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    Default Swim nappies: what do you use??

    Hi ladies just wondering..

    Do you use disposable swim nappies or reusable (little swimmers)?

    We have always used disposable ones but they are so expensive! DS loves swimming and we want to take him to the local water parks more often so have started looking into reusable ones.

    I started reading on google about it and read that a lot of people put plastic nappy covers over whatever nappy they use. I have never even thought about it to be honest so does anybody here do that? Is it the done thing and I missed the memo? We just whack him in a little swimmers nappy and off he goes. Urine is sterile Isn't it and the chlorine takes care of the rest?

    Also dumb question but do either of them actually hold wee or is it mostly just to catch poo?

    Sorry about all the dumb questions just curious as to what everybody else does

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    We use the aldi swim nappies for pools and a washable roxy swim nappy for the beach as it's not as absorbent as sposies.
    People I know that use pools regularly give sposie swim nappies a quick rinse then hang to dry and use a few times if there's no poo.

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    If they dont poo in them you can wash the huggies swimmer ones and reuse them. Ive always done this.

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    I saw some washable ones at Woolies this week. Almost got some but wasn't sure. I'd probably buy some cheaper sposies swim ones like comfy bots and the other over top.
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    I bought washable swimmer nappies. They are thicker than normal swimmers & have a layer of some sort of plastic to contain any poos.

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    You can also get aldi and comfy bots swim nappies they are heaps cheaper

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    I think the main difference is normal nappies absorb water - so a normal nappy in a pool would puff up and take in all the water, making it loser so urine and poo would come out but swim nappies are made to not absorb water plus swim nappies are a lot more comfortable for the kids so well worth the money I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by ck2b View Post
    If they dont poo in them you can wash the huggies swimmer ones and reuse them. Ive always done this.
    Me too, just chuck them in the machine inside out and hang them to dry. You can get a few wears out of each one.

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    Swim nappies both disposable and reusable only contain poo. Any wee just goes straight in the pool/beach. Pop your child in a car seat in a little swimmer nappy for an hour and the car seat will be soaked at the end. I use reusable ones that I make in our nappy business. We swim daily over summer and have 3 under 3 so even reusing a few times the cost adds up.

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    I thought the "little swimmers" we're disposable???

    I use a swim nappy, like the swimmer version of a MCN - ie I wash it each week after swimming lessons.

    Both ours, & the disposable ones only contain poo, not wee -- it's more a mechanism to contain a potential mess than anything else!

    I think there'd be a safety risk using regular nappies with a cover - regular nappies are designed to absorb moisture, so wouldn't there be more risk of bubs sinking with the weight of the nappy??


 

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