Sun Protective Swimsuits from Shade Critters, Lului and more

Devon McManama

Posted on July 11 2018

You won’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to sun protective swimwear for your little darling.  Here at Me and Kay, we offer a variety of fabulously fun and fashionable swim looks that feature UVF 50 from some of your favorite designers, including Shade Critters, Lului Bikins, Submarine Swim, Stella Cove and more.   

As Parenting magazine reminds us, “Summertime and the living’s easy, but don’t let the laid-back lifestyle of the season fool you into forgetting that sunburns can occur in a matter of minutes—especially if your little one likes to play in the water.” Their experts recommend that you “double up” on sun protection by pairing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with UV-protective clothing.

Doug Grossman from the Huntsman Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated cancer research facility and hospital located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, is an expert on the subject. You might not think of people in Utah being particularly susceptible to UV rays from the sun, but the high altitude there intensifies the UV rays, raising your risk of harmful exposure.  

You don’t have to live in Utah or a sunny state like Florida to be concerned about UV exposure. Your kids will look great and be protected anywhere the sun shines with these great sun-protective swim suits from Me and Kay!

Lului Bikinis are designed on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii – another place where sun exposure is a daily concern. Their suits feature colorful one-of-a-kind prints, age-appropriate designs and quality UPF 50+ certified Lycra.

We couldn’t resist their sun-protective suits adorned with rainbows and unicorns – and neither will your little ray of sunshine!

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Kailua Rash Guard Set - Rosy

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Lului Velzy Rosy One Piece

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Lului The Lucy

Submarine Swim is another designer that offers a range of great looks with great sun-protection.

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Submarine Swim Be Mine

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The Submarine Swim Butterfly Bikini shows that you aren’t limited to one-piece looks when it comes to sun-protection.  And not only does this adorable two-piece suit feature a stylishly high waist, the bottom is fully reversible, can be worn up or down, and gives you two looks once bottom is reversed.

And remember, it’s not just the long days of vacation spent at the beach that you need to keep in mind. Your child may not be at risk of a sunburn with a quick weekend visits to the pool or an hour spent playing in the sprinklers in the backyard, but Dr. Grossman says there are cumulative effects of sunshine.

When asked about clothing that says it has UV protection by an interviewer, Dr. Grossman said, “I think you have to look for a particular type of clothing for the type of activity you're going to be doing. If you're going to be on the beach or you're going to be in a pool, you want what I call sun-protected swimwear. It's basically something that you can wear in the water and you can also wear before you get in the water. It's going to essentially block all the UV rays.”

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