The Best UV Beach Tents To Keep Your Baby Safe From The Sun

Sun tents for babies are a vital part of any family beach holiday or gorgeous day in the garden. They provide shade for playing and snoozing and protection against the sun’s damaging rays. 

A shopping guide to the best UV tent for baby

1 Active Era UV sun tent for babies Check it out
2 BabyMoov UV tent and baby sun-shade Check it out
3 Quick Palm Beach Family UV Sun Tent Check it out
4 Baby sun pod with UV protection and swimming pool Check it out

The best baby sun tent for you is here in this comprehensive list. Each baby UV tent has been tried, tested and positively reviewed by lots of delighted parents. So, choose a pop-up tent baby will love, splash some cash and start getting excited for beautiful sunny days with your little one. 

Active Era UV sun tent for babies

This baby pop up sun tent has an excellent quality UPF 50+ protection lining which is a great level of protection. It is super easy to put up and fold down. We’ve often found the need to refer to instructions with other tents, but this one is so simple and takes seconds. 

The tent is lightweight but sturdy! All you need is to pop the pegs into the ground, scoop sand into the pockets and then this pop-up baby tent is a tough match even the windiest of days.

Features

It can be used as a UV play tent too as the ventilation will keep active babies cool and happy. 

BabyMoov UV tent and baby sun-shade

Your son or daughter will adore playing and chilling in this Babymoov anti-UV tent. The designers who created this UPF 50+ Babymoov tent have engineered a high roof for an airy feel. The space also means it would be useful as a small kids UV tent too. 

The Babymoov UV protection tent has a canopy to keep out wind and sand, there’s a mosquito net and a large back window so that that horrible stuffy feeling is minimised. 

Features

Popping the Babymoov sun tent up and down takes less than a minute and it weighs an incredible 2lb! Possibly the lightest UV beach tent for babies and perfect for trips to the beach, park or riverside. 

Quick Palm Beach Family UV Sun Tent

We love this UV pop up tent as there is room for the whole family but is still easy and light to carry and store.

 The ‘quick up’ system takes just 10 seconds to complete, no faffing! The stakes are easy to plunge into the sand or grass and will stand up to strong breezes. 

Features

There are two easy access entrances and mesh windows which can both be fully closed against strong light and blowing sand. They also make this UV tent a secure and private place for changing and drying off.

Baby sun pod with UV protection and swimming pool

The Yalojan anti UV baby tent is a fantastic baby sun shelter that comes complete with a mini swimming pool. This baby sunshade is fun as well as practical!

A good quality baby shade tent will usually have an SPF factor of 50+ and this is no different. The breathability of this baby sun canopy is fab and there are nifty little roller blinds which keep sand and dust out. 

The simplicity of the ‘pop up’ is stunning. Just take it out of the bag, place it on the ground and ‘UP!’ it goes! 

Pros

The Yalojan anti UV baby tent is a fantastic baby sun shelter that comes complete with a mini swimming pool. This baby sunshade is fun as well as practical!

A good quality baby shade tent will usually have an SPF factor of 50+ and this is no different. The breathability of this baby sun canopy is fab and there are nifty little roller blinds which keep sand and dust out. 

The simplicity of the ‘pop up’ is stunning. Just take it out of the bag, place it on the ground and ‘UP!’ it goes! 

Features

Unusually, this UV pop up sun tent is constructed from nylon. That makes it extra durable, easy to clean and resistant to salt water and abrasive sand. 

Protecting your baby from the sun 

In a 50+ UV sun tent baby will have maximum protection from sun’s rays but when they are paddling or playing on the swings extra measures are needed. So, what else other than a UV baby tent should you invest in? 

UV fabric protection from the sun 

A sun tent for babies is only one way to use fabric to protect delicate skin. It sounds basic, but clothes should be the first! A 100% cotton t shirt is ideal for paddling as it will dry quickly on the roof of your baby beach shade. 

Sun cream 

Even in a baby beach tent there’s a need for the regular application of a high factor sunscreen. There are lots of options that are suitable for very young and sensitive skin. We love organic and natural brands as they usually smell delicious and are non-greasy. 

Sun hat 

A beach tent for babies will create a safe little haven of shade but when your tint tot ventures out to explore a wide brimmed sun hat is an easy way to shield delicate heads from the sunshine. 

Avoid the midday sun

In a UV beach tent baby will be able to have an afternoon nap away from the glare of the sun when it is at the most strong and dangerous. 

Hydration 

Ensuring your baby has lots of cool water to drink is a great way to keep them hydrated during an afternoon in a sunny park. As well as skin protection, UV tents for babies will also provide a space to keep picnics cool. 

What makes a great baby tent for the beach?

Here are the features that will make the ultimate beach tent for baby!

A baby tent for beach use needs to be constructed from a high-quality UV fabric

A baby UV sun needs to have an SPF value of at least 50+. Check the seams and zips for durability and send back any item that you don’t believe will stand up to vigorous multi-child use. 

A pop-up beach tent for baby is simple and quick set up option

A UV pop up tent for baby should live up to its name. Once out of its case a pop-up baby tent should be on the sand and pegged into the ground in less than a minute. 

Your UV protection tent should be easy to fold 

A pop-up baby beach tent that unfolds by itself is a piece of engineering genius. However, it’s pointless if the folding up of that tent takes two hours and several people to achieve, we’ve been there and it’s hideous! If you can, ask for a demonstration, watch You Tube videos of the product and scrutinise reviews! 

Stability

Baby tents may be smaller than a family anti-UV tent, but it still needs to have stability against the wind and people brushing past it. Choose a baby beach shelter than can be secured with strong pegs or sand pockets. 

Beach tents for babies need to be lightweight and portable

A sun tent for babies is a fantastic way to keep days out and holidays safe and stress-free. Make your life even easier by picking a low weight tent that packs down into a portable carry bag. 

Features to look for in a pop-up baby sun tent for the garden

Space for baby to play and relax

A baby garden shade doesn’t have to travel as far so can be bigger than a beach tent. Lots of room for toys and stretching out for naps will make a useful addition to your garden furniture. If your baby has older siblings consider a family tent so everyone can get out of the sunshine for a little while. 

Easy to store – a baby beach tent must too!

A baby sunshade tent should fit easily into a shed, garage or utility room. Ideally, once folded it will be kept in it’s carry case and be thin enough to hang off a door or sit on a shelf. 

A pop-up UV tent should be robust and weather-proof

In the U.K a baby garden sunshade will need to withstand our unpredictable weather! During the summer it is helpful to have a tent that can be left out in the garden over a few days. Wind and shower proof fabric with strong seams will have the most resistance. 

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