Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Trendy Toddler Tuesday - Sunuva Competition

Hey hey funky folk!  I have something exciting for Trendy Toddler Tuesday this week.  For the last few weeks Ethan and I have been testing out a very trendy yet functional sun hat designed by the wonderful UK brand, Sunuva.  Apart from the odd moment here and there, we've not really had enough decent weather to give the hat a fair trial.  Thankfully that all changed this weekend just gone (as no doubt you know yourself!). At last, it seems a bit of summer has hit the UK.  Woooo!!  This sun hat is coming into it's own now.


Hat - Sunuva
Sunglasses - Primark
T Shirt - Vertbaudet
Shorts - Mini Boden

You may be thinking, how much can you write about a hat?  Well, OK, it is just a hat.. but at the same time, it isn't.  The people at Sunuva don't just put thought into design, they also think about sun protection.  The material is UV protective, on the areas of skin that are covered by it, it's like wearing factor 50.  Fantastic news for delicate scalps I feel.  Ethan is a very blond little boy with short hair- he really benefits with all the protection on his head I can offer him.  I've gone down the route of covering his head in sun cream before, but it's messy, greasy, sticky and means that his hair needs washing every day.  Of course, that's better than a burnt scalp, but still, a hat is a better option!  One of the fantastic features of this hat is the detachable flap which offers protection for the neck.  Another area that is often neglected when sun cream is applied.  Even if you don't consider this from a safety and sun protection angle, just think about the fact you get two looks for the price of one!!


Something I love about this hat is the skull detail on the back.  It's not in your face, but it lifts it from being a run of the mill "kiddy" style hat.  Something that is very useful if a hat is likely to be used for a couple of years or more.  What a child likes at 3 will no doubt be very different at age 6, but there is little that will put them off using this hat for several years.


The material is hard wearing and easy to wipe clean.  Khaki may not be the most exciting colour in the world, but it goes with all colours really, which is essential for a hat, it needs to be able to go with as many things as possible!

I have to be honest.  Ethan didn't take to this hat as quickly as I did.  However, with some persuasion, he is now happy to wear it.  He told me it was uncomfortable when he first wore it, but I think that was because he wasn't used to the feeling of a hat with poppers at the back of it.  He quickly got used to this and hasn't mentioned it since.  The only other issue is that he insists on wearing it back to front (Fresh Prince style) which means that I can't used the detachable flap - because obviously he'd be rendered blind and look pretty silly!!  I don't know why he insists on wearing it like this, maybe he thinks he's living in 1989.. I don't know.  It's not really that much of a big issue I suppose, and by next summer, he may well have grown out of it!















I'd recommend this hat to anyone wanting a stylish practical hat with the added reassurance of the equivalent of factor 50+ sun protection.

Now for the exciting bit.  Sunuva have kindly given me the chance to offer one of my readers a sun hat for their own child!  There are two choices availible.  The same as Ethan, khaki, or the pink version with a heart embroidered on the back.  The hats come in 3 sizes; 2-3 years, 3-6 years and 6-10 years (Ethan wears 3-6 years).  All you have to do is enter via  the Rafflecopter below - the more parts of the Rafflecopter you complete, the higher your chances of winning!  You can tweet this competition every day for the duration to increase your chances further.

Good luck!  Oh, and don't forget to use the linky below to add your Trendy Toddlers.  Please consider the rules for Trendy Toddler Tuesday (normally hosted and created by Very Busy Mama):


- Please comment on this blog post and any others you visit.  It's only kind!
- Please link back to my blog.
- Don't be shy!  Tweet me @MedicatedFollow and I'll RT your link.
- The linky is open until Saturday.



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22 comments:

  1. Love the hat, and the Skull detail is fantastic! Very funky x

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  2. lovely hat and a very trendy little toddler there!

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  3. Blondie Boy will ONLY wear hats backwards :)

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    1. Glad Ethan's not the only one!! x

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  4. He looks very cute in his hat!

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  5. That's a cool hat. Love anything with a skull on it!

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    1. Ah well, maybe you need to win and get Willow the skull hat! x

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  6. great hat, love the back to front a la samuel l jackson styly!

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    1. Haha, you're so right, it is Samuel L Jackson styleeee!!

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  7. Ethan looks very cute, loving the hat! x :D

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  8. great hat, and a very trendy tot!

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    1. Thank you :) and thank you for the RT on Twitter x

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  9. keeping my fingers crossed I win. I love it!

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