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To want to staple my DD's sun hat to her head!!

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Kasterborous Tue 07-May-13 12:45:25

She's terrible and will not keep her hat on at all. She has fair hair and skin and is 14 months so she needs to wear it.

Manchesterhistorygirl Tue 07-May-13 12:46:18

Ds2 is the same. Even a hat with Thomas the tank engine can't entice him to keep it on.

SarahBumBarer Tue 07-May-13 12:48:27

YANBU! My dd too. She is only 10 months - how did she get to be SO determined and persistent. I'm never going to get her to wear a hair-band/clips/bows grin

WestieMamma Tue 07-May-13 12:48:50


Get some self adhesive velcro strips instead. Makes it easier to remove for washing.

OnceUponAThyme Tue 07-May-13 13:13:13

you could sew a ribbon on so you can tie under the chin. or superglue it on head and keep it on till winter wink

Tee2072 Tue 07-May-13 13:18:43

Superglue. It's the only way.

forevergreek Tue 07-May-13 13:18:43

Actually at this age I wouldn't worry too much if she really hates it. Encourage it yes but no need to force.

She is at an age where you can pop in buggy with sunshade when out, where you can picnic in the shade, and you can encourage after lunch naps to avoid the main heat of the day.

If you stay roughly in the shade 11-3 the times before and after aren't as strong for sunstroke. Add suncream, lots of fluids and walk in the shade and she will be fine

Madamecastafiore Tue 07-May-13 13:25:19

Get some of the dry spray sunscreen and spray it through her hair making sure you get it through to her scalp. Keep her hydrated and bring her into the shade intermittently and she'll be fine and you won't be pulling your hair out.

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Tue 07-May-13 13:27:28

You can get the tie ones as well - I find if I manage to get one of these on and then distract her it doesn't half fall off and then remind her it is on her head...

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Tue 07-May-13 13:27:40

Tie sun hats I meant blush

MrsHoarder Tue 07-May-13 13:31:44

I want to invent a baby hat clue that dissolves harmlessly after 1-2 hours. Spend half my time outdoors finding ds's hat and putting it back on his head.

teenagetantrums Tue 07-May-13 13:34:49

does she really need it if she hates it? keep her inside/ in the shade, sunshade on buggy a bit of sun on her head will be fine we are all still alive our parents never put hats on us, just make sure you keep her hydrated and sun screen

ExRatty Tue 07-May-13 13:44:22

masking tape

HesterShaw Tue 07-May-13 13:47:15

God, where are you lot that you need sunhuts? envy

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Tue 07-May-13 13:49:17

OP you could try this if all else fails smile

Kasterborous Tue 07-May-13 13:51:59

grin at OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni

Kasterborous Tue 07-May-13 13:52:40

The superglue and Velcro are good ideas!

OutragedFromLeeds Tue 07-May-13 13:59:19


Staple them into mittens in the winter and into a sunhat in the summer, it's the only way.

I find if I creep up behind DS when he's playing and drop the hat onto his head at the right time, he kind of doesn't feel it and keeps it on for a while. The he realises and takes it off and we start all over again. I'm fairly certain the other people at the park think I'm a bit mental.

I also suncream his head, but he's bald so really needs it.

WilsonFrickett Tue 07-May-13 14:08:33

Aw, this made me chuckle, remembering the veritable river of sunhats my DS carelessly discarded between our house and the park when he was this age. In 2050 my old street will be on Time Team with a bunch of archeologists trying to work out if it was once the sunniest place in the world, or summat.


And no, I never found any way to make them stick.

DeWe Tue 07-May-13 14:11:15

I found with ds if I put a hat on, then sunglasses, then he was so distracted removing the sunglasses (and playing with them) he forgot about the hat.

Dd1 loved hats, and would ask to wear one from a very early age.

Dd2 I had a lovely bonnet that was able to tie on so she couldn't get it off.

LtEveDallas Tue 07-May-13 14:18:33

Tie it on. I had to do this with DD until she was about 3, and then it was easier to get her to understand "No hat, no outside"

I sewed ribbons onto every single hat I bought - even the baseball caps. Although IIRC the only one that she didn't try to immediately rip off was one of those UV Suit hats with the peak and neck cloth - maybe because it was lighter? You could try one of those maybe.

CuppaSarah Tue 07-May-13 15:32:46

Theres this stuff called sock glue, I think it's a prit stick type thing you use to hold up socks. If it can keep socks up surely it can keep a determined toddlers hat on?

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