Platypus are an Australian brand of swimwear for babies, kids and women. It was formed in 1996 by two mothers who after applying and re applying sun lotion to their on-the-go kids they realised there was a need for children’s bathing suits and rash guard clothing to protect them from the sun’s damaging rays and still be comfortable and cool.
And Australian mums know a thing or two about sunshine, sunburn and swimwear!
Their mission was to educate parents, children and the industry of the importance of protecting children against the sun’s damaging rays in order to prevent skin cancer in later life.
Their UV Protective Swimwear and Rash Shirts with coordinated Kids Bathing Suits will do just that and help avoid future complications!
Platypus invited my girls to choose a sunsuit each and try them out.
As I like to identify the twins quickly I have always chosen to dress them in different colours, so I went ahead and ordered a pink suit which I knew alice would like and a pale blue suit that would be for Bessie, when it all arrived and we unpacked them to take a first look there were lots of oohs and aahs and Alice immediately grabbed the pink one. Bessie looked about crestfallen until I opened hers up to show the pretty skirt on her bikini. Then Alice, of course wanted to change her mind – too late!
I can therefore guarantee the designs are eye catching and beautiful and I imagine my two will be swapping suits over the summer.
The size 6 fit my two soon to be 7 year olds perfectly. To have an idea of the sizing, my girls fall bang on the sizing offered by most shops, they will be 7 in July and so their clothes are all 6 – 7.
The pink bikini top has straps that can be adjusted to the perfect fit.
The first outing was to a friend’s birthday party where all the girls jumped in the hot tub and had lots of fun. All bottoms stayed where they should and so did the tops.
The twins LOVE them, I think they feel ‘older’ by wearing a bikini and I know we shall be using them a lot this summer
WIN 1 of 2 Platypus swimsuits as in the photo
Platypus sent me two packages of identical orders and instead of sending them back they have very kindly offered them up for a competition.
The two Platypus sunsuits are identical to those seen in the top photo and each suit is comprised of 1 bikini plus a matching jacket.
Open to the UK only entries via the rafflecopter widget below and best of luck!
Check out the Platypus website for the entire range for babies, boys, girls and women.
Disclosure: We were sent two Platypus sunsuits for the purpose of this post.