Swim Nappy Policy

Swim Nappy Policy 

Babies and toddlers can ignore the warning signs when they’re having loads of fun, that’s why all children under 3 years of age must wear our double nappy system at our swimming pools, which means a paper swim nappy (disposable or reusable) with an approved neoprene nappy over the top.

Extensive research shows that this combination is best for avoiding accidents in the pool, as you may not know but ordinary swim nappies aren’t enough to avoid leaks, which in turn helps to prevent the spread of all sorts of bugs, and will cause the pool to be closed.

Choosing a paper ‘under’ nappy

When it comes to the paper nappy, there are several disposable swim-nappies are available on the market, such as Huggies Little Swimmers. You shouldn’t attempt to use an ordinary disposable nappy, as it will just do its job and soak up vast amounts of pool water — and saturated nappies split open, meaning there’s a greater risk of contaminating the pool.

Choosing a ‘top’ nappy

The neoprene top nappy must form a good seal around little tummies and thighs, so this really isn’t the time to buy two sizes up and ‘let them grow into it’!  We stock a variety of both the under and top nappy for purchase at Reception.

If you spot a leak
If anything ever does escape from a nappy (whether your own baby’s or anyone else’s) please tell our staff immediately. We promise we won’t be cross – It’s for everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

When there’s been a leak
Any accidents generally mean the pool will have to be closed for the next few hours, and could result in ending your sessions and cancelling the ones following. So apart from all the sensible health reasons, our double nappy system will also spare your and your baby’s blushes!

Dealing with used nappies
It’s vitally important that you always take all your used nappies away with you, unless a clearly marked nappy bin has been provided by the swimming pool venue that you are attending

We thank you for taking the time to read our policy and wish you and your child many happy years of happy swimming with Caerphilly Sport and Leisure Services.