How To Choose A Swimsuit For Your Child?

December 11, 2018

There are varieties of baby swimsuits designs to choose from in the market – cute ruffled butts, amazing floral, animal prints, and even cartoon characters! But frankly, parents should not choose swimsuit for their kids by just looking at its design! Yes, as a parent, you would wish to gear up your baby in the cutest swimsuit outfit, yet, it’s important to consider protection and comfort before everything else.

Parents tend to choose their child’s swimsuit based on style and design but missing out on the essential details like comfort and safety. However, style and comfort is equally important, so what looks good should also feel good!

Here are some practical tips for picking the right swimsuit for your little ones.

Protection against harmful UV rays

Children’s skin is sensitive and vulnerable to the harmful sun rays because they have tender and softer skin than adults. Thus, preventing burns is a priority for every parent! Even your baby’s bikinis or short trunks are looking chic, they don’t offer protection to the harmful UV sunlight exposure. Hence, it’s important to wear protective swimsuit with UPF50+ which covers your child’s skin to fully protect against UV rays.

Choosing comfort and stretchable material

When making the choice of buying baby swimsuit, comfort is an important criterion. If the swimsuit is made from stretchable material, your child will feel more comfortable. It can be a miserable experience for the kids if the swimsuits they wear are difficult to put on as a result they cause chafing and rubbing. A child with delicate skin should wear a swimsuit made from soft material that is skin-friendly and can prevent rashes on the skin.

Choosing design and the right fit

Before buying, you must carefully go through the design and the cutting of the swimsuit! For boys, save them from an embarrassing experience by making sure there’s an adjustable drawstring on the swim trunks as it can become too loose! Some parents prefer regular straps over halter-style or tie-up straps for girls. The straps shouldn't dig into children’s skin, or fall off the shoulders and the swimsuit should fit them snugly. If it’s too tight, they will feel uncomfortable and they may get a rash. If it’s too loose, they will move stiffly as it will sag at the bottom.

Keeping warm with thermal swimsuits

One of the most common causes of distress in the pool is that the temperature of water is too cold. Thus, it’s essential to have an appropriate swimwear to keep children warm and safe. A swimsuit made from neoprene material is efficient to keep children warm in the water. It’s also stretchable, allows movement and ensures your little ones won’t catch a chill in the water.


Looking for an ideal store to shop for your baby swimsuits?

Cheekaaboo is where you can find reasonably priced baby swimwear in trendy prints and colors! Each piece in our collection is uniquely designed for your child, with you in mind! Your lil one would love it, and so would you!

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Last update: December 11, 2018