Children Product Reviews

Summer is Coming! Time to Protect their Skin


With summer arriving soon, I can’t think of a better time to remind you how important it is to protect your children’s skin against those harmful UV Rays. Skin cancer is one of many reasons why you must protect and cover your skin during the outdoor conditions.

Did you know that everyone, regardless of skin color can sunburn? According to Skin, yes they can.

Here in Florida, we spend many hours outdoors. From going to theme parks, water parks, the beach or just being out and about so keeping our bodies covered and applying protective sunscreen is my utmost duty as a parent.

Platypus Australia was formed in 1996 by two mothers who had first hand experience with applying sun-screen lotion to kids-on-the move! They realized that there was a demand for kids bathing suits and rash guard clothing that would protect children from the sun’s damaging rays and still be comfortable and cool. Today, Platypus Australia continues to serve the high demand in UV protective beachwear, Girl’s and Boy’s Rash Vests/Sun Shirts and UV Swimwear including Baby Sun Protective Swimwear.”

Platypus main focus is to provide protective clothing and educate parents about the overexposure to ultraviolet radiation over years. Their standards are set pretty high as they offer only UPF 50+ clothing for children. Their clothing collections will give your child excellent protection since they are designed to cover the maximum area of the body.

Just recently, I had a wonderful opportunity to review Platypus Girls Collection called Lace for my daughter.

Lace Girls Collection

The Lace Girls Collection is available in sizes from 0 to 8. This most adorable collection includes 17 featured clothing items that you keep your little girl stylish and covered.

On the Platypus website, you will find styles of a Baby Sunskirt, Baby Sunset, Sunshirts, Boardshorts, Swimsuits, Tankini, Bucket Hats, a Sunjacket and Fitted Sunset with Tankini set. Being that my daughter is 6 years and just turned six last month, she is quite tall for her age. She normally wears a 7 or 8 so I ordered a size 8 for the Fitted Sunset with Tankini and it fits perfectly. Normally most tankini tops are bigger on her which causes me to tighten up the straps but with the Lace style, I didn’t have that problem.


This super cute bathing suit comes with 3 interchangeable pieces. The tankini has a racer back which allows for more comfort and support. You could use the Fitted Cap Sleeve Rash Guard Shirt instead of the tankini or wear both and use the shirt as a cover up.

The skirt bottoms has a tight fitting and ruffles around the garment.


This collection set offers the best sun protection and blocks out more than 97.5% of the sun’s rays. The Fabric is made from a high quality Matt Nylon Lycra which will stretch and will form to the body.

Overall, I really love this style for my daughter. When going to the beach I feel relieved in knowing that she is well protected. This style fits her personality and is comfortable for her to wear while swimming. Because of the Nylon Lycra material, she is able to move around as it contours and stretches when she moves. The light colors of this Lace Collection is perfect for any little girl.From my own experience, wearing dark swimwear clothing only causes my daughter to get hotter and uncomfortable so these colors of the soft blue and pink is just fantastic.

The Fitted Sunset with Tankini retails for $61.95.

For more information about Platypus Australia and other bathing suits they offer, please visit their website.

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Sunshine and Flipflops was compensated by free product from Platypus Australia for review purposes only. All experiences and opinions are my own. This article is in no way associated with, sponsored or endorsed by facebook, twitter, pinterest or any other social media outlet. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10CFR Part 255 Guides/Concerns the use of endorsements and testimony of advertising. For questions and concerns email Michele






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Michele is a Florida-based recipe creator, travel buff, and lifestyle advocate. Who believes in creating easy recipes without sacrificing the flavor of each culture. She adores her family, the warm Florida sun, and wearing flip flops.


  • Fi Ní Neachtáin

    You're so lucky living in Florida and getting the sun year round. Children in Ireland have to take vitamin D drops because we don't get enough sun! I love the look of that swimwear, the colours are really pretty and great that it offers protection for children's skin from the sun too.
  • Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    Those are some really cute swimwear outfits! I can't wait to be able to go to the beach this year with my son!
  • Carmen Perez (listen2mama)

    We live in Miami so we are always in the sun and use tons of protection when we're in the pool or at the beach. It's so important.
  • Gabriel

    Good advice, and clothing is the best way to go if you can find comfortable and durable in addition to UV blocking. Sunscreen doesn't always work as well as it should, so this is the best way to go.
  • lisa

    That is such a cute suit! Too bad my kids are too big now. But I always look for bathing suits that screen out UVA/UVB rays and lots of sunscreen!
  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    What an adorable little outfit! I don't live in Florida, but Georgia is plenty hot to allow for tons of swimming. It's a good thing we've got creeks all around us!
  • Alli

    South Carolina gets pretty hot, too and I always keep plenty of sunscreen around. It's so good to hear that companies are making swimwear with built-in protection. You can never be too careful when it comes to blocking out those harmful rays. Those suits are too cute!
  • Donna Ward

    Oh my goodness - you have a beautiful little model - she already knows what she's doing - the outfits look so cute - and the product sounds really fabulous - loved hearing the history of it's beginnings :)
  • Liz Mays

    I didn't know they had bathing suits that could protect the skin like this. I love how there are multiple optional pieces you can use.
  • Lisa @bitesforbabies

    Perfect timing...we are planning our vacation to Italy this summer and we'll basically be on the beach for two months! I am going to check out this product!
  • Jeanine

    How adorable! Both her and the outfit. I need to pick up something like this for all my kids. We are always out lots in the summer in the water so this would be great!
  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg I'm loving the swimsuit!!!! Looks like something I would totally dress my princess in! Might have to look into one of these for the summer!
  • Nina Say

    I am so anal about my kids getting burned. It scares me. I am definitely going to get something like this for my girls this summer.
  • Tiffany

    We have already started slathering on the sunscreen! That bathing suit is absolutely adorable, I want one for my daughter!
  • R U S S

    It's already summer here :) I love your daughter's fitted swimsuit tankini. I like the 3 interchangeable pieces - it gives you value for money but at the same time it's still stylish.
  • Chubskulit Rose

    I love their products, very well made with high quality materials. I got my children's swimsuit from them two years ago and the y loved it.
  • Chrystal @ YUM eating

    What a cute suit. I would like to find something cute like that for kiddo to wear this summer. She does have some nice suits so I can't complain too much. We have tons of SPF sunscreen. One of the perks of being a professional blogger, we get an endless supply of sunscreen every summer.
  • Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Platypus Australia's collection is really lovely! I haven't bought anything from them yet, but I will make sure to check them out next time I need to shop for clothes for my nieces. Thanks!
  • Tiffany Cutcliff

    Love the swimsuits and that they also protect the skin of our little one's! Thanks and I will definitely keep in mind!
  • Bonnie @ wemake7

    What a cute bathing suit. Your right, it is so very important to keep our kids protected in the Summer from the sun. I think they have my youngest daughter's size, I will have to check this out.
  • Our Family World

    I love that little swim suit. I need that for my daughter. Her skin is sensitive to the sun and to sun screen
  • myrabev

    I ways used to think because I was black I didn't need to worry about sunburn but now as an adult I see how wrong that was and protect me all the time. Loving the bathing suits

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