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Enjoying time at a beach or a pool with family is great fun. However, if you have babies, you need to be extra cautious, and the care starts right from the selection of baby swimsuits. In addition to making them look cute, you need swimsuits that can protect babies’ skin from various hazards such as chemicals and germs. 

Important Tips To Choose The Best Baby Swimsuits

When you go out to look for baby swimsuits, they may all seem similar; however, some elements differentiate them from each other. Though there are several styles, they are divided into one-piece and two-piece swimsuits. 

One Piece Baby Swimsuits

They are a one-piece suit and cover the upper and lower part of the body. Their design simplifies the outfit. There are different styles; pure pants and shorts or Bermuda shorts.

Two-Pieces Baby Swimsuits

It is two pieces that make up the little one’s swimsuit, be it a bikini type for girls with briefs and top or briefs and a short or long-sleeved shirt for a boy or a girl as shorts with a boy’s shirt.

The Purchase Criteria

The following points will help you buy the best baby swimsuits.

Rashguards

They have light fabric that protects against rashes. Their function is to keep the baby’s skin safe from the sun. They can be short or long sleeves, and the fabric usually has an ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+.

Integrated Diaper

They simplify the task of getting a separate diaper for swimming. They integrate the all-in-one, and their seams are soft but thick, creating an airtight seal around the stomach and thighs, preventing leakage.

Baby Swimsuits with Floats Included

It has foam floats integrated into the stomach and back areas of the swimsuit, which can be gradually eliminated as the child grows to learn to play and has better control of motor skills in the water. 

Twinning

It is the trend where the little one’s swimsuits are the same as those of the mom or dad, and even the whole family can dress the same.

Ultraviolet Protection Factor

Just knowing that the baby will be exposed to the sun is reason enough to take all precautionary measures. Usually, sun protection cream cannot be missing in the bag; however, you can also get this benefit in baby swimsuits.UPF is a certification that some fabrics have, and it is possible to find in baby swimsuits if they are subjected to various protocols. The UPF is not the same in all fabrics. The available ranges are 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 +. The highest range means that the ultraviolet rays will penetrate by 1/50 and protect against UVA and UVB radiation.

Materials

Like any other garment, there is more than one material to make baby swimsuits. There are four primary materials, i.e., neoprene, nylon, polyester, and lycra. All of them are suitable materials.

Nylon

It contains a natural polymer. It is an elastic fiber, resistant, easy to dry, light, easy to maintain. Some suits are made in combination with this material with spandex, which helps to give it elasticity as it adapts to the body figure.

Neoprene

One of the essential qualities of neoprene is to keep the baby’s skin at a suitable temperature. In addition, it is resistant, elastic, and waterproof.

Polyester

It is also available in combination with spandex. It does not have as good resistance as nylon or neoprene since, after a while, these baby swimsuits begin to discolor and do not dry quickly.

Choosing The Best Baby Swimsuits

Follow these tips, and you are sure to get the best baby swimsuits.

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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