365: 12.07.13 Swimming with Baba and Boo: swim nappy review and new range giveaway

bella baba and booRecently, Bella was chosen to model for Baba and Boo and we were lucky enough to take a sneak peek at the new range. My lips have been sealed ever since but now- finally!- I can reveal all! What do you think?

We had such a super time at the shoot and I loved the new nappy designs. The strawberries are just beautiful and I almost wish the preschooler was still in nappies as he has a bit of a thing about camper vans and robots! The set was just as beautiful too and you can see from the photos that Bella had a wonderful time sampling the cakes and sweeties!










After the shoot, we were sent an exclusive Baba and Boo swim nappy to test ahead of the launch. These are a brand new product so Eve was keen to know what we thought. So, in the interests of testing, Bella and I have been swimming!

baba and boo swim nappy review2The nappy we trialled is a beautiful soft baby pink, the same shade as the exclusive Matilda nappy. The iconic Baba and Boo label sits at the side of the nappy and at the front is a drawstring to adjust the sizing according to your baby. The nappy we tested was a small, intended for babies up to 19lb but I have to say that at 21lb it fit Bella perfectly and will last for some time yet. The drawstrings are, therefore, an excellent idea and will ensure a snug fit.

For swimming at the public baths, Bella wore the nappy under her normal costume and the fit was perfect. So how did it stand the test of splashing? Throughout our session we:

  • practised jumping into the pool from sitting- Bella used her bottom to shuffle forwards towards the edge and we counted (verbally and via signing) to three before she pushed herself into the water. The nappy remained intact and in place!
  • progressed to jumping in from standing- Bella waited for her cue (1…2…3…jump!) and quickly gained confidence in launching herself into the water. Again, nappy remained intact and in place!
  • introduced the concept of a ‘safe resting place’. I showed Bella how to grip onto the side of the pool and use her legs to kick gently so that she could stay afloat. We forgot arm bands so I felt this activity was important to show her where she could rest independently.
  • practised climbing out of the pool independently- Bella soon figured out that she could go from her safe resting place to the pool’s edge pretty much by herself. All she needed from me was a small push and she was ready to jump again!

During the second swimming session, Bella started to swim independently too, using the steps to push herself out into the water and back to her safe resting place.

baba and boo swim nappy reviewThis week’s hot weather has also provided an ideal opportunity to test the nappy in other ways too. I slathered Bella in sun cream and popped her Baba and Boo swim nappy on for a session in the paddling pool! The nappy proved to be a great time saver (no need to to fiddle with swimming costumes) and Bella was happy to potter around in the pool and garden in just her little nappy. I noticed that I got some of the suncream on the nappy and am happy to report that it washed off easily and has not stained at all.

Reusable swim nappies are such a great idea, even if you don’t use cloth nappies normally. If you swim regularly, you will save a lot of money, and if you don’t swim regularly you will not lose out when your baby outgrows the rest of the disposable packet- Baba and Boo swim nappies adjust to fit your baby so you really only ever need one swimming nappy. Genius. Eve says,

“Our swim nappies are made with a bamboo/organic cotton inner with a concealed waterproof lining. So they are lovely and soft next to baby’s skin.”

So Baba and Boo’s swim nappies get a huge thumbs up from us and, like the rest of the nappy range, we are big fans already. I’d love to know what you think about the new range too? I’m also so excited to tell you that the lovely Eve at Baba and Boo has agreed to give  away two nappies from the new range to one lucky winner! All you need to do is fill in the form and leave a comment telling me which two new designs you would like. That’s it! The competition ends in two weeks, after which the randomly chosen winner will be contacted via email, so please do leave a comment with your email details.

Choose from:

Deckchair Stripes

Strawberry Blossom

Summer Bubbles

Camper Vans

Pirates Ahoy


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Nappies to be sent out to winner by Baba and Boo

Giveaway applies to UK residents only 

My decision is final regarding winner

One entry per household/ IP address

NO automated entries please
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66 Comments on 365: 12.07.13 Swimming with Baba and Boo: swim nappy review and new range giveaway

  1. nicci cowdell-murray
    July 13, 2013 at 7:41 am (2 years ago)

    lovely id pick the deck chair stripes and the strawberry blossom @chanson2010

  2. sweettoothnim
    July 13, 2013 at 8:05 am (2 years ago)

    I have been looking around for Nursery swim nappy. This has swung me. :-) i would love the camper vans and pirate nappies. Xxx

  3. Sarah Parkin
    July 13, 2013 at 8:22 am (2 years ago)

    I love the new designs, my favourite two would be Camper Vans and Deckchair Stripes

  4. Karen Barrett
    July 13, 2013 at 8:24 am (2 years ago)

    Strawberry Blossom, thanks

  5. Joanne Dodd
    July 13, 2013 at 8:29 am (2 years ago)

    I love deck chair stripes & strawberry blossom

  6. Olivia Wilken
    July 13, 2013 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

    It’s great to hear tips on swimming from another parent – and what a great job your little one did as a model! We love the Campervan and Deckchair Stripes Nappies

  7. Nicola Lynch
    July 13, 2013 at 9:10 am (2 years ago)

    I’d love the Summer Bubbles for my baby boy thanks.

  8. Louise Reeks
    July 13, 2013 at 9:23 am (2 years ago)

    deck chair stripes

  9. Gary Topley
    July 13, 2013 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

    Strawberry Blossom x

  10. Louise A
    July 13, 2013 at 9:28 am (2 years ago)

    Pirates Ahoy look fun ^^

  11. Laura Costello
    July 13, 2013 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)


  12. Chloe Renwick
    July 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d love campervans and deck chair stripes! Bella looks gorgeous in hers, hope I have a girl one day so I can add some pretty girly nappies to my stash!

  13. Sarahann Tonner
    July 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Pirates Ahoy would be my choice :)

  14. vikki sanderson
    July 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

    pirate and deckchair :)

  15. Bex allum
    July 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Strawberry blossom

  16. Tammy Tudor
    July 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Strawberry Blossom <3

  17. Vicki Hammond
    July 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the strawberry blossom

  18. angela sandhu
    July 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I would choose the pirates

  19. Stephanie Boulton
    July 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Campervans and Strawberry Blossom

  20. Miranda Holman
    July 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    strawberry blossom

  21. Victoria Androsova
    July 13, 2013 at 9:24 pm (2 years ago)

    i liked Robot one

  22. Karen Ries
    July 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the Strawberry Blossom!

  23. Dani
    July 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm (2 years ago)

    What a stunning model!! We’d love deck chair stripes and camper vans! X

  24. Carie
    July 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm (2 years ago)

    It would have to be strawberry blossom and the pirates for my little girl!

  25. Laura
    July 14, 2013 at 7:36 am (2 years ago)

    I love the deck chair stripes and the summer bubbles. Such cute designs. I’ve been loving my twins crawling around in just their nappies whilst the weather’s been nice. So cute!

  26. Tracy Hanley
    July 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

    The camper vans there great

  27. Heidi
    July 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Pirates and campervans pls!!!

  28. Alice Hindley
    July 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Strawberry Blossom, thanks

  29. emma
    July 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Camper Vans and Deckchair Stripes

  30. katharine williams
    July 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm (2 years ago)

    strawberry blossom please

  31. They grow so quick
    July 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm (2 years ago)

    It would have to be the deckchair stripes and campervans :)

  32. Mothergeek
    July 15, 2013 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    My favourite 2 are definitely campervan & robots!! My 2 could do with the swim nappies though – I will definitely be looking into those!
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  33. sofia ramos
    July 15, 2013 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

    Campervans please

  34. Suzanne Kane
    July 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I love all the new designs but especially deck chair stripes and campervan!

  35. Lisa Wilkinson
    July 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    I would choose Strawberry Blossom :)

  36. Lauren
    July 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm (2 years ago)

    You have such a beautiful daughter! I really like the sound of it swim nappies such a good idea, definitely something I will look into buying. I love the strawberry blossom and camper van nappies very cute.

  37. leanne williams
    July 18, 2013 at 8:52 am (2 years ago)

    Strawberry Blossom, thanks

  38. Kate Bond
    July 19, 2013 at 11:51 am (2 years ago)

    I’d pick the beautiful strawberry blossom. Such an odd coincidence that I call my baby “baba boo” :) x

  39. Nick
    July 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Fabulous idea and great to have bamboo content – so soft and hygienic. Would love the robots and pirates nappies.

  40. Christine Bray
    July 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the strawberry blossom and deck chair stripes! I have three little scallywags two still in nappies so would love to win would make me Happies!

  41. Cassandra Fryer
    July 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Bubbles and Blossoms for my little girl please!

  42. TheBoyandMe
    July 21, 2013 at 12:05 am (2 years ago)

    To be fair she’s so damned gorgeous that she could make a muslin look amazing.

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  43. Solange
    July 21, 2013 at 7:01 am (2 years ago)

    Strawberry Blossom

  44. Kelly Finn
    July 21, 2013 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Strawberry blossom and deck chair stripes for sure :-)

  45. Emily
    July 22, 2013 at 8:08 am (2 years ago)

    Love strawberry blossom!

  46. Marie Mackay
    July 23, 2013 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    My gorgeous grandson has already picked the pirates and robots! Hope he’s lucky.

  47. Hannah
    July 25, 2013 at 8:29 am (2 years ago)

    The strawberries and deck chair stripes are just adorable.

    Would love them for my little miss … and the little one on the way.

  48. Jennifer Kelly
    July 25, 2013 at 9:15 am (2 years ago)

    Gotta be Campervans and Pirates – they would be fab additions to my stash!

  49. Katherine Penny
    July 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Pirates Ahoy and Robot please 😀

  50. Hannah ONeill
    July 25, 2013 at 7:29 pm (2 years ago)

    The pirate ones are amazing!

  51. Kate Cunningham
    July 26, 2013 at 11:48 am (2 years ago)

    Strawberry blossom look lovely.

  52. Helen Clancy
    July 26, 2013 at 4:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Will love them for my baby girl x

  53. hannah staveley
    July 27, 2013 at 1:40 am (2 years ago)

    Summer Bubbles .x


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