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Finding the Right Neoprene Wetsuit for Children

Finding the Right Neoprene Wetsuit for Children

Neoprene wetsuits are highly sought after by parents who seek for swimwear which keep children warm in the water especially during chilly weather. 

About Neoprene
Neoprene material is made of synthetic rubber material which is known for its functional properties such as providing insulation for warmth and protection. 

Wetsuits made of neoprene helps to keep the wearer warm in the water by trapping a thin layer of water between the body and the suit whereby the body heat will warm this layer of water.

How to Choose the Right Wetsuit?
Fit is everything when shopping for a wetsuit that works in keeping the wearer warm. Look for these three points when you choose a wetsuit for your child.

1. Fits like a second skin
There should be little excess room, including the torso, crotch, shoulders & knees.

2. Should not be too loose
If the wetsuit is too loose, too much water will be flowing through the space between the suit and the surface of the skin and it will be ineffective in keeping your child warm. The effectiveness of the wetsuit comes from the snugness of the suit.

3. Not too much restrictions in movement
The right wetsuit size will allow mobility and flexibility. Ask your child to squat down and he should be able to do it comfortably. Try lifting the arms over the head and stretch out the shoulders. If there is too much pressure, the wetsuit is too small. At no time should the garment restrict breathing.
Pelagos neoprene wetsuits are available in Ocean Paradise stores. It comes in bright happy colours with sizes ranging from 02 to 16. For those who prefer just the jacket, it is also available in sizes ranging from 02 to 14.

Spending time snorkeling in the water is one of the best ways to enjoy vacation time. Sometimes the area in which you want to snorkel is so extensive, you couldn’t possibly swim through it on your own. You should look into getting some finds to wear while you snorkel.

• Size is important with each fin. Depending on who made them, they don’t always feel or fit the same. Try them on. You are looking for a snug fit without discomfort. Don’t worry if you have a bit of trouble trying them on with dry feet. The water makes sliding them on at the beach much easier. If you have wide feet, try to go up one size for a better fit. If you are able to wiggle your toes and they stay on, you’ve got your pair.

• Not every fin has the same design. Some provide you with full foot coverage, which means it encloses your whole foot including the heel. These are great if you want to snorkel barefoot. If your fins have a strap on them, you’re going to want to buy a pair of diving shoes, or commonly called ‘booties’. People prefer this style if they are going to be diving in colder water temperatures. 

• Flexibility is important in the fin you choose for yourself, and if you’re buying for children. While you may be able to swim through the water fast with a firmer fin, the stiffness can stress the muscles if you aren’t used to that kind of strain. People who already enjoy running or working out often find the firmer fin is a great way to keep up with their fitness regimen while in the water. If you are buying for children, their muscles just aren’t able to keep up with the demands of a stiff fin. Look for a flexible fin or ones that are made with rubber. These are also able to keep up with any rough handling by a child.

Snorkel fins offer many benefits when you use them in the water. Not only can you enjoy the view, but you can do it at the pace you want without too much strain on your body. There are all kinds of styles available. Try them on and when you find the right pair, you’ll be counting the days until you’re in the water!

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