10 Cute Ways to Protect Your Baby From the Sun

by Kathleen-Mae Ramas
May 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. ET

The sun's out, and baby wants to explore. But our little ones are much more delicate than we are and need some special care before heading outdoors. It's important to give them as much protection from the sun as possible — here are 10 adorable ways to start. 

1 /10: Sun hat

1/10 :Sun hat

Give your little one an adorable bonnet to keep them shaded from direct sunlight. (H&M, $13)

2 /10: Neck flap sun hat

2/10 :Neck flap sun hat

Is your baby a little more rambunctious? The longer neck flap on this hat will keep them super-shaded no matter where they crawl to. (Hanna Andersson, $14)

3 /10: Sunshade baby mat

3/10 :Sunshade baby mat

Give your baby a chill place to be on the beach when they need to nap, safe from the sun. (Bed Bath & Beyond, $20)

4 /10: Fabric-covered baby float

4/10 :Fabric-covered baby float

Want to take the fun poolside? Give your baby a treat with a shaded float for them to stay cool and comfy in the water. (Buy Buy Baby, $25)

5 /10: Long-sleeve rashguard

5/10 :Long-sleeve rashguard

With built-in UPF 40+ protection, rashguards are a baby's sunny-day BFF. (Gap, $17 – $23)

6 /10: Beach wrap

6/10 :Beach wrap

Go from wet to wrapped with this hooded beach wrap. This towel-robe hybrid comes in a variety of adorable patterns. (Pottery Barn Kids, $14)

7 /10: Cover-up

7/10 :Cover-up

Keep your kids stylin' in the shade with a cute cover-up, which doubles up as a super-cute post-swim outfit. (Pottery Barn Kids, $36)

8 /10: Baby shades

8/10 :Baby shades

Keep your little one's sensitive eyes protected with these uniquely designed aviators just for babies. And if that won't get you, the punny name should. (Babiators, $20)

9 /10: Sand and water socks

9/10 :Sand and water socks

You've gotta keep your baby covered from head to toe, so of course we can't forget those teeny-tiny baby feet. Check out these adorable sun and sand socks designed to prevent sunburns and slips. (Walmart, $11)

10 /10: Summer shoes

10/10 :Summer shoes

Sometimes socks just won't be enough, so pair them with a durable set of shoes that help to both protect against the sun's rays and keep them safe through all terrains to give them the ultimate(ly safe) outdoor experience. (Keen Footwear, $35)