Keeping Toddlers Safe In The Sun With Frugi

Keeping Toddlers Safe In The Sun With Frugi

The times they are a changing and I love that we have finally stopped waving the helicopter parenting flag over mums and dads who chose to up the stakes in skin damage protection and raise their keeping toddlers safe in the sun game. It’s now perfectly acceptable to dress your children in sun protection suits to give them the added much-needed cover and that rocks!

Once upon a time what you could buy was quite limited (I’m talking 16 years ago when I was a young whipper-snapper of a mum to my now hulking great teenager.) I think I had one top which was quite thin and I doubt did much to stop the sun’s harmful rays filtering, it’s only comparing what’s available now that I can see how far they’ve come on.

And as  we’ve always spent lots of time at the beach, I’ve invested in a sun safe top each year for my boys. We keep the lotion topped up too but when they’re in and out the water, it’s much easier keeping shoulders and backs covered with clothing than it is for me to be running after them yelling “sun screen” like a woman possessed every time a bit of skin’s on show. I know how painful sun burnt is being a freckled Frieda that once upon a time thought baby oil was an amazing sun tan enhancer. <stupid, pink teenager that I was>

This year The Toddler will be sporting a super cute long sleeved top and shorts combo from Frugi. This sun safe suit boasts a UPF of 50+ matching and beating any sun protection I tend to use as it doubles up blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays.

keeping toddlers safe in the sun with this cute little set from Frugi

It Reminds me of a old style victorian bather with it’s nautical stripes and the high neck of the rash vest doesn’t annoy or irritate my boy.  He’s got a little bit of love thing going on for it right now and has been making a regular appearance from his wardrobe most mornings  as he asks to wear it!  I’m guessing it’s the soft feel or maybe the freedom of movement or it could simply just be the fish picture on the front, all I know is he likes it!


And so do I.

All we need now is a long hot summer to put it to good use!


If you’d like to see more of the new Frugi swimming and beach range pop over to Dolly Dowsie



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  1. Fi Ni Neachtain
    17th May 2016 / 10:12 am

    He looks absolutely adorable in his sunsuit and you’re right, it does have that Victorian-esque bather vibe to it with the nautical stripes 🙂 #FrugiFamily

    • 18th May 2016 / 9:15 am

      thank you, it does make me chuckle when I see him toddling around in it.

  2. karen
    17th May 2016 / 10:40 am

    This really is perfect for beach days, adorable and you know they will protect him too x #frugifamily

  3. 17th May 2016 / 11:20 am

    The sun safe suits are just lovely aren’t they? I’m also glad there is a lot more awareness about sun safety now; I remember being burnt as a kid and I worry so much as mine have fair skin too. I’m so in love with all the cute designs too! So hope we get a good summer! xx

    • 18th May 2016 / 9:12 am

      I think its that memory of sun burn which really encourages me to make sure my kids don’t get burnt

  4. 17th May 2016 / 11:48 am

    Perfect swimwear for little adventurers. Here’s hoping for a great Summer too. #FrugiFamily

    • 18th May 2016 / 9:21 am

      I’m really hoping for a good summer, there isn’t much to do here in Devon when it’s raining!

  5. 18th May 2016 / 12:39 am

    Ahh the sun suits are just perfect aren’t they! I definitely think sun protection is a good thing, you can never be too careful with delicate youthful toddler skin! Plus mine hates me putting sunscreen on!

    • 18th May 2016 / 9:22 am

      I’m always worried that I’ve missed a patch to put sun cream on and I hate the idea of loading my kids skin up with chemicals constantly

  6. 18th May 2016 / 10:35 pm

    That’s such a great outfit – I love how his arms and legs are all covered and safe from the sun x

    • 18th May 2016 / 10:53 pm

      It does cover the arms and legs much better than others we’ve had

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