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    How to stay safe from sun burns - SwimZip

    Having a blast at the beach means NO MORE SUNBURNS.  Sunburns hurt the day you get them, can hurt for a few days after, and did you know just a few bad sunburns can lead to skin cancer??

    After being diagnosed with skin cancer at 26, I started SwimZip! I wanted to be sure I could keep my boys sun safe... and fashionable!  Here is an adorable SwimZip called Hamptons Getaway in Green!

     So, SwimZip was born.  It is for all kids, all women, all men, it is for everyone every age, race, color ... everyone.  "Anyone can get skin cancer. Skin cancer does not care what color your skin is, what political affiliation you have, what religion you are,” said Dr. Adam Friedman of Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

    So, here is one of my favorite outfits for my boys when we are heading to the beach to just play in the sand.  How do you dress your kids when you're heading to the beach?

    We love this I Like Naps Romper and Apple Cheeks Swim Diaper!  Green Day at the beach.

     

     

    Skin Cancer Awareness Month - May

    When was the last time you had your skin checked by a Dermatologist? I'm sitting here feeling a bit guilty as I type this because I have so many spots that I need to get checked ASAP, but I keep putting it off. Are you like me in that you hope it's nothing other than a new mole or birthmark you hadn't noticed?  

    I'd like to share a few facts with you about Melanoma that really opened my eyes... 

    -Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for males and seventh most common for females.

    -Women aged 39 and under have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer except breast cancer. 

    -Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen.

    -More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking. 

    -People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent.

    -More than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.

    -Each year in the US, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer. In 2006, in the most recent study available, 3.5 million cases were diagnosed in 2.2 million people.

    -One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 57 minutes).

    -1 in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin during their lifetime.

    -The vast majority of mutations found in melanoma are caused by ultraviolet radiation.

    Those facts are pretty scary, aren't they? We will be spending the month of May sharing stories of Skin Cancer and Melanoma survivors from around the globe. If you know someone who has suffered from this type of cancer, please email us: Melinda @ swimzip . com

    Betsy will also be sharing her story of being diagnosed with Skin Cancer in her twenties. 

    Please protect your skin. We are in this business because we want to make it easy for you to stay sun safe. It is also our duty as parents to keep our babies sun safe and help them to avoid hearing those terrifying words..."it's cancer..." 

    xoxo 
    Also remember to check out our new beach Roundie Towels people LOVE at Swimzip.com!! 

    SOURCE: http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts

    Introducing… Wide Brim SUN HATS with SPF 50+! Plus, a giveaway.

    Our new SwimZip wide brim sun hats with SPF 50+ UV sun protect ("Fun Sun Play" Hats) have us jumping for joy over here at SwimZip Headquarters. Betsy designed them to be slightly longer in the front and back, along with a wide brim, to protect your little babes from the sun's harmful UV rays. Our new hats come in MANY colors including a darling soft lavender, light pink, white, orange, dark blue, light blue, bright orange, bright yellow, and more. 

    We know the beach can get a bit windy, so we added the elastic cap tightener (seen in the photo above) so that your littles have a snug fitted sun hat that stays on! The hats also have a simple string that tightens below the chin (as seen below). 

    We have customized the colors so that they go with your favorite SwimZip! We are so excited for you to try them out and let us know what you think. 


    GIVEAWAY: 

    Go to our Facebook or Instagram (or both for double chances to win!!) and follow the simple instructions there to enter yourself and TWO friends to win a SwimZip sun hat of their choice. 

    Can't wait to see your photos! Remember to tag us and use #SwimZip so that we can follow your sun safe adventures. xoxo 

    Best Baby Swimwear - SwimZip featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine!

    The best baby swimwear can be found at SwimZip!  Adorable SwimZip newborn swimsuits were recently featured in June's Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine: [caption id="attachment_95" align="aligncenter" width="660"]newborn swimwear SwimZip was featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine as one of the best baby swimsuits! Check out our great selection of adorable baby swimwear![/caption] For best styles with unbeatable sun protection, SwimZip offers the cutest baby swimsuits.  All of our baby swimwear features UPF 50+ UV baby sun protection to keep baby's sensitive skin safe from the sun. SwimZip infant swimwear is incredibly easy to put on and take off with our signature full length zipper rash guard swim shirts.  Just slip on the swim shirt like a jacket - and off you go to splash and play.  Other baby swim shirts will have you yanking your babies sensitive head through a super tight rash guard neck hole.  Our newborn swim shirts are so easy to put on! SwimZip's super cute line of baby swimsuits have been seen on the kids of celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Tori Spelling!  Our baby swimwear is perfect for those once in a lifetime photo opportunities at the beach or pool! [caption id="attachment_96" align="alignright" width="178"]newborn swimwear SwimZip's infant swimwear is super cute and offers UPF 50+ UV sun protection![/caption] Remember, baby skin is particularly sensitive to the sun's UV rays  -  and skin cancer later in life has been linked directly to UV exposure in childhood!  The beach and pool are particularly UV intense environments with the sun's rays bouncing around off of the water and sand.  When it comes to baby swim time, be sure to get a baby swimsuit with UV sun protection! For the best baby swimwear, with the cutest styles, and UV sun protection, get SwimZip!