FAQs: Breathable Swim & Sun Hats - Grow healthy. Grow happy.

frequently asked questions and answers for i play. breathable swim and sun hats

FAQs: Breathable Swim & Sun Hats

By i play., Inc.


1. Why choose Breathable Swim & Sun Hats by i play.®?

i play.® Breathable Swim & Sun Hats were designed to protect your baby from too much sun exposure while playing in the water. The brim on the hat is different than other hats, because the foam brim keeps its structure even when it is wet to stay out of the baby’s eyes. They offer UPF 50+ protection to help protect baby from the sun’s harmful rays, and the breathable, wicking, and lightweight material is comfortable for baby to wear during everyday activity & water play. The elasticized back adjusts for custom fit and to grow with baby and is more comfortable than a toggle for a young baby who spends more time laying down. Stay-put tie straps keep the hat in place.

Additionally, all i play.® Sun Protection Hats are made with azo-free dyes & without formaldehyde, for baby’s health & safety.

2. What are the differences between all i play.® Sun Hats?

The new Breathable Swim & Sun Flap and Bucket Hats are made from breathable, quick-dry wicking material with a foam brim to keep its structure when wet to prevent the brim from falling into baby’s eyes. The elasticized back adjusts for custom fit and to grow with baby and is more comfortable than a toggle for a young baby who spends more time laying down. All i play.® Sun Hats have a stay-put tie strap.

The Brim, Flap, & Bucket Sun Protection Hats are made from microfiber polyester with a polyester wicking liner for comfort. They have adjustable toggles for custom fit and to grow with baby.

The Brim Sun Protection Hat has a 360° extra-wide brim to help protect the neck and shoulders. The Flap Sun Protection Hat offers extra neck protection, and the Bucket Sun Protection Hat is a more classic fit to help protect head, neck, and eyes.

Brim Width by Size

0-6 mo 9-18 mo 2T-4T
Breathable Swim & Sun Flap Hat 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) 2.75 in. (7 cm)
Breathable Swim & Sun Bucket Hat 1.875 in. (4.8 cm) 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) 2.625 in. (6.7 cm)
Brim Sun Protection Hat 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) 2.75 in. (7 cm) 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Flap Sun Protection Hat 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) 2.75 in. (7 cm)
Bucket Sun Protection Hat 1.875 in. (4.8 cm) 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) 2.625 in. (6.7 cm)
3. Why use UPF 50+ treated material?

Your baby has very delicate and sensitive skin, with less protective melanin than adults. Baby’s skin is also thinner, and easily absorbs chemicals and UV rays. Wearing sun protection clothing helps minimize the need for sunscreen (only need to apply to exposed areas not covered by UPF 50+ sun protection clothing) and offers all-day protection from sun’s harmful rays. All i play.® Sun Hats offer UPF 50+ protection, blocking 98% of UVA & UVB rays.

4. How is the material treated with UPF protection?

i play.® Sun Wear is treated using the Rayosan™ process. This process coats fabric in an invisible, chemical layer, thereby increasing the material’s effectiveness at blocking UV rays.

5. What materials are Breathable Swim & Sun Hats made of?

Breathable Swim & Sun Hats are made with wicking polyester inner and outer, with EVA foam brim.

Product Use

1. How do I use each Breathable Swim & Sun Hat?

Place the Breathable Swim & Sun Hat on your child’s head with the elasticized back situated at the back of the head. Each tie strap should hang to either side of ears. Tie the tie straps to secure hat on head.

2. How do I measure my baby’s correct size?

Using a fabric tape measurer, measure the circumference of your baby’s head. Gently measure from the front of the forehead, over the ears to the back of the head, and back around to the front of the head where the beginning of the tape measurer is. Write down your baby’s measurement in inches & centimeters. Use the sizing guide provided online to choose the size that is best for your child. If your child’s size is in between two age brackets or sizes and you are unsure, size up so you can use as your baby grows!


1. Are the Breathable Swim & Sun Hats machine washable?

i play.® Breathable Swim & Sun Hats are machine washable. Wash before use. Machine wash cold. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

2. Can I wash with bleach to remove stains?

Only use non-chlorine bleach when needed.

3. Will my hat be damaged in the dryer?

We do not recommend tumble drying the hats, as it may misshapen the brim.

4. Will my Breathable Swim & Sun Hat shrink after washing?

The Sun Protection Hat should not shrink after washing if care instructions are followed.

5. Will my Sun Protection Hat lose its UPF protection after washing?

The UPF coating may start deteriorating after approximately 30 washes. Limit washes if possible.


1. What should I do if I see tears in the fabric?

Discard immediately if any signs of tears or excessive wear appear.

2. Do you use flame retardant finishes on the fabric?

We do not use any flame retardants in any of our products. Most flame retardants contain potentially harmful substances such as formaldehyde, which we avoid in our manufacturing. Do not iron and keep away from flames.

3. What safety standards is this product tested to?

This product is tested to US, EU, Canada, and China regulations.

By i play., Inc.

Guided by principles, our family-oriented company collaborates with our customers, team members, suppliers, and partners to provide healthy products for babies’ whole development and resources for natural parenting.

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