There are pretty much only two options when swimming with a baby or toddler – you leave them naked and risk the consequences (and be selfish to others in resort pools and the sea) or you wear a water-friendly nappy. I’ve experienced the former (awkward!), so when my toddler swims, he does so with a swim-friendly nappy.
Enter Huggies Little Swimmers which don’t swell up hugely in the water, and surprisingly offer great protection. And I hate to focus on the aesthetics of a nappy, but these are really cool, featuring Nemo and Pooh characters.
Huggies Little Swimmers are the only of their kind on the market here, and they have stretchy sides for comfort and tearaway sides for easy changing. They’re available in three sizes and range from R79.99 to R99.99.
Nervous about swimming with your babe? Here are some reasons why you should take to the water with your little one (tips via huggies.com)
- Baby swimming is a fun and rewarding experience that helps build the bond between you and your baby as it centres on trust.
- The first year of a baby’s life is crucial in terms of their development, as it is in this period that their brain grows most rapidly. Regular exercise plays a vital role in this, with every movement they make helping to strengthen their brain for new learning.
- Baby swimming is completely natural; having spent months surrounded by fluid in the womb, babies have a real affinity for water.
- Making bath times fun is a great way of getting your baby used to water and building his confidence for baby swimming. Gently splash water over his body or lay him on his back and move him gently through the water, with lots of eye contact and smiles.
- It is a common myth that your baby has to be a certain age before they can go swimming. They can go at any age (as long as they are safe and monitored)
Note: This post was brought to you by Huggies. All words are my own