Swimwear for Little Ones.

By: Jen Shoop

*Image above via Minnow Swim, showcasing one of the suits from their gorgeous collaboration with Brock Collection.

Below, on the heels of my post on swim for us ladies for the upcoming season, a few of my favorite swimwear finds for littles on offer at the moment…

+I love the Minnow boardies for little boys — my two favorite prints this season are this pink stripe (06.) and this blue floral (part of their collab with Brock Collection).

+For girls, I adore Minnow’s rash guard style suits (03.). Just the sweetest details (love the gingham tie in the back) and the sun coverage is a great bonus. This Brock print is also beyond (seen above).

+Gap has a great gingham one-piece for $23 and a smocked floral bikini — both reminiscent of Minnow styling.

+I love Bellabliss’ bay shore swim trunks (04.) for boys. Hill owned a pair last year and they are winningly retro in fit — short and fitted. Absolutely adorable.

+This $18 H&M steal (02.) is seersucker perfection, and I just added this $20 Marysia-esque one-piece in the chicest terracotta pink color to my cart for mini.

+For sibling matching moments, I adore either Minnow above or any of the confections from Sal E Pimenta, like this gingham (07.) for mini and these trunks for micro (08.). (I find this brand runs a little on the small side and would recommend sizing up.)

+This gingham beauty from Cecil & Lou nails the Sal e Pimenta look for about half the price.

+The bows on the shoulders, the smocking, the floral print — everything about this Charming Mary suit is, well, charming.

+These Liberty London suits!

+Mini has never worn a two piece but this ric-rac trim style (on sale!) may change my tune on that front. While at Janie + Jack — these trunks are perfect for the Fourth.

+For personalization: drawn to these monogrammable seersucker trunks and this colorblocked one-piece (09.) — both under $40 with monogram! I have ordered swimsuits for mini from them in the past and they have run TTS, but I would probably size down in the trunks for micro. Though I haven’t specifically ordered trunks for him, I find this brand runs big for boys.

+Splurge picks: for older boys, Vilbrequin is pricey but can coordinate with dad, and you know I can’t help but love a gingham Marysia (01.), especially when I can twin in this.

+Major steals: this precious $10 strawberry suit (10.), this classic seersucker for $17 for a little girl, or this $13 pair of Minnow-esque swimming trunks.

+For rash guardsMinnow, this peplum style for girls ($30! — the white will go with everything), Ruffle Butts (love the rainbow stripe), and this monogrammable style from Cecil and Lou.

A couple of swim accessories…

+Monogrammed puddle jumper cover! (Charming Mary also has monogrammable ones.)

+Flap Happy UPF 50+ sunhats — come in great colors at a reasonable price. Upgrade pick: TBBC. I loved (!) Hill in this sweet blue gingham hat. This trimmer style is also darling. I also wish I had known about these precious scalloped-trim hats in Liberty London florals and ginghams when mini was younger!

+Bling 2.0 swim goggles.

+Dock and Bay towels (05.). These are great if you are a fellow Manhattan mom and make stops at the splash pads part of your routine, as they fold up into tiny squares and therefore can be stowed in your stroller basket/bag and take up virtually no room. Also great for travel!

+Monogrammed terrycloth coverups (this rainbow stripe style is also fun). Also always love the ones from TBBC, which are pricier — this for boys, this for girls. But this season I think I will be buying mini this terry cloth style from Minnow! So sweet with the floral trim.

+These are increasingly difficult to find (I think they’ve been discontinued), but I loved these jelly-style sandals for mini from a European footwear brand for splash pad / poolside.

+Also love Sun Sans for both girls and boys. They are waterproof!

+SunnyLife has the most adorable swim floats for little ones. We had the swan and both children loved it! This one is too cute for a little lad.

+Minnidip inflatable pools! These are hard to come by since the dawn of the pandemic, when everyone spent all summer at home, but you can still find them on eBay. I bought one for our trip to the Hamptons last summer and it as a huge hit for Hill.

+Personalized beach buckets.

P.S. We also did a lot of “beach at home” early into quarantine — I wrote about it in this roundup of indoor activities for littles. Turn on the waves sound, pass out the popsicles…

P.P.S. My favorite bath gear for little ones.

P.P.P.S. Baby gear I wish I’d bought and random musings on the childlike proclivity towards swings.

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2 thoughts on “Swimwear for Little Ones.

  1. Ooh all too cute especially the Minnow!! If you haven’t already heard of them, Pearl Street Swim is also pretty cute… especially the ice pop and seagulls prints 🙂

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