Reusable swimming nappies Vs disposable swimming nappies
When you decided to take your baby swimming; either to swimming classes, for a splash in our own pool or to the beach, you will need to think about a swimming nappy for your baby. Especially as most public pools require a swimming nappy to help keep the water clean and safe for others.
Basically you have two options, either a disposable swim nappy like Huggies, or a reusable swim nappy. Personally, I would highly recommend using reusable swim nappies. Firstly they are much cheaper, one reusable swimming nappy costs around the same price as a packet of disposable swim nappies. And second they don't need to be thrown out after each use, so they won't end up in our landfill.
You may be surprised, but I would go so far as to say reusable swimming nappies are actually easier to use than disposable swimming nappies. The reason I say this is that the clip system of the cloth swim nappies makes them much easier to open and close than pulling up a disposable swim pants. Depending on the age and how well your child cooperates, it can be very difficult to pull up a nappy like you would pull up pants, especially while at the beach dealing with sand and sunscreen. Reusable swimming nappies on the other hand, can be easily put on while you child is lying down or standing up.
Both styles of swimming nappies are designed to hold poo, rather than wee. Disposable swim nappies hold a little bit if wee, however this also means that disposable swimming nappies soaking up water and swelling up, which means the nappy is getting saggy and starts hanging low between your child legs, especially when not wearing swimmers over it. It also means they can easily have a poo blow out once soaked full of water.
Reusable swimming nappies on the other hand are designed to fit snugly around your baby, doesn't matter what size your child is, as the clever clip system makes them fully adjustable. They are not designed to absorb any wee, however feedback would suggest they are more effective at containing poos while swimming than tradition disposable swimming nappies.
With reusable swim nappies there is no need for additional swimmers and they come in cute designs.
They are very easy to take care of, you simply need to flush the poop into the toilet and rinse the nappy off. Once rinsed you can wash it with you washing. No need to take extra care like typical cloth nappies as you don't need to worry about residues harming the absorbency of the nappy.
Have a look at these cute swimming nappies from Mama's Natural Magic and you are ready for a worry free swimming session with your baby.