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Brock x Minnow Launch + Other Children’s Swim Finds.

By: Jen Shoop

This morning at 11 AM EST, Minnow will be launching its second collaboration with Brock Collection. The last one sold out in under an hour so posting this early so you can get ready to pounce here if you’re interested. I am hoping to snag the rash guard seen above for mini!

A few other fabulous beach/swim finds for littles/family trips —

childrens beach finds

BOGG BAG // ROSE BUD RASH GUARD // CECIL + LOU FLORAL SUIT // FOOTMATES SANDALS // SLING CHAIR // SHARK GOGGLES // TERRY COVER UP // GINGHAM TRUNKS // MARYSIA SCALLOPED SUIT // FLOWER SUNGLASSES // STRIPED ONE-PIECE // LIBERTY ONE-PIECE // SPRINKLES GOGGLES // COVER UP // BEACH TOWELS // PUDDLE JUMPER COVER

Detailed notes and other finds below…

I wanted to mention that Cecil and Lou is another longtime favorite swimwear source. A reader wrote in the other day requesting infant swimwear and this was the first that came to mind, as they carry sizes as small as 3M. I specifically love these styles out this season:

THIS BOW SHOULDERED LIBERTY-ESQUE ONE

THIS PINK STRIPE

THIS ROSEBUD RASH GUARD

THIS BLOCKPRINT INSPIRED STYLE

The latter reminded me of some of the cute pieces from SmockingBird, including this pair of boy’s trunks from their collab with Julia Amory. I also love this style from the brand, and am contemplating one of these monogrammed rash guards for micro. (James and Lottie also has some nice rash guards in great solid colors.)

Sunhouse Children also has some darling pieces — how cute is this dramatic rash guard for the fourth?! Speaking of the fourth: I managed to snag these $13 swim trunks in a red and white stripe for micro. They’re currently sold out, but sign up for notifications, as I find H&M will restock if there is enough demand! (I mentioned earlier this week that I’ve had great luck with H&M kid’s swimwear over the years! I love this current-season style. ICYMI: when H&M says “coming soon” on a product, sign in to your H&M account, favorite it, and then you can check out from your favorites page!)

I have also bought countless swimsuits from Sal e Pimenta over the years, and I’m currently lusting after this one and this one for mini! I usually stock up during their epic sales; right now, you can get this adorable lemon swimsuit for $15 and this sweet bow one for $30! The shipping is pricey since it’s based in Spain so I usually load up the cart and do a big order with sizes a year or two up!

For a simple, classic rash guard, you can’t go wrong with this seersucker style! Mini had this. Adorable, especially with Salt Water Sandals, which I just found on sale at Nordstrom Rack and at Rue La La! I love the sweetheart style (<<love this hot pink and also this versatile gold) and the “sea-wee” style. When micro was tiny, I put him in this brown pair. Meep. Too cute with a little jon jon. Stubby little toes! These are great because they are sturdy and waterproof. I will say that I tried Footmates’ similar Ariel style last year on mini and think they might be a smidge better than Salt Water because the top strap is VELCRO rather than buckle, which makes putting the sandals on/off way easier, and I also think the leather is a little softer than Salt Water. However, they are currently twice as expensive!

I am hoping that Weezie will restock their terry cover-ups because they look perfect and can be monogrammed! Too cute! If not, I will probably go with Minnow’s sweet option for micro and this one from TBBC for mini. And a few other stand-alone swimsuits from various brands that I love:

THIS HERMOZA

THIS STRIPED MINNOW (LOVE THE CONTRASTING BOW)

THIS REVERSIBLE MARYSIA

THIS MARYSIA RASH GUARD (<<50% OFF!)

I AM REGRETTING NOT BUYING MICRO A PAIR OF VILBREQUIN TRUNKS WHEN I SAW THEM ON SALE LAST SUMMER!!! LIKE THIS STYLE

THESE GINGHAM TRUNKS FOR BOYS

THIS STRAWBERRY TWO-PIECE (<<50% OFF!)

For beach gear, I’m considering buying one of these Bogg bags for our beach trip this summer. My girlfriend Inslee carried one to the pool last year with me and it is enormous and so practical. It’s pricey in the XL size, which is frankly the only one I’d consider, but on sale in a great carolina blue that caught my eye.

A few other beach / pool accoutrements: these mesh beach bags would be great for children collecting shells, or toting their own beach toys; my daughter loves her Bling 2.0 goggles (look for less with these; these shark ones would be fun for boys); mini also owns and loves these shades; and I love the look of this adorable beach buckets/shovels/mold set. Both of my children have worn puddle jumpers and I had monogrammed covers made up for them to put over the Stearns brand jumpers. So cute! I can’t tell you how often I’m stopped by moms asking where I got the covers! Finally, how cute is this shark swim cap? When mini took swimming lessons in NYC, she was required to wear a cap and I wish I’d known there were cute ones!

Last year, I bought a set of these inexpensive blue and white striped beach towels to keep handy since my children were constantly running through the sprinkler and into the kiddie pool in our backyard. Highly recommend — great price, love the style, and winningly plush! Finally, would love a few of these teak sling chairs. They are in my opinion gorgeous enough to leave out as permanent decor but they do collapse/can be used on beach. And how CUTE are these children’s beach chairs with the little umbrella attached?!

P.S. On recognizing the effort of those around you.

P.P.S. Not too late to coordinate a cute Valentine’s surprise for your child’s class!

P.P.P.S. Praying by name.

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