Swim nappies

Swim nappies

I was going to include swimming nappies in a post I’m writing about reuseable nappies, but I decided they were worthy of their own post. Even if reuseable nappies aren’t your thing, please don’t write off the swim ones!! 

We love taking Arthur swimming. He started weekly swimming lessons at 4 weeks old plus we would try to take him so Mr B could have time with him in the water. Then for the last 6 months we’ve been lucky enough to go swimming most days. 

When we started we went for the obvious and easy option of little swimmers, but at £5.95 for 12 they’re not cheap. I would hunt out offers which helped but still not ideal. 

When we got the opportunity to live abroad for 6 months I had to seriously look at different options. I couldn’t take lots of nappies with me due to weight and space issues. I did also want to limit our environmental footprint and not add to the Seychelles waste issue. 

After doing some research I decided on tots bots swim nappies for £9.95 (I got ours from fill your pants) I got two and they have seen me through the trip and will continued to be used at home. 

The reasons I chose/love them:
1. Slimline, fit under uv suits and wetsuits

2. Comfortable

3. Excellent containment (thoroughly tested)!

4. Go on/off like a nappy, no-one wants poopy legs if having to pull them down! 

5. Wash really well at 30/40 degrees. 

From a money saving point alone these are fabulous but if you are going on holiday they save space/weight over disposables. Plus, they are of course a much more environmentally friendly option and are an easy step to make. 

Would you consider reuseable swim nappies? Or do you use them and agree with my thoughts? 

Please note: this is not a sponsored post, I paid for the nappies and wanted to share my experience with them. There are a number of different products in the market. 

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  1. Rebecca
    November 1, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I’ve used reusable swim nappies since the start – disposable ones are such a waste of money (and resources!). It’s not difficult to pop your baby’s swim nappy in with your own swimsuit for a quick wash and it’s ready to go again (and again and again…!)

  2. November 2, 2016 / 7:26 am

    These sound really good! My daughter stopped liking swimming at about 8 months but until she cried me out of the pool the last time, we had been using the disposable ones. We plan to start again next spring and I might seriously look into these ones you’ve tried. I hate throwing a swim nappy away after only half an hour of use! Thanks for sharing your experiences x #FamilyFun

    • November 3, 2016 / 7:56 am

      Oh that’s a shame, hope she likes it again when you go back. Definitely recommend these though, a much cheaper option!

  3. November 2, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I used disposable, until one day, when my son was about 2. He was potty trained, but not at night time. so i decided to use a swim nappy just to be safe. He went down quite a big slide. He pooed. It was a rather runny poo. Lets just say they had to close the slide for a while afterwards!

    Reusable all the way since!!


    • November 3, 2016 / 7:54 am

      They are brilliant. Poor you with the slide incident! I always look out for the poo face!! X

  4. November 2, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I love reusable swim nappies and swear by them. Disposable ones are so expensive. I have not tried this brand though and the look much better than the pull up variety I had so I will certainly be giving these go. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

    • November 3, 2016 / 7:55 am

      They are brilliant, we have put them thoroughly to the test!!!!

  5. November 2, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I have a Mio swim nappy for my little one, they just pull down. We’ve not tested them for poo while swimming yet and worry constantly when we use them. Your ones look much better and would totally consider buying them if I were to go swimming more often. Thanks for linking up to #FamilyFun.

    • November 3, 2016 / 7:55 am

      I definitely recommend them for the coming off like a nappy feature. Pulling them down after a code brown would be bad especially with a wriggly toddler!!!

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