Whether animal-inspired or embellished with adorable accents (the ruffles, the rosettes!), infant swimwear is irresistible. It can be nearly impossible to narrow down all of the pool- and beach-ready swimwear for baby, but that’s where we come in.
The Bump has picked out 30 of the cutest infant swimsuits for boys and girls, from swim trunks emblazoned with Star Wars’ BB-8 to infatn bathing suits illustrated with Peanuts characters. There are also sailor-inspired infant swimsuits, dino suits and a baby mermaid swimsuit that will make your heart do somersaults.
But this infant swimwear is so much more than just cute. It’s also designed to protect babies and their very delicate skin. With that in mind, many of these infant swimsuits are UV-protected and include a rash guard to protect against abrasions and sunburns.
Scroll to shop the cutest—and most protective—infant swimwear. And remember, accessorizing is key. Get baby a hat, a pair of sunglasses and most importantly, a big bottle of sunscreen!
Infant Boy Swimwear
Oh, (baby) boy! Infant swimwear for little boys is just about as cute as can be. Courtesy of brands like Just One You by Carter’s, Speedo and Sol Swim, infant boy swimwear goes way beyond your standard swim trunks. There are one-pieces, rash guard tops and bottoms and diaper-style bottoms, too. Shop the best of the bunch here.
Don’t go in the water! Oh, wait, just kidding! Shark Patrol is here, and he has a cute, two-piece UV-resistant suit with a rash guard with him to boot.
Just One You Made by Carter’s Baby Boys’ Rash Guard & Swim Trunk Set Shark Patrol, $16, Target.com
This Just One You Made by Carter’s two-piece also falls under infant rash guard swimwear, only this one features a pirate octopus. (Our favorite kind of octopus, for sure.)
Just One You Made by Carter’s Baby Boys’ Rash Guard & Swim Trunk Set Pirate Octopus, $16, Target.com
If this hibiscus-print swimsuit is baby’s first piece of infant swimwear, we’re guessing his first word will be “aloha.”
Cat & Jack Baby Boys’ Hibiscus Print Swim Trunk, $10, Target.com
Infant swim trunks featuring everyone’s new favorite droid, BB-8 complete with UPF 50+.? Yes, please!
Hanna Andersson Star Wars Boys The Force Awakens Board Shorts With UPF 50+, $49, Hannaandersson.com
What little prepster-to-be’s wardrobe would be complete without Little Me’s Boys’ Sailboat Swim Trunks? Not to mention, what’s more summery than an Americana red, white and blue palette? (Answers: It wouldn’t be, and nothing!)
Little Me Boys’ Sailboat Swim Trunks, $18, Dillards.com
Speaking of patriotic, check out Carter’s Fourth of July-themed two-piece set with a rash guard shirt and UPF 50+. The top reads “Mr. Independent”—eat your heart out, Kelly Clarkson.
Carter’s 2-Piece Mr. Independent Rashguard & Swim Trunks Set, $22, Macys.com
When it comes to infant swimwear, it doesn’t get more classic than nautical stripes. (Though to be fair, this is true for nearly all clothing!) This is for the baby boy heading to the beach in Nantucket.
Sovereign Code Boys’ Striped Swim Trunks, $23, Bloomingdales.com
Crabby? Not your little boy in this Little Me one-piece! Not only is it infant rash guard swimwear, but it also boasts built-in UV protection for extra fun in the sun. And that sunglasses-wearing crab!
Little Me 1-Piece Striped Crab Rashguard Suit, $32, Macys.com
The Land Before Time meets the modern beach, baby boy! This rashguard-style bathing suit will put a smile a big as the dinosaur's on sunbathers' faces.
Carter's 1-Piece Baby Boy's Dinosaur Rashguard Bathing Suit, $33, Amazon.com
Because one dinosaur infant swimwear option is never enough, we also have this reusable swim diaper with dinos, courtesy of Swim Time.
Swim Time Dinosaur-Print Reusable Swim Diaper, $14, Macys.com
Cool rider! Tucker & Tate’s two-piece infant boys swimsuit is for the coolest of the little guys, as it boasts palm trees and a pair of “sunglasses” tucked into a faux-pocket. Have you ever seen a cool guy without shades?
Tucker & Tate Two-Piece Rashguard Swimsuit, $21, Shop.nordstrom.com
This bright and juicy two-piece infant swimsuit for boys, which includes a rash guard top, is perfect for the baby boy who’s headed to the Pacific. Hang ten!
Old Navy 2-Piece Rashguard Set for Baby, $20, OldNavy.com
In these Mini Rodini swim trunks, your baby boy will be the king of the jungle—er, make that the beach! Finished in a light grey, this comfy and quick-drying suit is the perfect infant swimwear for the boy who loves his Jungle Book (or Lion King, or Wizard of Oz! The lion really does go far).
Mini Rodini Lion Swim Trunks, $41, Zappos.com
Mini Rodini’s Melody Swim Trunks, complete with flying music notes, are special on this list of infant swimwear for boasting an outer layer crafted entirely from 100 percent recycled polyester. Five bottles were recycled to make these shorts; how’s that for green?
Mini Rodini Melody Swim Trunks, $59, MiniRodini.com
And of course, no list of infant swimwear would be complete without an option from Speedo. This cyan-blue rash guard two-piece is designed for the little boy who’s just started to swim—in style, of course.
Speedo Begin to Swim Toddler Printed Rash Guard 2-Piece Set, $26 to $28, Speedousa.com
Infant Girl Swimwear
And now, for the little ladies. While the infant boy swimwear is, as noted, extremely adorable, we’re going to just come out and say it: The infant girl swimwear is that much cuter. There’s an infant swimwear company called RuffleButts that puts ruffles on all its swimsuits’ butts, for crying out loud! With ribbons, bows and a rainbow of colors to choose from, you may just find yourself wondering if this infant swimwear is available in your size. (And trust us, we’re on the lookout for you.) Shop the best infant girl swimwear below!
Let’s start out strong… with a mermaid bikini! Even with just the positively pink top and scale-embellished bottom, this one’s a keeper. But add the tail? Straight Ariel vibes.
Cat & Jack Baby Girls’ Mermaid Bikini Set With Skirt, $18, Target.com
Hashtag: When you’re dressed like a watermelon and loving it! The seed print, the ruched sides, the matching mint rosette and peplum? Ridiculously cute. And, with UPF 50+, this one also falls under top UV swimwear for infants.
Cat & Jack Baby Girls’ Watermelon Tutu One Piece Swimsuit, $12, Target.com
You know what a lot of you have been asking about? Infant ladybug swimsuits. Well, ask and you shall receive! This one by Le Top boasts stripes, polka dots and a ladybug appliqué.
Le Top Infant Girls Red/White Dots With Black Stripes Ladybug Swimsuit, $32, Bestdressedchild.com
Future Beyoncé fans can prove their Beyhive status early in this lemon-printed Hanna Andersson one-piece, complete with a V-neckline and crisscrossed straps.
Hanna Andersson Girls Reversible One Piece in Blue Breeze/Windsail, $36, Hannaandersson.com
Kids in cutouts? There’s no reason your baby girl’s infant swimwear shouldn’t be on-trend! This Sol Swim two-piece, connected by a bow-topped whale, also has a UPF 50+ rating, making it safe for your baby to play in the sun.
Sol Swim Baby Girls’ Whale One Piece Connector Swimsuit, $20, Amazon.com
Mr. Independent, meet your Star-Spangled Cutie! This Carter’s two-piece with a rash guard top is infant girls swimwear with a July 4th touch. (But really, when is Americana out of style?)
Carter’s 2-Piece Star Spangled Cutie Rashguard Swimsuit, $22, Macys.com
This one’s for the future bikini babes! The smocked bikini top features an adorable oversized bow, while the coral hue is all kinds of summery.
Old Navy Baby Ruffled Back Bikini Set for Baby, $17, Oldnavy.gap.com
Another piece of ultra-protective infant rash guard swimwear, Tea’s Passionfruit Rash Guard One-Piece jumpsuit is a floral-printed, guava-hued piece that zips up the front for extra security. This one’s for the baby who’s really ready to swim!
Tea Passionfruit Rash Guard One-Piece, $43, Teacollection.com
RuffleButts’ Mint Seersucker Peplum One Piece not only features the brand’s signature ruffle-accented bottom (so coy!), but also a bow-backed peplum and a monogrammed bodice. It’s for the Southern Belle in the making.
RuffleButts Mint Seersucker Peplum One Piece, $27 (plus $8 for monogramming), Rufflebutts.com
With retro goodness to spare, Sol Swim’s sailor-inspired one-piece features blue and white stripes, a big red bow and high-waisted “bottoms,” perfect for the little ‘40s-inspired princess.
Sol Swim Miss Sailor One Piece Swimsuit, $15, Target.com
This baby-blue, appliqué-accented one-piece with UPF protection is especially good for a newborn, as its bubble silhouette is made to hug a diaper.
Kate Mack Petal Parfait Swim Bubble, $39, BiscottiandKateMack.com
A seahorse with a tulle mane? Come on, people! This high-necked one-piece also features a turquoise wavy print, perfect for afternoons playing surfside in the sand with you.
Love U Lots Seahorse One-Piece Ruffle Swimsuit, $42, Shop.nordstrom.com
A beach picnic is ideal in this Archimedepink gingham one-piece. The print is retro perfection, as is the detachable, lined swim nappy!
Archimede Baby Girls Pink Gingham Swimsuit & Nappy, $55, Childrensalon.com
And now for the characters we love! This Hanna Andersson Peanuts one-piece has Lucy, Sally and Snoopy in their swimwear best. The UV-resistant suit, designed to block 99 percent of rays, is also crafted from quick-drying material.
Hanna Andersson Peanuts Girls One-Piece, $44, Hannaandersson.com
Aloha! This lei-wearing Stitch suit is perfect for the Disney-loving baby (and parent!).The little lei-wearing Stitch is precious, while those asymmetrical ruffles are actually a little edgy! (Work with us, it’s infant swimwear!)
Disney Stitch Swimsuit for Baby, $14, Disneystore.com