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  • This Easy-Access Swimwear Makes Bathroom Breaks With Your Child Less of a Struggle!

    The struggle is real for anyone who has taken a wet swimsuit off a child and put it back on.
    by Rachel Perez .
This Easy-Access Swimwear Makes Bathroom Breaks With Your Child Less of a Struggle!
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  • Babies and toddlers can wear swim diapers, but you still need to take off a soaking wet and snug swimsuit to change nappies or to pee in the bathroom and then put the swimwear back on. Spending 20 minutes on this bathroom break is not uncommon, especially with the “wrestling” that is going on because your child wants to get back to the water asap. That’s why we said alleluia when we spotted this swimsuit, made by two moms who are practically geniuses — really, it’s a “why hasn’t anyone thought about this idea sooner” situation.

    Alexis Castellano and Jill Slater’s company, Fasten, makes young girls’ swimwear that looks like your traditional one-piece swimsuits. But you or your little girl can easily remove them by undoing magnets and fasteners (think onesie fasteners) strategically hidden at the waist area.

    No more struggling with pulling a soaking wet and snug swimsuit over your daughter’s head. No more getting entirely naked just to pee in your one-piece. Your little one will most likely appreciate that the chances of her hair being pulled is considerably less.

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    Apart from the “easy to put on and off” swimsuits, the hanging bottom can be attached to the back of suit via another hidden magnet located near the neck area. This way, your child can pee without worrying the bottom part dipping in toilet water.

    The company also claims to offer a swimsuit that has a built-in UPF 50 sun protection, which claims to shield your child from harmful rays as if she’s wearing a rash guard.

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    “We’re two moms that just wanted to make our lives easier,” Castellano, who is a retired fashion designer, told The Huffington Post. She and Slater also consulted other parents who had the issue. “Many of their kids do water therapy. They’re in the pool a lot, so it makes sense,” Castello added.

    Parents of kids who have special needs such as children who have autism or Down syndrome and those that use feeding tubes or a hooked up with other devices also appreciated their unique design.

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    The working mom duo put up Fasten in 2014, offering swimsuits in different sizes: 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months, toddlers 2T up to 10 for older girls. The company also released leotards with the same easy accessibility parents love.

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    Today, Fasten is in the process of rebranding, and according to its new website (wowease.com), the swimsuits are sold out online. Awww. The two moms also did say they were working on offering the same practical one-piece swimsuits and leotards for grown-up women. We’re counting on that.

    Watch why moms of girls absolutely love this swimsuit.

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