Not only are we trying to teach our kids about modesty (and not just in the clothes we wear but in how we present ourselves!) but we are also trying to find ways to protect our babies’ skin from the harsh sun. My children are not as fair skinned as I am, they actually inherited a little bit of J’s darker skin (he has Cherokee in his blood of course, haha). Despite that trait from their father, it doesn’t take much sun to darken their skin and I worry about how much exposure they are getting.
The biggest problem is finding age appropriate bathing suits that cover their skin modestly AND doesn’t cost a FORTUNE! When I came across this rash guard for girls I knew it would be perfect! It’s super light weight, it’s airy, and the fit is fantastic. I actually bought it a size up so she can wear it next year as well.
These are made in the USA and are sewn with a state of the art double flat lock stitching that insures that these are the highest possible quality. They provide a UPF of 50 from the sun’s UV rays. AND if you buy this shirt and are not satisfied they provide a 100% money back guarantee, and a lifetime warranty program!
We do have regular bathing suits (one piece) that she wears around the house, usually in the evenings when our yard is shaded. We also have a suit that my mother in law found at Gymboree that has a short sleeve rash guard and bikini bottoms. I’m still not crazy about the bottoms, but it’s still fairly modest. And if you ask my sweet Boogie, she’ll tell you that the shorts and rash guard shorts are more comfortable!
You can purchase one of these rash guards for girls in black (what we chose) or Carolina blue at Amazon for $18.97.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions and statements are my own!