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What to Look for in Baby Swimwear

For splashing fun in the sun, every baby needs a great swimsuit. These days, choosing the right swimsuit takes more than just finding the cutest colour and design. The best baby swimwear is not only stylish and easy to wear, but also protects from the sun. If you're shopping for swimwear for your baby, but aren't sure what to look for, read on for some tips to help you find the best!

Sunsafe Baby Swimwear

Sun protection is one of the biggest factors in baby swimwear that may influence your choice. Apart from covering your baby from head to toe in sunblock, the swimwear you pick can also protect their skin. The right swimming outfit can help in two ways:

Covering Up

One of the most effective ways of protecting your baby's skin is to cover it up. Choosing swimwear with a high neckline and long sleeves goes a long way to providing excellent sun safety. The best way to do this is choosing an all-in-one swimsuit with access via a zip down the front. Our unisex design has built-in shorts, while our girl's version has a cute frill, as seen on the Navy Cockatoo Unisex Long Sleeve Zip Swimmers

The other high-necked, long-sleeved option is to pair a rash top with boardshorts, like our Blue Turtle Rash Top and matching boardshorts. If you're looking for a two-piece swimsuit that nails the adorable factor, your options are no longer limited to the traditional bikini style. For a rash top and swim bottoms, opt for our Blue Turtle Girls Long Sleeve Two Piece Zip Swimmers 

Built-in Sun Protection

When it comes to protecting your baby's skin while swimming, fabric coverage helps, but superior fabric with built-in protection is best. All of our Cheeky Chickadee swimsuits are made from fabric that has a built-in sun protection factor of UPF 50+. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) indicates how much UVA and UVB radiation is allowed to reach your skin through the fabric. UPF50+ is rated as excellent protection by the Skin Cancer Foundation. 

Comfort for a Happy Baby

A comfortable baby is a happy baby. Finding swimwear for your baby that is soft and breathable, while still being long-lasting, is no longer a challenge with Cheeky Chickadee's swimwear range. Not only is the fabric gentle on the baby's skin, but it has a four-way stretch to make each swimsuit extra comfortable.

To choose sizing that will work best for your baby, the swimsuit should fit reasonably snugly without being constrictive, but not so loose that it hinders movement or gets in the way. Each of our product pages has a style-specific Size Chart available to help make sure that your baby’s measurements match the swimsuit as babies come in all different shapes and sizes.  

Getting In and Out With No Fuss

One of the most important features when it comes to dressing your baby is the no-fuss factor. You want to be able to slip them into whatever you're dressing them in with the least amount of trouble. This applies to baby swimwear, too. Being able to undress them quickly after a swim when they're likely to be tired and cold is a huge plus.  

Choose styles that have easy access such as a long zip up the front, such as our Blue Turtle Zip Swimmers. The extra long zip access makes getting the baby in and out quick and easy. 

Another super simple design for low-stress dressing is a simple pull up swimsuit as found on the Pink Cockatoo Tutu Swimmers. This style of swimsuit is an ideal fuss-free choice for a baby's first swim. 

Quality That Lasts

Quality in a swimsuit is a combination of the feel of the fabric, how well it retains its stretchiness, and how long the colours and design remain fresh and bright.

Fabric for babies needs to be soft for their tender skin, with no scratchy seams that might irritate them. As Mums know, an irritated baby is generally an unhappy baby! Finding soft fabric that is long lasting is the mark of a good quality swimsuit.

Cheeky Chickadee uses true quality fabric for some of the softest, yet toughest baby swimwear. With colours and designs printed in superior quality dyes, they are also colour sealed in a way that retains the vibrancy of the design through many happy hours in the sun, chlorine, salty water, and many trips through the washing machine.  

Swimwear to Match Their Cuteness

It doesn't take long for babies to start noticing colours, shapes, and patterns like these adorable pink flamingos. If your baby is drawn to their swimwear, there won't be any fussing when it's time to get dressed for a swim. 

Cheeky Chickadee swimwear is designed with babies in mind. Each pattern is created using the bright colours that babies love and adorned with characters that seem to have stepped straight out of the pages of a storybook. Cheeky Chickadee costumes are perfect for little ones! 

The Only Baby Swimwear You’ll Ever Need

Shopping for swimwear for babies has just become a whole lot easier. Each Cheeky Chickadee outfit is sun-safe, soft and stretchy. Featuring designs ranging from surfing dinosaurs, lemurs, to proudly Australian animals such as koalas and kangaroos, this range of swimwear hits the sweet spot that meets all of Mum's strict standards but makes your baby happy too. 

If that sounds good to you, Cheeky Chickadee’s range of baby swimwear and find your new favourite today!

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