Take time to relax at the pool or enjoy a trip to the beach with your kids! At Swim ‘N Things we can help you find the perfect suit with just the right fit for your child. Come in and see our great selection of swimwear for kids!
Fitting a swimsuit for a child
Make sure the swimsuit is snug, but not tight enough to cause irritation or be uncomfortable. Keep in mind to choose a fabric that will lay flat and smooth. Take care that the suit will not be too big or baggy as this could interfere with swimming. Remember that kid’s swimsuits tend to run small. For most brands, you may want to buy one size larger than you would for other clothing.
Size-Height Quick Chart
Use this information as a guideline for finding the right size suit for your child. Sizes do tend to vary by brand and style. Sometimes it’s easier to find the right swimsuit size for your child by height. When they have the suit on, have the child put his hands up and then also bend over to test for comfort and fit.
Try picking a pair of swim trunks with a drawstring for an easy fit. You may wish to choose a pair that are shorter if your child is just learning to swim. Try the longer board shorts for lazy days at the beach or just to relax around the pool.
Choose from one piece, bikinis and even tankinis. Tankinis are a great option if you want to cover your child’s stomach while still having a stylish look and comfortable fit. Test the straps to and see if they are just tight enough to slip in a finger between the strap and the shoulder.