My kids have always loved being outside and especially swimming once the weather breaks. As a mom, I was forever applying sun block to make sure they did not get sunburned while they played. It was quite a hassle trying to get them out of the pool to lotion up or to re-apply sunscreen and then have them wait the 15 minutes for the sunblock to settle in. What kid wants to wait that long?! When I was presented the opportunity to review SwimZip, I was thrilled! Little did I know how much I would actually love their product. I admit, I thought as long as you kept the kiddo covered they were fine, but cotton does not protect as well as other fabrics and neither does sunblock alone.
I was sent this adorable pink and white polka dot 2 piece, known on their site as the Sassy Surfer for my review. My initial thoughts when opening it was how cute the little ruffles were, such a girly swim suit I loved it, when Sopheria saw it she immediately wanted to put it on and go swimming. The second thing I noticed after the cuteness passed was this adorable little swim suit was UPF 50+ protection! That is better than any sunblock on the market!
The story behind how SwimZip came to be is touching in itself, Allow me to share the story from their website:
Betsy’s Story: Being diagnosed with skin cancer at just 26 years of age changed my life. It was scary, awful, and traumatic. (Kleenex made a small fortune wiping away my tears for a few weeks!) After getting over the self-pity, I realized that I had actually been presented with was an opportunity to do something meaningful with my life. I enjoyed working in the corporate world, but here was a chance to help others avoid my fate – and maybe even save lives. With the conviction that comes from knowing without a doubt that you are doing something right, I dove headfirst into the world of UPF sun protective clothing … and thus SwimZip was born.
Let me say how sweet and wonderful Betsy is to work with, she is so friendly and kind I wish I could know her in person! She is a strong person and has turned her experience into something positive by helping kids stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
When it was a nice enough day to go swimming Sopheria was all too willing to put on her new SwimZip swimming suit and head to the pool. I love how the top zips the whole way up and down, there is no trying to put this on over a child’s head, which is an issue I have with many “swim shirts” it get clingy and trying to put something clingy on over a 2 year old’s head and it sticking to her hair is a disaster! I love how this covered her shoulders and chest fully as well, I really only had to sunblock up her legs which makes my life so much easier and it saves a huge melt down for Sopheria.
SwimZip offers swimming attire for both children and adults, from birth to adulthood! They also offer towels, cover ups and hats so you can be sure to be safe and stylish while enjoying the Summer sun and pools! My swimming suit retails for $29.99 which if you think about the cost of a child’s swim suit (anywhere from $10-$20 depending on brand and store) and then add in the Summer supply of sunblock you spend well over $29.99 every Summer, so this is a great deal, not to mention when you wear a SwimZip you know your child is 100% covered and protected from the sun’s rays (every where the SwimZip covers anyways) I will say the size I got was a 3T, which makes me glad because it fit a wee bit bigger but was not falling off Sopheria (who typically wears a 24 months/2t) so she will be able to use it this Summer and next.
SwimZip will definitely be added to my Summer shopping list for all my kids from now on, head on over to SwimZip’s site and get yours today!
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