• The Mamas

Best Summer Hat: Urban Baby Bonnet

Updated: Feb 17, 2019

I think it’s finally safe to say that spring weather is upon us, and the summer sun and hot weather is not too far behind. Since becoming a mother though, this beautiful weather always follows with me thinking about sun protection for my kids. Am I stocked up on sunscreen? Do the kids still fit in their swimsuits from last year? And of course, how are we on hats?

Over the past 4 years, I have gone through dozens of summer hats with my oldest. Some are cute but not too functional baseball hats (what about the ears?) and others are bucket hats. While of course they work as far as protecting my kid’s head from the sun, the problem is keeping them on. Now that he’s older, he seems to comply rather well with keeping a hat on his head, but I can’t say the same for my youngest who just turned 1.

I’m not sure what it is about babies but they just love to yank those hats right off their cute little bald heads. So, over the last few years I’ve realized that all of those hats that I’ve purchased seem to be completely useless with young ones. Even the ones with strings to tie them on seem to be easily pulled off.

So what’s a mama to do?

Bonus- UBB hats are reversible!

Enter Urban Baby Bonnet, AKA the best and only baby hat you will ever buy again. Why is it so amazing? Well, aside from being super cute with tons of patterns, they’re made right here in the USA, they’re reversible, and best of all- they have snaps on the straps so that babies actually KEEP THEM ON! *Cue the hallelujah chorus*

I recently purchased the cap style to try out on my 1 year old and not only does he look absolutely adorable, he actually cannot yank this thing off!


They have other styles available as well, including a bucket hat, floppy brim hat, and adorable bonnets. They have so many patterns and colors that you’re sure to find one that matches your cutie’s style, and the sizes are generous allowing room to grow throughout the summer and even the following year. They even have several organic cotton fabrics available if you’re going the eco-friendly route. These hats are high quality, and would definitely last through several hand-me-downs. Plus they’re machine washable! (I know because I already had to wash out some strawberries. Don’t ask me how he got strawberries on his head.)


If you’re looking for a quality, made in the USA, adorable sun hat for your newborn-big kid this summer, Urban Baby Bonnet is your one stop shop.


Have you tried the hats at UBB? Have any questions or comments? I’d love to hear from you!



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