What Should I Be Looking For In A Children’s Swimming Costume?
Whether it’s for an upcoming holiday, or you have their first swimming lesson booked in, it’s time to be on the lookout for a swimming costume for your child. While the market for adult swimming costumes is vast, with thousands of styles and brands to look out for, you’ll need to think about a lot of different things when planning to buy a children’s swimming costume. It’s not as simple as buying whatever item you fancy in the shop in your size but thinking instead about your children’s needs.
This is why ClayBear Official has you covered, as we have put together this helpful product guide on what to look out for when shopping for a swimming costume for your child. So read on for some ideas.
You want your child to be comfortable and ready to have a fun time whenever they put their swimming costume on. So you should always be wary of the swimwear you buy for them. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Probably the most important thing to consider when shopping for children’s swimwear is the size you buy. It is essential that you get the right size. Too big and the swimwear might slip off your child as they move around the water, while it being too tight will make it uncomfortable to wear. Children are much more sensitive to tight fabrics, and having a costume that is too tight may lead to them being unhappy or panicked.
Child size clothing is usually divided into months and years instead of sizes, so it should be quite easy to find a suitable size for your child. But it is also important to keep in mind that babies and children grow very quickly and the size you buy could quickly become outdated. That’s why if you’re buying for a holiday in advance, it is important to think about the size they’ll be at that time instead of the size they currently are.
Look at descriptions of how the swimwear fits. A snug or tight fit might require you to size up, while if it is described as loose you may want to size down or allow your child time to grow into it. The child’s comfort is the main priority when it comes to sizing, so you may find yourself going through a lot of swimwear as they age through the first few years, but this is completely normal! Though rarer, you can find some swimwear options that are adjustable, allowing the garment to grow with your child.
The average age for a child to be fully potty trained is around 27 months, and will probably be in nappies before this. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy swimming. If you’d like your child to go swimming without the risk of an accident, you should be on the lookout for swimwear that integrates space for a nappy.
This will normally be in the form of the fabric being slightly stretchier around the area a nappy can go. You can then pair this with a waterproof nappy and your child can go swimming without the danger of an accident.
Bathing suits for children are often made with sun protection in mind, such as swimsuits with sleeves to help protect from sun-sensitive shoulders. This is especially helpful if you’re going on holiday to a different climate for the first time, as your child’s skin won’t be used to the kind of temperatures.
A lot of children’s swimwear is designed to offer great protection from the sun using fabrics that could have up to UPF 50 protection. These fabrics can also by resistant to chlorine and saltwater, meaning you can use them time and time again without worrying about colours fading or them not being as helpful in protecting your child.
One thing to think about is the patterns and colours of the swimwear. Children enjoy bright colours, engaging patterns and interesting designs. A good suggestion is to include your child in your decisions before buyin them swimwear. If they can talk, they can voice their opinions on what option they will like to wear. Even at a young age children love to wear clothes they think are cool, so they will feel uncomfortable if you buy them swimwear in a colour or pattern they don’t like.
In a child’s first encounter with water, they probably will not have had any experience with swimming so will find it difficult to stay afloat without assistance. While the best solution is to hold your child while they’re in the water, it is also recommended that you use materials that will help them float. You can find swimsuits that have built in floatation aids to assist with their swimming. Wearing this, in combination with armbands or holding them up, will ensure your child’s safety.
Finally you’ll want to consider the style of swimwear you choose for your child. An all-in-one swimsuit will offer more complete protection for a child, with sleeves and shorts to protect sensitive parts from harmful sun rays. If you want something more freeing, a one-piece or swimshorts can be a better option. It is recommended you start with options that will keep them protected from the sun and slowly transition to smaller, less covering costumes.
It will also depend on the setting you’re going to be swimming in. If you’re going somewhere really warm, you may not want your child to be wearing an all-in-one swimsuit as they’ll overheat. But in contrast if you’re going to the British seaside, it might be a bit more chillier so you want your child covered up more.
Now you’ve heard about the kind of features you should be looking for in your children’s swimwear, why don’t we tell you a bit more about ClayBear Official’s range of swimwear options. We currently stock two different styles of swimwear, an all-in-one swimsuit and one-piece girls swimsuits.
Our swimsuits are a fun way for your child to enjoy swimming and the nice weather while still having adequate sun protection. This all-in-one swimsuit has sleeves, shorts and a zip on front for easy dressing and undressing. We have five bright prints that your child will love to wear with watermelon, strawberry, flamingo, duckling and turtle patterns against beautiful matching pastel shades. They’re perfect for a child’s first swimming lesson or a trip outside to the beach. They are machine washable and snug fitting, so we advise sizing up. Prices start at £22.00 and we stock a range of sizes from 0-3 months to 4-5 years.
Our other swimwear option is a selection of three girls one-piece swimsuits, in the same flamingo, strawberry and watermelon patterns as the swimsuits. They’re designed with a fully lined front and a low back for a comfortable fit. They have UPF 50 protection, machine washable and are available for £18.00.
Aside from swimwear, we have a range of accessories to make any trip to the pool or beach complete. To dry your child off after their swim, we have an extensive selection of bath towels, made with a soft material that will dry your kid quickly while being delicate on their skin.
If you need somewhere to store all you need for your swimming trip, we have a great selection of bags. Our ClayBare Luxe Bag has plenty of pockets, storage and a long strap that has plenty of space for everything you’ll need to bring with you. If your child is going into their swimming lesson alone, we have many patterns of children’s bags with plenty of space and easy zips to fit their style.
ClayBear Official’s range doesnt just stop at swimming, we sell children’s clothes for every occasion. So whether you need nightwear, puddlesuits, dresses, knitwear or a whole lot more, shop with us today. We offer free UK shopping for orders over £40 and aim to get your delivery to you as soon as we can.
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