Product Type: Huggies baby products
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Huggies Little Swimmers
Member Name: reddanni
Huggies Little Swimmers
Advantages: Colourful, fun for kids to wear.
Disadvantages: Expensive compared to normal nappies.
I have used Huggies Little Swimmers since my daughter was only a couple of months old. Enrolling in a Waterbabies swimming course (see my review on these lessons) they stipulate baby must be in a disposable swim nappy i.e. Huggies Little Swimmers AND what's called a Happy Nappy. The Happy Nappy goes over the top of a disposable nappy and is meant to be double protection against any leaks (I have also reviewed these). If you are going to a public swimming pool I recommend using not only a disposable nappy but also a happy Nappy to save embarrassment of any leaks.
The packaging is different to the picture shown which looks really old. It is still very colourful and although stands out on the shelf my local Sainsbury's have moved them to a different isle to normal nappies and put them above the baby wipes so you may have to look hard to find in some stores. The packaging and indeed the nappies have the characters of Winnie the Pooh and Nemo on them.
They come in the following sizes and each size has a different colour band on the packaging so it's easy to pick the correct size unlike normal nappy packets.
Size small 7-12 kg green band
Size medium 11-15 kg orange band
Size large 14+ kg red band
The nappy itself is a pull on style like a pant. The sides are a blue netting like fabric that you tear to take off baby instead of sticky tabs like normal nappies. The netting is very strong and takes me both hands to tear so there is no way my baby (she is currently a year) will be able to accidental take the nappy off. Also note they are meant to be a snug fit. With the characters printed on the front and back they are very attractive to children, I'm just glad at the moment my baby doesn't demand to wear a particular character like some of the other children in our swimming class otherwise you could get left with the unpopular one!
What's the absorbency like?
Well unfortunately I can't say as if she has had a wee in the nappy I can't tell! I do know she has never had a poo in one so again don't know how well they would keep in it. It's quite surprising really as we use these on our little one at least twice a week and the swimming lesson is for half an hour. Maybe we have a very hygienic baby, yeh right!
I don't just use these in the swimming pool or paddling pool but also occasionally in the bath, mainly when she was younger so she could have a splash about in the bath with me or daddy without us worrying about accidents in the bath and to get her use to them for her swimming lessons. Just before we get out of the bath we let her swim butt naked and give her a good wash so she gets important nappy off time.
Is it worth using them instead of normal nappies?
Absolutely as a normal nappy swells up so much they are uncomfortable and very very heavy. We have done this once at a friends as we didn't have a Swim nappy and there was a paddling pool. Bless her she ended up waddling like daffy duck.
I never ever pay full price for these. They do work out quite expensive so when Sainsbury's have their 1/3 off baby event I stock up on her current size and buy the size above for when she is ready. Full price is £5.31 with 1/3 off £3.53 working out between 29-35p per nappy considerably more than normal nappies. Unfortunately I haven't seen any alternative makes not even a supermarket own brand, but as we don't use that many we are happy keep buying these.
Summary: I would never use a normal nappy for water fun.