it is a friends dd's birthday this weekend and i asked what she needed and she said some new bathers would be great but make sure that they are bikinis!
- is it just me or is 4 too young to be wearing a bikini?!
sorry i just have boys for now!
Maybe you could get her a proper swim brand ie chlorine resistant, bikini? So, not a fashionable/controversial triangle bikini that you aren't comfortable with. I think that people don't see a problem with bikini because they know a little girl is not associating that with anything, and nor are their parents... but I guess the point is that it is kind of setting them up, and that the bikini was invented as something sexy to objectify a body.
My daughter has eczema very severely, and often a one-piece cuts her and there is no way to adjust it. I also used to get bather rash when I was a competitive swimmer so I often wore a training bikini as a teenager. My daughter wears a Rival training bikini.(Practicality as OC suggested)
What about a tankini?
I don't think getting a one-piece is a good solution, the girl might not want one! She could have seen someone in a magazine, or she might have a barbie that wears a bikini, or a cousin or anything... so even though it might seem strange that she wants a bikini, there could have been an outside influence that has her set on getting a bikini.