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

Robot

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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

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66 thoughts on “365: 12.07.13 Swimming with Baba and Boo: swim nappy review and new range giveaway

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. The strawberries and deck chair stripes are just adorable.

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

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