Raise your hand if it’s not technically spring yet, but you’re already counting down the days until summer (*raises hand*). After a long winter of being stuck inside without getting out of the house much, summer is always something to look forward to.
Spending time outside is one of the many joys of summer—from standing water tables to backyard sprinklers to any and all water-based toys and activities for babies and kids. There’s just something about summer that brings out the inner child in all of us. And with the warm weather and water play come new swimsuits and rash guards for our little ones. We’ve rounded up some of this season’s cutest kids swimwear, from fun prints and florals to stripes, solids, and more.
Check out our favorite swimwear for babies, toddlers, and kids below!
Rash Guards and Long-Sleeve Suits
We all know how easily little ones burn in the sun, and a rash guard or long-sleeve suit can save you some of the struggle of putting sunscreen on every inch of a squirming toddler. These swimsuits are also great for a beach day, as they are perfect for lots of activity and long days in the water and sunshine. Plus, they’re super cute!
One-Pieces and Sets
For pool days and backyard playtime, a one-piece suit or mini bikini might be the perfect option for your little one. From super cute prints and colors to adorable styles, we’ve definitely found ourselves wishing that some of these come in adult sizes.
There’s just something about tiny little swim trunks and the patterns they come in that makes them extra adorable. With everything from tropical print to alligators eating pizza, you’re sure to find a pair your kiddo will love. You can also pair some trunks with a rash guard of choice for extra sun protection. Target and Primary have great solid-colored (and budget-friendly) rash guard options to match with any pair of swim trunks.
This article was originally published in March 2021. It has been updated for timeliness.