Spring-Break Essential: The Best Sun Hats for Little Vacationers

Hello, spring. (Well, hello officially, at least.) We’ve been dreaming about you, and counting down the days until you’d peek your sunny little head out from behind winter’s bleak and cold and cloudy horizon. Alas, here you are! The Vernal Equinox—could we love you any more?!? The day that signifies the change in seasons. Of course, the weather is still rather unpredictable (is that snow I see in the upcoming weekend’s forecast?). At least, we know the temperature will slowly but surely rise, and the sun will steadily make more of a regular appearance. We’re counting on you, spring!

While we may have to hold our breath a bit for more spring-like conditions, one thing is fast on the way: spring break! Time to go somewhere beautiful and exotic (unless, of course, your a ski fam), and get a sneak peek at the summer weather on its way.

My crew cut out a bit early for our own officially unofficial spring break vacation last week in Florida and the Bahamas. Sunny days, balmy nights, sand, surf, and warm-weather fun—it was exactly what we needed to recharge our tired bodies and minds.

Seeing my two babies soaking up the rays (protected with SPF and wide-brimmed hats) warmed my heart and soothed my Vitamin D-deprived soul. Not only did they look adorable rocking big straw hats in Boca and Sarasota and Nassau, they stayed shady, calm, and cool. So don’t forget to pack your favorite kid-friendly sunscreen, some flip-flops, and a few haute little toddler sun hats (I mean what more could you possibly need?… ahem, diapers?), if you’re headed somewhere tropical these next few spring-break weeks!

I’ve rounded up a few fashionable and functional toddler sun hats for your smallest spring breakers. Enjoy!

  1. Osh Gosh “Poolside” Floppy Sun Hat, $8 / 2. Janie & Jack Color-Block Floppy Hat, $26 / 3. Children’s Place Straw Kitten Hat, $ / 4. Gap Chambray Panama Hat, $ / 5. Cat & Jack Straw Bow Hat, $8 / Janie & Jack Sun Hat, $26

  1. Old Navy Straw Hat, $14 / 2. Children’s Place Straw Bear Hat, $ / 3. Gap Shark Bucket Hat, $20 / 4. Janie & Jack Striped Boater Hat, $26

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Adorable Summer Accessories for Baby: Stylish Straw Sun Hats

babysisterstrawhat_mt2During the hot summer months, I pretty much wear one of three uniforms every day. It’s either: 1. denim shorts with a cute top 2. a breathable cotton dress or 3. a bathing suit and coverup. No matter which of these versatile options I choose, one accessory remains a constant—and that’s a straw sun hat. It’s a staple in my warm-weather repertoire for a good reason—it protects my eyes and skin. (And the fact that it covers my massive roots and messy mane is added incentive!) Plus, oversize floppy brims add instant glamour to any outfit and make my plain-Jane cotton dresses look effortlessly chic.

Suffice to say, I’m a wide-brim fan… so when I saw miniature versions of my favorite seasonal accessory for Baby Girl, I had to have, well, ALL of them. (I mean… how fancy–even with a side of drool my little lady looks fabulous!)

Just like I have standard summer ensembles, I put my itty-bitty one in pretty simple and standard styles when it’s hot-hot-hot outside too. I want her to be comfortable–so we typically keep it casual and cool with bubble rompers and onesies (easy breezy!). Of course, I always put a sun hat on Baby P when we’re out and about running errands, or lounging poolside, or going for leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. I want to make sure her delicate young skin is protected and that she stays safe from the harmful UV rays. And the fact that she looks ridiculously, insanely, absolutely adorable in these silly and stylish hats is the ultimate win-win… Like mother, like daughter.

final baby straw hats1. Old Navy Straw Ranch Hat, $11/ 2. Janie and Jack Tipped White Straw Hat, $10/ 3. Janie and Jack Blossom Blue Straw Hat, $26/ 4. Janie and Jack Metallic Straw Sun Hat, $22/ 5. H&M Sunflower Straw Hat, $6/ 6. Truly Scrumptious White Straw Hat, $8

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