Arm Strong Basket delivery down Email flash Keep Cool Kid Cosy life-proof-lens lock measure menu mosquitoes next open-eyes Paypal phone previous Rain Away search spf squiggle-l squiggle Selected tumblr Twinkle Twinkle UPF 50 uv-400 YouTube

Free UK Delivery

5 Tips for How to Get Kids to Wear a Hat

We’ve all been there. It’s either super hot and you’re trying to protect your little one from the sun OR it’s freezing and you want to wrap them and your little one just WON’T wear their hat.

It’s a tale as old as time and every parent knows it. So I’m going to let you into a few secrets to help.

1. Let them choose their hat

It doesn’t matter if it’s not quite the pleasing instagram aesthetic, the important thing is they wear it and letting them choose is really helpful.

Hats: Arctic Cub Winter Collection Image: @nads_bamba_bobo

2. Give the hat a name

Go grab your ‘bear’ hat or the ‘banana hat’ rather than just a hat personalise it to them so it feels special to them and talk about it even when they’re not wearing it. ‘I can’t wait to get your cat hat out for the park’.

3. Add a coat hook or outdoor basket by the door

Kids love to ‘do it themselves’, easy access to their hats, gloves, scarves all really helps.

Adventurer Panda Pop

4. Choose a super comfy hat

Seems obvious right?! But not all hats are created equally. Look for natural fibres as they comfier on the skin and pick something in the right size. Something too big or small means little ones get frustrated.

Arctic Cub Khaki Yellow Image: @zoe.b3an

5. You wear a hat too

Kids love to do what you do. So show them. When it’s time to go out talk to them about what you’re doing. ‘I’m going to put on my coat and hat to keep warm and snug and my boots so I can jump in puddles.

WATSON Leopard Bucket Sun Hat & The Adventurer Leopard Neutral Image: @jennifer_castelo

If you’ve got any tips please share, would love to hear them.

Author: Emma Watson is the owner of Little Hotdog Watson

Little Hotdog Watson is a kidswear brand with a difference. We make kids hats unlike any other by combining style + innovation. Our sun hats offer triple protection from UV, Mosquitoes and Overheating, while our winter hats are water resistant, reflective and extra cosy. Take a look at our hats here.


Recent articles

5 Beach Activities for Kids

With the Summer holidays stretching out in front of us, and warm weather set to make an appearance, planning out some fun beach activities for the kids can save time, money and effort.

Beach Trip Essentials

So you're going on a beach trip this Summer and not sure on what to pack in your beach bag? Well here at Little Hotdog Watson we love a fun filled day at the beach so we've put together a list of some essential items to pack for your next seaside adventure. 

Not sure on which style hat to go for?

Let's explore our variety of hats and discover which one is best for your Little Hotdog this Summer!


Fresh ideas straight to your inbox

Fresh ideas straight to your inbox

Adventurers who sign up to our Fresh Air Club get access to our monthly newsletter packed with activities + 10% off your first order.