Singapore’s endless sunshine has its perks, including lovely days cooling off by the pool, at the beach or at a water play park! This calls for some snazzy swimsuits and board shorts for all that splashing good fun ahead, so we’ve done the window shopping for you! Check out our favourite spots to shop for swimwear for kids in Singapore! Of course, now you’ve got the gear you’ll need our guide to swimming lessons for babies and pick of top swimming schools for kids, before heading to a great public pool to show off those new wet threads!
Oh hello there pineapple print swimsuit and rash vest – we see you come in sizes for kids and mums, which means we’re seriously considering going matchy matchy with the kiddos. This homegrown swimwear brand is a fave for its eye-catching prints and huge fun factor: Frolik’s Tropical collection (pictured top) is all about toucans, flip-flops, giant hibiscus flowers, and those pineapples, of course. The swimmers, board shorts, sun hats and rash vests are all made from UPF50+ fabrics, which block out 97% of the sun’s harmful rays, and dads can get matching boardies too! Go on, you know you can’t resist kitting out the fam in this gear: good vibe guaranteed!
Available at Ocean Paradise in Tanglin Mall; Gifts Less Ordinary, Zalora, and Frolik online store; www.frolikbeachstyle.com
If you were at any of our epic pool parties at Swish Swimming, there’s a good chance you walked away with some of the awesome kids’ swimmers or a cool rashie from our Seed Heritage pop-up. We’ve been road-testing the collection for a while, and after some serious sessions in the pool, Seed ticks all the boxes for fun factor and durability.
Branches at Tanglin, Paragon, Wisma Atria, Vivo City and Takashimaya; www.seedheritage.com
Tom & Teddy
Okay, now we’ve really been sold on the matching swimwear vibe. These cool boardies designed for boys and their dads come in bright colour combos and patterns that stand out from the rest – for all the right reasons. We’ve sung the praises of Tom & Teddy before, and particularly love the rash vests that are cut like a comfy and stylish tee: these rashies can be worn all day long and still look awesome. Plus, it’s all made from quick-drying microfibre that is salt water and chlorine resistant, and offers UV UPF50+ protection. Perfect all round.
Available from the boutique at Swish Swimming, Ocean Paradise (see below) or order online from Tom & Teddy; www.tomandteddy.com
Baby Beach Bums
This online store is all about sun safety for kids: full-body suits, rash vests and legionnaire caps feature alongside swim nappies. This is your place to shop if you’re ready to take your baby to swimming lessons: the neoprene baby wraps are fantastic for keeping your bubba warm in the water, while providing extra UPF50+ sun protection. And if your little one suffers from eczema, the special fleece-lined warm-in-one with long arms and legs ($72.90) will help lock in barrier cream. Brilliant.
Cotton On Kids
You can always count on Cotton On Kids for fashion with fun factor for the little peeps, and the swimwear collection for toddlers to tweens is on point. Check out this totally fun beach party to see the Cotton On Kids swim range in action. Brightly coloured one-pieces and tankinis come with frills, bold block colours and fun patterns, and we love the printed boardies for little boys. Rash vests and swim hats that shield little necks from the blazing sun are an essential, and don’t forget to pick up some cool printed flip flops, sun hats and sunnies while you’re at it. Bonus points for affordability: $29.95 for a kid’s swimsuit is a steal, when you think of how much us mums have to fork out for a teeny bit of lycra!
Cotton On Kids range available at Parkway Parade, Wisma Atria, VivoCity, Tampines Mall, Northpoint, JEM, IMM Building and Waterway Point; ww.cottonon.com/SG
Look no further: Ocean Paradise has all the gear you need for babies and kids up to age 16. This store is a veritable trove of imported swimwear from the likes of O’Neill, Cabana Life, Snapper Rock and Tom & Teddy. You’ll find local label Frolik here too! Expect to find everything from bikinis and tankinis to board shorts, UPF50+ sun protection rash guards and suits, and serious hats for little ones (you can shop swimwear for grown-ups too while you’re at it). Plus, this is your go-to for swim equipment like goggles and kickboards, and pool toys and inflatables. The Paragon branch is dedicated entirely to kids’ stuff!
Ocean Paradise, #01-07 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933; #05-29A Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859; www.oceanparadise.com.sg
First up, this iconic Aussie swimwear label is not a cheap and cheerful option for kids, but it’s so darned cool we have a little bit of swimsuit envy. Case in point: this Boho Tile Long Sleeve Surf Tank! We might have to console ourselves by popping a swimsuit from the women’s collection in the shopping cart too. Shhh. Bring the kiddos over to the boutique in Wisma Atria or Great World City, or order online. Shipping is free if you splurge over $150!
Stores in Great World, Raffles, Takashimaya and Wisma Atria; www.seafolly.com/sg
These pool shoes for babies and toddlers are just too fab! Designed by local mum Pia Bernadette Soliman, these clever and comfy pool shoes protect little feet from blazing hot surfaces, and the grippy soles help prevent slipping. Perfect for days out at the water play park as well as at the pool!
Poolzies, 60 Paya Lebar Road, #08-43 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051, stores in Suntec City and Waterway Point; www.poolzies.com
Top image: Frolik
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