About the Cat & I Rashie + Hat – Best Toddler Swimwear
Disclosure: I was provided with the Cat & I Rashie and Hat in exchange for my honest review. We discussed and acknowledged that the rashie was a size larger than we needed. All opinions are my own.
Cost: $49.95 (rashie) + $19.95 (matching hat)
UPF Rating: 50+
Available Sizes: 2-12
Note: Some designs only offer certain sizes
Zippers and buttons: Zipper from top of the rashie to the middle of the chest
Material: 85% Polyester, 15% Spandex
Washability: Cold hand wash (less than 30 degrees)
Available Designs: Boys: Vista Blue Jeans Texture, Navy Blue Denim Texture; Girls: Vintage Aqua, Black and White Summer Floral, Pink and White Polka Dot, Impatiens Pink
- 100% chlorine proof
- Premium 4 way stretch material
- Quick drying
- Comfortable neck with zip
Where you can get it from: Cat & I online store
Our Review of the Cat & I Rashie and Hat:
Design: Vista Blue Jeans texture
The Cat & I Rashie and Hat in vista blue has a gorgeous understated cross hatch pattern (or ‘jeans texture’ as it is called) with blue contrast stitching, making it a trendy beach item for toddlers and children. The rashie has a quarter zip that gives it a relaxed fit and is comfortable for children to wear. With the spandex and polyester blend, it is smooth and stretchy for ease of dressing.
The matching vista blue brimmed hat has a short brim and a strap under the chin to help keep the hat in place on active toddlers.
The Cat & I rashie was easy to put on Starfish due to the quarter neck zipper, and could fit easily over his big head. Despite being a size 2 (a size bigger than Starfish is currently), we found that the rashie fit him quite well except for slightly long sleeves. This made it slightly harder for him to pick up objects while playing (for example his dinosaurs in the backyard pool), however it didn’t bother him in the slightest and he enjoyed roaming around the pool with his dinosaurs!
The biggest concern for this rashie is that it is quite pricey for just a rashie (considering you would also need to get boardshorts or a swim nappy to complete the outfit). However in saying that, the Cat & I rashies are a high quality option that will give you a longer lasting duration. As the sizes start from toddlers (size 2) onwards, you won’t need to be updating their swimwear as frequently as the babies (as they grow through sizes so quickly). The Cat & I rashie and brimmed hat combo is a great investment for older children that will last them a long time with great protection and on-style trend.
Stand out Features:
- UPF50+ Protection and 4 way stretch material (polyester and spandex blend)
- Trendy style for older children with matching brimmed hat
- Quarter zipped neck for relaxed fit and comfort (and ease of dressing)
- Long sleeves for sun protection
- 100% chlorine proof and quick-drying
- Could be quite pricey considering it is just a rashie (not a full outfit), however for older children who will need less-frequent outfit upgrades, it is a great investment in a high-quality rashie.
Plus, check out the other swimwear in the Baby Swimsuit Review 2017 below!