Now that you’ve got your beach activities picked, bags packed and sunscreen bought, you need a couple of these.  We don’t want to be preachy, but we’re going to be preachy.  Protect your kids from the sun.  Fact: Even 1 blistering sunburn may double the risk of melanoma.  The damage the occurs in childhood may not develop until middle age.  Damn.  Founder Betsy Johnson was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 26 and made it her mission to protect other children.  (90% of all sun exposure happens before 18 years old).  She turned her passion for fashion, kids, health and function into Swim Zip.  With 99% UVA and UVB protection, these funky suits are the bomb.  My son won’t take his off.

Disclosure: UrbanMommies Media was given a sample for review.