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Kuling at alexandalexa.
From classic and traditional clothing Alex and Alexa carries a diverse range of international fashion and sportswear brands, alongside homewares and toys. Kuling is a twenty first century label who design exciting and functional clothing for active children in classic Scandinavian style. We fell in love with their apparel when testing out the wet weather range – check out our Top 3 puddle jumpers!
It is also important to keep children protected in summer whilst they are having fun, so we tested out some of our favourite items from Kulings’s large selection of sun protection swimwear. Sun protection is important for the whole family, but children are extra sensitive to harmful UV rays. Look for items with a tag of SPF 50+! The garments block ultraviolet radiation from harming your children’s sensitive skin and offer more advanced cover than sun cream as clothes do not require to be reapplied every hour! That said we rely on both a high-quality screen and UV clothing in summer. This is not a case of less is more.
With infants, parents are always worried about shopping for quality and comfortable children’s swimwear. From long-sleeved vests and swimsuits to stylish caps and cover-ups Kulings sun protection clothing offers the perfect fit. Whether you want classic colours or contemporary prints, from frills and florals to gender neutral stripes there is something for every (little) body.
Don’t forget to look out for their accessories – there are some adorable coordinating swim nappies!
Banana Yellow Rhodes Crocodile UV Set.
I love this bright, fierce yellow swimwear set decorated with crocodiles! When we get to the beach it is very visual so your little one will stand out! It is fun, perfect for boys or girls and suitable across age ranges, available from 1 to 10 years. The quick-drying, Oeko-Tex® certified fabric provides SPF 50+ sun protection. It is a lightweight but robust material that has a good level of stretch. The bottoms have an easy elasticated waist (perfect for toddlers that need easy nappy changes) and the top simply slips on. It is a top choice because as a mum I prefer long sleeves for sun protection for smaller children. Retailing as a two-part set (for £29.00) also offers versatility in mixing and matching to create different outfits.
Wildflower Crete UV Set.
The £30 pink floral UV set is a perfect option for full body coverage, so children are ready for sun filled adventures! The top has a frilled hem for extra style and the bottoms an elasticated waist for all-day comfort. Remember that UV outfits are not limited to the beach and summer season. It is only April but there have been some very sunny days. Playing in the garden I know Norah is warm enough in this outfit when it is overcast but also protected when sunny (when she is not wearing sunscreen).
The fabric has been tested for harmful substances and provides Oeko-Tex® certified SPF sun protection. For parents of tall children, you can be reassured of Kulings generous sizing’s as the sleeves and trousers legs never leave little writs or ankles showing!
Charmy Turquoise Antibes Swimsuit.
This is just an adorable swimsuit perfect for swimming in the paddling pool, sea (or bath), Norah being a toddler tends to get cold easily. With a sleeved suit you don’t have to worry about straps rubbing or falling down so I find the fit is better. With the pale turquoise spot design and little frill on the leg openings the suit has a simple, vintage look. The zipped back means it is easy to change children when wet. Selling for £19.00 the Oeko-Tex® certified Nylon and Elastane fabric has a quick-drying finish. Pair up with a pair of leggings and voila, an easy beach friendly outfit. This suit is such a good value price.
Lemon Kuling x Kenza UV Suit.
The perfect combination of style and safety, from Kuling’s special collaboration (Rrp £34) with Nordic influencer Kenza Zouiten, is this fantastically fun lemon print suit. All in one swimwear can be a more practical option for energetic children that want to play and swim. The fit is important, this suit includes a full lining for comfort and is well sized as tight-fitting ones can cause rashes and irritation. The fabric is stretchable, smooth and breathable and offers the same high UV protection as the other designs. Norah was crawling round the garden for hours and there was no sign of tears or holes in the suit. Practically designed the lemon swimwear has a simple zip front with easy-pull tassel. Pair with a bucket hat from the collection!
Wildflower UV blanket
A. I admit a guilty pleasure in matching accessories to outfits. B. Before testing this range I had no idea you could buy UV blankets for children. Mind blown. Best suited for babies and toddlers this special floral protective blanket is also Oeko-Tex® certified. It provides SPF50+ sun protection and is perfect for nap times. Measuring approximately 100 x 150 cm it is made from 100% Polyester and is lightweight but tough. Unlike thick towels you can easily shake sand from it and it takes up little room in a bag. Selling for £18 check out the different designs. It is also perfect for the stroller, car seat, picnicking and much more!
Kuling are fast becoming one of my go two brands that I trust for quality, long lasting clothes. As an added bonus Kuling clothes currently have free UK and International delivery! Clothing is also sustainably packaged which puts an extra tick in the box.