Whether you’re about to head to warmer weather for Spring Break or if you’re getting prepped for summer, there are always a few must-have items that’ll you need to replenish before the time arrives: sunscreen, towels (where do they go?) and swimsuits for kids. In order to help you out, we looked around and found our favorite kids bathing suits that’ll get everyone excited for the fun that lies ahead. Scroll down to find the ones that fit your family’s needs.

Tea Collection 2019

From one-piece rash guard suits with zippers to mix-and-match sets, Tea Collection has new swimsuits for kids that’ll make everyone happy. Designed in bright colors and prints inspired by Southeast Asia, most suits are UPF 40+.

Ages: 2yr - 16yrs

Available at Tea Collection, $35.50 & up.


One-Piece Wetsuit from Cressi

If your plans include surfing, boating or if you just want your kid to have more coverage, consider a wetsuit like this one from Cressi. With a front zipper, long or short sleeve options in six different colors, UPF 50+ protection and a 12-month warranty, we like this easy option for water play.

Ages: 1yrs - 10yrs

Available at Amazon, $19.95 & up.


photo: Patti and Ricky

Kozie's SnapMe One-Piece Swimsuit

Designed for children with motor, neurological, social, and emotional challenges, these stylish one-piece, swimsuits help make dressing, changing, diapering and toileting easier: they unsnap from the bottom of the suit. There's a one-piece swimsuit and a rash-guard style suit to choose from. 

Ages: 6-9 months to 4T 

$36.99. Shop them at pattiandricky.com 


Numbered Swimsuit from Nununu

This adorable one-piece suit from Nununu adds up to a lot of fun. It’s got a low back but cut for comfort around the legs and neck, which will make it even easier for her to perfect her cannonball this summer. Made from over 70% nylon, it’s best to air dry this sweet suit.

Ages: 12 mos - 14 yrs.

Available at Nununu, $55.

Board Shorts from Appaman

Choose from 12 different prints and two different styles (board shorts of mid-length) of swimsuits when you go with Appaman. Each pair is made from 100% polyester and are machine washable.

Ages: 2 yrs - 14 yrs

Available at Appaman, $44.

The Fasten Suit

This genius invention by two moms is the solution to your bathroom/swimsuit woes. The secret? The suit fastens with magnets that are hidden near the waistline, which means you can change diapers and kids can take bathroom breaks without having to take off the entire suit. The suit material is made with built-in UPF 50 sun protection and comes in various designs.

Ages: 6 mos - 10 yrs.

Available at Fasten, $19 & up.


photo: courtesy Stonz Wear

Stonz Rash Guard & Bottoms

Vegan-friendly swim gear that’s got built-in UPF 50 protection? Sounds good to us. Stonz, an award-winning brand of outdoor gear, has a great collection of sunwear (rash guards, shorts and skorts), made with four-way stretch fabric, two-way zippers (easy diaper change, hello!), adjustable waistbands and several gender-neutral designs.

Ages: 0 months to 6T 

Available at Stonz Wear, $42 & up.

Floral Smocked Suit from Janie and Jack

This adorable floral suit is off-the-shoulder, which is a nice extra if a two-piece isn’t an option. Fully lined with UPF 50+ protection, materials are  81% Nylon/19% Spandex

Ages: 3 mos - 10 yrs

Available at Janie and Jack, $29.40.

Splash Jammers

For potty-training kids, those who have recently mastered the skill, or kids dealing with incontinence, these new splash jammers from Splash About are genius. Made from soft neoprene and medical grade silicone, they keep accidents in, but still allow kids to run, swim, splash and play in comfort. Plus, they look like regular swimwear, which can be helpful for sensitive kids.

Ages: 4yrs - 8yrs

Available at Amazon, $23.99.

Anything from Target

You can’t go wrong with Target’s Cat & Jack and Art Class collections, and their selection of kids bathing suits is no different. There are plenty of one and two-piece options ranging from toddler to tween and all come with built-in UPF coverage.

Ages: 9mos - 16yrs

Available at Target, $14.99 & up.

Simple Swimsuits from Primary

Primary offers bold colors and no graphics, which can be appealing to parents trying to keep things simple. Plus, there’s options for everyone in the family, from swim diapers to swim shorts and two-piece tankinis in 12 different colors. Made with responsible fabric and UPF 50+ protection.

Ages: 0 mos - 12yrs

Available at Primary, $10 & up.  

Lulu Two-Piece Set from JAEA Kids

JAEA Kids is a female-designed and owned small business with adorable suits for little girls. We especially love their two-piece Lulu set, that’s been designed for comfort. The high-waisted bottoms keep diapers in, and the string tie is optional.

Ages: 2yrs - 6yrs

Available at JAEA Kids, $30.

—Gabby Cullen



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