Finally... rash guards with a zipper!
Get it^(Gruvywear.com, $26)
SwimZip Rash Guards for kids are just what every mom ordered. They are not only super stylish, but they are very unique rash guards in that they are UPF 50+ so they block the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays! And that's not all! Unlike most sun-protective swimwear on the market, SwimZip suits have a full-length zipper up the front so that they are easy-on and easy-off when dry or wet. Kids can even be their own clothing designers and select a rhinestone or decal to place on one of the many fashionable UV shirt color combinations. Ranging from size six months to Adult XXL, it can be a family affair with one for the kids, Mom and Dad. Designed by Betsy Johnson, a mom who was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 26, she's made it her mission to educate children and parents about the dangers of UV rays. Thank you, Betsy!
Have fun while being shielded from the sun
Get it^ (zookieskids.com, $14)
What a unique find these bucket hats by zookieskids are! Not only are they precious, but they have a cute chalkboard square which kids can write on. How much fun will they have designing what they'll write or draw on their hat for a day in the sun. Will it be a fish or a shell or a sandcastle? These hats are even machine washable and they come with chalk and a sponge eraser too. Can you write "score" in chalk?
Baby sunsuits — it's just easier
Get it^(Snapperrock.com, $39)
Snapper Rock has a line of UV50+ swimwear for kids ages 0-12+ that blocks 98 percent of harmful UV rays. If you have a little baby, you'll love their sunsuits because they keep your baby's body covered while protecting his delicate skin from the sun. And as a mom, you know all too well how hard it is to keep slathering the baby with sunscreen, so this is just an added bonus to help keep your baby sunburn free! With a short sleeve and long sleeve option, you'll love these lightweight, breathable and quick drying suits for your bambino. Plus, they have a front zipper for easy opening!
Wear your towel (sort of)
Get it^(Kikisnation.com, $22)
It all began as a mom wanting something dry for her kids on the drive home from swimming. And before Eli Klung knew it, Kiki's Nation was born. The towel pants and shorts she designed are made of 100 percent towel on towel design, absorbent and they have an elastic waist. The sizes range from 4T to extra large. These terry Aqua Hibiscus Jammers with an elastic waist will not only keep your child snug and dry but protect him from the sun too.
Baby's day in the sun is so bright that he's got to wear shades!
Get it^(Babiators.com, $19)
And of course, we have to include sunglasses because your little one's eyes need to be protected too. Get him a pair of Babiators which come in two sizes, 0-3 years and 3-7 years, and come in 10 different colors! The shades are not only stylish but they provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and come with a guarantee against loss or damage.
Create your own shade... and sip a juice box!
Get it^(Sport-Brella.com, $29)
Finally, someone thought to combine the umbrella and the chair! A perfect idea to keep your little one shaded while he rests, eats or drinks. The Sport-Brella Mini Chair has 50+ UPF protection from over 99.5 percent of UVA and UVB rays and an overhead umbrella that offers 360 degrees of sun protection. Available in pink and green, this adorable chair, which holds up to 120 pounds, even has a built-in cup holder for your child's drink so he can cool off even more.
Keep Baby protected in the water
Get it^(Amazon.com, $29)
You can rest easy taking your little one in the pool, lake or ocean if you have the Baby Spring Float with sun canopy shade and activity center. It will mitigate your baby's exposure to the sun and give you peace of mind so you can relax! A removable two position canopy offers shade from the sun and mesh sides provide visibility. Not to mention, there is an interactive play station with activities for every developmental age, including octopus arms that hold toys your baby can touch and activate: squeaker, rattle and stacking rings, tether and soft touch star. For ages 9-24 months.
The cutest hats ever!
Get it^(Saigenicoles.com, $26)
It's a no-brainer that your baby needs a hat when she's out in the sun. But you've probably never seen hats as adorable as the ones designed by Saige Nicole's. And not only are they cute as can be, but they're all 100 percent cotton and include UV protection. Adorable designs range from red and white polka dots to orange and pink daisies and fit sizes ranging from 3 months to 6 years.