Charlie Banana Reusable Swim Diaper with Snaps

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Charlie Banana Reusable Swim Diaper

by Bryony Firth-Bernard |
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Charlie Banana swim diapers come in 4 snug sizes and are expertly designed to minimize accidents at the beach or in the pool. Wide back elastics and adjustable waist snaps deliver a snug and comfortable fit for your baby. Made with a waterproof outer layer, and super soft, highly absorbent TENCEL® Lyocell inside. TENCEL® Lyocell is produced from sustainably sourced wood, through environmentally responsible processes.

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Banana gold
Price: £11.90-£13.60

We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review..

How did this product make your life easier?

Catherine: It is very easy to use, there are simple poppers on the side so you can remove the product easily at the end of the swimming session. There is a lovely print which makes swimming time even more fun. Our son loves to choose his own outfits so the print is great as it means there is no battle with him as he loves it, always a huge factor to take into consideration when choosing things!

Gemma: These reusable swimming nappies are great all round. The poppers on the side made it nice and easy to put the nappy on my toddler whilst she was standing up and equally as easy to take it off at the end of swimming. The separate wet bag is also very convenient to pop the wet swimming nappy in to protect any other items in your bag.

Stacey: This swim nappy is a far easier design to work with when putting on and taking off of a toddler who doesn't like being still. The poppers make life so much easier. My toddler would undo velcro fastening swim nappies in seconds, it's like her party trick and she takes delight in doing so. Poppers make it far harder for her to undo. Having the poppers on the hip also confuses her as they aren't at the front where she expects fastening to be. You could put this nappy on with your child laying down or standing, it's that easy to fit using the poppers. It makes removing the nappy easy as pie too with a tug on each side. It lets you get on with drying off and warming up your little one.

Would you recommend this to other parents?

Stacey: It's so simple to use even dads could use them. There is no fiddly sizing to adjust and easy to fasten poppers on the hips making putting the nappy on and taking it off extremely easy and quick. It's a very slim fitting swim nappy and that means no bulk to pack for swimming or a bulky nappy on a child making them feel heavy during swimming or paddling pool fun. The inside fabric is lovely and soft too so the baby/toddler is comfortable whilst wearing it.

Gemma: Choosing a reusable swimming nappy over a disposable swimming nappy is great for many reasons, most importantly, it is environmentally friendly and really easy to use. It also works out a lot cheaper in the long run as it saves you from having to purchase disposable swimming nappies. There have been many times I have realised I haven’t got any!

Catherine: As already mentioned the nappy has a lovely design and additionally the material is very soft and gentle on the skin, it has towelling on the inside. My son loved the turtle print! It is very practical and effective at doing its job. There are also poppers for easy removal. Being reusable is a huge plus for us too and it means you don't need to find lots of space to store one time only nappies.

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Catherine: The fact that it is reusable is such a huge bonus for us as our son loves water. It’s environmentally friendly to have a reusable nappy, it is also much more cost effective as we aren't having to buy lots of one time only nappies to get us through all the swimming sessions.

Simone: I think this is a worthy contender of winning. The design has really been thought through, from the smart fabric that is both soft and offers water resistance, to the clever use of poppers. It’s a really diverse product that will last us for months. I’m looking forward to using these as potty training pants as well as in the paddling pool.

Ami: Yes, Previous product we used was extremely tight and would have to wrestle on and off especially when the little one was wet. The product is soft, stretchy and adaptable and it washed well. It retains its shape and our little girl enjoyed wearing them as they were extremely comfortable and soft on the skin. No bulky appearance. Eco conscious. No leaks/ accidents.

What changes would you make to this product?

Samantha: The only one thing I would potentially change is that I would put additional poppers on the nappy so that I could change the size slightly to either tighten or loosen the waist, so that it may last a little longer after growth spurts. This does not stop me loving this product though and I would be happy to buy the next size up!

Ami: The only thing I would change about the product is more of a personal preference, but I would maybe like to see more plain designs. I always find children’s clothes in large prints, sometimes almost garish patterns and I’d personally prefer a more muted colour. Having said that, the design of the product is wonderful and we would wholeheartedly continue to purchase and wear these in comparison to the product we previously used.

Stacey: If I had to find something to improve on I'd maybe add a second row of poppers on each side. This would allow a wider range of fit for each size and not impact negatively on the design or ease of use. This would mean babies/toddlers with wider waists could get more use from their size before needing the next size swim nappy.

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