We are back this month with our beach picks from the fab Melijoe.com website. We live right by a beach, well 2 minutes drive away and my boys both love spending time on the beach both in the summer and the winter. The Mini Mads have had a good browse of the website and here are their choices. The boys are ten and nearly nine and have distinct personalities, so see if you can tell who picked which sets!
Top tips for choosing beach clothes
As a mum there are a few things that I look for in beach clothes, so I thought I would share with you my top tips for beach clothes for kids.
First up, the same as my summer picks, the brighter the better. I want my kids to stand out on the beach. it is hard enough spotting them in a mass of kids on the beach, so I want to make it as easy as possible for me.
Secondly we love rash vests and long sleeved ones are king for us. Young skin burns easily and anything I can do to protect it I will. Rash vests are usually UV protected. They also dry really fast and protect young skin from sand burns too.
The beach we live on is both stony and sandy, so the boys wear flip flops a lot. They are also perfect for wearing in the beach shower too.
Caps are essential. They protect heads and faces from the sun, but again we look at bright ones, so that they boys stand out in the crowd. If you can get your kids to wear larger hats then that is even better.
Don’t forget their eyes. make sure you use reputable sun glasses and not play ones.
What are your top tips for beach wear for kids?
Some lovely pics – I really like that orange set (I’m with you on the brighter the better).
Totally agree about the caps and covering the head – totally vital. I really like these bright colours. My son looks great in orange and wears it a lot. Hope that continues!
I love bright colours on the beach too, very summery 🙂
Helen (popping over from blog support comment thread)
Covering up is so important so is being bright and being seem so these are great picks.
love this as we were just discussing what we should get for our holiday as i know all too well how easy their skin burns (and mines) x
I don’t envy parents having to dress themselves and their children. I struggle to dress just myself. Joking aside, I know choosing the right clothes is a nightmare for my brother when he takes his kids away so really helpful tips. I really like that fishbone top! Stephen
I always go for bright colours too and long sleeves are a great idea too. I always get funny looks when my kids have long sleeve tops on in the summer but I burn very easily and I don’t want them to suffer like I did. You are so lucky to live near a beach 🙂
I love the brightness of the clothing x
I like both of those outfits very much, the type of clothes I would choose for my son. Caps are really important for my son as he struggles with brightness and his eyes.
What some great tips – I always remember long sleeves when I was a child.
Yes I love bright things too! Always helps when your kids are in a crowd too to be able to spot them!
I always buy UV clothing for the kids, so important they are protected
I think you’ve covered all of the tips here – my main one would be to select fabrics which dry quickly.
great selection ive always found summer to be the easier dressing to choose
We have the blue Sunuva swimming trunks and I love them. Love both of these outfits, really sweet and stylish at the same time.
Love the cover ups, Liv needs them too as she has inherited my pale skin!
we are loving looking for ours currently with a holiday in 2 weeks i am leaving it a little late .. eek!
UV protective wear is a must, so is the hat 🙂
I love bright sets as it makes the kids easy to spot.
Agree with all these, especially the covering up delicate skin bit.