21 Baby Swim Suits We Love for Newborns and Infants
Best Baby Rash Guard Swimsuit
This is about the cheeriest baby rash guard swimsuit we’ve seen! Made of a stretchy-soft, sun-blocking knit, Hanna Anderson's Swimmy Rash Guard Suit comes in four patterns. The gender-neutral “Wave,” shown, gets our vote.
These Old Navy swim trunks, sporting a shark hangin’ ten in vivid hues, come with a coordinating rash guard made with UPF 50 sun protection fabric. Both pieces dry super fast, so no damp car seat when you get back from the beach. This twofer is hard to beat for the price.
Best One-Piece Swimsuit
Whether it’s a family beach day or an impromptu pool visit, this playful tank-style baby girl swimsuit will have your sassy gal splashing in style. Did you notice the yellow flowers the flamingos are rocking? More than just cute, though, all suits by Wetsuit Club from Baby Starters have UPF 50 sun protection.
Best Baby Float Swimsuit
A floatation suit, like this JoJo Maman Bebe red-striped number in a retro style, will make your babe buoyant with a lot less fuss than those blow-up arm bands. The individual floats can be removed as your child gets heavier and more confident in the water. (Of course, a baby float swimsuit does not take the place of your watchful eye.) Also available in a pink-stripe, traditional tank style.
Best Baby Mermaid Swimsuit
Granted, any baby mermaid swimsuit is going to be cute. But the metallic-dot ruffled shoulder and the rickrack and glitter detailing on this Mud Pie Girls contender nudged it to the top of the heap.
Best Euro-style Baby Boy Swimsuit
A fan of the look of the men’s swim trunks popular in Europe, that are shorter and slimmer-cut than the typical American ones? Then you’ll fall for these sleek, hip little trunks from Freestyle Revolution.
Best Euro-style Baby Girl Swimsuit
This original design from Chipote Pas is adorable, with all those pastel frozen confections. But it’s a tiny bit quirky (don’t miss the little red crab near the ruffle scurrying up to nibble those treats!) All Chipote Pas swimsuits are made of fabric that meets the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which means that it’s free of irritants, and allergens. This tankini style baby girl swimsuit is topped off with the French expression "J'adopte la Fraiche Attitude" ("I have a cool attitude.")
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Best Baby Swimsuit to Make Grandma Swoon
Seersucker + fluttery sleeves = too darling for words. The back is even sweeter than the front, if you can believe it. The Little English Classic Bow Back Swimsuit has snaps at the stride for easy diaper changes.
Best Newborn Swimsuit
Applying sunscreen to newborns younger than 6 months of age isn’t recommended, so the best swimsuit for the tiniest tadpoles will give full-body coverage with UPF 50 fabric. Snaps at the stride are a must for diaper changes, and shoulder placket snaps for smooth on and off is ideal. This Coolibar Baby Beach One-Piece Swimsuit in the 0-6 month size checks all the boxes.
Best Baby Swimsuit with a Built-In Swim Diaper
Make a day at the beach with your best guy a little easier with this lightweight, i play. octopi-adorned suit. It has a reusable swim diaper built in, with a wicking lining to keep him drier when he’s not in the water.
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Best Tutu Swimsuit
Tutu precious! We’re obsessed with this UPF 50 leotard suit with an all-around tulle ruffle skirt. The sophisticated orchid print is eye-catching--and a bit unexpected on a baby girl swimsuit. The back of this fully-lined beauty, meanwhile, is open, with a tie-bow accent.
Best Baby Boy Swimsuit Pairing
Who says baby boy swimsuits just aren’t as much fun as girls’? This sunny Pineapple Long Sleeve Rashguard and Pineapple Swim Trunks busts that myth wide open. The crisp hues of this fast-drying, UPF 50-fabric duo are a day brightener to begin with. Oh, and did you notice the pineapple on the chest of the rashguard is sporting shades?
Best for a Pool Party
If your bambino will be making his swimwear debut at a big pool party, dress him for the occasion in the Eventide Mid-Length Swim Trunks. The comfy elastic waist and fast-dry fabric will keep him smiling at his adoring fans all afternoon. Plus, the print pretty much screams “fiesta!”
Best for Babies who Demand Comfort
Does your sensitive sweetheart have zero tolerance for constraining clothes, scratchy anything, being the least bit too warm or cold…? Then the Stonz 50+ UPF Surfboard Sunsuit may be the answer. It’s made of four-way stretch fabric, has a mesh strip down each side to keep him cool, and special zippers that prevent skin pinching and chafing.
Best Comfort and Cuteness Hybrid
Fully lined, and fortified with 50+ UPF protection, Carter's Unicorn Rashguard Set shows off a screen-printed mythical creature festooned with glitter, and a mane that’s a rainbow ruffle. This baby girl swimsuit strikes the perfect balance of practicality and fun.
Best for Budding Hipsters
Here’s one of those baby girl swimsuits you’ll wish so bad came in your size. The Circle Collar Swimsuit by Nununu will have all eyes on your little fashionista...and all your friends asking where you got it.
Best Mommy-and-Me Match Up
When she’s in high school, she won’t want to wear, even to bed, anything that so much as looks like something you’d wear. So enjoy this while you can, ladies. The Elie and Bella Tropical Mini Belize One Piece is made for splishing, splashing, and twirling, of soft Lycra with UPF 50+. It’s fully lined with comfy seamless edges. For your part, the Marbella One Piece flatters with a deep v-neck halter and ruched detailing.
Best for Bohemian Bambinas
This groovy design will make your little flower child the center of attention wherever you drop your towel. The Jardin Frill Tank by Seafolly is made of Elastane for extra stretch, and has adjustable straps for a custom, snug fit.
Best for Dapper Dudes
These vibrant-patterned Cat & Jack Pieced Side Swim Trunks will have him standing out in any poolside crowd. Made completely of recycled fabric, this snazzy baby boy swimsuit has a mesh lining for a layer of comfort.
Best for a Nautical Look
For a clean, classic seaside vibe, turn to this RuffleButts Stripe Set, which comes with a reversible sun hat to complete the look. It also couldn’t be more perfect for your baby girl’s Memorial Day and Independence Day swim outings.
Best for Brash Boys
He may still be small, but do you feel sure he’s destined to be a leader? Suit him up for his first steps towards greatness in this Gap Graphic Rashguard Swim Set. The drawstring tie at the waist ensures a proper fit, while the UPF 40 fabric protects him from too much sun.