Heading off on your summer holidays? We’ve picked out some of the cutest toddler and baby swimsuit options that are available to buy now.
Buying swimsuits is almost the best part of a holiday, right? And it’s even better when you have little ones. With so many on the market, how do you which baby swimsuit is the best to buy?
What Type of Swimsuit is Best for Babies?
When it comes to choosing the right baby swimsuit, it is really up to personal preference, there are certain swimsuits on the market that offer a UPF of 40 or higher. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF), and this indicates how much UV radiation (both UVB and UVA) a fabric allows to reach your skin.
If you can find fabric with a UPF 50+ rating, then this will protect your baby’s delicate skin against 98% of the sun UV rays. Not all swimsuits offer this, and that is okay! Just make sure to apply plenty of suncream all over your little one’s body so that they are protected (this applies even if you are wearing UPF clothing!)
Best Toddler & Baby Swimsuits for 2023
We’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous one-pieces that will see your little one looking heavenly and feeling comfortable all summer long. If only they did all of these beauties in adult sizes!
Baby Girl Swimsuits
H&M Swimsuit with UPF 50, £14.99
Can you believe this adorable one piece is a baby swimsuit?! It is crafted from a UV-protective material decorated with pretty yellow flower bunches and cute frills on the shoulders.
To save you a bit of hassle at the beach, this pretty lemon print baby swim suit from Jojo Mamam Bébé has been made with a built-in nappy.
Monsoon Baby Skirted Seersucker Swimsuit, from £18
Perfect for your little princess, this swimsuit boasts the sweetest details of 3D flowers on the straps and a tutu-style skirt upon a classic stripe print in pink.
How beautiful is this floral swim set from H&M? This top and shorts set has been made from a textured UPF 50 fabric, meaning your little one will be protected from the sun’s rays and look trendy too!
Monsoon Baby Posey Floral Skirt Swimsuit, from £18
Does your little tot fancy themselves a little ballerina? Then this baby blue rose print number will be a sure hit, featuring a super cute tutu detail.
M&S Sealife Long Sleeve Baby Swimsuit & Hat Set, £19
If you’re after a baby swimsuit that offers full coverage and lots of fun, then opt for this sea-themed number from M&S. It is made with chlorine-resistant Sun Smart fabric to help protect your little one from the sun’s rays. Plus, the set also includes an adorable hat for extra protection.
M&S Sea Life Print Baby Swimsuit, £13.50
If you love the sea-themed print above but would rather something with less coverage, then this yellow baby swimsuit is a great option. It’s made from the same Sun Smart fabric which is endorsed by the British Skin Foundation and helps provide protection against harmful UV rays.
Boden Tiered Frilly Baby Swimsuit, £23
Perfect for your little ray of sunshine, this frilled tiered swimsuit features an all-over smiling sun print and cross back straps.
Baby Boy Swimsuits
Polarn O. Pyret UV Kids Swimsuit, £38
Ready for seaside getaways and paddling pool adventures, this classic Breton stripe swimsuit by Polarn. O Pyret is crafted from a sun-safe fabric with a UPF rating of 50+ and is quick drying too.
M&S 2pc Sealife Swimsuit & Hat Set, £19
Featuring the same sea-themed print as the baby girl options, this lovely hat and full-length suit set will help to protect them from harmful rays, thanks to Sun Smart material that offers UPF 50+ protection.
Petit Bateau Babies’ Recycled Fabric Swim Shorts, £29
Featuring a tropical island print and made from recycled fabrics, these light blue swim shorts from Petit Bataeu will have your little one’s imagination running wild while having their first experience on the beach.
Frugi Little Sun Safe Swim Suit, from £25
Perfect for adventures at the beach or in the paddling pool, this brightly coloured baby boy swimsuit is designed to protect your little water baby from the harmful sun’s rays. The high neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and shorts are all made to keep their elbows, knees and neck covered and protected. Protecting the planet they play on, we’ve made this surf suit from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles!
Next Sun-Safe All-in-One Swimsuit, from £12
For a dino-loving tot, this surf-style all-in-one baby swimsuit ticks all the boxes. It’s quick-drying, colourful and ready baby’s first time on the beach. Plus, it’s made with UV 50+ protection fabric.
Sunuva Little Sun Suit, £45
This giraffe baby boy swimsuit is a super cute beachwear option. The red and white stripe fabric with a playful giraffe print is quick drying for ultimate comfort.
Mamas & Papas Blue Gingham Board Shorts, £14
These boys’ board shorts feature an on-trend gingham print and an elasticated waistband for easy dressing, undressing and nappy changes on the beach or by the pool.
Best Toddler Swimsuits
Next White Lemon Print Swimsuit, from £16
Made with UV 50+ protection fabric, this 2 piece toddler swimsuit is perfect for beach days on home soil or a tropical holiday destination. The set includes a swim top with a high neck for added protection.
Chelsea Peers Kids’ Blue Leopard Print Swimsuit, £30
Your little one will be the coolest kid on the beach in this eye-catching leopard print UV swimsuit by Chelsea Peers. Also available in pink.
Next Sunsafe Swimsuit, £13
You’ll be able to spot your toddler a mile off in this super fun cartoon print swimsuit! Great for busy beach days, this sun-safe swimsuit is made with UVA 50+ protection fabric.
Trotters is a great place to look for unique prints, just like this fun starfish design! These swim shorts feature a drawstring and handy quick dry fabric, perfect for splashing about during long days at the beach.
M&S Floral Long Sleeve Swimsuit, £15.50
This vibrant retro floral toddler swimsuit has long sleeves, giving them extra coverage in the pool. Endorsed by the British Skin Foundation, the Sun Smart fabric helps protect against UV rays.
M&S 2pc Surfboard Swim Set, £17.50
Perfect for a little surfer dude in the making, this surfboard rash vest and swim shorts set is designed in a comfortable regular fit, with added stretch for ease of movement. Plus, it’s made from Sun Smart UPF 50+ fabric, endorsed by the British Skin Foundation.
Trotters Little Peplum Swimsuit, £38
Your little girl will look ‘turtelly’ cute in this turtle print peplum toddler swimsuit by Trotters! It comes complete with an in-built swim nappy to help protect against any unwanted accidents, while the fabric also provides UPF 50+ sun protection to keep their skin safe.