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Post by jeshiko » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:36 pm

Finn has always worn disposable swim nappies because I thought I had to put him in them as all other bubs in his class wear them. So can I go ahead and use a cloth pair in a public pool?? Also do them hold wee back?
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Post by Angel » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:43 pm

Swim nappies arent absorbant... the disposable ones would puff up within seconds and reusables would become heavy and probably fall off. They're really only designed to keep solid matter in - and in the case of reusable swim nappies, look super cute!

I think it depends on the particular swimming pool as to whether or not they have a problem with you using a reusable swim nappy, but hopefully you wont get any concerns (just lots of questions from other parents wanting to know where to get such cute swim naps! :D ).
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Post by Jessp » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:45 pm

I am sure I saw JK advertising Swim nappies has anyone else seen this or am I going (even more) mad
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Post by ariayla » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:02 pm

Na, your not going mad - I saw them too. They in their latest catalogue.

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Post by Judy » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:19 am

And I've seen them in real life - they're pretty cute - the girl ones have ruffles on the back.

Some pools have a policy against resuables (though I recently spoke to someone who said they put their disposable ones through the washer & dryer!).

Like Angel said - they aren't absorbant, & nor are the disposable ones - they're just for "containment"
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Post by Janine » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:51 am

For swimming lessons at The Waterhole in Akld you are not allowed to wear disposable swim naps - they would prefer your bubs just wore a swimsuit or cloth!
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Post by themuelsmum » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:15 am

I know most people re-use disposable swim naps a couple of times, but cloth ones are much better. I have a funky bunz one which has been great for over a year, and I've just been given a bambino mio one but it's a bit gapy around the legs yet.

I'd check with the pool on the swim nap policy, but most dont have a problem with cloth they just don't want accidents because they have to close the pool for an hour and clean it.
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Post by jeshiko » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:41 pm

Yay - got a pair of Popolini ones (Brand I am now selling) and they are great and soooo cute! Only $14.95!! can't wait to show them off at the pools but Finn and I both have colds so we have to wait.....
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Post by Louise » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:00 pm

themuelsmum wrote:I know most people re-use disposable swim naps a couple of times,


What the??? Do they dry it out or something?? That must be awfully uncomfortable the second or third time!!!! For the cost of a pack of huggies swimmers you can buy a nice cloth swim nappy, why even bother with the throw-away swimmers? I've never bought them.
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Post by sable » Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:32 pm

For the disposable ones you pop them through the wash and then dry on the line and they're fine for several wearings (unless soiled of course)
I used to do this before I discovered cloth.
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Post by Pookee » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:18 pm

Hehe - I never even asked my swim school about whether they are OK with a cloth swim nappy - I just went ahead and took S to lessons with a cloth swim nappy on.

So far so good (I have a bummis cow print wrap), though I"m liking the look of the funky bumz and splash about nappies!
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Post by ClareBear » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:09 pm

There's nothing wrong with disposable swimmers used a few times - they're still quite soft and usable! Cloth is probably a good option, but if you've already bought a packet of disposables I wouldn't stress. I used one packet of huggies size small swimmers, which, with each one washed a few times meant they lasted til she grew out of them, that cost less than one pair of reusable ones and it meant i always had some spares. I'd like to go cloth for the next one though, as if you're planning on a few kids the disposable option gets dearer!

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