We’ve been outside quite a bit recently, due to some lovely weather. We’ve mowed the lawn, picked dandelions, and splashed in our new sandbox-turned-mini-pool! Our son is just like his father – loves the outdoors and running around doing “yardwork!”

Of course, with all this outdoor time, I’m very concerned that his light skin (from me!) be well-protected! Last year I shared with you stylish sun protection clothing from Platypus Australia. This year, they have another round of cute prints! Here’s my son in his Splash print board shorts and rash guard:

Created by two Australian moms Platypus protective swimwear and rash guards are high quality clothing designed to block out at least 97.5% of harmful ultraviolet radiation. And it meets strict criteria for the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the British Standard for ultraviolet radiation.

Lightweight for quick drying, and built to move with your children’s romping and playing, you’ll be happy to have your kids in these clothes, because it’s less sunscreen and more play for everyone!

This year’s collection features seahorses, paisleys, plaids, periwinkles – all the colors of summer in fun prints and styles! Best of all, the pieces mix and match!

BUY IT: Find the great fit, fashion, and protection of Platypus Australia sunwear at their online store! Their children’s collection includes shorts, hats, swimsuits, shirts, jackets, and sunsuits! Sizes range from baby/infant to boy/girl size 2-14. Check them out on Facebook too!

WIN IT: Platypus is giving TWO winners a swimwear set (top & bottom in sizes 2-8). One boy and one girl winner/set will be selected! Enter in the Rafflecopter form below – and be sure to tell me WHICH set you want if you win!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY RULES: Open WorldWide. 18+ to enter/win.  Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on May 1, 2012. Fulfillment handled by Platypus Australia.

Thanks to Platypus Australia for sending items to review and offering a great giveaway! All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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  • DanV May 1, 2012, 10:43 pm

    We use sunscreen and uv-protection swimwear

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  • Gianna May 1, 2012, 10:25 pm

    We play a lot on the playground set and go biking.

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  • jeannine s May 1, 2012, 9:20 pm

    I like the Periwinkle design

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  • ReggieMann May 1, 2012, 9:19 pm

    I love the Cartwheel pattern!

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  • carol lewis May 1, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Usually I try to have them wear shirts and hats and use sunglasses. They are fair so they need to do that.

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  • Nicole Larsen May 1, 2012, 5:53 pm

    I really love the Kids Empire Swimsuit—I would love to get it for my daughter

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  • JoAnn F. May 1, 2012, 4:05 pm

    We spend alot of time outside so sunscreen and shade is a must!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  • Sky May 1, 2012, 2:40 pm

    I love the Girls Singlet Kini in that Cartwheel pattern. So cute!

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  • Jennifer J May 1, 2012, 2:14 pm

    I like the Splash Boardshorts. Thank you!!

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  • holly May 1, 2012, 10:55 am

    i love the cartwheel pattern….my daughter is 7 months old so this will be her first summer and i can’t wait until it warms up a little more so she can play in her baby pool :)

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  • Jennifer Hutchinson May 1, 2012, 8:36 am

    I love the cartwheel for my two girls and the idea of having them where shirts in the sun is great. The babies always get burned on their shoulders. #1 Sunscreen- bull frog, love the extremely high SPF!

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  • Debbie Ellis April 30, 2012, 9:26 pm

    I really like the Cartwheel it is really cute. We spend a lot of time in our front yard with the Grandkids, We use a lot of sun screen on them. and we go to Kings Island.

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  • Christina C April 30, 2012, 3:35 pm

    Winning this would be perfect timing, as all my son’s UV wear from last year are outgrown. We get out every day in the summer and that usually involves getting wet!

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  • shelly April 30, 2012, 2:09 pm

    We like to go to the pool in the summer.

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  • Jodi Kershuk April 30, 2012, 1:01 pm

    We spend a lot of the summer playing in the gardens. My son loves to plant tomatoes

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  • Heather Garcia April 30, 2012, 11:15 am

    My son would spin all of his time outside even when its raining!

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  • Jennifer April 30, 2012, 9:37 am

    We are outside non-stop as a family- walking, riding bikes, swimming, playing sports- you name it! We are crazy about sun protection too, and love these!

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  • Bj Burgess April 29, 2012, 11:00 am

    my grandkids love to slip and slide, and these would be great for that or swimming as well
    Keep our kids safe with sunscreen

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  • Bj Burgess April 29, 2012, 10:58 am

    my grand kids would love a set of these
    those for the opportunity

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  • Tamar April 29, 2012, 9:26 am

    I’d get the Kids Boardshort for my son. He’s going to learn to swim this summer.

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  • Shannon April 29, 2012, 2:15 am

    We go to Lake Chelan every year with my husband’s family. It is very hot and sunny there and all of us burn easily. These would be perfect for there! I really like the little girls periwinkle sun jacket

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  • G Bailey April 28, 2012, 9:25 pm

    seahorse

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  • DebbieKL April 28, 2012, 3:39 pm

    I like the Boy`s Sunshirt Long Sleeved in surf!

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  • Lisa L April 28, 2012, 3:30 pm

    My fave is the girls’ perwinkle pattern

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  • tamra childers April 28, 2012, 11:17 am

    I live the Cartwheel print. In the summer we playout side alot, especially in the water with the hose

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  • Terri S. April 28, 2012, 7:27 am

    I take my 2 little granddaughters outside in the morning hours and after 4 PM when the sun is not at it’s peak plus I use sunscreen on them and steer towards shaded spots.
    I love the girls periwinkle/orchid pattern.

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  • Katy Emanuel April 27, 2012, 9:04 pm

    We are a family that spends as much time as possible outside once the weather is nicer. To protect my little one from the sun she wears a UV suit, sunhat and sunglasses since she is still a little young to be putting sunblock on. We do try to keep her in the shade if we are just in the yard and the sun canopy on her when hiking.

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  • susan varney April 27, 2012, 8:56 am

    i like the periwinkle design it would look great on my granddaughter

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  • Laura Jacobson April 27, 2012, 1:29 am

    Oh I love the Boys Splash Boardshorts and the matching Kids Sunhat! Would look so cute on Carter. We spend alot of time outside swimming as we have a pool at our house. Carter loves to swim! We do use alot of suncreen on Carter to protect him from the sun…the hat would really help too!

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  • Rebecca Wood April 27, 2012, 1:05 am

    I live the Cartwheel print. In the summer, we like to go to the zoo and the park, and we also love to just run around in the yard with the sprinkler on!

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  • Christy Johnson April 26, 2012, 1:51 pm

    I love their Kids Boardshort and it would be perfect for my two-year old! We live in AZ, so to stay safe in the sun we use LOTS of sunscreen and stay out of the sun completely when it’s at its highest point.

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  • mframe April 26, 2012, 1:15 pm

    We use lots of sunscreen and hats. I always try to use rash guards too.

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  • Kristi C April 26, 2012, 7:20 am

    I like the Splash boardshort.

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  • Pamalot April 26, 2012, 5:37 am

    My fave style is the boys bay blue surf style.

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  • Ana Laura de Romero April 25, 2012, 10:33 pm

    I like a lot ‘kids sunshirt LS’ and ‘kids bike short’ I think its important to protect them from sun, I usually put sunscreen on my kids, and make them wear hats wenever its possible, we really enjoy swimming so they have to be protected all the time.
    thanks a lot for the opportunity

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  • Crystal F April 25, 2012, 9:28 pm

    We spend most of our time on a softball field. My oldest daughter plays on 2 teams so between practice and games it seems like we live on a field. My youngest daughter loves it because she gets to run around and play with her friends. thank you!

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  • Crunchy Beach Mama April 25, 2012, 8:29 pm

    I looked for the seahorse but didn’t see it but I was just looking for boys – love A.’s outfit! I also like the one piece. That is what P. is wearing now and it is GREAT! :)

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  • Linda R April 25, 2012, 5:06 pm

    I like the periwinkle print. I protect my daughter by making sure she has SPF 50 or higher and we spend our summers in the backyard.

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  • Amanda April 25, 2012, 3:23 am

    My daughter has sadly outgrown her last rashie so it’d be fab to win one of these gorgeous ones before summer comes around again!

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  • Amanda Alvarado April 24, 2012, 11:38 pm

    I love the Cartwheel print! Knowing dd though she would probably want the periwinkle! It is usually too hot to be outside during the summer here (temps 100+). I am hoping we get the pool set up this year and we aren’t battling fleas and ticks like last year so we have some relief from the heat and can be outside! Sunscreen is a must if you are going to be outside! I already have a farmer’s tan from being outside at work (forgot the sunscreen a couple of days) and we aren’t even out of April yet!

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  • Andrea April 24, 2012, 10:53 pm

    I love the Cartwheel girl’s pattern! So cute!

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  • Monica Pelletier April 24, 2012, 8:48 pm

    I try to go to the beach and pool early in the morning or late in the afternoon so that we’re not baking. I found Loving Naturals sunblock last year and love it–it’s zinc based but not nearly as thick as most others so you don’t have that terrible white glow.

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  • Kristen April 24, 2012, 4:32 pm

    We love going swimming in the nice weather, and walking at the lake with our dog.

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  • Jen N. April 24, 2012, 4:27 pm

    I like the periwinkle line from Platypus Australis Sunwear. My DD love to go “side” (outside) and although she does not usually get red, the sun exposure is not good and I love the protective nature of this swimwear/sunwear/playwear company :)

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  • Lo April 24, 2012, 1:23 pm

    I love the flowered print on the boy’s board shorts.

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  • Margaret MacKenzie April 24, 2012, 9:47 am

    I like the Kids Sunsuit for a little boy. What a great idea! I use 50+ sunblock everyday for the kids.

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  • evans s April 24, 2012, 8:33 am

    I like the top on the kids singlet kini but I would have to change the bottom to something that would cover my daughter’s bottom more like the boyleg shorts or the flirty skirt. We go to the beach at least once a month during the summer. My kids always have suncreen on at the beach and I bring along a small beach tent so they can get out of the sun during the day.

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  • The Knapps April 24, 2012, 7:19 am

    We spend a lot of time outdoors at the pool since we live in Florida. Having something like this would be great to help protect my son from the sun.

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  • Judith R. April 24, 2012, 6:48 am

    In the summer, we go to the beach every morning – from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The children never get burnt from the sun because they’re always out of the sunlight by 10:00 a.m.

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  • Carrie Phelps April 24, 2012, 5:46 am

    My grandson is a fish out of water and I really like the Splash pattern.

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  • Mary A April 24, 2012, 2:59 am

    I like the lilac hearts

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  • Robyn Galloway April 24, 2012, 12:15 am

    I love the baby sunsuit in seahorse! so cute!

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  • melissa pruitt April 24, 2012, 12:06 am

    i want to win the girl suit it looks so nice!

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  • yekita April 23, 2012, 10:17 pm

    I protect my kids with sunscreen, even in the winter time!

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  • Michelle C April 23, 2012, 8:53 pm

    We spend a lot of time playing in the sprinkler in the backyard when we can’t make it to the pool! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  • Colleen Maurina April 23, 2012, 6:59 pm

    I like their Boy’s Splash Design!

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  • Abbe Brown April 23, 2012, 6:50 pm

    We live in Florida so we are often at the beach or Disney World during the summer. We always have sunblock w/at least SPF 50 on.

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  • LaTanya April 23, 2012, 5:36 pm

    I like the boys bay blue surf pattern. So cute!

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  • Ciara April 23, 2012, 4:15 pm

    my son LOVES to swim so thats what we do during the summer

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  • KIM CRAWFORD April 23, 2012, 3:23 pm

    SUNBLOCK IS KEY WITH US. I LOVE THE FACT THAT THE MATERIAL HELPS BLOCK THE RAYS!
    CAMPING, BON FIRES, BEACH…. ANYTHING SUMMER IS FABULOUS!

    I LOVE THE PERIWINKLE. TOO CUTE!

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  • Hannah Avery April 23, 2012, 3:02 pm

    This would be really nice to have. We want to do some boating this summer, so this would be great for my son!

    -Hannah

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  • debnmike m April 23, 2012, 2:50 pm

    We LOVE going to the beach and this would be perfect!!!

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  • ColleenMarie82 April 23, 2012, 1:59 pm

    I really like the Style: PK67SK-HK12 – Kids Singlet Kini. This would be a fun suit for my daighter to wear when we are hanging out at the pool this summer

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  • Anne Perry April 23, 2012, 1:06 pm

    I like the kids sunsuit. We stay in during the afternoons. We use California Baby sun stick.

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  • Erin April 23, 2012, 12:40 pm

    My girls have some of the most sensitive skin I have ever seen, thanks to me! I am constantly putting hats and sunscreen on them…this would be wonderful for my toddler at the beach this year! I especially like the Cartwheel print.

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  • Mandi April 23, 2012, 12:18 pm

    I like the baby sunset LS.

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  • Chelly April 23, 2012, 10:56 am

    I like the cartwheel sunshirt with the periwinkle bike shorts. We their swim gear in 2t, which our daughter wore at 1 years old because she was such a chunk! They did their purpose and kept her from getting too much sun while we were living in the south pacific.

    We mainly do time restrictions on sun time and wear hats, cover shoulders etc to protect from burning.

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  • tamber squires April 23, 2012, 10:20 am

    We spend alot of time out at the beach or outside at the many parks in houston. All the designs are amazing and either one of my boys would love these.

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  • .:karen:. April 23, 2012, 10:06 am

    Love this pattern on the boy shorts: http://au.platypusaustralia.com/RangeProducts/Girls%202-8/Cartwheel/Kids_Boyleg__PK32BLGC-HK12.aspx

    I usually like to have one set of rash guard/shorts suit combo for my girls and one more traditional bathing suit and I definitely keep the sunblock on. Thanks for the chance!

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  • Tamara Szogedi April 23, 2012, 8:59 am

    This would be a wonderful set to have this summer for our trip to Lake Michigan! I always am concerned about my light skinned babies getting burned!

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  • amber April 23, 2012, 8:32 am

    I protect my kids in the sun with Coppertone Kids, we spend almost every day at the pool or somewhere in the water.

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  • Trisha W. April 23, 2012, 8:30 am

    This post is so timely. I was just looking at rash guard shirts last week and wondering if I should get one for my baby girl or for one of my littlest boys for our trip through Utah and Arizona this summer.

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  • Lindsey G. April 23, 2012, 8:24 am

    As a Melanoma Survivor, I take extra precaution with the girls and they are lathered in very, very strong sunscreen! I used to just think you shouldn’t get burnt, but I now know sun protection is super important even without the awful sunburns!

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  • Janet W. April 23, 2012, 8:05 am

    I like the Splash pattern Kids Boardshort for my grandson! I protect him from the sun by putting sunscreen on him and always making him wear a hat!

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  • Brett April 23, 2012, 7:01 am

    i like periwinkle. for a girl anyway.

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  • Di April 23, 2012, 6:56 am

    This is so exciting to find!!! I know these are great because of the benefit of the UV protection, but I have a different reason for being excited about finding this website…they have modest swimwear for girls. I will admit I am a little hesitant about spending $50 on swimwear for a little girl who is growing fast. At the same time it is so hard to find something that covers. I really love the Periwinkle kids sunskirt and the bike shorts as well as the flowered sun shirt. I think my 5 1/2 year old would love these. Thanks for the post!!!!

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  • Carrie April 23, 2012, 6:36 am

    I like the cartwheel pattern. My daughter just loves being outside, going for walks especially. We will spend a lot of time doing that this summer before and after baby #2 is born!

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  • Becca April 23, 2012, 1:48 am

    We spend a lot of time in our backyard during the summer. I’ve got a fairly big veggie garden, so the kids love playing in the hose or splashing in the kiddie pool while I work out there.

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