Put a Bucket On Their Head

Not a real bucket!  That’s just mean!

Now that it’s spring, many of us and our kiddos and grand-kiddos will be spending more time outside.  With more sun exposure, comes more risk to tender skin.  As a melanoma survivor (14 years plus!), I know the importance of how a little protection and forethought goes a long way.

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Enter a sturdy bucket hat:

Put a Bucket On Their Headimage source: Amazon

The details:
Protect your little hiker with the UPF 50+ Sunday Afternoon Kids’ Fun AAAN Sun Bucket Hat, and go out for some fresh air. A flexible 2.5-inch brim shields their face, and mesh panels on the top keep their head cool. An adjustable, breakaway chin strap secures the hat while eliminating choking hazards.

Product Features

Material: nylon, polyester
SPF Rating:
UPF Rating: 50+
Recommended Use: picnics, outdoors
Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime

BAM!  Functional and protective, just like us!

Happy Spring, y’all!

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  1. Patti- I’m so glad you mentioned the importance of protecting youself from the sun. I went to college to study education in Australia. The schools in Australia take the sun very seriously. Sudents can’t go outside to recess unless they have sun screen and a hat. This is enforced by all the teachers. Next to the door in each classroom is a sunscreen pump and the teachers make the children put on the sun screen before they leave the classroom. We need more emphasis on sun safety in school in America. “Slip, Slop, Slap”

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      When I was diagnosed with melanoma, I started doing research (almost formed a non-profit because of our lack of education here in the US), and came across the Australian movement. So impressive. It has been my experience that most of our youth is indifferent to the sun’s possible damage. Gotta start ’em from the crib!

  2. Wise words for all ages. My parents both spent hours and hours in the sun through the years and ended up dealing with skin cancer as well – tho only the first two stages, not Melanoma. Even with the lesser stages, it’s NO FUN! And definitely NOT worth all that extra sun tanning. Thanks for an important reminder.

  3. Carol Covin says

    I’m so glad you’re emphasizing hats for grandchildren. When our children were growing up, we didn’t understand how important this was, but now, we do. I love it when I see toddlers sitting around the pool with sun hats on. And, the “bucket” is a perfect sun hat for older children.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      As a fair-skinned gal who grew up in the West Texas sun, I know all too well the need for all of us to protect ourselves. Thanks for popping in.

  4. My grandson are little blondes so I always have to remember the bucket!

  5. I need to remember that! I NEVER remember the hats when we’re going out.

  6. As a 26 year old whose dad is a skin cancer survivor, I’m appalled by my generation’s shortsightedness when it comes to sun exposure. The statistics are overwhelming, yet many of my peers continue to frequent tanning beds and spend hours sunbathing. I’m a fair-skinned wife of a fair-skinned man and mother of two fair-skinned young children, and we take sun protection seriously. Thank you for posting about a serious topic that doesn’t get the coverage it deserves.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      I am appalled, too. It’s nothing short of shocking how many still use tanning beds, but more so, I’m shocked by the adults who allow their use. While sun exposure isn’t the entire story to skin cancer, it’s certainly the easiest to be proactive about. Thanks for coming by and the passionate comment.

  7. Now any little guy would look absolutely adorable in that hat! Stylin’!
    Thanks so much for stopping by Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop and sharing your great links. Please come back again next week?
    Have a wonderful week.

  8. Alice (@mumsmakelists) says

    You’re right – you absolutely can’t beat a simple bucket hat!

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