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Best swimwear for girls: Top styles for babies and toddlers

Shop cute and stylish girls swimming costumes and SPF-swimsuits too

Carla Challis

If you haven’t already got your paddling pool out for your kids, then mark it as urgent on your to-do list as the heatwave is set to continue. That means one thing: you need to shop for swimwear for children, stat.

Even though summer holidays abroad are less likely this year, they’ll still need a new swimming costume for 2021’s hottest tickets, from the local splash park to a road trip to the beach or on a staycation. For some new parents, this purchase will be baby’s first swimsuit. Exciting!

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What is the best swimming costume for babies and toddlers?

Some of this year’s best swimsuits for toddler girls and babies have parent-ease at the forefront of the design; many are designed with extra material to cover a nappy, poppers for easy nappy changes or Velcro fastenings to help get baby or toddler in or out a lot easier.

You’ll even find some swimsuits have built-in SPF, helping to protect your child’s skin from UVA and UVB rays even further (but don’t skip the suncream, this is added protection). Or look for longer length swimsuits, known as surf suits, to keep them covered up.

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Best shops for baby and toddler swimsuits

Some of the best high street stores for baby and toddler swimming costumes include H&M, John Lewis and Gap. You’ll find a lot of swimming costumes are available from baby to toddler size too, in stores including Jojo Maman Bebe and Petit Bateau.

Best swimming costumes for babies

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Floral print baby wetsuit with velcro fastening, £22, Jojo Maman Bebe

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Skirted swimsuit, from £15, Monsoon

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Bow-detail swimsuit, £8.99, H&M

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Mini Boden long-sleeve frilly swimsuit, £21, John Lewis

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Gingham frill swimsuit, £22, The White Company

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Sunsafe swimsuit, £19, Monsoon

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Best swimming costumes for toddlers

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Ladybug gingham swimming costume, from £17.60, Cath Kidston

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Flounced tropical swimsuit, £9.99, H&M

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Swim rash suit one-piece, £19.95, Gap

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Tassel strap swimsuit, from £9.60, John Lewis

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Cross-back glitter spot swimsuit, from £17, Boden

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