Page Updated: 13th March 2023
What is the Happy Nappy Duo™?
Splash About are proud to be at the forefront of the baby swimming product development world and we are always investigating ways to make your baby swimming experiences even better.
That's why, we have further improved the tried and tested Happy Nappy™, and created the Happy Nappy Duo™, the first ever reusable swimming nappy to use the natural antibacterial properties of silver to kill germs from faeces before they even leave the nappy.
Not only that, but the Happy Nappy Duo™ is approved as a double nappy system, required by most UK Swim Schools, so it is the only swimming nappy you need to buy.
What are the benefits of silver in the Happy Nappy Duo™?
For centuries, silver has been used to kill bacteria; it was used to clean wounds and even to keep drinking water safe on board ships. It has long been known to be naturally antibacterial, although studies are still ongoing to find out how the silver actually kills bacteria. We know it does, we just don't yet fully understand how!
Hospitals use bandages with silver to treat burns and it is known to soothe sore skin conditions. This is why we can confidently state that the Happy Nappy Duo™ will help soothe babies bottoms if they suffer from nappy rash, ezcema or other skin conditions.
The silver layer has been vigorously tested by virologists*, especially for Splash About, to prove that this anti bacterial silver layer does kill germs from faeces that can cause nasty tummy bugs like gastroenteritis or E-Coli.**
This means that by using a Happy Nappy Duo™ you can be assured that you are protecting your baby and other swimmers as best you can from germs if your baby soils during their swimming session.
*Dr Pam Cameron BSc PhD DipHE MRSB FHEA, Novo Science Ltd.
** A full scientific investigation was completed by Dr Pam Cameron on behalf of Splash About. In her conclusion she wrote "The Silver lining fabrics have been tested and redeveloped over a 2-year period. The final product is highly antibacterial in a pool water solution and Imaging at CytoViva shows Cryptosporidium Oocysts cell walls as flattened and shrivelled, when interacting with the silver from the fabric"
Happy Nappy Duo™ vs Happy Nappy™
The Happy Nappy™ is still as good today as it was pre Happy Nappy Duo™. However, the Duo has a few added extra benefits:
|Happy Nappy Duo™||Happy Nappy™|
|Do I need to put anything underneath the Nappy?||No. The Happy Nappy Duo™ is a double nappy system and requires no other nappy underneath||No. The Happy Nappy™ works without any other under nappy, however, lots of swim schools insist on a double nappy system so a disposable nappy or Nappy Wrap may need to be worn in these circumstances|
|Does it kill germs?||Yes. The silver in the Happy Nappy Duo™ has been scientifically proven to kill germs from faeces whilst in the nappy,||No. The Happy Nappy™ will keep solids inside but will not kill the germs.|
|Is this a neoprene nappy?||Yes. The Outer Nappy is neoprene, the inner is made from a silver coated polyester||Yes|
|How tight should the Nappy be?||Both the Happy Nappy™ and the Duo are designed to be snug fitting, as they use specialist ribs around the waist and thighs to keep solids in. You should be able to comfortably run a finger around the ribs, but there should not be any gaping. They should not be so tight that they cause red marks or chafing.||
Both the Happy Nappy™ and the Duo are designed to be snug fitting, as they use specialist ribs around the waist and thighs to keep solids in. You should be able to comfortably run a finger around the ribs, but there should not be any gaping. They should not be so tight that they cause red marks or chafing.
|How much does it cost?||The Happy Nappy Duos™ start at £17.99||
The Happy Nappy™ starts at £11.99
Nappy Wraps start at £6.00
|Does it hold in urine?||No. There are currently no swimming nappies available that will reliably hold in urine.||
No. There are currently no swimming nappies available that will reliably hold in urine.
Great for you, even better for the environment.
The Happy Nappy Duo™ replaces the need for disposable swim nappies that can take up to 450 years* to break down in landfill, so in buying one, you are helping to keep the number of nappies in landfill down. Here at Splash About, we are committed to helping the environment, which is why every Happy Nappy Duo™ is made using recycled plastic waste materials.
*according to CompoundChem.com- read the full article here
What is the Happy Nappy Duo™?
The Happy Nappy Duo™ is the first ever reusable swim nappy with a silver lining. It has been in development for over 2 years with a leading virologist and has been proven to kill bacteria from faeces, whilst remaining incredibly gentle of babies skin.
Not only that, but the inbuilt silver lining means that this is approved by UK swim schools as a double nappy, so there is no need for any other nappy to be worn underneath.
How does the Happy Nappy Duo™ protect against leaks?
The Happy Nappy Duo™ is a neoprene nappy that is designed to fit snugly, without gaping, so all solids remain in the nappy. Snug seals around the waist and thighs prevent faeces leaking out. The Happy Nappy Duo™ is completely secure as there are no poppers or fastenings to compromise the leak protection. It should be noted however, that as with any swim nappy, the Duo will not hold in urine and babies should wear regular nappies on the journey to and from the pool.
How do I chose the right size of Duo?
Whilst the Duo is designed to fit snugly around the thighs and waist, it should not be uncomfortable to wear. We would always recommend using our size guide to get the correct fitting nappy. Ages are only given as a guide, the measurements should be the main factor when chosing a Duo. It is best for the baby to be measured whilst laying flat and not immediately after a feed. You should measure all around their tummy, across the belly button, and at the fullest part of their thigh.
When worn, you should be able to get a finger comfortably around the edges of the seal and there should be no red marks.
Both the Happy Nappy™ and the Duo work in the same way to protect against leaks into the pool. The Happy Nappy Duo™ has the added benefit of an inbuilt under nappy that helps to keep solids inside. Your swim school may require a double nappy system. The Happy Nappy Duo™ is a double nappy so no further nappy is needed, whereas if that is stipulated by the swim school, you will need to buy an under nappy or disposible to wear with the Happy Nappy™.
Both are reliable against leaks into the pool and both fit in the same way, allowing your child to kick and splash comfortably in the pool.
Both nappies require hand washing to maintain the neoprene and ribbing.
Do I need to wear something underneath the Happy Nappy Duo™?
No, there is no need to wear anything underneath the Happy Nappy Duo™. The inbuilt silver lining means the Happy Nappy Duo™ classes as the Double Layer Nappy System required by your swimming lesson providers.
How do I wash the Happy Nappy Duo™?
Simply pull up the Silver lining layer and wash in cool water and leave to dry away from direct sunlight.
The Happy Nappy Duo™ Range™
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