Our favourite stores – spotlight on Platypus Australia

Platypus Australia girls swimwear

Summer is nearly here again, which means it’s time to get the kids’ swimwear sorted. In this store feature, we show you the stylish range of sunwear for babies and children from Platypus Australia.

As all mums know, there’s no getting around buying a new pair of swimmers every year. And as I’ve learnt, buying cheap swimwear won’t get you far. On the other hand, quality beach gear will last all summer and most importantly, protect your kids from damaging UV rays.

Platypus Australia was founded by two mums, so they know how important it is to keep kids safe from the sun. The swimmers,  rashies, boardies, hats and sun sets by Platypus Australia have a sun protection rating of UPF50+, which means they block close to ninety-eight per cent of UV radiation, meeting the strict criteria of both the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the British Standard for ultraviolet radiation.

Platypus Australia swimwear rashies boys

Platypus stocks swimwear in a variety of contemporary designs. For baby girls there’s the gorgeous Dandelionrange and check the Fido range for baby boys. Chose from onesies or rashies and matching briefs or shorts. Girls swimsuits cost $32 and sunsuits for boys are $44.95.

Hats for bubs come in a choice of bucket or caps with prices starting at $22.

When it comes to the kids, collections are split between age groups. So those aged between two and eight get their own unique designs, with something different  for the ten to fourteen-year-old set. Even better, all the pieces are made to mix and match. Girls can coordinate Platypus Australia’s hip bikinis, tankinis, boardies and zip-up jackets to suit their own style while the boys’ range comprises cool boardies and rashies for the pool or the beach.

Platypus Australia girls bathers

The entire Platypus range is made with chlorine-resistant lycra. Rinse first, handwash and your swimwear will love you back.

Platypus has taken off in the UK and is now growing across the Europe, Asia and the US markets. The company prides itself on fast, friendly service and has four online shops to cover all customers, wherever they are. Australian customers can shop direct at Platypus Australia, with delivery a flat rate of $7.50.

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