Summer is on its way! With temperatures quickly rising, Little Button made a beeline for the sandpit and paddling pool yesterday afternoon. Galloping upstairs I could hear her looking for something to wear. Delighted yelps turned into deafening screeches, which were quickly followed by bellows of ‘it’s all YOUR fault!’ Now, where have I heard that before? However, a quick peek round the door revealed a stuck Little Button half toppling over, mid squeeze, trying to fit into her too small swimsuit. Ah yes… I knew I had forgotten something!
‘Not to worry, shorts and a t shirt will do for now’, I encouraged whilst trying to detangle and peel her out of the offending suit. ‘It’s OK’’, I reasoned looking around desperately for the scissors. Gulp! *It did come off in the end… eventually.
Once happily knee deep in water and splattering wet sand everywhere, I whipped out my phone in search for a new suit for her. When it comes to swimwear for Little Button, I always plumb for a protective sunsuit with a good UPF50+ sun protection rating. This means that the suit can double up for normal swimming, outdoor splashy fun and the all-important trips to the coast that we take.
Baby Swimming Shop
I love the range on offer from the Baby Swimming Shop. Don’t let the name fool you as this online store stocks sizes from baby up to teen. The Platypus Australia range has really caught my eye because I know that Little Button loves bright girly colours and anything that will make her super easy to spot is a winner for me.
My favourite pieces
Bloom UPF50+ Fitted Short Sleeve Rash Vest with Boyleg shorts (£34.95). I think a 2-piece set is fab for little ones (think toilet breaks) and the flower design is gorgeous. This was Little Buttons favourite, so I have put in an order!
Bloom UPF50+ Bike Short (£16.95). These are great to have up your sleeve for a colder day as they have over the knee coverage.
Bloom UPF50+ Sunskirt (£29.95). This is a full 1-piece suit in a gorgeous bright pink. I love the little skirt detailing which makes this perfect for any girly girl.
Bloom Sundress (£36.95). Little Button loves anything dressy and this lightweight sundress cover-up is perfect to wear to and from the beach. It even matches the swimsuit I have picked out for her.
Bloom UPF50+ Cap (£14.95). No outfit would be complete without a lovely sunhat. This hat is really clever because it can be worn in or out of water. It has super quick drying fabric too.
What do you think of our choice, and do you prefer swimsuits or sunsuits for your little ones?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. All views are my own.