Baby Wetsuit, Happy Nappy Costume or Baby Wrap: A Comparison Guide

Wetsuit

Swimsuit

Wrap

Warmth

  • Offers full upper body covering and long sleeves
  • Keeps core body temperature maintained
  • No additional warmth protection is included
  • Provides warmth in water
  • Keeps your baby’s core body temperature maintained

Sun protection

  • Made from super soft neoprene offering UPF 50+ sun protection
  • UPF 50+
  • UPF 50+ protection from the sun

Leakage protection

  • Happy Nappy wetsuit is a 2 in 1 wetsuit and nappy combination
  • No need for additional happy nappies
  • Completely reusable
  • Perfect for swimming lessons
  • The snug-fitting neoprene nappy bottom incorporates a full Happy Nappy to stop leaks around the waist and thighs, giving a secure fit to stop leaks
  • No additional leakage protection is included with this product
  • Happy Nappy can be purchased and used to provide extra protection

Comfort

  • Made from super-soft 1 mm thick Neoprene
  • Made from soft nylon-Lycra manufactured to the highest standard
  • Made from soft neoprene
  • Will keep babies warm

Ease of use (e.g. putting on/taking off)

0 = hardest

10 = easiest

8/10

  • Zip-opening back makes it easy to put on and take off

6/10

  • Roll top down, then roll back up after fitting the nappy bottom – just like a wetsuit

9/10

  • Opens completely flat for easy on and off

Chlorine-resistant?

  • No additional chlorine protection included
  • The soft nylon-Lycra top is chlorine resistant and manufactured to the highest standards.
  • Neoprene

Price

From £25.99

From £17.99

From £18

Warmth

Wetsuit

  • Offers full upper body covering and long sleeves
  • Keeps core body temperature maintained

Swimsuit

  • No additional warmth protection is included

Wrap

  • Provides warmth in water
  • Keeps your baby’s core body temperature maintained

Sun protection

Wetsuit

Made from super soft neoprene offering UPF 50+ sun protection

Swimsuit

UPF 50+

Wrap

UPF 50+ protection from the sun

Leakage protection

Wetsuit

  • Happy Nappy wetsuit is a 2 in 1 wetsuit and nappy combination
  • No need for additional happy nappies
  • Completely reusable
  • Perfect for swimming lessons

Swimsuit

  • The snug-fitting neoprene nappy bottom incorporates a full Happy Nappy to stop leaks around the waist and thighs, giving a secure fit to stop leaks

Wrap

  • No additional leakage protection is included with this product
  • Happy Nappy can be purchased and used to provide extra protection

Comfort

Wetsuit

  • Made from super-soft 1 mm thick Neoprene

Swimsuit

  • Made from soft nylon-Lycra manufactured to the highest standard

Wrap

  • Made from soft neoprene
  • Will keep babies warm

Ease of use (e.g. putting on/taking off)

0 = hardest 10 = easiest

Wetsuit

8/10

  • Zip-opening back makes it easy to put on and take off

Swimsuit

6/10

  • Roll top down, then roll back up after fitting the nappy bottom – just like a wetsuit

Wrap

9/10

  • Opens completely flat for easy on and off

Chlorine-resistant?

Wetsuit

No additional chlorine protection included

Swimsuit

The soft nylon-Lycra top is chlorine resistant and manufactured to the highest standards.

Wrap

Neoprene

Price

Wetsuit

From £25.99

Swimsuit

From £17.99

Wrap

From £18

Baby wetsuit or baby wrap

Similarities

  • Maintains your baby’s core body temperature
  • Made from soft material for maximum comfort
  • UPF 50+ maximum sun protection

Differences

  • Wetsuit prevents faecal leakage—baby wrap does not
  • Wetsuit provides full body protection including arms and legs

Conclusion

If you’re concerned about faecal leakage, the Happy Nappy wetsuit offers a 2-in-1 solution without the need for added protection, whilst the baby wrap offers more freedom and movement.

Baby swimsuit or baby wetsuit

Similarities

  • Both protect against faecal leakage
  • Both made from soft materials

Differences

  • Swimsuit is chlorine-resistant
  • Wetsuit provides full body coverage
  • Wetsuit provides UPF 50+ maximum sun protection
  • Wetsuit has an easy-to-use zip-opening back

Conclusion

The baby swimsuit is perfect for indoor swimming as it offers chlorine resistance and prevents leaks. However, the baby wetsuit provides maximum sun protection and full body coverage. If you’re looking to take your baby on a summer holiday and splash about in the sea, the wetsuit is the swimming costume for you.

Baby swimsuit or baby wrap

Similarities

  • Both made from soft materials

Differences

  • Wrap can provide additional warmth
  • Wrap provides sun protection
  • Swimsuit protects against faecal leakage
  • Swimsuit is chlorine-resistant

Conclusion

The baby wrap and wetsuit are perfect for an outdoors setting such as a lake or sea. This is because it provides extra warmth and sun protection. Baby swimsuits are great for swimming lessons as they protect against faecal leakage and are resistant to chlorine.

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