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Ok off on our jolly hollies next week and with the sun coming out in the UK at the moment, I thought I'd get round to the dreaded subject.
HOW the hell can you get them to keep a hat on? :bwahaha:
H just will NOT keep one on at all. I've tried every single hat known to man, with mummy wearing a hat, tying them on etc etc etc, but no - SCREAMS and yanks them off. :hissyfit:
She will wear her sunglasses so no prob on that score (although not the baby banz - again, rips them off, but as she wears her Mothercare ones which are UVA and UVB sorted, I dont' mind)
But does it matter that she doesn't wear a hat and if so, what the hell do you do? :huh:
We do keep her in the shade (seeing as we're all blessed with being relatives of caspar the friendly irish ghost) as much as possible but obviously it's impossible all day.
Oh and as for keeping a shade a babe on at this age and on the small stroller when she's awake :happyno:
Any ideas before I fry my daughter in Spain??
there is only one option - superglue!
First time we went away with Em, she wouldn't wear a hat AT ALL. I used to plonk it on her head and thrust an ice lolly into her sticky little hand straightaway!
Bad bad mother!
Seriously though, I used to spend all day putting it on and trying to distract her so she wouldn't take it off. It's the devil's own job to get them to wear hats when they're that age. On the plus side, she loves hats now (she's 9) and is always wanting to wear one!
I do think suncream is probably more important though (someone will jump on me now explaining why hats are needed) and if you try to keep her in the shade anyway, the small amount of time she spends in the sun hatless may not matter.
Someone else must have better ideas than me though!
have you tried letting hettie choose the sunhat she wants?
this worked with rubes, and THANKFULLY she chose a pretty white broderie anglaise one, as i was getting quite twitchy at the thought of what she might pick up!!:laff:
before this, like H, she was a blurry nightmare with it, proper screaming fits.
my mum used to suggest one that ties under the chin, so that she can't undo it but as we'd had success with her picking her own hat out, we didnt have to try it.
ummm, how about a cap, is she any more willing to wear that maybe, hennes do some, saw one last week.
there is only one option - superglue!
OK - a slightly more serious suggestion how about something like this? http://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1043577
good idea noo noo, i forgot, we used some of that (not boots, but similar) last summer.
oooh hats are most definitely needed in the sun :wik:
have you tried one with a chin cord? (make sure it hasn't got a loop at the bottom, or cut the loop to make loose ends)
other than that its just a case of plonking it back on their head and telling them they have to go inside if they don't wear their hat.
it might seem like a lot of effort but it does eventually work - although if you're talking about a 2 week holiday hmmm, maybe the superglue option.
or maybe get her a couple of hats and ask her to choose which one she wants to wear each day?
One way i got Lucy to keep a hat on, short of gluing it to her head was to wear one myself. She thought she was very big and clever to be wearing a hat like Mummy's.
Other than that i just kept putting it on her when she took it off and telling her she MUST keep it on because the sun would burn her head. Obviously she doesn't understand properly but it seemed to work.
Gap do some wide brimmed hats with little velcro straps on which are handy too, Lucy CAN undo the velcro though :rolleyes:
I've been tackling this problem in advance (sunglasses too).
I have kept a hat downstairs & kept plonking it on her head. At first she whipped it off immediately but slowly she started to leave it on for a while.
I also make a big deal about songs with hats in, like Dingle Dangle Scarecrow & Miss Polly had a Dolly etc. Dos the actions & loves it if I put the hat on at the appropriate moment!
Glasses wise- you are obviously sorted, but we do thumbs up & she now says "cool" 8) I tried a few pairs (she hates the banz too :rolleyes: ) & she now has a pair from H&M that she loves. She wouldn't take them off the other day! :ellie:
Well DD loves her Babybanz. I got them last summer when she was 1.5 and she wouldn't wear them, but this winter she found them, and started wearing them in the house. Now she loves to wear them and if she's out in the pram and it's sunny, she says "sun...eyes" and asks for her "gasses".
She is another hat lover, but even she can have fussy days when no hat seems to do. I bring her a choice (of 2) and let her choose which one she will wear today.
She loves caps, but even in the summer heat she will somedays choose a woolly hat. :eek: I'm not fussed as at least it is something!!!
We also have a chant "hat on head" which she will say, (and do). :D
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