Best Baby Swimwear of 2020

Best Baby Swimwear

May 7, 2020

Best Baby Swimwear

Best Baby Swimwear
Photo by Tea
Best Baby Swimwear

A chance to splash around in cool water on a warm, sunny day is a dream for most little ones. And having a swimsuit and sunscreen on hand is essential.

You can find swimwear for babies and toddlers in all the classic styles: one-piece, bikini, tankinis and trunks. But newer additions are fuller-coverage styles like rash guards (i.e. sun shirts) and rompers (i.e. sunsuits) that have short or long sleeves. Rash guards and rompers are particularly popular because they’re made with material that has built-in sun protection so you aren’t chasing kiddos down to slather on the sunscreen every hour or coping with aloe vera the next day.

To help you prepare for those watery, sandy, muddy fun days, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest and most comfortable suits around.

Floral Sweetness

Why We Love It

Turn on your backyard sprinklers or fill up the kiddie pool because this swimsuit is too cute to wait for a special occasion. The floral pattern and ruffle trim are adorable, but what you’ll really love is the UPF 50, chlorine-resistant fabric and the guarantee that it’ll hold up to a summer’s worth of fun.

Additional Specs
Sizes 3M to 9M

Bright Basics

Why We Love It

Today your toddler declares pink their favorite color. Tomorrow they’ll say it’s yellow. No problem. This UPF 50 swimsuit has all the bright and cheerful colors of the rainbow to choose from, and we love that it’s gender neutral. Other options from Primary include solid-color one-piece swimsuits, rash guard shirts and swim trunks in bold solids. And they make great swimsuits for older kids too.

Additional Specs
Sizes 3-6M to 18-24M

Swim Diaper Included

Why We Love It

Part of going to the beach, pool or waterpark with littles? Swim diapers. These swim trunks for baby boys are handy because they come with a built-in, reusuable swim diaper, meaning one less thing to buy (and to remember to bring!). And the whole thing is machine washable, so they’ll be ready for the next outing. Keep in mind: some parents report these run small, so you might consider sizing up. They also make rash guards for upper body coverage.

Additional Specs
Size 6M-24M

Armed & Ready for the Sun

Why We Love It

The full sleeves on this rash guard mean more coverage for your tyke and less worry for you (we’re looking at you, sunburn!). Choose from cool designs for boys, or these more frilly ones. Each set has a coordinating swim diaper cover.

Additional Specs
Sizes 3M to 24M

Suave Styling

Why We Love It

Your little one is going to look California cool in these patterned swim trunks. They come in a variety of preppy designs and have a mock fly and an elasticized waist. The trunks are such a steal that you should just go ahead and splurge on a hat and water shoes. Check out the girls collection too.

Additional Specs
Sizes 2-6M to 2-4T

High-Fashion Swimwear

Why We Love It

High-style swimwear for babies? Right this way. Tea’s swimwear is super stylish, both in their prints and their cuts, and this swimsuit comes with UPF 40+ built in. (Note, it is hand wash only). Their one-piece rash guards are super chic, as well. And while the boys’ selection is more subdued in color, it’s still very cute.

Additional Specs
Size 3-6M to 4T

Warm and Dry

Why We Love It

Pool, ocean, lake…whichever is your little one’s chosen body of water, it’s all lots of fun until they’re sopping wet and a breeze kicks up—then it can get downright chilly. Help your little one dry off and stay warm in style with this cross between a swimsuit coverup and a hooded towel.

Additional Specs
Size 3-6M to 3-4T
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