Should You Buy a Disposable Or a Reusable Swim Nappy?

by Pool Builders on 02-28-2010 in Articles

In the last few years, the real nappy is increasingly popular among parents who are aware of environmental issues, and want to save money at the same time. This is not the case in the swim nappy segment. People think the only option they have is disposable swim nappies, which is false: there is a wide choice of real swim nappies. The dilemma of using disposable or real swim nappies is timely because baby swimming is becoming more and more popular, and by now every pool owner requires small children to wear swim nappy.

Let's make a list of the pros and cons of real and disposable swim nappies. Disposable nappies are available in every store, and they can be used without any further preparation. On the other hand a real swim nappy needs more attention: the parents must check if it fits exactly on their child. The initial cost of a washable swim diaper is also more compared to a disposable one. But used frequently, a real swim nappy is cheaper, and if cared for properly, it can be used for years. Disposable nappies come in bulky packages, so transportation may not be as simple. Real swim nappies take up less space in the trunk of the car.

There is also a growing concern about the impact of chemicals of disposable swim nappies. A real swim nappy is made of cotton or similar organic materials: they don't contain any plastics or other chemicals, so there is no impact on the babies. There are many colors and styles available for real swim nappies: smaller toddlers will like the colorful ones with cartoon characters printed on them. Older children, who may feel embarrassed to wear a nappy, opt for plain swim diaper that look very much like a normal swim suit. Disposable nappies may be more practical than the real ones: most of them can be ripped open, while real nappies have to be pulled down - quite a hassle when the nappy is wet.

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