Mum issues shocking warning about swimming costumes which all parents need to be aware of | The Sun

A MUM has issued a stark warning to parents about the importance of choosing the right colour swimwear for their kids. 

Swim instructor Nikki shared why she thinks blue swimsuits are a no-go for kids during summer days spent in the pool or on the beach. 

She suggested that they’re harder to spot in the water, due to the fact they're a similar shade to the rest of the pool.

This then makes it more difficult to tell if your child is in trouble. 

The certified swim teacher, known online as @springhill.isr, regularly shares parenting and swimming tips with her 12,100 followers. 

In a new reel, she said: “Don’t buy blue bathing suits.”


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During the 43-second video, Nikki first explained that her daughter was only in this swimsuit for the purpose of the video.

She then went on to share why parents should skip shades of blue and opt for bright shades, like red, pink and purple instead.  

She continued: “This is why you do not put your children in blue bathing suits. 

“Look how difficult it is to see her under the water, and this is in calm water. 

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“This is not with a whole bunch of other kids playing and splashing around and having a good time. 

“Even look in the sunlight. Look how difficult it is to see her with that bathing suit on because it’s the same colour as our environment. 

“So do not buy blue bathing suits, guys.”

Below the video, she added: “Just don’t do it! Just buy bright ones!!”

Her recommendation attracted plenty of attention online, gaining more than 314,800 likes and 3.8 million views. 

In the comments, other parents shared their reactions – and many were divided on whether blue bathing suits were a good idea. 

Some agreed, with one writing: “They shouldn’t even make blue suits.”

“That’s crazy, I would have never even thought about it, wow,” another said. 

A third wrote: “I’m a former lifeguard and this is absolutely right! Any shade of blue is difficult to see, and so is any pastel light colour in general.”

However not all thought the warning was necessary, with another commenting: “I can clearly see her. I also won’t let my daughter go in or near the water without me.”

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Someone else put: “It’s not difficult at all? Her head is sticking out of the water and she’s flailing around. Why are parents these days SO dramatic.”

Nikki replied: “Drowing is the #1 cause of death in children under 4. Look up the drowning stats in CA. Florida had almost 700 non-fatal drownings in 2022.”

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