-- Julianne Mann, M.D.
Another customer, Jennifer Freedman, contacted us (again, unsolicited!) to let us know how important sun protection is and how much she LOVES her bonnet (for her son!). She's a Emergency Room physican in New Jersey, and has been shocked by some of the sun-related emergency situations that have found their way into her care. Here's what she had to say:
"I work in an emergency room which serves a varied mix of both urban and rural communities. This summer has been particularly hot and many of the patients I see have medical complaints related to sun damage from spending long hours outdoors. Despite using sun protection, many of the patients (especially young children) I see have sun burns--either from forgetting to reapply sunscreen or from inadequate coverage from their hats. Some have such severe damage they need hospitalization.
My infant son was too young to wear sunscreen this summer and I did a comprehensive search of the best sun hats on the market. We own many sun hats, in hopes of trying to find a product he wouldn't mind keeping on his head. Many of the sun hats we purchased were large, but still failed to have a wide enough brim to shade his face. Others were so large he wasn't able to see the world around him. The Urban Bonnet offers the perfect mix of sun protection and fashion--truly a product where form meets function. Now when any of my patients ask where to buy a hat which offers adequate sun protection, I refer them to UB2 because of my great personal experience. I've enjoyed the bonnets so much for my son that I also wear them myself, one for summer and one for winter!"
-- Jennifer Freedman, M.D.