with summer here and to follow up on my last post all about my favorite swimsuits for ladies, i wanted to share the best summer rash guards and swimwear for kids, as it is one of my most asked questions around this time of year! we have searched long and hard for good swimwear over the years that gives a lot of protection and holds up well (through the seasons as well as through hand-me down seasons!). my kids have very fair skin (minus samson who somehow tans like a boss no matter what!) so it’s been especially important to me to find things that give good protection!
FAVORITE GIRL SWIMWEAR
eleanor’s pineapple rash guard set is from a couple seasons back, but these are the same versions, just different prints:
cactus floral rash guard set, watermelon rash guard set, striped rash guard one-piece.
FAVORITE BOY SWIMWEAR
josh has birdwell swim trunks so he bought a matching pair for both of the boys. we usually try to keep them in a rash guard top as well for better protection, but sometimes we lather up on the sunscreen and just do the trunks. they are certainly really durable, as conrad is currently wearing a pair that samson used to wear and they are still holding up like new. we really love all the solid color options!
also love the classic rash guard set by minnow swim: striped rash guard top and navy briefs.
also love this red and white long sleeve rash guard top and striped vintage rash guard top. pink lobster board shorts, striped swim trunks and hawaiian island pink swim trunks.
FULL BODY RASH GUARDS
probably my most asked question is where the kids full body rash guards are from! we have lived in these for several years now and they are really great.
left to right: peacock swimsuit with sleeves HERE, blue and turquoise rash guard TOP and PANTS, pink and turquoise rash guard TOP and PANTS.
doing my best to keep hats on my kids in the sun because they have fair skin and i get so nervous about their heads being exposed. it doesn’t always happen, but i definitely try my best to keep hats on them during sunnier days. especially conrad since he is my fairest and has very light and fine hair so his scalp is often exposed. he hates most hats and it’s a struggle to keep them on, but he somehow will keep THIS PANAMA HAT on his head for a good long stretch of time, and i think it’s because i make a big deal about how we are matching (since i often wear a similar one.)
this kids straw hat is also a great one!
also, if you can find sunscreen in a spraying version, i always try to spray his scalp with sunscreen to ensure he has good protection while he plays sans hat.
samson’s sunnies available HERE in three different color options.
eleanor’s heart shaped sunglasses above can be found HERE.
my kids have been wearing birkenstock sandals the past several years (i love that they are a wide shoe in general as my kids take after me and have super wide feet). i just discovered birkenstock’s new waterproof sandal for kids and bought them each a pair. they have several different colors, but everyone wanted blue at our house, so i just drew a little letter initial on the bottom of each of pair with some nail polish so we can tell the sizes apart! so far, they’ve been pretty good!
happy summer with your little ones!