Christmas in Australia is all about sun, sand and fun in the water, making sun safe swimwear an ideal Christmas gift. Whether you are heading to the beach or hanging by the pool this Christmas you can’t go wrong with a stylish UPF50+ outfit from Sandy Feet Australia.
Things to consider when buying your kids swimwear this year:
- Is it SunSmart? Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, and most of that damage is done in early childhood. Always look for swimwear that has a UPF50+ rating and offers good coverage to protect your children from damaging UV while enjoying the beach or the pool.
- Is it high quality? Not all swimwear is equal. Most people are not aware that many swimwear fabrics start to lose their sun protection as soon as they are exposed to sun, salt, sand and chlorine? So make sure you choose swimwear that is long lasting and won’t deteriorate over time. It may cost a little more to begin with but it will be worth it in the long run. You may also want to consider how easy it is to care for, I for one do not have time to hand wash the kid’s swimwear!
- Is it comfortable and practical for the kids? Are they able to explore, swim and play in comfort? No one wants the summer to be about an ongoing fight with our children to wear their Rash shirt. So make sure you choose relaxed fit garments that dry quickly and are easy to get on and off.
- Vivid colours, bold designs. Gone are the days when choosing sun safe options means giving up on style for your little ones. Be on the lookout for vivid colours and bold designs that you’ll both love and will have them looking cool on the beach or at the pool this summer.
Sandy Feet Australia offers a range of kid’s swimwear that is Designed for Play and Made to Last. Our unique retro-Scandinavian designs are all UPF50+, 100% chlorine proof, quick drying, and won’t fade or stretch. Sandy Feet Australia’s unique fabric has been tested by ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) and has been shown to maintain its UPF50+ rating for at least 5 years. Available in sizes 2-12.