It is summertime and you have made plans to go to the beach with your kids. Everyone is excited, and in the car, the kids keep asking, “Are we there yet?” The question to ask yourself is if you really are prepared. You do not want to find yourself wearing your yoga pants to the beach, do you? Below are a few more questions to ask yourself:
– What activities will my children be engaging in?
– What will my children be most comfortable in? the Neoprene Bathing Suits or Lycra (Spandex)?
– What materials should I pick for my kids’ swimwear?
– How much am I willing to spend for my swimwear, including my children’s, given that they are likely to outgrow their bathing suits within a year or two? Should I stretch my budget? Is that wise?
– How do I increase my children’s safety and security at the beach? Lycra is a material very commonly used in making bathing suits nowadays, but many parents are beginning to consider that neoprene can give Lycra a run for its money, and these are the reasons behind the reputation that neoprene has earned over the years:
– This material provides better insulation, making it an ideal material for kids to be able to stay in the water for extended periods of time.
– Neoprene works by retaining water between itself and the wearer’s body. This water gets warmer as it comes into contact with the wearer’s skin. This, in effect, keeps the wearer warm, allowing the wearer to stay in the water a little longer, and we all know how much kids love the water and how difficult it is to convince them that it is time to head home.
– In comparison to Spandex or Lycra, neoprene is such a tough material that it actually keeps your children safe from abrasions or cuts, so you need not worry about them playing in the sand, or possibly getting scratches as they brush against corals in the water.
– Wetsuits generally come with 100% UV protection, so the wearer’s body parts that are not covered with sunblock are protected by the neoprene wetsuit.