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Our Favorite Swimsuits for Babies and Kids

Shop the latest trends in baby swimsuits. Check out our top picks for one-piece, two-piece, and rashguard sets for babies and toddlers.

Updated April 16, 2024

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It’s almost time for sunshine and fun in the water—unless you’re lucky enough to live somewhere you can swim year-round, in which case, I’m jealous! Being outdoors with kids and enjoying the water is so much fun, but you must have the right gear. This includes baby swimsuits, kids’ swimsuits, coverups, towels, and sunscreen.

The first thing you need for your kids is a swimsuit. There are many styles to choose from for boys and girls now. There is something out there for every child, from bright and colorful prints to protective fabrics. You can choose a one-piece, two-piece, or rashguard and short set. We’ve made a list of our favorites of each style for babies, toddlers, and kids to share with you, plus coverups and accessories.


Baby Swimsuits

Andy & Evan Infant Boardshorts

Surfboard swim trunks
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How great are these boardshorts? The surfboard print is super fun, and we love all the bright colors. These have a snap closure and elastic waistband for the perfect fit for your growing boy!

Carter’s Just One You® Baby Boys’ 2pc Rash Guard Set – Gray

Carter's Just One You® Baby Boys' 2pc Rash Guard Set - Gray
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This is the cutest swimsuit set for your baby shark! The different types of sharks and fish on the boardshorts, plus the fin on top of the rashguard shirt, make it an adorable look for the pool and beach. We appreciate how these two pieces come together to protect your baby’s delicate skin from UV rays.

Andy & Evan Infant Baby Bubble with Hat Set

Floral one-piece swimsuit with matching hat
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This adorable infant suit comes with a matching hat, perfect for protecting your baby’s head and eyes from the son. The ruffle detail throughout is super sweet, and the purple floral print is happy and playful. So pretty!

RuffleButts Pink Seersucker Tie-Shoulder One-Piece

RuffleButts Pink Seersucker Tie Shoulder One Piece
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Another brightly colored suit! This is a classic one-piece with the sweetest details. The seersucker print, tie-shoulders, and the ruffle on the bottoms made our hearts swell.

Toddler and Kids Swimsuits

Cat & Jack Baby Boys Swim Shorts

Swim trunks in orange
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This bright orange is perfect for warm weather. The design is a retro throwback look, which is making a comeback, and we are all for it! The ribbed detail is an extra detail we adore.

Cat & Jack Striped Swim Shorts

Blue and white stripe swim trunks
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These classic, striped shorts are such a great choice. This seersucker is always in style. It will go with a variety of rashguards or coverup tops.

Cat & Jack Flamingo Swim Shorts

Blue swim trunks with pink flamingos on them
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My son has this pair of swim shorts, and the shade of green is gorgeous! We love the flamingo print throughout, and the elastic tie in the waist makes it easy to adjust.

Cat & Jack Ice Cream Cone Print Swim Trunks

Blue swim trunks with red and white ice cream cones on them
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This print is a lot of fun. I love that the colors are patriotic, perfect for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July. This could easily help them double as holiday wear for related occasions throughout the summer.

Cat & Jack Striped Tankini

Pink and white stripe bathing suit
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This two-piece tankini is too cute. It is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a more conservative two-piece suit. It still has a fun personality with the flouncy ruffle at the waist.

Cat & Jack Daisy Print Puff Sleeve Swimsuit

Blue and pink daisy print bathing suit
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I wish this one-piece came in my size! The puff sleeve detail is perfection. And what about the gorgeous mint green background paired with the sweet and subtle daisy print? Maybe the perfect item to add to your little one’s Easter basket!

Cat & Jack Bikini Set

Yellow checkered two-piece swimsuit
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This adorable yellow gingham bikini set is bright and precious. The ruffle detail on both pieces makes this suit extra sunny and playful. We appreciate that it features a higher scoop-neck top to ensure it stays put while swimming.

Cat & Jack Heart Print Ruffle One Piece

Our Favorite Swimsuits for Babies and Kids
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For your little sweetheart! This multicolor heart-print one-piece has made our hearts jump! The hearts remind us of candy hearts, which, in our opinion, are sweet and timeless. The darling ruffle detail on the shoulders makes it extra adorable!

Old Navy

Baby Swimsuits

Ruffle-Trim Rashguard Swimsuit

Rainbow stripe one piece long-sleeve bathing suit
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This is the cutest rainbow stripe-print one-piece! We always love a ruffle trim. This swimsuit is also part of a collection available for family matching.

Long-Sleeve Side-Tie Rashguard Swimsuit

Green daisy print one-piece long-sleeve bathing suit
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This one-piece is in a rashguard style with long sleeves. A great option if you’re looking for more coverage for your little one. It has side ties and a zipper feature. This is another floral print that we had to include.

Printed Swim Trunks

Citrus print swim trunks
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Fresh-squeezed fun in the form of swimming trunks! These are perfect for any baby boy. Lemonade reminds us of summertime and these swim shorts we couldn’t say no to. They also can be matched with the rest of the family!

Rashguard Swimsuit

Palm tree one piece swim suit
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Palm trees are always a good idea. If your family loves the beach, this is an excellent option for your baby. This gorgeous shade of blue-green is so pretty, and the hidden snaps make it easy for diaper changes—definitely a win for the whole family.

Toddlers and Kids Swimsuits

3-Piece Rashguard Swim Set

Citrus print rashguard with two-piece yellow and white stripe bathing suit
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This three-piece swim set is functional and too cute. The yellow suit is a tankini-plus-shorts set. A fruit print rashguard can be worn with it or as a coverup.

Center-Front Cutout Swimsuit

Pink daisy print swimsuit with center cut-out
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We love the cap sleeves on this one-piece suit. The cutout on the front is an extra touch of style. It’s super cute while still being age appropriate. The print is pretty pale pink with daisies. It’s obvious the daisy prints are on trend!

Patterned One-Shoulder Ruffle Trim Swim Set

Two-piece pink and white stripe bathing suit
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Ooh la la! Stripes are always a classic choice. This pink and white print set has the cutest features. The one-shoulder style and ruffle details make it extra girly and adorable.

Long-Sleeve Rashguard Swim Top and Trunks

Long sleeve two-piece blue and rainbow stripe bathing suit
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The striped shorts in this set are part of the family match collection. This would make it perfect for matching with a sibling. I love the coordinating blue rashguard shirt that could easily be worn with other suits.

Graphic Rashguard Swim Top and Trunks

Two-piece bathing suit with white top and alligator on a surfboard trunks
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Catch ya later, alligator! This alligator print is so fun. It also comes with a white short-sleeved rashguard shirt for extra protection. I appreciate that it comes in a set ready to wear.


Baby Swimsuits

Rashguard One-Piece

Pink stawberry print rash guard swim one-piece
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This adorable pink one-piece has a tiny strawberry print throughout. The rashguard style is perfect for protecting your baby from the sun. We thought it would be a perfect choice for your berry-loving baby.

Recycled Tie-Dye One-Piece

Tie-dye one-piece swimsuit
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If you didn’t already know, ti-dye is back! This groovy little one-piece is made of recycled material. It features a half zipper and hidden buttons for easy diaper changes. This suit is for one cool baby!

Recycled Striped Rashguard One-Piece

Blue and white stripe rash guard swimsuit
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Navy and white stripes are always a classic combination. For the nautical lover, this is a darling swimsuit for a baby boy. The sizes for this suit range from 0-24 months old.

Recycled Two-Piece

Two piece swim set with orange long-sleeve top and leaf printed shorts
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This colorful rashguard and swim trunk set would look adorable on any little boy. The orange top has a shark and a fun saying. The tropical leaf print trunks have a variety of colors that would easily go with other colored swim tops.

Toddlers and Kids Swimsuits

Recycled Puff Sleeve 2-Piece Swimsuit

Two-piece pink flower print swimsuit
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We told you daisies were in! We think this is the cutest neon pink puffed sleeve two-piece ever! It’s also cool that it is made of recycled polyester.

Recycled Asymmetric Swimsuit

Rainbow checkered print one-piece bathing suit
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As we mentioned, the retro vibe is back in! We love this bright neon print on this suit. This asymmetric design is unique, and the ruffle detail on the one shoulder is super fun.

Recycled Rashguard Swim 3-Piece

Pink three-piece swimsuit set
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We’re big fans of three-piece suits. This solid-colored set can be worn together or mixed with other suits. We also think this dark pink color is gorgeous. This style goes up to size 14/16 in girls.

Recycled Rashguard Swimsuit

Purple one-piece rash guard swimsuit
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This simple and classic rashguard-style one-piece is excellent for extra protection for your child’s skin. The zipper closure makes it easy to get on and off, and this shade of purple is beautiful.

Disney Recycled Mickey Mouse Swim Trunks

Mickey Mouse swim trunks in green
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These Mickey Mouse print swim trunks are great. If your tiny tot loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, this is the suit for him! The green background is a beautiful shade and we love all the fun colors. The fabric also offers UPF 50+ protection!

Recycled Breton Stripe Swim Trunks

Blue and white stripe swim trunks
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Another timeless navy and white stripe print, but make it bold! The orange drawstring is an unexpected pop of color, and there is a patch pocket on the back as an extra detail.

Ruffle Butts

Baby Swimsuits

Long-Sleeve Rashguard Swimsuit

Blue, teal, and pink one-piece bathing suit
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This adorable one-piece rashguard suit is available in multiple prints. The ruffle detail and the bows on the bottom are too cute. We also love the easy access to the snaps on the bottom and zipper on the back of the suit.

Seersucker Waterfall Swimsuit

Purple ruffle one-piece bathing suit
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The cutest ruffled one-piece ever. It comes in two prints, but I especially love the gorgeous lavender color in seersucker. Simple but oh so sweet for your sweet pea!

Boys Long-Sleeve One-Piece Rashguard Swimsuit

Striped one-piece rash guard
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This is a classic style from this brand that many families adore. We love the colors on this striped print. This suit will keep your baby’s arms and body covered well to protect against UV rays. Just add a hat!

Boys Swim Trunks

Rainbow stripe swim trunks
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I love the retro feel of this print. Another cute item for your kiddo’s Easter basket! It comes in 14 other colors and prints if the rainbow lane stripe isn’t your thing. It features an inner mesh lining for extra comfort.

Toddlers and Kids Swimsuits

Smocked Bikini

Two-piece floral bathing suit
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I love a smocking detail and floral combination! There’s something classic about putting them together. This two-piece is sure to be adorable on your little girl with its feminine ruffle details on the shoulders.

Girls Long-Sleeve One-Piece Rashguard

Green and pink floral print one-piece bathing suit
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This one-piece rashguard style comes in many cute prints. We particularly liked this one because of its sweet design and beautiful color combination. The ruffle detail on the back and edges with the bows on the bottom make it extra sweet.

Boys Gingham Swim Trunks

Blue and white checkered swim trunks
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Blue gingham is such a precious print. Our Editor in Cheif has this swim trunk for her young boy, and she loves the classic look. Pair it with a white, light blue, or navy rashguard top to finish the look.

Coverups and Accessories

Cat & Jack Solid Rashguard Top

Boy in a blue rash guard top with long sleeves
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These are my favorite rashguards for boys due to the full zipper. It makes it so easy to take off when wet. The unisex look means girls could also wear it!

Cat & Jack Coverup Dress

Girl in white cover up
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This is such a cute and classic style! We love the pink piping detail around the hood and sleeves. The flouncy waist is also adorable. And the zipper all the way down the middle makes it extra simple to get it on and off.

Janie and Jack Floral Terry Jacquard Coverup

Our Favorite Swimsuits for Babies and Kids
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For the fancy and feminine little girl in your life, this is the coverup she needs. We think this style is luxe and timeless. This shade of pink is stunning, and the floral detail all throughout is subtle and beautiful. The ruffles on the sleeves are a perfect touch!

Janie and Jack Flamingo Cabana Shirt

Our Favorite Swimsuits for Babies and Kids
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Such a fun little shirt for boys that could be worn on multiple occasions! Wear it as a coverup or as part of an outfit. The pocket detail is too adorable.

Unisex Baby Swim Coverup Romper

White cover-up romper
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The sweetest terry cloth romper for any baby. It comes in black and a navy/white stripe combination. There are hidden snaps for easy diaper changes, and it’s a great little coverup to wear before or after playing in the water.

Unisex Long-Sleeve Rashguard Swim Top 2-Pack

Pink and white rashguard swim tops
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This two-pack of long-sleeve rashguard swim tops is a great deal. The white will go with everything, and the pink is so cute. The sizing goes up to 6T.

Boys Short-Sleeve Swim Rashguard

Blue rashguard swim shirt
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Short-sleeved rashguard shirts are often hard to find. These come in four colors! They offer extra UPF sun protection for your child as well.

Kids Towel Terry Tank Dress

Blue towel terry tank dress
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I love this style of towel terry tank dress. This could also be worn as an outfit with some summer sandals. I think it would look extra cute with a monogram added to it.

Tassel Kaftan Coverup

Pink and teal tassel kaftan cover-up
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These tassel details are so much fun! This kaftan comes in three color combinations, so you can choose the right one for you. It also cinches at the waist and has an adorable tiny bow detail.

Terry Full-Zip Coverup

Purple terry zip-up cover-up
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This hooded, full-zip coverup is functional and adorable. It comes in a solid lavender or striped print. We love the tiny ruffle detail around the sleeves.

Long-Sleeve Logo Rashguard

Blue long-sleeve rash guard shirt
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These are quality rashguards that will go with all your trunks. With the RuggedButts logo on one of the sleeves as a cute detail, it’s the company’s first-ever long-sleeve rashguard for active kids, and it’s been very popular. It even comes in seven colors.

Pay extra attention to the brand’s sizing chart when purchasing your baby’s swimsuit or coverup. These often differ depending on the brand. Another thing to consider is whether the suit has UPF built in. It is essential to have the proper protection plus sunscreen coverage because children’s skin is much more sensitive to the sun than ours. I hope you find some adorable swimsuits for days of fun in the sun!

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Megan is a wife and first-time mom of a baby boy based in East Texas. She attended the University of Arkansas and received a B.S.E. in Communication Disorders, followed by… Read more

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