What other parents say:
"I love this hat! My little boy Phillip has worn it all day today in the park, and it fits so nicely he forgot he had it on. The design is brilliant - lightweight, comfortable, and very shady. And it really stays on. The best child's sunhat I've had!". Mirjam Brockmann, Cambridge, UK.
"For us, a great sunhat has to have 'staying power' - excellent fit without feeling tight or restrictive (so they forget they are even wearing it)! And it's got to have great coverage - face and neck while looking stylish and pretty. A tall order!! But we have found it! The Pickapooh Fireman sunhat.
Our daughter has quite a large head and most hats either don't fit or pop off all the time. Although pricier than the high street, I see this hat as a really good investment. We had one last year and it was brilliant. I would love to have one myself!
The hat is working well especially in the recent hot weather! Have had a number of compliments too! The best bit is that she forgets she is wearing it - such a bonus!". Lauren, Redhill, UK.
Natural UV sun protection
All these Fireman-style sunhats are in high quality organic cotton - chemical-free next to the skin. The UV certified hats are in a fabric which naturally affords sun protection at the stated level - and this is entirely due to the fabric's colour and weave, no chemical finishes. The certification process is rigourous and includes when stretched and when wet - under all sorts of conditions these hats always protect your child. Wonderful, entirely natural UV protection for children.
These sun hats, we believe, are the very first natural, organic clothing to have received UV certification.
Tip: If it is a very hot day (over 30C) and you feel that the sunhat might be a bit too warm, you can soak it in water. This then evaporates, keeping your child cool as well as keeping them protected!
"I think the hat is great. My girl is safe from the sun... and looks so pretty wearing it." Marija, Croatia.
"Thanks for the fireman sun hat - it's great. I looked for ages and in all the shops in town for a sun hat with ties and couldn't find any. This one is really great with the flap at the back too to cover my little boy's neck. I wanted to let you know that I nearly didn't buy it because of the warning on the website which said it was thick and might be too warm. However, I don't think it seems thicker than most of the hats in Next/John Lewis etc. In fact, I'm really surprised that it is UV80. Thanks again. I'm really pleased with it." Bethan Sayers, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
We have translated the centimetre sizing into approximate age bands. For greater accuracy, measure your child's head around the broadest part - usually the forehead to the back of the head - then go choose your sunhat!
40cm we give as 0-3m
44cm we give as 3-6m
48cm we give as 6-12m (size up for bigheads!)
52cm we give as 1yr - 3yrs
56cm we give as 3yrs - 10yrs, but this may be the right size for your 2-year-old boy or for your 13-year-old girl. Head sizes really vary a lot!
60cm fits older boys, teenagers and adults.
This organic cotton kids sun hat is machine-washable at 30C.
Light Khaki sun hat - is a dark sand colour and is new for 2011. Its stretchy stripy organic cotton band has stripes of khaki, blue and turquoise. It suits boys and girls - I think it is more boyish. It is a lighter fabric than the organic Khaki UV-80 we had last year.
Navy UV-80 sun hat - is a mid navy, not too dark.
Khaki UV-80 sun hat - quite a lot darker than the Light Khaki, it offers UV-80 protection still in a lighter weight fabric than last year. Actually, if you have been watching this space, we were expecting last year's fabric but we got something different on delivery - equally nice though lighterweight and a slightly darker colour than 2010. Its organic cotton stretchy band is striped mainly in natural and khaki with some soft orange.
Mid Rose Pink sun hat - is a lovely warm pink. Its organic cotton stretchy band has stripes of pretty pinks.
Floral Silver sun hat - has rose pink flower sprigged on a very light silvery grey. Its organic cotton stretchy band is a light olive.
Navy* 2010 sun hat - is a mid navy, not too dark. It is the only sunhat without a stretchy band and has a tie around the head to give a good fit.
Remember - go get your sunhats now so your child is safe and comfortable when the heat is really on.
Old sceptic that I am, I actually do believe what the dermatologists tell us: the most important sun protection is the clothing your baby or child wears - much more valuable than suntan lotion and without the chemicals too.
We firmly believe that long sleeves and a good sun hat such as this one is so much better for your baby or child than short sleeves and a baseball cap!
This organic cotton sun hat is ethically manufactured by the wonderful Pickapooh in Germany in 100% organic cotton - thank you Pickapooh!