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What's your favourite swim nappy?

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:31 am
by Kirstin
Just after some opinions and comments about swim nappies you have tried and liked/disliked.

Sophie will be about 9 months old and approx 9.5 kg by Christmas time when I plan to use them (if she follows the same line on the weight chart, or 8.5 kg if she follows her big sister).

What style(s) have you used?
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)?
How well did they fit?
What was good about them?
What didn't you like?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks :D

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:00 pm
by legz
What style(s) have you used? Nix Naps
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)? I dont know what size they are but they have fit Abby from about 6 months old (velcro crosses over in the front ) until now. I dont see us having to buy any more either. Great value 8)
How well did they fit? Great fit
What was good about them? Really cool material used, easy to put on and take off, held in poo (only put to the poo test once!)
What didn't you like? I like everything about them :D

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:23 pm
by Karen
What style(s) have you used? Splash about by Nappy Days
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)? 8kg
How well did they fit? Excellent fit, very trim !
What was good about them? easy to put on, extremetly cute and quick dry
What didn't you like? ehh, I don't know!

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:16 pm
by Godzoned
What style(s) have you used? Eenies
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)? Small and next size up. Umm she was 6 months old and on.
How well did they fit? Excellent fit.
What was good about them? easy to put on.
What didn't you like? nothing they are all good

Hey anyone one have some of that material that has plastic inside and normal outside. I think its called PUL free to give away? I'd like to make some for my daughter for she's grown out of the swimmer Eenies I have.

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:17 pm
by bellasmum
Hello,

What style(s) have you used? Splash About by Nappy Days
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)large -12kg
How well did they fit? Excellent fit, trim and doesn't leave any red marks,
What was good about them? Easy to put on - very Daddy friendly as they are pull-ups. Quick to clean - just rinse and squeeze out. Cute prints, and plain colours available too!
What didn't you like? I have tried ones with velcro, and she rips them off!

Have fun choosing,
Kim

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:46 pm
by Dunners
We took Emily swimming weekly from 6 months old until we moved here when she was 21 months. Just getting back into the swing of it again now...

What style(s) have you used? Bummis cow wrap
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)? smallest size, from about 6 months
How well did they fit? Terrible, hated them. Had a poo incident with them. Sooo embarrassing. Unpicked velcro tabs and replaced with longer strips, but my confidence was shattered.

What style(s) have you used? Funky Bumz Aquatics
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)? 1 year old?
How well did they fit? Good fit around legs with double leg guards. Very saggy around the bum though.
What was good about them? Swim school approved. Made in NZ.
What didn't you like? Saggy bum. Faded colour. Microfleece inner held a bit of water.

What style(s) have you used? Homemade
What size did you use (and how big was your baby, approx)? 18 months ish one
How well did they fit? Wonderfully!
What was good about them? Dead cheap to make, girly, snug, no pooling of water
What didn't you like? ???

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:50 pm
by Jessp
what sort of cost are swim nappies

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:07 pm
by jailee
How do you stop that pooling of water? Is it just fit? I haven't tried any commercial reusable swim nappies, but homemade one was terrible for pooling water....maybe it just didn't fit well enough :roll:
I'm thinking about buying one too (am feeling a bit sad about my homemade efforts in this area!) and am swinging towards the pull up style ones but wonder if these are more sized as in fit for a shorter time, rather than one that will fit from say 6mth on. ??
Sorry I don't have anything helpful to add, just more questions :shock:

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:19 pm
by Gaia
Hi!

Cajun goes to swimming everyweek (well...he tags along with the bigger girls).

He wears small size fuzzibuns without any inserts in. (Normally he wears petite size). Over the FB I put on his regular togs.

No probs with pooling of water in naps.
Haven't had a poo so no idea if they would contain but I assume they would. Have it set snug around his thighs and waist.

I'd like to try making boyleg short type ones (pullup) from lycra with leg bands around thighs to contain anyhting but haven't gotten past the 'one day I will.......'.

cheers
~Heather~

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:19 pm
by themuelsmum
we use funky bunz and I'll just agree with what Leanne said, I do like them because they are stretchy and have lasted for ages although the colour did fade.

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:53 pm
by Kirstin
So currently the options are: (any more to add?)

FUNKY BUMZ AQUATIC
WEB: http://www.funkybumz.co.nz/
PRICE: Aquatic $18.95
BLURB: The swim nappy that fits just like a swimsuit, non absorbent, mess is contained by a double micro fleece lining. This swim nappy will not get heavy in the water.
COLOURS:Turquoise, Yellow, Lime, Purple, Pink.
SIZES: Small 3-9m, Med 9-18m, Large 18m+

KUSHIES / KOOSHIES
WEB: http://www.naturebaby.co.nz/organic_bab ... nappy.html
http://www.thenappystore.co.nz/Results.cfm?category=0
PRICE: most places have them for $22
BLURB: Kushies reusable swimmers have a 100% nylon shell and gusseted legs for comfort. The adjustable waists have ties and velcro to ensure a secure fit.
COLOURS: Blue, red, aqua/fish, pink/fish, purple/mermaids, royal blue/nautical
SIZES: Med 6-11kg, Large 11-18kg

SPLASH ABOUT HAPPY NAPPY
WEB: http://www.nappydays.co.nz
PRICE: $29.95
BLURB: No ties, no velcro, no elastic, no snaps, no leaks or spills! You'll love using it! Made from fine 0.5mm neoprene coated in a specially treated nylon which repels liquid. It is edged with wide bands of fine woven nylon/Lycra ribbing at the legs and waist to "filter" liquid and keep as much as possible INSIDE the nappy. We are happy to offer free postage to anywhere in NZ for these nappies.
COLOURS:Available in a range of sizes and colours including navy with navy and white ribbing, pink with mango orange ribbing, lime with blue ribbing and fish print.
SIZES: Medium (3-8 months; 4.5-6kg), Large (6-14 months; 6-11kg)

Nix Naps - can't seem to find any info
Fuzzibunz - on honeychild website ($27.95)
Bummis wraps - snazzipants website ($17/19)
Eenies
Homemade

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:54 pm
by Larraine
:lol: Sorry Kirst, i don't have anything to say about swim nappies, i just had to laugh at your "list" that's not like you at all eh :wink:

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:26 pm
by Dunners
Here's the link to the undies I made Em - she swims in the bright pair on the last page http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/images/WeeWeka_Knickers.pdf

Seriously, anything that is snug around the leg and waist will be fine.

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:17 am
by Kirstin
Larraine wrote:i just had to laugh at your "list" that's not like you at all eh :wink:


:P

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:43 am
by Nikki
I have a hand-me-down without labels (it's kind of old) but I can see it's a Kushies. It's worked well for what I've needed. My ds never pooed when we went swimming, so no idea on containment, but it has gussets, so looks like it would do well. It doesn't sag and drains well. The velcro and tie waist could be better - but like I said, it was a freebie, so works for us. Size wise it's done right from our first summer at 8mths and will last through TT for dd.