We have been outside all weekend and Baby Belle has loved it, especially the paddling pools!
However could I get her to keep her sun hat on? Could I hec! She is coming up to 14 months so she was only tiny last summer and mainly sleeping in her pram so this is her first 'real' summer.
I didn't think the sun hat would be a problem, she brings me hair clips to put in her hair all the time and she didn't mind wearing a hat in the winter.
The story of this weekend has been...I put her hat on her and she pulls it right off, so i put it on her again, she pulls it off. This goes on for about 5 minutes until she is getting grouchy and then she decides to throw it in the pool! Hat one hangs out to dry and out comes hat numéro deux. You get the picture.
Anyway I found a way to do it!
If she doesn't realise it is on her head it is not a problem, it would seem. So I distract her (raisins do the trick) and put the hat on. BUT I have to make sure the front rim is turned up slightly..if she catches sight of the hat she will try and pull it off again.
I'm not sure this is the best method (trickery) so please do share your experiences with me too :)
If your baby really won't keep a sun hat on by the 'trickery method' then a hairband is worth a shot. I find that BB doesn't mind hairbands so something like this will also keep a lot of the sun off their head: