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Rash guards are a protective layer of clothing a child can wear while outdoors or in the water that will protect from sun exposure and also potential chafing caused by sports like surfing and bodyboarding. Durability is a factor due to the fabrics’ exposure to the outdoors. Sizes and styles range depending on the child’s age. Rash guards are typically made of a polyester and Lycra blend, creating a snug fit that that’s intended to prevent rashes and sunburn. Important considerations include UPF protection in addition to how quickly the rash guard dries. Brightly colored options as well as simple, understated designs depending on the child’s tastes.

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