb is to buy clothes in several sizes. But hats you have to fit to your baby’s head. According to Baby Center you should buy your baby on broad-brimmed hat for the warm months. In the winter by a soft warm hat that covers the baby’s ear to protect the baby from the cold and ear aches.   You should purchase at least one but up to three hats.

There are various different styles of baby bucket hats for your child.  If you have a boy/girl and you shop at Target here are some of the hats you can purchase.

First you have the Baby Boys’ Solid/Plaid Reversible Bucket at 12-24 months.  It is available for purchase at $7.99.  It is made of 100% cotton.    You can also check out the Baby Boys’ Lobster Bucket hat for $4.89 6-12 months.  It is 100% Polyester.

The Baby Girls’ Watermelon Print Bucket Hat Reversible Blue for $4.89 6- 12 months. It is 100% polyester.

Also check out the Newborn Girls’ Eyelet Sun Hat-White.  Size 0-6 months $6.80.   It is 100%. It is made up of cotton and perfect summer wear.

You can find all of the above listed hats at Target in store or online.

If you shop at Babies R Us you can get your baby boy for the summer months and the beach the Koala Kids Boys Blue Bucket with Contrast Brim. $4.99.  Sizes:  0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 18-24 months.  It is 100% polyester.

If you shop online shop Etsy.  You can find there many different hats for your baby.

The Baby Bucket Hat, Infant Sun Hat, Baby Crabs- Newborn is available for $20.00.  Sizes:  16”-Newborn; 17”-0- 3 months and 18”- 6 months.  It is made up of 100% cotton and it has a chin strap to secure the hat to the baby’s head.
Peace sign hat is available for $20.00 made up 100% cotton. Sizes:  16”- Newborn, 17”-0 to 3 months, 18”- 6 months.  It too has an adjustable strap.

The Patagonia Baby Sun Bucket Hat is available for $29.00. It is a wraparound brim and lightweight nylon fabric with 50+ UPF Sun protection. It comes in a variety of colors listed here:  Ariana Stripe-Mock Purple; Cactus Critters:  Howling, Desert Camo:  Spanish Moss, Folk Tale-Howling Turquoise, Fishy Fun- Electron Blue and Neo Tropics LIte Blazing Yellow.  Sizes are 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 18-24 months and 5 T.

If you shop online; shop at Diapers.com where you can see a variety of baby hats.  The baby hats range in prices from $13.44 to $24.36.

In conclusion, when shopping for your newborn for clothes particularly hats you have to take into account the season and the actual size of your baby.  Newborns outgrow clothes so fast. This would include a hat maybe.  So the best thing to buy for your baby despite the hats here which are particularly for summer is a soft hat that has some give.  That hat will stretch to your baby head size as it grows and expands. For the summer months the going rule of thumb is to buy a wide brimmed hat because the hat should protect the baby from the sun. It may not even stay on the head as most babies after a while take the hat right off the head. But when you have them out at the beach or walking in the park and you want them to not be in the stroller protect your baby head.

Purplealex.com is a website online that you can visit when you have the time to look at their product and website.

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