I have a handful of friends who have little girls a bit older than A and B. For a year or so now, I've noticed a couple of them lamenting shopping for swimsuits for their girlies.
This year, I joined the lamenting.
I bought the girls their first swimsuits -- size 18months -- a couple of years ago. They each had a one-piece and a two-piece tankini. I quickly discovered the one-piece was not particularly fun to get on and off...off, when wet, specifically. The girls wore their tankini suits the last two summers.
I bought the girls a new tankini -- size 3T -- at the end of last season. When we decided to enroll them in swim lessons, I thought I'd look for something with a little more coverage. I was thinking about someone other than Hubby and me handling them in the pool, and I just wanted to be extra conservative.
I found what I thought was the perfect solution, a little "surfer" set (as I call it, anyway). In addition to a fuller cut, I wouldn't have to be quite so diligent around the edges when it came to sunscreen application. Win-win!
But...when I tried the suits on the girls -- super cute as they were...the bottoms fit more like pajama bottoms...very loose. (At this age are the suits still designed for swim diapers?)
I think these will be great for running through the sprinklers in the yard, and maybe even the dancing fountains downtown...but I'm afraid they would fall right off with any real water-weight in a pool.
[I have athletic swim shorts myself, and they have a built-in "liner". I didn't remotely think to look for that when I bought these for the girls.]
I went shopping earlier in the week for another swimsuit for the girls, and I had the hardest time. I wanted a two-piece, but one with decent coverage.
I only looked at Walmart and Target, but there were so many higher-cut suits...not to mention itty bitty tops.
I ended up with another tankini almost identical to the one the girls
already have. That's OK, but I would have loved to have found something
different for them to enjoy.
I know this conundrum is nothing new to mamas of little girls, but this was my first real foray into that world. Ugh. And I'm probably in for this battle for the next, um...25 years???
Hmmm...I wonder where the Duggars get those swim dresses.