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Sunsafe SPF 50 Baby Swimsuit Review

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Sunsafe Baby Sun Protection Swimsuit

This baby swimsuit from Sunsafe is made of SPF 50 fabric to protect your baby from sunburns and skin damage.

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The Bottom Line

If you're concerned about your baby's sun exposure, the Sunsafe baby swimsuit is a great way to be sure your baby has SPF 50 sunblock on most of his or her body when you're at the pool or beach. The extra cost of a Sunsafe suit is made up in the comfort and durability of the fabric and the extra peace of mind you have knowing that you don't need to reapply sunscreen to prevent a baby sunburn. Add a matching swim hat and your baby will be protected nearly from head to toe!

Pros

  • Sunblock stays on your baby since it's part of the swimsuit.
  • Easy snaps and zippers for putting swimsuit on and changing diapers.
  • Thick, durable fabric stands up to baby and toddler water play.
  • Breathable and comfortable fabric with built-in SPF 50 sun protection.
  • Wide range of baby and toddler sizes and styles with coordinating accessories.

Cons

  • Costs more than average baby swimsuits.
  • Not many color options. A really girly pink option is missing from the lineup.

Description

  • Baby and toddler swimsuits with built-in SPF 50 sun protection.
  • Blocks 97 percent of the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  • Baby and toddler swimsuits cost about $40.
  • Available in baby sizes 6-18 months, and kids sizes 2-14.
  • Coordinating accessories such as hats, swim shirts and blankets add extra sun protection for baby.
  • SunSafe web site is www.sunsafe.com.

Guide Review - Sunsafe SPF 50 Baby Swimsuit Review

Sunsafe has created a full-coverage baby swimsuit that is both convenient for parents and comfortable for babies. The "It's a Snap" baby swimsuit has a full-length front zipper, and snaps at the bottom, which means you can lay the suit out completely flat to dress a wiggling baby, and you have quick access for diaper changes. A fabric flap keeps the plastic zipper from rubbing baby's skin. The thick fabric is durable enough to withstand baby's high activity level at the pool or beach, and is breathable enough that babies and toddlers won't complain about being too hot. Best of all, you won't need to chase your baby around to reapply sunscreen since the SPF 50 is built into the swimsuit's fabric. It blocks 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays.

For toddlers, Sunsafe has a larger version of their SPF 50 swimsuit without diaper snaps. This suit still has a long zipper to make dressing and undressing easy whether the suit is wet or dry. Sunsafe swimsuits can be hand-washed easily, and stand up well to chlorine and saltwater exposure. I've run several Sunsafe swimsuits through the washing machine and then air-dried them, and they've held up very well that way. The company recommends a clear water rinse after wearing to maximize the swimsuit's life.

After several summers of wear and machine washing, the fabric on the SunSafe suits I've used is still fairly smooth with very few pills and is still soft and comfortable. The zippers and snaps all still work perfectly, too. Unlike many baby swimsuits, SunSafe swimsuits are durable enough to hand down to younger siblings or friends.

Sunsafe also offers cute sun protection hats, toddler swim shirts and sun protection blankets.

In late 2008, Sunsafe had some trouble with their fulfillment center that resulted in some order delays and unhappy customers. The company says they've since fixed the issue.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Created to keep Baby's Tender Skin Protected, Member BethanyBunnell

My company, SunSafe Inc., created this suit to protect babies from the damaging effects of the sun. As you are probably aware, pediatricians recommend keeping babies out of the sun completely and not using sunscreen until they are older than 6 months. This suit was developed to protect their young skin. As you can see from the photograph this suit offers maximum coverage for maximum protection. We improved on our original style by adding the snaps to make changing easier for Mom and Dad. Please keep your young children SunSafeŽ. Thank you.

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