How do Reusable Swim Nappies work?

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So it’s time for your baby to play or swim in the water for the first time! Swim nappies protect the water (in the pool or sea) from a likely number 2‘, keeping the conditions hygienic.

First things first… Do I really need a Swim Nappy for a quick water playing time?

Yes, if your child wears nappies normally. Swim Nappies are important to prevent fecal contamination of the water.

‘Regular’ nappies are not appropriate to be used in the water as their absorption will quickly suck water from the pool / sea into the nappy, causing it to swell and become heavy.  

Normal swimwear directly on the baby‘ skin is also not appropriate at it is not waterproof, so if your baby makes a number 2, it will mix with the water and be released through the textile fibers.

Only swim nappies are lightweight and waterproof to give you time get out of the pool, leaving it clean.

What is the difference between a Reusable Swim Nappy and a ‘regular’ one?

Our Reusable Swim Nappies have no added absorbency. They are designed to be lightweight, with a double leg gusset that contains poop under water, at the same time as they allow urine to flow through.

The first leg gusset contains most solid poo. The second barrier is waterproof and contains the dirty water inside the nappy.

Reusable swim nappies are not all the same. Choose wisely.

  • Avoid pull up swim nappies at all cost. It will get really messy to pull it down the child’s legs when it is filled with poo. Therefore, it’s very important to choose a swim nappy with double side opening.
  • Choose a double elastic barrier, as having a second barrier is much more effective in preventing fecal contamination if your baby makes a soft poop.

Why are the Reusable Swim Nappies better than disposable ones?

They are more comfortable and effective. Disposable swim nappies get saggy after a while under water, while our product is lightweight no matter what and retain its shape.

They are better for the environment. Our Reusable Swim Nappies adapt to babies from 8 to 17 kg and can be used over and over again from 6  months until your baby is about 3 years old. Moreover, they are composed of 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic, and lining of 100% TENCEL ™ lyocel, which is one of the most sustainable fabrics in the world! Disposable ones are made from virgin polyester, have to be disposed after every few hours, and take hundreds of years to decompose.

Finally, they are cheaper. Because instead of buying hundreads of expensive disposables that are thrown away after every use, your investment lasts years.

Check out our full FAQ about Reusable Swim Nappies.


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