I am about to take my DD swimming for the first time. I just wondered - we have got a little swimsuit for her but it doesn't look designed to hold a nappy, like some I have seen. Do we need to put one of those swimmer nappies on underneath or, because she will only be in the water for about 20 minutes, ish, do we just wing it and throw her in nappyless?
Really looking forward to it and a bit gutted that I can't take any photos
I wouldn't go in without a nappy, I'd leave out the swimsuit if anything.. those swimsuits don't really hold anything solid should an accident happen. If she poos in the pool they'll have to drain it and it'll take forever to clear the pool out.
Pools have rules about this kind of thing. The one I go to insists on a swimming nappy plus a tight plastic pants (actually vinyl or neoprene, probably) to catch poop. It doesn't matter how it looks under the swimsuit. Nobody appreciates getting thrown out of a poo-filled pool because someone didn't come prepared, and you'll get very dirty looks from the other swimmers.
Been taking my baby swimming twice a week since he was 3 weeks old (turns 6mths 2moro). Never used a nappy under his trunks and don't intend to. He's never pooed in the bath and as his routine is really regular... I manage to pick the time least likely x
Njmomof1 why do you refuse to use a swim nappy? Have you not read the earlier replies? You cannot know that your childs habits won't change especially now they're eating new foods etc. You seem v selfish IMO
njmomof1, that's a very selfish attitude, I do hope if your baby decides to change his habits, the owners of the pool charge you for the cost of emptying it, cleaning it and refilling and reheating it... it'll run in to several thousand so have your cheque book ready!
Oh and the pools do not get fully drained at any pools... they clean using manual methods the best they can and then break down any germs or remaining using chemicals and following that they have to re-neutralise the pool all in all takes about 2 hours but they take 3 to give several checks to the pH and to ensure sufficient rotations through the pumps.
DD also in cloth nappies. njmomof1 you made it sound like you weren't using any sort of nappy. Those suits count as a washable swim nappy which is fine. No one on the thread said that you need a disposable swim nappy, just that you need a swim nappy.
DD has one of the waterbabies wet suits, and wears a disposable swim nappy underneath, as per waterbabies policy. However, Huggies little swimmers nappies, actually wash fine so we use ours several times before binning! I like the security of having 2 layers on her. Makes it more bombproof, like having a nappy and wrap on.
I would always use a disposable swim nappy or washable swimming pants. My DD (just turned 3) used them until she started potty training (aged 2.2) and never once pooed in them, so I probably could have done without them. However, when we started potty training her, I took her swimming with no swim nappy on for the first time ever, and she pooed! Sods law isn't it! Luckily it seems that a 2 year olds poo can be held by a swimming costume!!!!!