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To wonder why kids wear sunsuits in the swimming pool?

114 replies

sequin2000 · 16/07/2017 21:31

I know it's really none of my business but I don't get it. Do people think that sunsuits act as wetsuits? I'm fairly certain that it will be colder in a clammy uv sun suit than in a regular costume so wonder why at the pool last week about 1/3 of under 5's were wearing them? Albu to ask if your child wears a sunsuit to the local pool and if so why?

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roamingespadrille · 16/07/2017 21:32

Might be the only swim suit they've got?


AlbusPercival · 16/07/2017 21:32

So I don't have to buy 2 swimming costumes grown out of in months?!??


roamingespadrille · 16/07/2017 21:32

They might like it.


wtftodo · 16/07/2017 21:32

Because we only buy one swim/sun suit.... plus (when she wore) nappies i think they look daft under a swimsuit.


Grumpbum · 16/07/2017 21:33

Because we only have the choice of a UV suit or wet suit. Although our local pool is freezing I have considered the wet suit


annasfarmgirl · 16/07/2017 21:33

As sun protection!

They're designed for swimming in. They don't act like wetsuits though, as you say.


Only1scoop · 16/07/2017 21:33

Dd's rash vest and shorts are 50 spf so with Cream applied aswell stops her burning.
No brainier Confused


roamingespadrille · 16/07/2017 21:33

Their other one might be in the wash.


KoalaDownUnder · 16/07/2017 21:33

So they don't get burnt?!

What am I missing?? Confused


WutheringFrights · 16/07/2017 21:33

Because he has one and its a waste of money buying a seperate cossie for the pool.


SleepingBooty · 16/07/2017 21:34

Maybe they only have the one swim suit bought for a hot holiday and is reused to go to the local pool.


NoArmaniNoPunani · 16/07/2017 21:34

Same as albus, so I don't have to buy 2 swimsuits


Phineyj · 16/07/2017 21:35

Because DD prefers it


museumum · 16/07/2017 21:35

Because it's easier to buy one and because it's also easier to hold onto ds in a suit than naked from the waist up - he's a fish and doesn't seem to realise he ought to. One up for breath 🙄


doleritedinosaur · 16/07/2017 21:36

Our pool is freezing & so I don't have to buy two.


Lavabravacava · 16/07/2017 21:36

We swim at an outdoor pool. I want to avoid lots of sun cream due to chemicals and the hassle.


Oddish · 16/07/2017 21:36

Easier to wrangle a small child out of than a clingy swimsuit - open the zip and it's off! That's my excuse anyway, I didn't realise that anyone even noticed!


CMOTDibbler · 16/07/2017 21:37

In an indoor pool, because it stops them rubbing their skin on floats/ side of pool etc. My ds always gets a rash on his chest if we go to the floats session - but now he's too big to enforce a rash vest!


WhooooAmI24601 · 16/07/2017 21:37

Our local pool is indoor and outdoor so yep, on hot days they wear rash vests simply because I don't want them going out without them.


scaevola · 16/07/2017 21:37

Because you need sun protection even in water.

Depending on particulate matter, it can be tens of feet deep at 70+% strength at surface. Penetration is higher in pools than in the sea.

As creams wash off, it's sensible to use UV suits in the summer months.


TheAntiBoop · 16/07/2017 21:38

Op is talking about indoor pools in this country

our local teaching pool is hot and the teachers request they not wear baggy shorts or tops but kids still do for some reason. I don't understand either op!

I can understand if you have one suit but where it is separates why wear the top?


FourEyesGood · 16/07/2017 21:39

Because the DCs prefer them.


notgivingin789 · 16/07/2017 21:41

DS has one as he has eczema, he loves swimming though the chlorine water on his skin irritates him . So we were advised to slap on loads of emollient on DS then apply his wetsuit, to keep the chlorine water away from his skin as possible.


EnglishGirlApproximately · 16/07/2017 21:41

Because you can't fit a picture of a whole crocodile on a pair of trunks, that's why DS wears his instead of his trunks anyway.


LivininaBox · 16/07/2017 21:41

Easier to hold on to the child in one and they hold the nappy on.

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