Protecting Your Kids With Baby Swimwear

I love living at the coast with my kids – a trip to the beach is a whole day of free family fun as well as great exercise. I wanted my children to take full advantage of coastal living, so I made sure to teach them how to swim from an early age. However, teaching babies to swim is a nerve-racking experience. Thankfully there is a wide range of baby swimwear to make it a safer and easier experience for everyone.

The first thought of any parent would surely be, “What about diapers?” Thankfully, there are now neoprene swim nappies for babies that prevent any leakage into the pool. Many swim schools for babies now require all young pupils to wear swim nappies in the pool.

Babies have a natural buoyancy due to being surrounded by fluid in the womb, so don’t need very much help staying afloat. Unfortunately this tendency fades with age, so your toddlers will need some help while further developing their skills in the water. Buoyancy swimsuits have a row of adjustable air pockets around the waist, making it easier for kids to swim by doing away with clumsy floatation armbands and helping them float in a good swimming position.

If you go to an outdoor pool, you should be concerned about UV exposure as well. Sun-protection onesies are made from a soft neoprene with SPF 50 protection. If it’s a chilly day you can get nylon wetsuits lined with soft fleece to keep your kids happy in the pool.

I’m so glad I taught my kids to swim, and it was easier for them (and less stressful for me) because of swimwear made just for babies and children. It’s an investment that pays off in the long term for years of happy days at the beach and you never know, you might have a little surfer or swimming champion in your future.

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!


  1. 1

    I *need* to get my kids into swim lessons — I have known too many tragedies resulting from toddlers/preschoolers getting into pools.

  2. 2

    We don’t have a pool but my parents do. Thankfully, they have a gate around it and my babies are always well supervised when swimming.

  3. 3

    I signed up my daughter for lessons!!

  4. 4

    So excited to give my son swim lessons soon.

  5. 5

    My kids did lessons last year and I think we will again this year.

  6. 6

    I need to get some of this for my youngest who is allergic to sunscreen.

  7. 7

    so important to protect kids from the sun and uv rays

  8. 8

    Great post!

  9. 9
    Canadian Mom Blogger

    Great post! My inlaws have a pool and I’ve been teaching the kids to swim in it.

  10. 10

    My boys need to start swim lessons!

  11. 11

    I always out a shirt on my son for sun protection. I just don’t like the idea of the sun beating on him.

  12. 12

    Thanks for sharing this!! Can’t wait for the summer with our little one next year, but definitely want to be safe! 🙂

  13. 13

    Protecting skin from a young age is so crucial to preventing skin cancer later in life!

  14. 14

    I’m all about safety and UV protection. Thanks for sharing!

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