Swim nappies are required for infants and non-toilet trained toddlers in an ever-increasing number of public water parks, swimming pools, lakes, beaches and other recreational swimming facilities. Swim nappies are not meant to be water-proof or even absorbent but to contain solid waste in the event of an “accident” while baby is swimming. If an “accident” occurs, it must be taken care of immediately to avoid contaminating the water. Once the swim nappy is thoroughly cleaned, it can be reused.
Fabric / Construction Information:
New Conceptions swim nappies require a layer of polyurethane laminated polyester AND either an inner lining layer or an outer decorative layer of another fabric. PUL fabric is commonly used to make water-proof covers for use over cloth nappies. Whichever way you choose to layer your fabric, the shiny laminated side NEVER touches the child’s skin.
Option 1: Outer layer of PUL fabric with the fabric side facing outward, lined with a lightweight cotton or polyester knit on the inside next to the child’s skin. Option 1 is recommended when the colour or print of the fabric side of the polyurethane laminated fabric will be showing on the outside of the swim nappy.
Option 2: Outer layer of decorative swimsuit fabric with an inner layer of PUL fabric. Option 2 is recommended when the PUL fabric will be used as the inner lining and a decorative fabric will be showing on the outside of the swim nappy.There are no functional advantages or disadvantages to either option. It’s strictly personal preference and fabric availability.
Option 1: Outer Layer - PUL. in Lining - Swimsuit lining, lightweight Spandex®, lightweight cotton or polyester tricot, interlock or jersey.
Option 2: Outer Layer - Swimsuit fabric containing Spandex® for outer layer. Inner layer - PUL.
Choosing the Right Size:
Up to 15 lbs.
16 to 25 lbs.
22 to 32 lbs.
|Size||Option 1||Option 2|
|Small||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||1/2 yard|
|Medium||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||1/2 yard||1/2 yard|
|Large||5/8 yard||5/8 yard||5/8 yard||5/8 yard|
|X-Large||5/8 yard||5/8 yard||5/8 yard||5/8 yard|
Thread. 1/2" wide braided elastic for the waist and 3/8" wide knit or braided elastic for each leg. See elastic table below.
|Size||1/2" Wide||3/8" Wide|
|Small||3/8 yard||1/2 yard|
|Medium||3/8 yard||5/8 yard|
|Large||1/2 yard||5/8 yard|
|X-Large||1/2 yard||2/3 yard|
Sewing Level: Easy to moderate.
Machines and Methods: No overlocker required, regular sewing machine only.
Patterns are non-returnable once dispatched.
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