Do you really need a swim nappy? Actually, most council pools will have regulations and do you really want to swim in a pool that a baby has been too.

Transcription: Swim Nappies

            Hi. It’s Vashti from Nest Nappies and today, I’m here to chat to you about swim nappies. 

                    Swim nappies are designed for before your baby is toilet trained, you still want to take him swimming. Actually, most council pools will have regulations and honestly, if you want to take your baby swimming, it’s a great idea to actually have a swim nappy because some babies love pooing as soon as they hit the water. 

                    Swim nappies are designed to hold poop. Even a really viscous breast fed baby poo or really runny breast fed baby poo will get held in by a swim nappy because of the viscosity about it. It’s quite sticky, I suppose you could say. It’s quite gelatinous. 

                    The swim nappy has no absorbency in it whatsoever. It is just the Lycra material and quite a dense weave on the inside just to hold everything in. Mostly, swim nappies, it will come with a couple of snaps on one side or they do have at the front or have snaps on either side just to help with getting it on and off, but a lot of them will just pull up and down just like a pair of normal swimmers. Very easy and very simple. 

                    Now, you can also get swim nappies that don’t have snaps on the front or the sides and they really do just pull up and down. They can be a little bit more difficult to get on and off if there’s a poo in there, so a swim nappy liner is always a great option. Now, swim nappy liners are designed just to go on like a normal nappy but it’s quite a dense weave, so it holds everything in. Then, once that’s on, you just pull the swim nappy straight over the top and then, if you need to, you can take this off and the poo is all contained in here. 

                    Now, caring for your swim nappies, it’s really the same as caring for your own swimmers. Just when you get out of the pool, give them a really good rinse out just to get rid of any chlorine or salt that’s built up in them and then, wash and dry just as you do your own swims.

                    That’s your nappies. Thanks for visiting us at Nest and we look forward to seeing you again, soon. Bye.