Is there anything better than living in your bathing suit throughout the Summer?
As a kid it was about how fast and for how long we could be in the water. Its funny how, now as a Mom, you think of things completely different. Sunscreen, waiting 15 minutes to go in the pool after eating, and making those water filled summer bathing suits stay together through the Summer.I cannot tell you how many times I’ve found myself halfway through Summer and the kids bathing suit buns are saggy and worn out.
Of course some of that has to do with whether the kids are scooting their booties along the side of the pool, but in most cases, I have found that it has to do with the way you take care of your suits when you’re not in them. There are three tips I have found that save those Summer suits and make them last longer than just the Summer!
Three Tips to Saving your Summer Bathing Suit
- If you rinse your suit in fresh water before and after the pool. Ever wonder why all the public pools have showers? Growing up in San Diego, we always thought it was to make sure you had all the sand off you before jumping in the pool. 🙂 The reality is that if you rinse off before you go into the pool, then your suit material will soak up the fresh water and not soak up the clorine water which is way less harsh on your suit. Then rinsing afterwards rinses the chlorine out of the suit.
- Make sure you wash your suit when you’re done for the day. Its easy to just strip out of your suit and hang up to dry it off and then wear it the next day, but if you wash it and in a detergent like Tide purclean, which is 1st bio-based detergent, not only is great at getting out the chemicals from the pool, but its a greener alternative detergent that is the Tide we all love, but better for your family and the environment. Its made with 100% renewable winid power electricity, zero manufacturing waste, and 100% recyclable bottle. Can’t argue with that.
- Hang dry your suits after the wash. By hang drying those suits, I’ve found at our house, there is less wear and tear on our suits. If you have a clothes line, awesome, otherwise any other hanging alternatives work too.
And that my friends is it! I told you they were easy tips. Probably what you are already doing, but it never hurts to have a reminder. We hope you have a fabulous Summer and your suits last till next year.
What’s your favorite Summer Bathing Suit Activity? Pool, Beach, or Lake??