Summer is a
state of mind
Kids Swimwear 2018
WATER GIRL OR BEACH BOY?
Regardless of whether your kid’s more into splashing around in the water or playing beach volley on land with friends, the hummel® 2018 swimwear collection has you covered.
When you take your little rascal with you on a beach holiday, it’s important that you remember to pack sunscreen as well as good, functional swimwear in your suitcase. Below, you can read some helpful pointers to consider when picking out swimwear for your kid.
WAIT - ISN’T SWIMWEAR JUST... SWIMWEAR?
Nope. There are good reasons to consider what kind of swimwear your child ought to be splashing around in on hot summer days. This goes for children in all age groups, but especially infants with their thin, sensitive skin.
First and foremost, it’s important for swimwear to be flexible enough to allow for lots of movement so your child can play outside and enjoy their summer adventures to the fullest. All hummel® swimwear is designed for lots of activity, as kids tend to love trying out new movements while in the water.
The strong afternoon sun is also often a source of concern for many parents - and with good reason. Aside from applying plenty of sunscreen at frequent and regular intervals, it’s also important that swimwear for kids protects them against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
All hummel® swimwear comes with UV50+ protection, which is the best possible protection on the market today. Specifically, what this means is that every single swimwear design we sell provides at least UV50 protection. In practice, many of our designs provide even higher protection than that. At hummel, we test how well our textiles protect against UV rays in line with the European UV standard EN13758-1.
HOW TO WASH SWIMWEAR?
Depending on the type of swimwear you choose for your kid’s summer adventures, you should follow the washing instructions on the label attached to the clothes in order to maintain the material’s protective qualities. The UV50+ protection in our swimwear is long-lasting, even after lots of washes and regardless of whether the swimwear is for playing in the pool or beach trips.
You should hand-wash swimwear made from elastane, as machine washing affects the stretchable properties of elastane. At the same time, all swimwear - regardless of the material - should be rinsed after each wash when it has been in contact with chlorine or saltwater. We recommend always washing swimwear in cold water.
Chomping down on a watermelon in the sun; ice cream cones with (at least!) three scoops; applying sunscreen to bare legs; big, happy smiles. Summer’s just around the corner, meaning it’ll soon be time to throw on a bathing suit. Is your little water baby ready?