Hello sunshine, it’s time to kit out the babies and kids in protective swimwear for non-stop fun in the sun.
Kids’ swimwear is lightweight, well-fitted clothing suitable for swimming, water play and spending time in the sun. Styles range from boardshorts to rashies, long-sleeved bathers to sunsuits, and many include chlorine-resistant and UPF50+ fabrics for added production.
From one-pieces with adjustable straps to rashies that zip open and closed, we’ve found countless swimsuits to keep babies and kids comfy all day long.
15 swimwear styles for babies and kids
To help you find some sea-riously sweet swimsuits for your beach babe, we’ve handpicked a selection of top styles available right here in Australia.
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In no particular order, here are 15 swimsuits for girls and boys:
Perfect for nature-loving kiddos who are always on the move, these swimsuits feature four-way stretch, and hand-illustrated artwork inspired by wildlife. Each piece is crafted from lightweight material that dries in a jiffy and is colour-sealed to prevent dyes from running.
This Australian swimwear is chlorine resistant, UPF50+ and consciously designed to be both durable and exquisite. With environmental awareness at the heart of the range, each piece is made using Repreve fabric crafted from recycled plastic and ocean landfill.
Harrison House Kids
With the sweetest of prints and frills for days, this collection was crafted especially for lovely little ladies. Bathers come in sizes from one to six years and are ethically made from buttery-soft material that protects against UV rays.
With pops of colour and stacks of style, TicTasTogs swimsuits for 0 to 14-year-olds knocks it out of the park when it comes to exciting kids’ swimwear. And you won’t find any bare backs or shoulders in this mix, just comfy swimmers that provide superior sun protection.
Fuss-free Dutch design meets the casual Aussie lifestyle in this fun-filled and functional swimwear for kids. Fabric is UPF50+ for superior sun protection, and pieces can be mixed and matched for a completely unique set – because no two littlies are the same.
What started out as cheeky, statement swimwear for women has grown into Infamous & Mini Swim: where twinning with your mini is everything. From surfsuits to trunks, every item in this range is crafted from luxurious materials to feel as good as it looks.
Babes in the Shade
Expertly crafted from premium materials that withstand fading, stretching and wearing out, this is swimwear made to go the distance – no matter how active your little fishies are. Each piece is chlorine-resistant and protects young skin from the harsh Aussie sun.
Based in Melbourne, Tyoub is for kids who love to frolic and play all day. Each piece is sustainably made using recyled fabrics and features UPF50+ protection. Including quick-dry boardshorts and bikinis, the entire range is lightweight, soft to touch and quick to dry.
Time for little tackers to get tropical! This award-winning boutique range celebrates the raw, natural beauty of Australia’s islands while providing kids with premium sun protection. Each piece is UPF50+ and has zip protectors, high necklines, long sleeves and double lining.
Back Beach Rd
Bold, bright and durable, Back Beach Rd Swimactive Shorts feature unique anti-chafing lining to be as comfortable out of the water as they are in. Sustainably made using recycled materials, they’re breathable, quick to dry and come with pockets.
Whether you’ve got teeny tots or older tweens, HeavenLee has got you covered. This eco-conscious brand is dedicated to creating innovative board shorts, swimsuits and rash vests that are joyful, sustainably made and durable enough to last for years.
Water-loving littlies will be splish-splashing in style this summer. Created from materials that ward off harmful rays and are resistant to chlorine, Minihaha swimwear is spot on for days spent poolside, beachside or fashionably frolicking in the backyard sprinkler.
Harry & Pop
Ethically made in Melbourne from recycled plastic, Harry & Pop offers tykes UPF50+ sun protection that blocks 98% of UV radiation. Chlorine and sunscreen-resistant, the unisex prints combine with a pastel colour palette for swim sets that look as good as they feel.
Salty Ink Designs
Fully lined and boasting exquisite details like ruffles, tulle frill and next-level prints, Salty Ink baby swimwear includes rashies, boardies, bikinis and UPF50+ onesies. Unique, bright and inspired by Australia’s great land, these are sun-smart swimmers that stand out in the crowd.
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