I appreciate that I will sound completely idiotic here, but am a first-timer so have no shame asking this: I want to take my 4.5 month DS swimming. I have bought a pair of these swim shorts which have a terry nappy inner. My DS is still exclusively BF, with EBF poo. Is this all I need? really? Do they work? I have some microterry booster thingies that came with my Bumgenius nappies, do you think I should try adding one of those in for safety? Really don't want to cause a pool evacuation
The swimsuit version of those is what DD (2)has always worn when swimming - the legs are pretty snug. However, she is always pretty regular with her poos and (to date) has never done one in the pool! I doubt whether a booster would help as it would only absorb the water. If you are worried, then maybe one of the disposable swim nappies might be worth a try until your DS's poos are a little less explosive.
I have used both disposable and reusable swim nappies for ds and we have taken him swimming most weeks since he was about 3 months old (now 22 months). In all that time he has never ever pooed in the pool.
I use a Konfidence reusable swim nappy. We had a Mothercare pair but my DS is tall and slim, and it didn't fit his legs so bought the Konfidence one as it fastens with velcro so can be adjusted to fit his skinny legs tightly! So I'd try the nappy and make sure it fits his legs snugly before you take him to the pool.
As it happens, DS has never ever pooed when swimming - he's been going since 6 weeks old and is now 21 weeks old - let alone any of it leak! Also, he has been doing swimming lessons for the last 5 weeks with 12 babies - all of them were wearing washable swim nappies rather than disposables and there haven't been any accidents.
DD2 went swimming from 20 weeks and is now 2.4 and she has never pood in the pool either (nor to my knowledge have any of her swim buddies)
We use the Konfidence swim nappy too this one. It is the only one we have used and it did fit from 20 weeks and still fits now. It has the extra benefit of being able to be used as a pull up or as a conventional nappy.
I don't think you should add a booster - you only need to catch poo and a booster would make the nappy uncomfortable.
Ok - I've just been looking for swim lessons and the organisation I think I'm going to go with (because the pool is most convenient) seem to recommend using a disposable swim nappy under a cloth swim nappy although I suppose they really want to ensure no accidents as that would reflect on them and affect their business at the pool.
DS has only ever had one poo incident in the bath and that was when he was much much younger, but he's had a few very runny episodes lately, I think because of starting teething stuff, and I can't rule out those happening again.
Will check out the recommendations - and decide whether to keep or return my purchase! Thanks all