12 Best Baby Wetsuits And Swimsuits For Babies And Toddlers To Buy Now

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Searching for swimmers for babies and wetsuits for toddlers? Or some combination of the two?

We've listed the 12 best wetsuits and swimsuits for babies and toddlers that we can find. It's important that you choose one that is right for your child - perhaps you're looking for baby swimming costumes for your child's first swim lesson, or maybe you have a more sea-seasoned toddler who enjoys splashing around in the ocean. Either way, our comprehensive list is sure to suggest inspiration and guidance for the best bathers for babies and toddlers on the market.

If you're also in need of a wetsuit for slightly older kids, be sure to check out our list here, and once your kids have their new snazzy suits, why not consider the best beaches to head to with them? Sun, sand & sea, here you come!

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. UV Sun & Sea Suit by Splash About

A blue sea-patterned UV Sun & Sea Suit.
Image © Splash About

We selected this as our winner because it's great for all seasons, and it's one of many award-winning suits from Splash About. Warm but functional, this is made from high-quality neoprene but also has panels in the arms and sides of the body, allowing for your baby or toddler to have the most movement they can without any restriction or rubbing. It's easy to get on and off, but also has UPF50+ sun protection. Fun, snazzy unisex designs, chlorine resistant, protective from the sun, easy on-and-off - what more could you want?

Main Features

  • Price: £22.99
  • Ages: 1-4 years
  • Super soft but durable neoprene
  • Extra panelling in the arms and sides of the body
  • Easy to get on and off
  • Chlorine resistant
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Maintains core body warmth

Best For Families On A Budget

2. Wetsuit & Nappy Set by Swimbest

A Wetsuit & Nappy Set.
Image © Swimbest

This neoprene swimsuit for babies is also a nappy wetsuit - it comes with an accompanying swim nappy that matches the print of the suit, and is leak-secure. The wetsuit opens out flat for ease of changing, with soft velcro to secure, keeps your child warm and snug, and the neoprene will assist you to grip your baby or toddler during swimming lessons.

Kidadl Top Tip: If your baby is between the advertised weights for the swim nappy, go up a size.

Main Features

  • Price: 14.99
  • Ages: 0 - 12 months
  • Matching  wetsuit and nappy set
  • Opens out for ease of changing, velcro-secured
  • Soft and grippy neoprene
  • Keeps your child warm and comfortable

Best Wetsuit For Newborn Babies  

3. Ultimate New Born Baby Wetsuit by Two Bare Feet

A Ultimate New Born Baby Wetsuit.
Image © Two Bare Feet

Introducing your baby to swimming will always be nerve-wracking, but with this super warm neoprene baby wetsuit, the experience will be a breeze, and you'll be well on your way to establishing a love of the water in your baby. Made of 2mm soft neoprene, it's quick drying and has sun protection, with a front zipper making getting in and out of this baby wetsuit a breeze. Stretchy lycra cuffs on the arms, legs, and neck allow for movement, and flat stitched seams also prevent chafing.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.99
  • Ages: 0 - 12 months
  • 2mm neoprene keeps your baby warm, and is quick drying
  • Stretchy lycra for extra mobility
  • Front zipper for easy on-and-off
  • Suitable for newborns up to 12 months
  • Perfectly paired with a swim nappy also from Two Bare Feet

4. Girls' Swimsuit With Nappy by Jojo Maman Bébé

A floral Girls' Swimsuit With Nappy.
Image © Jojo Maman Bébé

This swim wear for babies looks sophisticated and grown-up, but contains a built-in swim nappy to contain any accidents that your little girl might have. With an age range from three months up, it's available in a selection of prints (we selected Jungle) and is UPF 50+ sun protection.

Main Features

  • Price: £18
  • Ages: 3 months - 3 years
  • Built-in nappy for your baby's security
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Elasticated straps make for easy dressing
  • Different designs available

5.  Sea Print Swim Shorts With Nappy by  Jojo Maman Bébé

Sea Print Swim Shorts With Nappy, with a cute lighthouse design.
Image © Jojo Maman Bébé

Like the Jojo Maman Bébé swimsuit above, these trunks have an inconspicuous swim nappy integrated in the design, so there's no need for a disposable one underneath. They have UPF50+ sun protection, functional pockets, an elasticated waistband and are soft cotton. They're also a super fun print.

Main Features

  • Price: £15
  • Ages: 0 months - 3 years
  • Integrated nappy means leak protection and no need to use disposable
  • Soft cotton with elasticated waistband
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Functional pockets
  • Soft cotton next to your child's skin

6. Floatsuit by Splash About

A floral Floatsuit.
Image © Splash About

Splash About have done it again, with this product racking up countless positive reviews from parents, and overwhelmingly ranking against its competitors. When looking for swimming costumes for babies and toddlers, it's great to think about getting a swimsuit that has inbuilt floats, so that your child can learn to swim and support themselves with less worry for you. This does just that. The floats are positioned to keep your child in the correct swimming position, and can be removed as they get more confident. It's also UPF 50+ sun protection and durable.

Main Features

  • Price: From £20
  • Ages: 1 - 6 years
  • Zip down the back for easy on-and-off
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Durable, chlorine resistant costume in multiple designs
  • Holds your child in the correct swimming position
  • Inbuilt floats can be removed with increased confidence

7. Warm In One by Splash About

A pink and green butterfly Warm In One.
Image © Splash About

These are the ultimate warm wetsuit for babies and toddlers around. Fleece lined, and with an optional Happy Nappy that you can purchase alongside the wetsuit - in matching print! - these are sure to keep your tots happy, warm, dry, and completely content during their swimming session. It also comes in multiple design prints (we've chosen super cute Dragonfly here) and is designed to keep barrier creams in place for any baby with sensitive skin, and is UPF 50+ sun protection. The ultimate happy nappy wetsuit for babies.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.50
  • Ages: 0 - 24 months
  • Fleece-lined to keep in your baby's body heat
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Keeps barrier creams in place
  • Snazzy designs with a matching Happy Nappy to ensure leakage protection
  • Easy on and off

8. Little Sun Safe Suit by Frugi

A blue and red Little Sun Safe Suit.
Image © Frugi

One of the best summer baby suits out there, this 5-star rated suit comes in many designs and has a UPF50+ sun protection rating. It has a zip on the back for easy dressing, and flat seams to prevent chafing. Perfect for splashing in the sea or pool.

Main Features

  • Price: £25
  • Ages: 0 - 3 months +
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Fab design options
  • Zip on the back for easy on-and-off
  • Flat seams to reduce irritation
  • Super stretchy fabric and machine washable

9. Happy Nappy by Splash About

A blue Happy Nappy with a whale print.
Image © Splash About

Splash About are the premium supplier for a Happy Nappy wetsuit, (see the recommendation for the Warm In One, above), and their Happy Nappy swim nappies are no different. It's a multi-award winning product and recommended by 90% of UK swim schools as leak protection is guaranteed. Made of neoprene, it can be washed in cold water for endless reuse, and comes in multiple designs - we've chosen 'Vintage Moby'.

Main Features

  • Price: £10.99
  • Ages: 0 - 24 months
  • The original and best Happy Nappy, multi-award winning
  • Leak-proof and reusable
  • Neoprene for security, forming a secure seal
  • Moves with your baby with no gaping
  • Multi-award winning, recommended by 90% of swimming schools in the UK

10. Baby Swimming Wrap by Swimbubs

A Baby Swimming Wrap with a whale print.
Image © Swimbubs

If you're searching for wetsuits for babies that would work in the pool, consider this baby wrap from Swimbubs, which works to insulate your child with 2mm neoprene. Soft seams help to prevent chafing, and the design opens flat with adjustable velcro seals, making it easy to slip onto even the most wriggly child. It also has UPF 50+ sun protection, and comes in two super cute designs, with 3 sizes ranging from 0-30 months.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.99
  • Ages: 0 - 30 months
  • Easy on, flat-rolling design
  • Flexible but grippy neoprene
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Chafing prevention and soft seams

11. Navy Comores Sunsuit by Reima

A Navy Comores Sunsuit.
Image © Reima

This suit is made from recycled PET bottles, so you can rest easy knowing that it's eco-conscious. It's also incredibly functional, with flat seams for reduced chafing, and a front-facing zipper that makes it easy to get in and out of without restricting any of your child's movement. The material has UPF50+ sun protection but is still lightweight and quick drying. An easy breezy and sustainably sourced option for your baby or toddler.

Main Features

  • Price: £26.60
  • Ages: 2 - 8 years
  • Made from recycled bottles
  • UPF50+ sun protection
  • Front zipper for easy dressing
  • Flat seams for no irritation
  • Quick drying

12. Smiley Kids' Swim Set by Trespass

A Smiley Kids' Swim Set.
Image © Trespass

This two-piece set comes highly reviewed and is sure to provide your toddlers with protection from the sun (at 40+ UV sun protection) and any debris. There's an elastic waist on the bottoms and a half-zip at the neck for easy dressing. It's also machine washable at 30 degrees.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.99
  • Ages 2+
  • UV40+ sun protection
  • Fun designs with feature panelling
  • Elasticated waist and half-zip for easy dressing
  • Machine washable

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