I don’t know about you, but my pool activities ironically consist of little to no activity at all. I usually prefer to relax on a raft with my sunglasses, a thick layer of sun block and a cool drink. It’s just me, warm sunshine and total relaxation. Of course to kids, pool time is a completely different story! For them going to the pool means a day filled with fun games and activities, not lounging around.
Because kids are always on the go, boys and girls swimsuits sure do have hard lives. They must endure sand, sun, salt water, chlorine, sun screen oil, grass stains from endless runs down the slip and slide, and who knows what other wear and tear. As summer fast approaches, it’s important for mom and dads to know how to properly wash swimwear pieces. If not well cared for, kids and baby swimwear will never see it through the summer!
DO soak new swimsuits in cold water and white vinegar to prevent colors from running
DO rinse your swimsuit in cool water after each use and before each washing
DO wash swimwear by hand
DO use detergent specially designed for swimwear fabrics (found in swimwear shops)
DO air dry your swimwear garments indoors
DON’T wash swimwear in the washing machine
DON’T ever use bleach on your bathing suits
DON’T dry swim suits in the dryer
DON’T air dry your swimsuit in the sun
DON’T twist or wring the swimwear to remove excess water
You’ll also get more life out of your girls and boys swimwear if you invest in quality pieces that are made to last. At Sophias Style you can count on our swimwear to be well-crafted and affordable. We have designer swimwear by Kate Mack, Gossip Girl and Hula Star, all for up to 70% off the retail tag!