Sun hats are a critical part of the wardrobe for babies, particularly in summer when the sun is hotter, so it's wise to know where to buy a sun hat for your baby. The less hair a baby has, the more important it is. A sun hat does not take the place of sun screen. It's another tool in the fight against the harsh sun that can damage a baby's tender skin.
The first place to look for sun hats for babies is at Babies R Us and Toys R Us, which are part of the same company. They carry a wide variety of sun hats for babies. If you don't have a Babies R Us in your town, you likely don't live too far from a Toys R Us. Both stores carry sun hats for babies. You likely won't be able to find one in the northern half of the United States during the winter months when warmer hats will be required attire for babies.
In the summer, sun hats can be found in almost every department store that sells baby clothing, such as Walmart, Target, Kohls, Old Navy and every other department store that has a baby department. Discount department stores usually have a variety of styles and for reasonable prices. Even the more upscale department stores sell baby sun hats for a reasonable price. In the winter, they may not be in stock, but you can ask the store's customer service department if they can get one for you. If you plan to go to a sunny climate in the winter, you may have to wait until you reach your destination before you can buy one.
Baby boutiques are a wonderful place to find baby sun hats, and are usually found in smaller cities and towns, such as edge cities in a metropolitan area. Check in your own and neighboring towns for a baby boutique near you. Not every baby boutique will carry sun hats, but in the summer it's a likely place to find one. They may cost a little more than the ones you will find in a discount department store, but it will likely be fully lined.
Online, you can find a multitude of sun hats for babies on Etsy's website. They are all handmade and can be found made in solids, printed, checked and striped fabric. Often they are fully lined. They can also be crocheted or knitted in cotton, wool or acrylic yarns. Many are adorned with flowers, and can be embroidered in the baby's names or intials. Some are designed in vintage styles, while others are newer in fashion. If you don't see one you like on the first group you look at, keep browsing because you can find almost any style of baby hats on Etsy.
eBay is another website that offers a wide variety of sun hats for babies. The hats on eBay are new, used and hand made. There is almost as large a selection of sun hats for babies on eBay as there is on Etsy, and sometimes they come with matching hats for dolls, or matching rompers to go with them. Amazon also has a variety of baby sun hats to choose from.