Summertime is so much more fun with your child by your side. From building sandcastles to your baby’s first time in the ocean, having a little beach fun is a guaranteed adventure for both you and your baby that you will both always remember. In order to keep this day fun and safe, it is very important to have the best baby swimwear that will protect your baby’s delicate skin from the harsh summer sun.

However, choosing the right swimwear can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task, as you try and sift through the vast number of options available online and in stores.

To make this task somewhat easier for you, we have gathered a list of the best baby swimwear currently on the market, where we highlight the different options available and the benefits of the different kinds of swimwear you can purchase.

With the help of our list, we hope it will make choosing swimwear for your baby that much easier and keep your day at the beach a great experience.

Check out our list of top baby swimwear in 2020 to find the perfect piece of swimwear for your child.


How To Choose A Baby Swimwear – Buying Guide

When choosing the right baby swimwear for your child there are several factors you will want to take into consideration before purchasing a swimsuit for them. When we created our list of top 10 Best Baby Swimsuits in 2020, we used certain criteria to narrow down our selection and make sure we were offering you the best options available on the market currently.

For you to better understand what to look for when purchasing baby swimwear, we have decided to share the criteria we used for our selection so you can have a better idea of what makes a good swimsuit. The criteria we used are listed below.


Baby swimwear is designed specifically for babies and is, therefore, smaller and more comfortable for their size. When selecting a swimsuit for your child, you want to make sure that you purchase the right size for them.

Swimwear that is too large will sag and fall off. This will mean that your baby’s skin won’t be as protected from the sun and their experience in the water may not be as comfortable or fun due to all the extra material floating around. To purchase the correct size, make sure to consult the size chart listed with the product so you can buy on that will fit your little one properly. 


Another key factor to consider when looking at baby swimwear is the material the swimwear is made from. Most swimsuits for babies are made from polyester or nylon blends.

Swimwear that has a bit of spandex and elastane in it will offer more stretch and allow your child to move and play more comfortably in the suit. Another factor you want to consider is how breathable the material is. On a hot summer’s day, you don’t want your little one becoming uncomfortable or too hot due to the material being constricting.

Finally, and most importantly, you want to make sure that regardless of which material you opt for it offers UPF 50+ sun protection as this will protect your child’s skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and from getting a sunburn. 


Choosing durable swimwear is key when purchasing baby swimwear as they will be playing, falling down and generally creating more wear on the material. When purchasing baby swimwear, you want to make sure the material is durable enough to withstand the rough and tumble of your child’s beachgoing adventures.

Swimwear with sturdy zippers and fine stitching that is made from nylon blends or polyester will be able to offer the greatest level of comfort while also being durable enough to withstand frequent adventures on the beach.

The easiest way to find durable swimwear options for your baby is to look for swimwear that has ‘durable’ listed as a description for their fabrics or look for swimwear that is machine washable as this means it can withstand not only your child’s playtimes but also the effects of being regularly washed, which will make for an overall more practical baby swimwear option. 


When choosing baby swimwear for your little one, it is important to opt for a product that will offer a comfortable and breathable fit for your little one and is easy to put on and take off. Swimwear should be comfortable enough for your little one to be able to run around or play all day without the suit being constricting, too tight, or causing skin irritation and chafing.

When finding the best fit, it is important to consider the material of the baby swimwear, as swimwear with more elastane and spandex will have more stretch in them and will allow your child to move freely and comfortably while swimming or playing in the suit.

Swimwear that has fine stitching and flat lock seams will be more comfortable against your child’s skin and won’t cause unnecessary chafing. Another detail to look out for, when buying swimwear is to find products that are lined as this will mean it won’t irritate your baby’s skin or cause uncomfortable chafing when the suit is wet.

Finally, to make it easier for your little one to get in and out of their suit, we recommend looking out for products that have zippers that will make this process easier and even snaps or leg zippers to make changing diapers less of a hassle when you are at the beach or pool.


Q. Does My Baby Need Swimwear?  

A. While you don’t necessarily need swimwear for your child to go into the sea or the pool, swimwear can provide a great level of protection from the sun and harmful UVA and UVB rays that are cancer-causing. By dressing your child in swimwear when going to the beach or the pool, you are covering their skin and protecting them from getting a sunburn, without needing to apply sunscreen that may have toxins in it. Protecting your child from sunburns will leave your child feeling happier, healthier and more excited about their next trip to the pool or beach. 

Q. When Is the Right Time to Introduce Baby Swimwear?  

A. You can introduce baby swimwear from the instant your child is born. Various companies offer baby swimwear for newborns so you can be sure to keep your little one’s skin covered and protected from the sun, even if they are just dipping their toes into the water.

Q. How to Clean Baby Swimwear? 

A. Most baby swimwear will come with specific instructions on how to care for the swimwear to make sure it can be used for as long as possible. The best options are swimsuits that are machine washable as these will allow you to simply put them in the washing machine with the next load of wash and not worry about needing to hand wash them. This will allow you to keep your baby’s swimwear clean and ready for the next adventure at the pool. 

My Babies Planet Overview

Selecting the right baby swimwear for your child may seem like a daunting task, however, we hope that we can make that process ever so slightly easier for you with our recommendations and review of the 10 Best Infant Swimsuits in 2020. We have also included our buying guide so you can know what to expect and look for when you go to a store or decide to browse online to find the best swimwear for your baby.

While we understand that ultimately the swimwear you choose will be down to the one that is your personal preference and one that you believe will suit your child the most, we hope that you might select one off our list, or at least gain a better understanding of what to look for in the process of getting baby swimwear for your little one.

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Great products. I bought a few for my twins and I am very satisfied with the quality. Thank you for this article!
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Hello Mother's and Father's of the world. My name is Sarah Nielsen is this is my passion, as I am a mother of two beautiful babies and they are my world. Also I love blogging and sharing my experiences of what has worked for me when raising my kids. When I'm not juggling the madness at home, or working on my blog. You will find me product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest baby gear and helpful articles for my readers!