Swim nappies are specifically made to be worn in the pool or ocean to make sure that your little one’s bum is covered and contained. A swim nappy won’t swell up in the water, becoming uncomfortable and adding extra weight to your baby. It is used for children who are not yet potty trained and still wear nappies. There are both disposable and reusable options on the market.
A swim nappy helps contain the poop in the pant and out of the water long enough for the child to be removed from the pool.
Put the swim pant on just like a normal undergarment. Make sure the pant is the correct size and that it sits snug around the legs and groin.
By choosing a product that can be used over and over again instead of a product that has to be disposed of after a single use is beneficial for both the environment and your wallet!
Our swim nappies are, at first glance, sized after the weight of the baby. However, for the best fit and function of the swim nappy, we highly recommend to measure the baby and compare the measurements to the size chart.
The two most important measurements are the thigh and the waist.
The waist: Measure around the waist where the waistband sits, compare to the size chart.
The legs: This measurement is taken high on the thigh around the hip crease and groin area of the baby.
Rise, inner: This measurement is taken from the centre of the front of the waist, down under and in between the legs and back up to the centre of back.
If your child’s measurements are between two different sizes, let the circumference around the legs determine the correct size. It is important that the pant fits well around the legs to avoid leakage. Too loose and poop can slip out into the water.
A swim nappy is designed to keep solids out of the water. No diaper will keep wee out of the water. It might sound a little bit icky, but in the pool is not a problem because it’s sterile when it leaves the body. If there are any pathogens from an infection, for example, the pool chemicals kill them.
No, it will not hold urine when in water. There is no absorbent material in a reusable swim nappy, and even if there would be absorbent layers, they would quite quickly absorb also the bath water. When full, the wee would still get mixed up with the pool water. It would also make the swim nappy heavy and interfere with the child’s swimming and floating abilities. Urine in the pool is not a problem because it’s sterile when it leaves the body. If there are any pathogens from an infection, for example, the pool chemicals kill them.
Loose stool will dissolve in water much quicker than solid stool. So no, the nappy won’t contain loose stool for very long. If you are aware of your child having loose stools at the moment, please consider not to go swimming in public pools. For everybody’s safety and enjoyment.
The swim nappy needs to be changed as soon as possible when soiled. Left on for too long in the water, the poop will start to dissolve in the water and leak out of the nappy into the water.
Remove the child from the water immediately and change the nappy away from the pool in a bathroom. Shake the poop down into the toilet, give the swim nappy a good rinse and pop it into a wet bag until you get home. Put on a clean swim nappy. We recommend having two reusable swim nappies for this reason.
A swim nappy is essential when swimming if your child isn’t fully potty trained to avoid poop ending up in the water.
When you are confident the child won’t poop in the nappy and will let you know it’s time to go to the toilet.
Check it every half an hour to an hour at least. If the child is old enough to communicate its needs, maybe less frequent than so. Toddlers should be taken on bathroom breaks every 30-60 minutes.
The swim nappy only needs to be changed if there is poop in it.
Rinse in fresh water after use to get rid of any chlorine, salt water or urine. Machine wash in 40-60 degrees with your regular laundry. Do not tumble dry.
We recommend not to tumble dry the swim nappy. This may cause damage to the layer of PUL.
Bleach should not be used. It will ruin the colours and may also cause harm to the materials.
A swim nappy is designed to contain the poop inside the nappy and out of the water. There is no absorbent material in a reusable swim nappy, and even if there would be absorbent layers, these layers would eventually absorb even the bath water and when full the pee would still get mixed up with the pool water. It would also make the swim nappy heavy and interfere with the child’s swimming and floating abilities. Urine in the pool is not a problem because it’s sterile when it leaves the body. If there are any pathogens from an infection, for example, the pool chemicals kill them.
Our reusable swim nappies are made of recycled polyester and PUL. The inner layer will catch any solids and the waterproof PUL outer will prevent them from escaping into the water. So the baby’s wees will pass through, but not the solids. Our swim nappies are Oeko- Tex certified to guarantee your child’s safety and wellbeing.
A regular nappy will swell-up in the pool or water which will make it uncomfortable and sag and add extra weight to your baby. A regular nappy won’t contain urine or stool when in water.
Every public swimming facility may have its own rules and regulations for swim nappies. Check the pool’s specific recommendations before entering the pool.
You don’t need to spend money on swim nappies every time you go swimming. Also, there’s no need to worry about what kind of materials the disposable nappy is made of.
There are no absorbent layers in a reusable swim nappy so no, the swim nappy will leak and should not be used as a regular nappy.