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Swim nappies for 2 1/2 year old

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CitrusBun · 30/04/2021 14:38

Long time lurker first time poster. About to take my 2 1/2 year old DD on her first summer holiday, and very keen to avoid code brown in a Portugal pool. But ye gods is researching swim nappies a serious time sink.

There's some great forum threads here which seem to favour Happy Nappy and Bambino Mio but I'm not sure which are the most poo-proof while also not sweltering DD in the heat. Happy Nappy looks great, but liner > wrap > nappy > UV suit feels like she'll be packaged up too tightly, while the HN sunsuits look great but don't go past age 2.

Am I missing an obvious solution? It's a June holiday (jabs/COVID safety dependent) so a UV suit seems like an obvious outer layer. But what's the best things to put under there?

Any advice gratefully received, and sorry for bringing an old talking point back to life. But I promise I'll be eternally thankful if you help our family avoid the walk of shame out of a hotel's pool...

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dementedpixie · 30/04/2021 14:51

Think we used disposables on holiday so we didn't need to worry about washing them. Mine never ever pooed in a swim nappy though. Will she have done any potty training by then?

LemonRoses · 30/04/2021 14:53

Won't she be trained by then?

Twizbe · 30/04/2021 14:53

We used Huggies swim nappies with both mine and a UV suit over.

As pp said, on holiday you don't want to be washing them or trying to transport them home in heat

Sunny1112 · 30/04/2021 14:54

Disposables. As pp mine never poo’d in them

4PawsGood · 30/04/2021 14:55

Disposables and reuse them if no poo.

CitrusBun · 30/04/2021 14:58

Not trained fully yet - she will sometimes tell us/do the face, but it's not guaranteed. And I'd hate to have her slip up and need the pool cleaned.

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Caspianberg · 30/04/2021 15:12

Tots bots swim nappy?

CitrusBun · 30/04/2021 15:23

Totsbots could be interesting - what's supposed to go under those? Just disposable nappies?

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DuchessSilver · 30/04/2021 15:28

The Happy Nappy system shouldn't be too hot while she's wet and in the pool - the liner is incredibly thin, the wrap like a pair of knickers (cotton) so it's just the neoprene (wetsuit material) nappy itself that is thick.

Otherwise, as others have said, disposables?

Caspianberg · 30/04/2021 15:28

The tots bots are the nappy, no need for another . Just add a fleece liner in if you have or use as they are. You can add swimming costume/ uv suit over the tip if you like.

I bought the happy nappy last year but it was so tight and made baby boil in heat. I like the tots bots has velcro tabs so makes easier to clean them up if they did poop, rather than smearing pulling nappy down type thing.

Caspianberg · 30/04/2021 15:29

Oh and I guess the neoprene is ok when actually wet, but we use often with them in paddling pool or sea as well so they are not constantly underwater

JeanClaudeVanDammit · 30/04/2021 15:30

DD used to wear a happy nappy swimming just on it’s own, without all the liner and stuff underneath because I knew it was highly unlikely she’d actually poo (she was very predictable and never did poo in one) so it was just a precaution. If we’d been able to go on our holiday when she was 2 (damn lockdown) she would have worn that and a separate rash vest.

CitrusBun · 30/04/2021 16:20

OK thanks for the info on totsbots. I'd go for just disposables except the fear is strong of a code brown! And cheers for all the details on using happynappy.

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AegonT · 30/04/2021 19:20

For a holiday with no washing facilities I'd use a disposable like Huggies Little Swimmers then a Happy Nappy over the top. Plus a UV T-shirt.

imgoinginsaneinthemembrane · 30/04/2021 22:29

Just use a disposable. Honestly only once my DS poo'd during swimming and I had no idea, although he had been concentrating. Nothing leaked out and I whipped the nappy off in the shower and woah. Unfortunately he'd eaten a lot of bean sprouts the night before, which erm I was using to bulk out our cheap dinner. I think he was younger than 2.5, he was potty trained at 2 yrs 7 months.

abigailackland · 06/05/2021 09:34

I would check with the hotel/ pool first to see what reuirements have as some require you to use 2 nappies in swimming pools for hygeine reasons :)

Aroundtheworldin80moves · 06/05/2021 09:39

If worried about bulkiness of swimwear over swim nappy, get a uv top instead. It's easier to go to the toilet, change nappies etc in two part swimwear anyway.

As for nappies, when I lived in the Med only a disposable swim nappy was needed, even in their swimming lessons.

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