Warm weather is here, the kids are breaking free from the confines of school and trips to the beach or the backyard pool are in their future. If your kids are like mine, last year’s suit barely fits them, so it’s time for bathing suit shopping (thank God it’s for them and not for me – that’s a whole other post!). This is when sun protection becomes absolutely vital but is often overlooked.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people diagnosed annually. In fact, a new product designed to help protect children was developed by a parent who understands the importance of sun protection. After being diagnosed with skin cancer at the young age of 26, Betsy Johnson-Wanless developed SwimZip.
SwimZip suits are made for girls and boys from baby to size 9. They provide UPF 50+ sun protection, blocking 99% of cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays, and a full zipper down the front to make the rash guard swim shirts simple to put on and take off. As a parent of a squirmy small one, I know you can appreciate the convenience of a zippered front.
Besides providing amazing sun protection for your kids, SwimZip suits are ridiculously adorable! I love Ella’s swim suit – the ruffles, the cute polka dot print and the comfortable, breathable fabric makes this one her favorite. SwimZip has great prints and designs, as well as fun colors, for both boys and girls. The suits are also tagless so they’re not itchy and uncomfortable and are also chlorine resistant, so they’ll last a long time – or at least until they outgrow it.
Parents can’t go wrong with SwimZip, and even the around-$30 price tag didn’t scare us away because of the quality seams, fabric and benefits. Our friends at SwimZip are giving one lucky As Mom Sees It reader their choice of SwimZip for their little one this summer!