Reusable Swim Nappy – Totsbots
The reusable swim nappy by Totsbots is both economical and eco-friendly, a green alternative that is soft and kind on your baby’s behind.
Totsbots swim nappies allow your little one to do some serious splashing both at the swimming pool and beside the seaside – perfect for holiday! 100% breathable and lightweight with a soft fleece interior, this swim nappy is extremely comfortable with a stretchy fit and no chaffing, both in and out of the water.
With the hook & loop fastening it means no mess at change time, while the elasticated legs and waist catch any accidental number twos!
- Super soft fleece interior
- Elasticated legs & waist
- No chaffing
- Washable & reusable
- Made in Scotland
Reusable Cloth Swim Nappy
Neoprene free reusable swim nappy for a super a comfy fit! No chaffing and what’s more, it’ll catch a number 2 too!
All Totsbots cloth nappies are made in Scotland with love.
Size 1 fits from 10-20lbs
Size 2 fits from 20-35lbs
These cloth nappies will be sent loose with no plastic packaging.
|Dimensions||180 × 150 × 30 mm|
In 2003, Totsbots revolutionized the baby industry by developing an eco-friendly and ultra-performing cloth nappy, made from one of the most sustainable plants, bamboo! The fantastic ‘Bamboozle’ diaper was the first ever cloth nappy to win the Mother and Baby Gold Award.
Now, being many years later, Totsbots as a company has grown substantially. Still a family run business based in the East End of Glasgow, they are immensely proud that all their nappies are made in the UK by people who are committed to bringing you some of the best cloth nappies in terms of fabric, design and performance.
Totsbots have now expanded to developing and creating reusable cloth sanitary pads under the brand name Bloom & Nora.
We are so excited to be stocking the Totbots and the Bloom & Nora range, reusable is definitely the way forward when it comes to greener living! Not only are their products top quality but they are all made here in the UK.
‘We continue to grow and now sell in over 30 countries worldwide, however our core values remain the same –
- To continue to produce products that push the boundaries of the cloth nappy & sanitary pad industry with their innovative design and performance.
- To produce all of our products with ethically sourced raw materials, plastic products etc. It is of the utmost importance to us here at TotsBots that our products are produced in a fair way. A happy workforce always makes the best products.
- To manufacture all of our nappies, wraps and accessories at our own factory in the UK. In our current economic climate, we feel it is important to employ and train people in need of work. A couple of factories have recently closed in Glasgow and we are delighted to have been able to add some highly qualified machinists to our team. It is nice to be one of the few growing manufacturing businesses in the UK.
- To keep our carbon footprint as low as possible when it comes to production, packaging and shipping and work with local businesses wherever we can.
To spread awareness of the benefits of using cloth nappies not only to the environment, but to parents and baby’
What do I do with the poo?
We get asked this almost every day and we hate to break it to you but there is no avoiding the poo whether you use disposable or reusable nappies. The good news is you’ll soon get used to it! To easily get rid of the poo from the nappy just use a simple little nappy liner.
Before putting the nappy on, pop a liner into the nappy and when change time comes around just lift the liner out of the nappy and flush (or compost if you prefer). Job done!
Can I use them from birth?
Yes, definitely. For early or teeny babies you can use the Teenyfits, the size 1 PeeNut or size 1 Bamboozle Stretch. For average sized babies 8lbs plus go straight into the Easyfits, size 2 PeeNuts or the size 2 Bamboozle Stretch.
Are they difficult to wash?
Actually, no and it doesn’t take that much time either! Our nappies can be machine washed at 60 degrees (or lower if you like) with any non-bio washing powder. Don’t use liquid detergent though as it can coat the fabric and limit the nappy’s performance. We do have our own antibacterial washing powder, Potion, that gets your nappies hygienically clean at 30 degrees. We also advise against using fabric softener as it reduces their absorbency.
Do they need to be soaked before washing?
Not normally. In line with our advice, most parents dry pail their nappies and only soak in water if they are very stained. Sunshine and drying outdoors on the line works wonder for stains.
Can they be tumbled?
Yes, TotsBots nappies can be tumble dried on the cool setting, unlike many other brands which can’t be tumble dried, or washed above 40 degrees without damaging the waterproof layer.
How many will I need?
You will need 20 all in one nappies if you plan to wash daily, 25 if you want to wash every second day. If you use a two-part system like the Bamboozle, in addition to your 20/25 nappies you will need 4 waterproof wraps to use over the top. These come in size 1 and size 2.
How often will I need to change the nappies?
As often as you would have to change a disposable. Newborn babies tend to poop pretty frequently especially if they are breastfed and they can need their nappy changed around 8-10 times per day. Once babies get to 8 weeks or so they usually drop to needing changed around 5 times a day thankfully!
Do I need to use a barrier cream?
Not really, it’s down to personal preference. If you do decide to use one we recommend you use fleece liners to keep it off of the nappies. We also recommend you choose a natural based cream that will dissolve in detergent. Other creams can build up in the nappies/fleece liners which can be difficult to get off and can cause absorption problems.
With the two part nappies, can I reuse the cover over the next pad/nappy?
Yes you can. The wrap has a wipe clean interior specifically for this purpose.
These look bigger, will they be comfortable?
Disposables have only been around since the 70’s and before then every baby wore cloth with no adverse effect of discomfort, plus babies have super soft bamboo fabric next to their skin. In fact, when toddling, cloth is best as it gives a nice padded landing.
Should I wash the nappies before use?
Yes, they will need up to 8 washes before getting up to full absorbency. Just pop them in with your normal laundry, (white with white, colour with colours) no need to dry in between. You can use them after first wash if you can’t wait.
Washing & Care
Avoid vinegar, sodium bicarbonate and other harsh stain removers.
Do not use fabric softener or oil based products (if using barrier cream, use a liner).
Line dry or tumble dry on a cool setting.
Pre-wash nappy before use. Bamboo will need approx. 10 washes to reach full absorbency.
Wash at 40 degrees for wet, 60 degrees for soiled with non bio powder.
Wash dark colours separately.