Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#GrUVyWear swimwear

Growing up, I can remember spending hours at the outdoor pool near our house.  I also remember the serious sunburns that I often suffered. These burns were so bad, that 25 years later I STILL remember the pain that went along with them - and yes, my mother did send me to the pool with sunscreen.

Now that I am a mom, it is really important to me that I help to ensure my boys are well protected from the suns rays.  I make sure to (liberally) apply sunscreen before we head outdoors, and I also reapply every 2-3 hours, or after they are in the water. Something that I only recently found out though, is that your clothing is generally not good at blocking out the UV rays.  Really, you should be applying sunscreen UNDER your clothing as well.

I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to review swim wear from GrUVyWear - they offer UV protection swim wear for babies, kids and adults. The swim wear will block 98% of the suns rays, while offering a UPF of 50+.

I was sent a suit for a toddler, but when it arrived - I was happy to find that both my kids would be able to wear the outfit.  It is slightly big on my youngest, but it fits my 5 year old perfectly. The outfits are available in a number of colours and prints, and also come in long or short sleeves.  I am happy knowing that when the boys are in their GrUVyWear - I can be sure that their unexposed skin will also be protected from the UV rays.

Kyle posing in his GrUVyWear suit

Julien showing off the same suit

GrUVyWear is offering my readers a 15% off discount code - enter SAVE1508 at checkout (this code will expire on July 15, 2012) and remember to connect with them on facebook and twitter also!

I was sent the above product free of charge in exchange for this post. This did not influence my review, and the opinions belong to Tales of Mommyhood;  your experience/opinion may vary.



16 comments:

  1. So important, I never heard of them before! Just followed them on twitter! THANKS for the introduction!

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    1. that's great! love the swim outfit - they have other products too

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  2. That is so neat! Will have to check them out. :)

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    1. thanks for visiting - definitely worth a look

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  3. I'd never heard of them either! Cool!

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  4. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I haven't heard of this brand before. I'll check them out!

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    1. I was glad to work with them - love finding awesome new products to share.

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  5. Protection from the sun is SO important, even a single burn raise the risk of developing skin cancer. This suit looks like a great way to protect active kids

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    1. I am fair skinned - I had a number of burns growing up, and that was with sunscreen.....I hope to keep my kids from that experience

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  6. Thanks for the code! My little guy is always in a swim shirt too. I just don't want to take the sun risk! These look great!

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    1. definitely not worth it when we have the knowledge and products to help

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  7. Thanks for the intro - such an important thing for kids...could save a life one day.

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    1. totally agree - thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Love the grey. I've said it a million times, I need to be more diligent with sunscreen! Thanks for providing some options.

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  9. this looks like a good swim suit thank you for sharing

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