I reached out to Twinklebelle Design about trying out their Twinklebelle Gro-with-me sunhat for my two adventuring kids. After we were bit alive on our hike at Swift Creek in Valemount, I knew we needed something to protect the heads of my little’s from bugs, and from the sunshine.
I’ll be the first to admit, I know nothing about hats. For the past two years, I have failed at encouraging my children to wear hats. Having never really worn a hat, I didn’t quite get it. However, hats are important. They keep us warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and protect our head.
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Keeping Hats on Toddlers
Again, I’m not a hat-wearing toddler expert. But, over the course of the last couple of weeks I’ve gathered some practical advice about convincing toddlers to wear hats. Here are 5 tips to keep a hat on a toddler:
- Start Early.
I’m trying to get my littlest to wear a hat every time in an attempt to get her used to it as a normal. The toddler has never really worn a hat and immediately rejects the sensation.
- Find a Chill Toddler.
I’ve decided some toddlers are just so chill it doesn’t bother them.
- Make it a Game.
This doesn’t really work but rather just gives me a silly toddler who hates his hat. But other bloggers/moms/parents and toddlers who wear hats suggest this might work.
- Everyone Wears a Hat.
If other kids and adults are wearing hats, my toddler is more inclined to keep his on. This mama bear now needs a hat. Give me a suggestion below.
- Buy a Twinklebelle Gro-with-me Sunhat.
Seriously, lets talk about this awesome hat below.
Was that helpful? Probably not. Share with me your favorite tip for keeping a hat on a toddler below, and help a mama out.
Twinklebelle Gro-with-me Sunhat
This beautiful large floppy sunhat is the perfect addition to any baby/toddler/child’s summer wardrobe. The Twinklebelle Gro-with-me sunhat almost everything I want in a want and adorable on. We frequently received compliments and admiration towards the hat when out and about. I measured the kids heads and ordered the size as indicated on the size chart on the website. Little Miss has a Small (Pink) and Little Man a Large (Navy).
The Twinklebelle Gro-with-me sunhat features a wide floppy brim with a toggle to adjust the size of the hats head circumference. Tighten or loosen the toggle to adjust the hat for a snug fit. This allows the hat to be the perfect fit even with a growing tot. The toggle adjusts super easily without loosening. The toggle also gives a good visual to knowing where the back of the head is. The sizing of the hat and brim is amazing, and if I was to rate this feature it would come out 10/10 in awesome-ness.
The Twinklebelle Gro-with-me sunhat also features a chinstrap with break way and toggle. The toggled chinstrap adjusts in size, and clips into an easy breakaway on the side of the hat. While, I admire the safety concern, I found the clip broke away too easily and often my toddler would have more fun playing with the clip than the functionality of the clip. I give the toggle chinstrap a solid 3/10 in functionality, design and effectiveness.
Additionally, the Twinklebelle Gro-with-me sunhats are rated with a 50+UPF and constructed with 100% cotton. These lightweight hats provide a cool sun-safe space for toddling tots, and growing infants.
We would definitely recommend the Twinklebelle Gro-with-me sun hats and have already been raving about them to our friends and family. I will likely be ordering Little Miss the next size next year! I try my best not to forget them, and have them now stashed in my van’s base camp of “all-the-things-you-need-with-kids.”
Did it Stay on a Toddler: Kind of. If he pulls really hard it comes off.
Did it Stay on Baby: Always.