We’ve just returned home from a week in the sunshine on the island of Majorca. If you’ve read our holiday post, you’ll know that we rarely left the swimming pool! It was such a good idea then that I had taken my kids to swimming lessons before the holiday. Even with my youngest, I felt much better knowing that they could swim and it wouldn’t be a total disaster. O absolutely loves the water and, despite never having had a swimming lesson, he is really confident in the water. We literally had to drag him away from the pool to get lunch and dinner each day. Whilst we were planning our trip, we were asked by the Baby Swimming Shop if we’d like to review a couple of swimming items whilst away on our holiday – perfect timing!
I chose the boys matching prints in their swimming apparel. I don’t often get the opportunity because of their age gap and, in all honesty, I wish I could have them matching a little bit more! For O, I gave him the option of the swimming shorts or trunks and he chose the trunks. They are really quite short, like traditional boys swimming trunks, but he found them comfortable. He favoured this pair to his longer swimming shorts, which surprised me as the others were adorned with his favourite superheroes.
For Q, I opted for the Platypus Australia Regatta all-in-one swimming suit. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had poppers underneath which made changing Q’s nappy so much easier! I had taken another swimsuit with us which wasn’t as easy to get on so Q ended up wearing the Platypus suit most of the week.
Q wore the sunsuit for five of the seven days we were away and we rinsed it out each evening and laid it out to dry overnight. I did notice that the motif on the sleeve had started to peel away after a few days. I’m not sure what made it do that as we followed the washing instructions on the label.
In all, I found my experience shopping with Baby Swimming Shop a very positive one. My order was packed appropriately and delivered within a few days of my order being received. The selection of swimwear and accessories is fantastic – I was so torn when choosing a design! O loved his swimming shorts and said that they made him look like an Olympic swimmer, inspired by the recent Rio 2016 Olympics. Despite the small issue with the sleeve, I think Q’s swimsuit is an excellent product and I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase suits for our next holiday.
Disclosure: I was sent these products for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are my own.