The Latest In Childrens Protective Swimwear

Sunuva’s fabulous new childrens beachwear range couldn’t have come at a better time. Their cool, stylish UV sun wear is a welcome breath of fresh air compared to the childrens protective swimwear that is currently available. Created by stylish mums for stylish mums Sunuva’s founders Emily and Sabrina have created a range of gorgeous beachwear that not only incorporates original, funky designs that your kids will love, but will also give you the peace of mind of knowing that your children have ultra protective SPF 50+ clothing on whilst they are playing in the sun.

Skin cancer is now the most common type of cancer in the UK and the incidence of both malignant melanomas (MM) and non-melanoma (NMSCs) skin cancers is continuing to double every twenty years (Sun protection and the risk of skin cancer, Professor Lesley Rhodes 2008). Despite the fact the sun’s rays are getting stronger as a result of climate change and the thinning ozone layer, much of this increase is behaviourally driven with four out of five cases of skin cancer being preventable by sensible behaviour, especially during childhood.

Melanoma is the most common cancer in young people aged twelve to twenty-four and the second most common cause of death for young adults aged twenty to thirty nine years (Cancer Research UK). Childrens protective swimwear is now as essential for the beach and pool as a high factor sun block, a wide brimmed hat and a pair of high quality UV protective sunglasses. Sunuva’s founders, who are mums themselves, also strongly recommend keeping your children out of the sun between twelve and three in the afternoon when the sun is at its harshest.

Providing your child with the best sun protection is absolutely essential. Sun exposure during childhood and adolescence largely determines their likelihood of developing both melanomas (MM) and non-melanoma (NMSCs) skin cancers in later life. Children’s skin is thinner and far more sensitive so can be damaged much more easily. Therefore it is imperative that all children should practice safe sun care and wear childrens protective swimwear and sun block on unprotected areas whilst playing in the sun.

The beauty of Sunuva’s new protective swimwear range is that your child will adore the sets as much as you do. The stylish, coordinating childrens sun protection vests give kids the equivalent of SPF 50+ sun block and protect from more than 97% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. The high quality Italian fabrics also meet the stringent and highly respected Australian and New Zealand sun protection guidelines (AS/NZS 4399:1966).

The fabulous beach wear ranges come in a variety of fashionable designs that your little beach bums will love and much of the swimwear is reversible meaning that they will be able to enjoy two pieces in one. A far cry from the tacky and hideous childrens sun protection suits currently available. As well as the gorgeous ultra protective rash vests there are coordinating bikinis, swim trunks, swimsuits and even sundresses, kaftans and shirts.

Recent research has shown that children whose parents follow sun protective behaviours are more likely to practice sun protection themselves. This is well understood by school teachers and childcare experts who know that patterns taught to children from an early pre or infant school age are more likely to be kept up throughout adulthood (Sunsmart). By ensuring your children get into the habit of wearing their childrens protective swimwear by giving them a style that they love and want to wear, you will be helping them to develop the right habits for their future health.