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Best Bathing Suits for Babies & Toddlers!

Did someone say summer? 
Hola Mamis!
Did you know that summer is right around the corner? Seriously, it is! Seemed like a long time coming but we’re almost there! With the UV rays getting kicked up a notch and the kiddies wanting outside water play, now is the time to start thinking about how best to protect the little ones’ skin whilst also thinking about fashion for their water activities!
Let’s go through the clothing options available for our little ones’ mermaid/merman lifestyle this summer.
‘Kini Klad:
Bikinis are great, but expose a lot of skin and provide minimal protection against sun damage. While they may look adorable on our tiny diva, they don’t serve the skin much justice from the sun’s wrath!
Mami scale: 1
gap.com rainbow dot bikini Gymboree.com flamingo ruffled bikini
Tank Yank!:
Tankinis are one of my favorites…they’re almost like a one piece, but better! The ability to easily access the diaper area makes changing sandy/wet babies a breeze all while baby’s top is covered. It also adds a little more sun protection than a bikini.
Mami scale: 3
Rashional Guard:
Rash guard two piece (*insert heart emoji like so:😍*), my favorite!!!! These rash guards have come a long way. There are so many beautiful designs available with ruffles, accentuated sleeves and gorgeous patterns. Aside from the fashion aspect, this type of swimwear provides maximum sun protection and also bug protection!  Just like it’s two piece counterparts the tankini and bikini, this also gives parents easy diaper change access. Major perk if your are faaaaar from a private area to change baby’s diaper. The rash guard, protects baby’s arms, back, belly and neck areas against rashes, scrapes and sun damage. This is definitely my go-to design!
Mami scale: 5
One and done:
In my opinion the one piece swimsuit is the most beautiful design of them all. How
ever, what I dislike is the difficulty in changing baby’s diaper. I mean having to remove the entire s
uit to access an unpredictable mess? Yeah, no thanks. This design I think complicates things, even for a potty trained tot. By the time you’re finished changing
baby and getting her out and back in the swimsuit, you’re pretty much over it and done! Love your beautiful designs one-piece, but not your drama!
Mami scale: 2
rashguard gray
Swim trunk funk?
Oh don’t be sad for your little guys, I didn’t forget about you. Although it may seem like there’s only one option for your boys (trunks), the patterns, prints and styles available for them are endless. I do preference trunks that have drawstrings in the event they are a little big you can easily adjust them for the right fit and still have the trunks for the following year! That’s called a Mom Win! Don’t forget to pair the trunks up with a rash guard to protect him from the sun.
Mami scale: 5
Let me know your thoughts on swimwear for baby and your experiences with the options out there! I’d love to hear from you!
Also keep an out for my review on best Sun Block lotions for babies/tots this week!


4 replies
  1. Cyndi
    Cyndi says:

    Hi Mary, I love the rational guards. It makes me feel at ease knowing that I’m having fun but protecting my baby at the same time. Thanks for the advice!!!

  2. Melina M.
    Melina M. says:

    I agree 100% the two piece rash guard bathing suit is my fav! I like to buy a solid color bottom and buy 2-3 different color/pattern rash guards then i can switch them up and she’ll have “multiple” bathing suits throughout the summer. Thanks for including and providing advice for the little guys as well! can’t wait to read your next post about sun screens!

    • Mary Vasquez
      Mary Vasquez says:

      Thank you!!! that is a very good idea! about buying the the multiple tops and only one bottom. Genius! great feedback.


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