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Hello, my Son is 3 months old, my partner and I are wanting to put him in the water at the beach or pool, do I leave him in nappies?

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, The benefits of leaving nappies on when swimming are not so much for the baby/child but others swimming around them. Particularly in public places such as shared and communal pools etc. Noone really cares about wees, but containing poo is another matter because as well as being not ideal, it is a means of infection transfer. You can buy Little Swimmers nappies https://www.huggies.com.au/nappies/little-swimmers/ which are specifically designed to deal with the water and contain any urine and poos as necessary. Best Jane
Answered: 18 Jan 2014