*Image above via Minnow Swim, showcasing one of the suits from their gorgeous collaboration with Brock Collection.
Below, on the heels of my post on swim for us ladies for the upcoming season, a few of my favorite swimwear finds for littles on offer at the moment…
+For girls, I adore Minnow’s rash guard style suits (03.). Just the sweetest details (love the gingham tie in the back) and the sun coverage is a great bonus. This Brock print is also beyond (seen above).
+I love Bellabliss’ bay shore swim trunks (04.) for boys. Hill owned a pair last year and they are winningly retro in fit — short and fitted. Absolutely adorable.
+For sibling matching moments, I adore either Minnow above or any of the confections from Sal E Pimenta, like this gingham (07.) for mini and these trunks for micro (08.). (I find this brand runs a little on the small side and would recommend sizing up.)
+This gingham beauty from Cecil & Lou nails the Sal e Pimenta look for about half the price.
+The bows on the shoulders, the smocking, the floral print — everything about this Charming Mary suit is, well, charming.
+For personalization: drawn to these monogrammable seersucker trunks and this colorblocked one-piece (09.) — both under $40 with monogram! I have ordered swimsuits for mini from them in the past and they have run TTS, but I would probably size down in the trunks for micro. Though I haven’t specifically ordered trunks for him, I find this brand runs big for boys.
A couple of swim accessories…
+Flap Happy UPF 50+ sunhats — come in great colors at a reasonable price. Upgrade pick: TBBC. I loved (!) Hill in this sweet blue gingham hat. This trimmer style is also darling. I also wish I had known about these precious scalloped-trim hats in Liberty London florals and ginghams when mini was younger!
+Dock and Bay towels (05.). These are great if you are a fellow Manhattan mom and make stops at the splash pads part of your routine, as they fold up into tiny squares and therefore can be stowed in your stroller basket/bag and take up virtually no room. Also great for travel!
+Monogrammed terrycloth coverups (this rainbow stripe style is also fun). Also always love the ones from TBBC, which are pricier — this for boys, this for girls. But this season I think I will be buying mini this terry cloth style from Minnow! So sweet with the floral trim.
+These are increasingly difficult to find (I think they’ve been discontinued), but I loved these jelly-style sandals for mini from a European footwear brand for splash pad / poolside.
+Minnidip inflatable pools! These are hard to come by since the dawn of the pandemic, when everyone spent all summer at home, but you can still find them on eBay. I bought one for our trip to the Hamptons last summer and it as a huge hit for Hill.
P.S. We also did a lot of “beach at home” early into quarantine — I wrote about it in this roundup of indoor activities for littles. Turn on the waves sound, pass out the popsicles…