High quality hats, high quality materials, great design - we often come across these terms whenlooking for an ideal hat for a baby. But what does it really mean? What's behind these cryptic,general slogans? What features should you pay attention to if you want to buy the perfect hat?
Here you can learn information that will make it easier to read product features.
Certificates are the first thing you should pay attention to when choosing the right product for yourbaby. Only certificates can give you a guarantee that a hat you have bought will last longer than justuntil the first washing and also that it will be safe for use. Here are 4 most popular certificates on ourmarket.
The Oeko Tex Standard 100 certificate is recognized all over the world. Textile products thathave it are free from harmful and potentially harmful substances. When you see thiscertificate on the website of a manufacturer, you can be certain the materials their hats orscarves are made of are fully safe. Just remember that this certificate informs you only aboutthe materials used to manufacture the products, not the way they are manufactured ordesigned.
The Safe for children certificate is the most important Polish certificate that guarantees thatthe product is safe for use.
The Safe for babies certificate is a young brother of Safe for children. It guarantees that agiven product is fully safe even for younger children.
The Eco-5 certificate is given to products that don't contain harmful substances and are safefor use. In addition to that, manufacturing, transporting and disposing of them doesn'tnegatively affect the environment. Their manufacturers also strive to be environmentallyfriendly.
Having the right certificates is necessary. If a product, especially one for babies, doesn't have them,it's a red light. Always check if the products you buy have certificates and what kind of certificates.Thank to this, you'll be able to recognize low quality products that most probably won't last even oneseason.
Every piece of clothing, including hats for babies, must be labelled properly. Always look at the labelto see the composition. It's usually given in percentages. You can choose between natural fibres,such as wool or cotton, and synthetic fibres, such as acrylic or polyester. However, you should alwaysmake sure that they have the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certificate or a similar one.
Great appearance, interesting pattern and careful manufacturing (maybe even hand made), that'swhat great hat design is all about. It's worth checking if the seam is even, if there are loose threadsand if some cute element won't be a nuisance to the baby. Hats and accessories made of certifiedfibres shouldn't pill or lose shape.
The origin of the product and the experience and reputation of the manufacturer are also important.How long have they been producing hats for? How long have they been on the market? Do theymanufacture their products in Europe or in the Far East? What technologies are they using? Maybethey've introduced some interesting, innovative products to the market? It's also worth looking intothe brand to learn whether a batch of their products has been removed from the market.
You might think that's a lot of information to check if you want to buy one, small baby hat. However,it's worth spending some time to make sure that the hat will fit, will not endanger your Little One andwill be of high quality.