Although summer isn’t terribly long here in the Eastern Part of Canada, it can get really hot and the UV index can get severely high very quickly. Playing outside at the beach or in the pool in the back yard, the warm weather can really sneak up on us. Thankfully there are swimsuits out there that can protect skin from the effects of the sun.
UV Skinz was created by Rhonda, here is her story:
UV Skinz was started after Rhonda Sparks lost her 32-year-old husband to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. It was this experience and being left to raise their three young boys on her own that gave her the determination to help bring products to the market that can help families live sun safe, while never forgetting how important it is to LIVE and HAVE FUN outdoors!
Thanks to Rhonda, my daughter can have fun outside without worry of burning, or even worse – skin cancer. I had the opportunity to review a shirt and short combo for my daughter that is almost 2 years old. There are plenty of options at UV Skinz, we chose the popular pink and brown combo (are you surprised?).
The shirt and shorts are both 3T and fit my daughter perfectly with just a little bit of growing room. I figure that she will be able to wear these for the rest of the summer. She is not quite yet 2, but she is on the taller scale for a girl her age (where does she get this height from? I am only 5’2″). The first day I took her in the back yard to play in the neighbours pool, my neighbour was commenting on what a cute suit she had on and how great it is for the sun.
The shorts the we received are absolutely adorable as well. They are pink and brown board shorts (so they are long) with little lady bugs and match the shirt perfectly. The shorts have a little are in the front that tie up with a lace, which is a little difficult to tie up with a bouncing toddler, but there is velcro underneath as well so if I wanted to, I could just leave the ties alone – but they look cute so I fight through squirming to tie it up. I have a reusable swim diaper as well that I put under these shorts without any problems. If you are looking for an awesome reusable cloth swim diaper, please check one out here.
I am sure that many people think that they can just throw a t-shirt on a child and then they will be protected from the UV rays, but it’s not the case at all. The suits actually have UV protection built in – so please make sure to note the benefits to buying an actual UV bathing suit.
There are lots of options at UV Skinz, and the UV protective swim wear is not just for babies and toddlers, they also carry shirts for adults and uv protective hats as well. It’s so important to stay covered up from the sun. I try my best to use sunscreen and hats for by my daughter and myself, but I do still worry about the harmful UV rays. I feel way more comfortable when she is wearing fully protect swim wear.
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