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Picture this: You’ve just sat down at the beach and are starting to relax — toes in the sand — when you hear it. Yes, moms, I’m talking about the dreaded call that says your little one is now soaking wet and, of course, needs to go potty. The rest of the story is one that we all know well — pull and stretch to get her out of her suit, which is now a soggy ball on the disgusting bathroom floor, then stretch, pull and yank the now freezing cold and germ-covered suit to get it back on. Repeat in 20 minutes.

Fasten Swimwear is a Moma's Beach Dream Come True

If this whole song and dance sounds familiar then you’re going to love Fasten Swim, the swimsuit for girls that makes it so easy to conquer the bathroom in an adorable and germ-free way. Developed by a two moms on a mission, Jill Slater and Alexis Castellano, Fasten Swim has hidden magnets that hold the bottom of the suit closed for swimming, but that easily open for going potty and changing diapers. Say it with us… “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Fasten Swim Makes Beach Potty Trips SO MUCH EASIER

Mom! I need to pee!

It never fails that once her body hits the water my 6-year-old will have to pee, like clockwork. So, trust me when I say that we were able to give Fasten Swimsuits a really good try and in my fully honest opinion: Yes, yes, double yes. My first concern was that the magnets wouldn’t be strong enough — cannonball after cannonball — and she would end up flashing us at some point in the day. To my surprise, the magnets are really pretty strong, but just in case, they have also added snaps on either side of the suit to reinforce the magnets.

When it came time to go potty, all it took was a quick pull on the front of her suit and the bottom portion flipped down and stuck to the back of the suit via a small magnet at the top of the back of the suit. They thought of everything here! Don’t get me started on the beach-side diaper change on my wiggly 1-year-old. Easy peasy.

Fasten Swimsuits for Girls Make Beach Diaper Changes Easy
It’s all in the details

Fasten Swimsuits are 84 percent poly and 16 percent Spandex and are thick, two-ply high-quality fabric. The waist belt of the suits contains three strong magnets on the front, two snaps on the side, and a magnet on the back of the suit to hold the bottom up while using the potty.

As far as sizing, like they mention on the site, I would recommend going one size up. For the 18-month-old I went to a 2T and it was perfect. My 6-year-old, however, is on the smaller, thinner side, so I was a little over ambitious in ordering her a size 6. As you can see, it was a bit baggy and the shoulder strap kept slipping. On the upside, the quality is incredibly good so I can see her wearing this suit again for next year (at least), not to mention it’s her new favorite suit… because butterflies.

Fasten Swimsuits range in size from 6-months-old all the way up to girls size 10 and they carry enough colors and patterns to suit any style, not to mention a line of matching hats, headbands and cover-ups!

Through August 31st, Fasten Swimwear has been kind enough to offer our readers 20 percent off their order with the code SAVVYSUMMER, which is good on all regular priced items.

Which suit are you excited to order?
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Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kids Summer is here and if your kids are anything like mine, they’re going to be spending a lot of time over the next few months in swimsuits. Whether you’re going to the beach, the water park, your neighborhood pool, or just setting up a sprinkler or water table in the backyard, your kids should not only have suits that are cute and comfortable, but ones that will protect them from the sun’s harmful rays. Platypus Australia produces high-quality, fashionable UV protective swimwear for kids — infant through teens — in a variety of mix-and-match patterns, colors and styles.

Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kidsUV protection

Platypus Australia’s sun-safe swimwear and rash guards ensure that the kid wearing them receives maximum sun protection. Platypus Australia was formed in 1996 by two mothers that know just how hard it is to apply sunscreen to kids on the move! They realized that there was a demand for kids bathing suits and clothing that would protect children from the sun’s damaging rays and still be comfortable and cool. The company’s mission is to educate parents, children and industry representatives of the importance of protecting children against the sun’s damaging rays, trying to prevent skin cancer in later life. Each Platypus Australia item blocks out at least 97.5% of harmful ultraviolet radiation, making them one of the safest swimsuit lines on the market.

Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kidsMix-and-match fashion

Platypus Australia’s swimsuit lines — for babies, girls and boys — are designed to be mixed-and-matched. Each line has multiple styles of tops, shirts, rash guards, tanks, shorts, sunsuits, briefs, hats, cover-ups and accessories that all coordinate, so your child can pick the type of suit they feel the most comfortable wearing. Collections come in adorable prints like seashells, lobsters, flamingos and regatta. You can shop online by collection or by type/style of suit. Sizing ranges from infants all the way up to kid’s size 14. And no worries mama, there are even some swimsuits and rash guards for women.

Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kidsEnter to win a Platypus Australia gift certificate ($100) in our #SummerScoop4Moms giveaway!Platypus Swimwear 4Quality and service

Platypus Australia strives to achieve high quality garments and sun protective swimwear with good fit, at affordable prices, backed by fast and friendly service. Platypus Australia is made with LYCRA® because of its amazing shape-retention, maximum breathability and most importantly, its ultra chlorine resistance properties. These fun colorful suits won’t fade in the sun or even after dips in the pool and will hold their shape without being stretched after multiple wears. And just because these swimsuits for babies and kids come from the other side of the world doesn’t mean you can’t get them for your own little sun worshipers. Easy shipping is available to both the U.S. and Canada… plus, it’s free if you spend over $80.

Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kidsCheck out Platypus Australia online at any of the sites listed below:

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Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kids

Platypus Australia UV protective swimwear and rash guards for kids

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Platypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGo

Introducing Platypus Australia Swimwear

School is out (or almost out!) and it’s officially beach and pool season for kids across the country. That also means that it’s time to get your kids a new swimsuit for the summer, preferably one that is both stylish and offers great sun protection. Leave it to the Aussies to come up with the most amazing swimwear for babies and kids on the market today. Let us introduce you to Platypus Australia SwimwearPlatypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoPlatypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGo

Stylish and sun-safe swimwear

Platypus Australia is a leading UV swimwear brand, offering a selection of high-quality protective swimwear for babies, toddlers and kids (including rash guards, swimsuits, trunks and matching beachwear) ranging from sizes 0 to 14. Not only is Platypus Australia swimwear stylish with mix-and-match pieces in lots of styles, patterns and colors, but the swimwear is sun-safe and ensures maximum sun protection with a UPF 50+ rating, blocking out at least 97.5% of harmful ultraviolet radiation. That’s a win-win in our book.

We’re giving away a $150 Platypus Australia gift card in our #AwayWeGo Summer Travel Giveaway!

Platypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoPlatypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoPlatypus Australia has an incredible selection of swimwear and beachwear for girls and boys, from babies through teens. The styles and patterns are fun and fashionable ranging from solid colors to watermelon or camouflage. Each pattern comes in a variety of styles such as rash guards, two-piece bikinis, trunks, hats, board shorts, singlets, sun shirts, jackets and tankinis.

Mom and kid-approved

I love the colors, patterns and style selection, but I was even more impressed with how thick, well-made and sturdy the Platypus Australia suits were. The seams are flat, so they don’t irritate the kids’ skin and there are no inside tags to scratch or bother them. The elastic on the suit easily stretched over a swim diaper and didn’t pinch. The fabric was quick-drying and breathed well. My picky preschooler didn’t complain once about wearing long-sleeves on a hot day at the beach and this mom loved that we could forgo wrestling him multiple times a day to reapply sunscreen on his arms and torso.  Platypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoPlatypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoI chose the UPF 50+ Sunshirt LS in Sky and the UPF 50+ Swim Shorts in Palm Tree (both part of the Azure collection) for my son. We both loved the outfit. He’s growing so fast that I ordered a size up than he currently wears so he could wear it as long as possible. The shirt’s a little big, but it was so comfortable on him and gave him a lot of room to move around and play without being restrictive or too tight.

Platypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoFor the baby, I chose the UPF 50+ Lace Frill Swimsuit in a beautiful light blue with pink ruffles. I can’t get over how adorable this suit is! I’m tempted to order it in every size it comes in so she has one for the next eight years of her life — I love it that much. And you know it’s stylish when super trendy celebrities like Jessica Alba are dressing their kids in the same suit!  Platypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoPlatypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoFor older girls, I absolutely love the Castaway Collection with its bright reds and blue ruffles. Older boys (and husbands) will love the Turq Camo Collection.

Find Platypus Australia and enter to win $150

Be sure to check out all the 2015 styles and get great mix-and-match ideas in the Platypus Australia catalog and follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Enter to win a $150 Platypus Australia gift certificate, along with $3000 in other summer travel prizes in our #AwayWeGo Giveaway!

Platypus Australia Kids Swimwear #AwayWeGoThis post was contributed by Sara McCarty, who is part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scout program. Sara blogs about her kids and adventures being a lawyer-mom at Running From the Law

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Think Bond Girl, not Pool Mom

Forget the tankini or those skirted suit bottoms moms are always wearing. The most chic choice for a hot mama at the beach or pool is a one-piece swimsuit. A one-piece works on bodies curvy or straight, slender or voluptuous. Swap out your swim dress for a maillot and evoke instant glamour! One-pieces are practical for running after kids and are still a youthful look. They are more conducive to actual swimming — not to mention boogie-boarding and body surfing — than skimpy bikinis or floppy-in-the-water tankinis. A one-piece is a stylish suit that is always a classic. Here are four fabulous one-piece swimsuit looks to try this summer.

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Black and White

Black and white suits are everywhere, and they are a slenderizing choice. Use black and white colorblocking to strategically highlight with white and minimize with black. Do not be afraid of stripes! Stripes at the smallest part of your waist are crazy flattering. Stripes with overlapping panels, chevrons and zigzags and achieve the opposite effect of those dreaded horizontals.

1. Double Strap Virginia by River Island at asos 2. Diva Dream Bandeau Stripe at South Beach Swimsuits 3. Bandeau Maillot by Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom 4. Let’s Bond by La Blanca at Zappos

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Solid Plunge Front

Go ahead, highlight your cleavage. Seriously. Save the modesty for church. A V-neck, dramatic front is actually more flattering to the bust than a high neck, and this cut is forgiving if you have a bit of a belly. Keeping your plunge front suit in a solid color will keep it classy.

1. Bayside by Splendid at Zappos 2. Plunge Halter by Vitamin A at Everything But Water 3. Shoulder Maillot by Vince Camuto 4. Weekender by Zinke at Piperlime
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Modern Botanical

These ain’t your grandma’s floral swimsuits! If you choose a light-colored botanical with modern flair, no one will mistake you for an attendee of water aerobics. Stay away from navy, purple and black backgrounds and seek out interesting details and low backs.

1. Touche Evanthe Maillot at anthropologie 2. Modern Garden Cross Back at Trina Turk 3. Ruched Asymmetrical at Garnet Hill 4. Under the Sun Bandeau by Maaji at South Moon Under
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Awesomely ’80s-Inspired

There is a reason those Amazonian supermodels of the late ’80s were always rocking a one-piece: this suit style is so flattering on an hour-glass or athletic figure. Pick out a bright color or an Aztec-influenced pattern for a look that is vintage cool. Mesh inserts or Bodyglove-zippers are fun also fit the vibe.

1. Jade purple suit by Luz at The Cools 2. Malibu fluorescent yellow suit at American Apparel 3. Mayan one-piece lingerie strap tank by Becca by Rebecca Virtue at Everything But Water 4. Pro Mesh Racerback Maillot by Juicy Couture
Which one-piece swimsuit look is your favorite?
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Swimsuit season is among us ladies….don’t hurt the messenger!  Lucky for you, you have me.

I am always conflicted in the swimsuit department.  On one hand I want something that is appropriate for my Moms status but I also want something youthful and kinda hot, I’m not dead people!  I refuse to wear a dreaded “Mom Suit”, it kinda falls into the same category as the Mom Jeans (not fashionable or flattering)  But I also don’t want to wear something that is meant for the 23 year old strutting their stuff in Las Vegas.  Moms can still be sexy!!  We all have our trouble spots for sure, and while we might not look like Brooke Burke, we can still rock a fun swimsuit and feel good about it.

So…. I was offered to try an Aerin Rose swimsuit and after looking at the choices, I happily agreed because these are some super cute swimsuits!


Now this is what I am talking about, something fun and trendy but still classy.  Aerin Rose still offers the itty bitty bikini’s but they also offer plenty of other options to help Moms conceal any problem areas.  From tankini’s, one pieces, to tummy control dresses and supportive underwires.  They have a great collection of swimsuits for every fashionable Mom no matter what your size.

 


I went with the kaelidescope halter top and bikini bottoms….because I’m a little bit sassy like that!

No those are not my boobs or legs. The swimsuit is so soft and very comfortable.  I usually struggle with finding swimsuit bottoms, either they are too little and creep up or are too big and look like the mom brief.  These bottoms were low waisted and fit me perfectly!  I do not have much to speak about up top, but the best part about these tops is that they have extra support for those that are larger on top.  Even this halter has a flexible piping just like an underwire, to really support you.

What do you think of these Swimsuits?

I gave Aerin Rose Swimwear a like on Facebook, if you like them you should too!

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