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    UV Sun Protection for Kids …. 5 Great Tips

    UV sun protection for kids can be tough.  Children are always on the go, and who has time (or patience!) to reapply sunscreen?  As parents, we know UV sun protection for kids is extremely important, but we also know it is such a chore!!! People get the majority of their sun exposure under the age of 18 years, so trying to keep them UV sun safe is a must.  Here are 5 tips to keep kids sun safe while playing outside in the sun this summer. 5.  Reapply sunscreen every 1-2 hours while outside in the sun (even if it is overcast). 4.  Put on a UV sun shirt or UPF 50+ swimsuit, this way you won’t have to worry about applying sunscreen under the swimsuit or shirt (we love SwimZip UV swimsuits for kids). 3.  If playing in the water, apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you start enjoying the water. And remember, the beach and pool are particularly UV intense environments because the UV rays bounce off the water and sand.   Sun protection for kids is extremely important here! 2.  Wear a sun hat that contains UV protection, this way you are blocking rays from the children’s face (UV Girls Hats and UV Boys Hats). 1.  Stay hydrated!  Drinking water can help kids enjoy their time and not get as tired and cranky while playing outside!  And that means more fun for everyone!  ;-) Have a blast this summer at the pool or beach!  We can’t wait for the warm weather to get here, but staying UV sun safe with sun protection for kids is #1 for us!   kids sun protection

    UV Sun Protection Swimwear for Kids

    [caption id="attachment_74" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Kids UV Sun Protection Swimwear Get the best UV Sun Protection Swimwear for Kids with SwimZip![/caption]
    UV sun protection swimwear for kids is our mission! Here at SwimZip, founders - Berry and Betsy - work extremely hard to design adorable UV sun protection swimwear for kids.  They work to provide the most comfortable and adorable swimsuits for girls and boys, but still provide the UV sun protection needed to keep kids safe. SwimZip UV Protection is still in the start up phase of the business and continues to grow thanks to all our amazing customers.  But having only Berry and Betsy in this bathing suit business who work as full-time employees and then family and friends who help us as well, it can be hard.  Long nights, early mornings, and we still try to make time for our family and kids! We just wanted to take a second to say Thank You!  THANK YOU to all our amazing kid swimsuit customers out there.  You have been so amazing to work with and seeing your little ones in their uv protection swimsuits for kids makes us so happy.  Thank you for being amazing parents, caregivers, grandparents, etc and keeping your little ones sun safe in their swimsuits!  You are true heroes! Hope summer is coming soon to where you live so you can start using your SwimZip's more and get the most out of UV sun protection swimwear for kids!     Photo by:  Child Essenes Photography

    The Best Toddler Swimwear with UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection

    SwimZip is excited to offer the best toddler swimwear … super cute plus UPF 50+ UV sun protection!  Our girl toddler swimsuits feature adorable designs – including ruffles, polka dots, and bows.  Boys totally love our shark themed swimsuit and handsome stripes. Best of all SwimZip’s toddler swimwear comes with SwimZip’s signature full length zipper rashguard swim shirts which make them incredibly easy to put on!  Parents, if you have ever tried putting a rash guard swim shirt on a toddler you know that tight neck hole is miserable!!!   As Mr. Wonderful said during our appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank, “There has to be a better way!” Yes, Mr. Wonderful there is … SwimZip toddler swimwear!!!   No more tears no more fuss …  just slip the UPF 50+ UV protective swim shirt on like a jacket and zip it right up.  Children are out the door and off to the beach or pool with out a fuss.  That is the perfect way to start the ideal family vacation!   [caption id="attachment_67" align="aligncenter" width="800"]best toddler swimwear SwimZip has the best toddler swimwear with UPF 50+ UV sun protection and super cute styles![/caption]   SwimZip toddler swimwear has won numerous awards, including a Mom’s Choice Award and a Parent Tested Parent Approved Award. Stylish SwimZip toddler swimwear has been seen on the kids of celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Tori Spelling.  Our super cute swimsuit designs have been seen on America’s #1 morning show, NBC’s The Today Show and we got to pitch our designs to the Sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank”.  So be sure to bring along that camera for some memorable beach photographs - even if the paparazzi is not around! Most important, SwimZip is committed to keeping toddlers UV safe.  SwimZip Founder, Betsy Johnson, was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 26 and has made it her mission to keep others from suffering her fate.  Most skin cancers can be prevented with proper sun protective clothing.  Unfortunately, much of that UV exposure that can lead to skin cancer and melanomas later in life can actually come during the early toddler years.  So be sure to get UPF 50+ UV protective toddler swimwear, swimsuits, and bathing suits. (SwimZip also offers wholesale toddler swimsuits for retail stores to order and we are quickly expanding our Summer Camp UPF 50+ Sun Shirts For All Program.  Ask us how to keep your summer camp toddlers and kids UV protected.) When it comes to the best toddler swimwear with UPF 50+ UV sun protection, award winning SwimZip is the best choice!

    Sun Protection Kids Swimwear andTrying to Help Stop Skin Cancer

    I look into skin cancer a lot – after my diagnosis and my kids swimwear business, I really have to stay on top of it!  Skin cancer is scary, and today I wanted to jump on our kids swimwear blog to let you know something ... Most people don’t realize that more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed each year or that the incidence of melanoma in teenagers has increased by 100% over the past 10 years.   Did you hear that!?!  MELANOMA IN OUR TEENAGERS HAS INCREASED BY 100% in 10 years!  How scary.  :(   Swimsuit time around the pool or beach can be a particularly intense UV time because all the sun’s rays are bouncing around off of the water or sand.  Getting your kids and children to wear sun protection kids swimwear is there for extremely important!  We strongly preach … “No hat, no sun shirt, no play!”   I founded SwimZip sun protection kids swimwear with my brother, Berry, because we truly want to help turn these skin cancer statistics around.  Our with our sun protection, UPF 50+ UV protection swimwear is a simple and adorable way to help keep kids sun safe.  Having found skin cancer on my back, and having the doctor question if it we should really test it, I know it can be hard to get people to listen.  But I am listening!  I am here to help you and your little babes stay UV sun safe.   Did you know that 95% of skin cancers are preventable!  SwimZip is on a mission to develop awareness of UV protection kids swimwear and how easy it can be!  Thank you for joining us on our journey to grow the sun protection kids swimwear industry...   Thank you, Betsy [caption id="attachment_64" align="aligncenter" width="625"]kids swimwear with sun protection SwimZip offers the best sun protection kids swimwear with UPF 50+ UV protection.[/caption]

    Free Giveaway - UV Beach Cover-Ups and Swimsuit Cover-Ups from Shark Tank

    SwimZip was so honored to be on Shark Tank that we are doing a free giveaway of our UV beach cover-ups!  We had such a blast working with the producers and crew ... but meeting all you wonderful new customers was the best.
    We are doing an awesome swimsuit cover up giveaway today - win a UPF 50+ Sun Protective Cover Up for your little one!
    You can find the beach cover up giveaway on our Facebook page.
    Check out our UV 50+ beach cover-ups that are perfect for the pool, beach, front yard, and even park!  They are a blast to wear and are extremely comfortable.
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    SwimZip offers the best UPF 50+ beach cover-ups and UPF 50+ swimsuit cover ups!  Because UV rays bounce off the water and sand, getting kids extra protection from the sun while playing around the pool or beach is a must!
    [caption id="attachment_56" align="aligncenter" width="625"]beach cover-ups SwimZip has the best beach cover ups! Fantastic UPF 50+ sun protection and super cozy comfy![/caption]