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