Updated on August 14, 2017
Splash in the Sun with Bummis
After the recent heat wave here in Calgary, it’s fair to say summer is in full swing. One of the ways we like to keep cool is to fill up the kiddie pool and turn on the sprinkler in the backyard. This is pretty well a daily occurrence for us all summer long, so Petit Prince needs some sun safe attire to keep him protected from all those UV rays. This is where Bummis Splash line comes in! Bummis Splash line includes reusable swim diapers, UV Tees and Tankinis, and hats. Aside from being super functional, the Splash line is filled with stylish prints so your little one can rock their summer look from head to toe!
The Bummis Splash line has been Petit Prince’s summer uniform so far this season. On pretty well any given day, you can find him running around our backyard wearing his Splash set. With the reusable one size swim diaper, the full length sleeve UV Tee, and the matching baseball hat, Petit Prince is ready for every water-filled activity summer has in store!
We’re all about the cloth diapers around here, but reusable swim diapers aren’t just for cloth diapering families! In fact, with the amount of water parks, pools, and sprinklers we hit up over the summer, a reusable swim diaper just makes so much sense! Instead of throwing away a disposable swim diaper or two every day, I simply wash and reuse the swim diapers we have! Did you know that swim diapers (reusable or disposable alike) are designed to let pee pass right through them? That’s because if it absorbs pee, it also absorbs the pool water! A sopping wet heavy diaper is a saggy diaper and that’s not going to trap a poop when it needs to.
The Bummis one size swim diaper is the ultimate in function. It’s made with a laminated lycra outer and a suede cloth inner. It’s a one size swim diaper, so it will fit from 10 – 35 lbs, and it has a snap closure making it super easy to get off when it’s wet from the water. The double gussets really help to trap poop, even if it’s runny breastfed baby poop. (Read my full review of the Bummis one size swim diaper here.) Even though Petit Prince is often just splashing around in the backyard kiddie pool, I still put him in a swim diaper. He’s much more comfortable being able to go from water to land without saturating whatever absorbent cloth diaper he happens to be wearing at the time.
The Bummis UV Tee is pretty much my favourite of Petit Prince’s shirts these days. The UV Tee (and the Bummis Splash Tankini) is made out of a nylon/spandex blend swimsuit material and has an Ultra Violet Protection (UPF) factor of 35+. This protection is achieved through the special way the material is woven and it contains no chemicals. The swimsuit style material is durable and resists fading, so you can go ahead and use it at the chlorinated pool! I love that it has full length sleeves. That added protection from the sun is exactly what my ghostly pale little one needs. The Bummis UV Tee is available in four sizes: small for 3 – 6 months, medium for 9 -12 months, large for 18 – 24 months, and x-large for 24 – 30 months. Petit Prince’s Tampa UV Tee is a size large (he just turned two and weighs 24 lbs).
The real question here is how easy is it to get the Bummis UV Tee on and off. My children both have large heads. In fact, when The Heir was Petit Prince’s age, I had to cut the necklines of other UV swim shirts just to have any chance of even getting it over his head. Petit Prince’s head is much the same way. Guess what? I have NOT needed to cut the Bummis UV Tee’s neckline to get this over my large headed boy! The UV Tee has a cross over V at the front of the neckline. This cross over allows the neck of the shirt to open wider so it’s always possible to get it over a child’s head. Once on, that cross over V folds back over itself provided excellent coverage over the child’s neck without leaving their upper chest exposed to the sun. Removing the Bummis UV Tee when wet is equally simple.
To finish off his summer outfit, Petit Prince sports the Bummis baseball hat in the print that matches his UV Tee and Bummis swim diaper, of course. Petit Prince is a baseball hat kind of kid. Just this morning, despite the pouring rain, he grabbed his Bummis baseball hat and put it on his head before heading out to the car. What can I say? He’s a hat guy. The Bummis Baseball hat has a nice sized brim that provides excellent shade over Petit Prince’s face and eyes. The fit is easily adjusted with the strap at the back of the hat that conveniently tucks in and away once the clasp in secured. All the Bummis baseball hats match the Bummis swim diaper and UV Tee or Tankini prints and have a complementary colour. The Tampa hat has the print on the brim and a solid grey cotton cap. The baseball hat is available in two sizes: small for children up to age 2, and large for children age 2 to 5. Petit Prince fits nicely in the small hat and The Heir wears the large size.
The Bummis Splash line is taking outdoor summer fun to a whole new level. I love the convenience of having Petit Prince running around in the Bummis one size swim diaper in our backyard. I have two of these fab swim diapers, so if he does soil one, I can simply put on the other and he’s ready to play in the water once more. The Bummis UV Tee keeps Petit Prince well protected from the sun, and it’s a shirt he can get soaking wet without it feeling cold or weighing him down. It also washes up really well (I wash mine in the machine on cold and then hang it to dry)! The Bummis baseball hat quickly became Petit Prince (and The Heir’s) favourite hat. It stays on really well, provides great shade over the face and eyes, and it can get soaking wet without warping. With his full Bummis Splash set, Petit Prince can play in the kiddie pool, run through the sprinkler, and just play in the backyard without having to worry about needing a ton of outfit or diaper changes. He’s free to get totally soaked if he wants or he can just run around playing with the toys in the backyard without a care.
Here’s what I love about the Bummis Splash line:
- Made in Canada! Yes, Bummis products are made in Canada using materials sourced from within North America whenever possible. Their Made Here philosophy means their employees work right in the Montreal factory with fair labour practices.
- High quality materials and superior workmanship make all Bummis products some of the best available.
- Bummis one size swim diaper fits from 10 – 35 lbs so it will last from baby’s first swim right through potty training.
- UV Tee offers UPF 35+ protection and long sleeves for excellent coverage from the sun. The neck opening makes it easy to get the top on children with large heads.
- Bummis baseball cap has a large brim for great shading of the face and eyes. Available in two sizes with an adjustable strap at the back.
- Great selection of fun prints, there’s sure to be one to suit yours and your child’s taste!
- A Tankini style top is available in some prints.
- Swim diaper and UV Tee or Tankini can be worn in a chlorinated pool as a full swim suit, and is resistant to fading.
The Bummis one size swim diaper retails for $25.99 CAD, the UV Tee retails for $21.99 CAD, the Tankini retails for $12.99 CAD, and the baseball cap retails for $24.99 CAD. The full range of the Bummis Splash line is available to purchase through a variety of retailers in Canada and the USA. If you’re looking for a Bummis retailer near you, you can search for one through the Bummis website. You can also purchase the Bummis Splash line through my affiliate retailers including Canadian retailers Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot, Baby Footprint, Lagoon Baby, and US retailer Nicki’s Diapers.
How would you like a chance to win a Bummis Splash set for your little one? One lucky reader will win a complete Bummis Splash set including one one size swim diaper, one UV Tee OR Tankini, and one baseball hat. That’s a prize value of up to $73! Just scroll all the way down to the Bummis Splash set giveaway and get your entries in for a chance to win. This giveaway is open to Canadian & US residents, 18+, and closes on July 26th, 2017. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. Don’t forget to follow the Summer Fun Giveaway Event and enter the other awesome giveaways linked up below!
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