Wow, Who Picked That Out?

I am mom to all boys, so I have never experienced the bathing suit dilemma that moms of girls face. Understanding what is, and is not age appropriate can't be an easy task. I certainly don't envy anyone who has to contemplate tankini vs bikini for their 4 year old daughter.

Today I helped chaperon 100 (yes, one hundred) kindergarten boys and girls at a park with several water features. Boys were in their swim trucks, and the girls in a variety of swim suits. After today there are several things I know for sure, and for those of you who have yet to pick out suits for your daughters please take heed.

1. Low rise bikini bottoms on anyone under that age of 18 is terrible. It is a very slipper slope from low rise bikini to Paris Hilton.

2. One piece bathing suits with cut-outs. Seriously, what's the point? Adult women do it to be sexy. What purpose does it serve for a 5 year old?

3. Two piece bathing suits that are too big. At some point the weight of the water will leave your baby girl exposed. Wardrobe malfunctions at any age are not cute. Crack (and I mean butt crack) is wack.

4. The majority of Americans are overweight, so no surprise that some of our kids are too. If your daughter falls into the chubby category, please buy a one piece. This suggestion shouldn't require further explanation. (I'm already risking the wrath of many girl moms as a type. Wouldn’t want to further exasperate the issue).

Now that we know and understand tot bathing suit violations, I am confident you girl moms will make the right bathing suit choice this summer.

Happy Swimming


Boccasile Family said...

Looks like I have a LOT to consider in the years to come...

Anonymous said...

I remember the good old days when we were allowed to play in the water from a hose in the front yard. A store bought bathing suit, please... No water parks, home made slip and slide!!!! So much fun.

How is the weaning going????

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Mommyof2girlz said...

haha, great post! Stopping in from MBC Follow Me Club to follow and say hello :)