What swimsuit is best for baby?
Best Baby Swimsuits for Toddlers
Splash, splash! With these swimsuits your child will be cute and protected from the sun and water.
Types of swimsuits for kids
Full body swimsuits: Full body swimsuits offer the best protection from the sun, looking like a full body suit and leaving only the face, arms and legs exposed.
Rushgard: worn over a swimsuit or one or two-piece bathing suit for added sun protection.
One-piece swimsuits: One-piece swimsuits differ from one-piece swimsuits in that they usually do not cover the entire body (the child's legs are usually exposed).
Two-piece leotards: two-piece leotards come in many styles, including tank tops, shorts, long-sleeved leotards, briefs, standard bikinis, or any combination thereof.
Swimwear: swimwear, often designed for babies and older children, can be short or long. Some brands also offer swim shorts suitable for playing in the water or just walking around the pool.
How to choose the Best swimsuit for your baby?
Here are some points that parents should consider when buying swimwear for babies and toddlers:
Our baby's skin is incredibly sensitive to the sun.
That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends staying in the shade and wearing clothing and hats for sun protection, especially for babies younger than 6 months.
Looking at the UPF rating of swimwear can help you choose a protective option.
The sun constantly emits ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are harmful to the skin. The ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) indicates how much ultraviolet radiation a fabric lets into the skin.
Choosing the right fabric is also important.
In general, the tighter the weave of the fabric, the greater the degree of sun protection offered by the swimsuit. The composition of the fabric also plays an important role.
The ideal size may be different from what the child normally wears.
The best swimsuit for your child depends on the type of activity he or she engages in. For high-energy activities, such as swimming, tight-fitting swimsuits are more suitable. Also, if the child's swimsuit is not tight-fitting during swimming, the child may move around and expose more skin," says Dr. Shaffran.
Another tip: If you go on vacation, buy at least two children's swimsuits, because the risk of diaper rash increases if the child stays in a wet swimsuit too long.