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Toddler Swimming Essentials

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Going swimming with your little ones can be one of the loveliest experiences... but only if you are prepared. They can get chilly quickly, be slippery little things, and don't even think about going for a dip without a proper swim nappy.

So I've put together my list of toddler swimming essentials, to hopeful make your swimming experience a positive one!

Toddler swimming Essentials
This year we're thrilled to be working with Konfidence, as one of their Baby Swimologists. Parker recently finished his term of swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks, where we got to test out some fantastic Konfidence products.

We've used the Konfidence Aqua Nappies since Indie was a baby, and have recommended them to almost everyone. They're made from a soft polyester outer layer, a PVC middle barrier and then a soft inner mesh. They grow with your little one as they can be adjusted with poppers and velcro, and when you're done just wash and reuse!

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Most swimming lessons have a double layer policy when it comes to nappies, so we used the Konfidence NeoNappy nappy cover on top. It provides that extra security (no one wants a poop explosion mid-swim!), by creating a soft, stretchy, impermeable shell.

If you've ever changed in a public changing room, you'll know they're not the nicest of places. The Konfidence Roll & Go Changing Mat is great for this. It's made from soft cushioned neoprene with a non-slip back - creating a more hygienic and warm spot to change / dress your child. It rolls up really easily too which is a little bonus.

A swimming bag probably isn't an essential, but it's pretty handy! We love our Trunki Paddlepak as it's waterproof, full of handy little features, and the designs are just adorable. You can read more about our experience here.

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If your little one gets cold easily (or you're going abroad where you know the pools with be freezing), the Konfidence Babywarma Wetsuit is brilliant. It's essentially a baby/toddler wetsuit - it's a lot easier to use those as it is completely velcro adjustable. As well as keeping your little one warm, it also offers 100% UV protection on all covered areas, it provides additional grip and it looks pretty cute too!

Although showering after swimming isn't always easy, you can make it a more enjoyable experience with lovely products. We love Childs Farm and their 3-in-1 swim not only smells absolutely amazing, but I know it's gentle on our two's skin. This travel set is perfect for swimming as the bottles are smaller, and it includes a hair detangler and moisturiser too.

Finally, you of course need a snuggly towel to wrap them up in! We love our poncho towel from Cuddledry, although any hooded/poncho towel would work. The poncho design means they're covered, but they have their arms free - perfect for holidays too.


Disclosure - We received the Konfidence products as part of our Swimologist role. All opinions are honest and my own.

82 comments :

  1. A Konfidence Warma Wetsuit for each of my two girls!

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  2. i got the life-jacket for freddie so would invest in a similar product

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  3. A poncho towel for when little rory gets out the pool would be fab x

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    1. I'd love a warma wetsuit for the my son

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  4. I love the wetsuit and life jacket.

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  5. Definitely some aqua nappies!

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  6. I would buy a wetsuit for my daughter

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  7. I've been wondering when we should take my daughter to swim... I'm worried that we haven't done it yet, so items like this could be really good to show to my wife so she feels more comfortable with the idea. :)

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  8. I would buy some starfish goggles for my sons and some divesticks so they could practice what they learn at swimming lessons

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  9. Swimming lists like these is so useful! I always forget something!

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  10. I would spend it on the starfish goggles - my son loves swimming

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  11. I love that swim bag, it is so cute. Parker looked like he was a total water baby in your photos!

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  12. I would spend it on a poncho towel!

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  13. swim nappies and lifeacket


    angela b

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  14. A poncho towel - always handy!

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  15. The first thing in my basket would be the Konfidence Octonauts Floatsuit

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  16. I would buy the Youth Swim Jacket for my youngest daughter - they're all such lovely products :)

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  17. A Konfidence Warma Wetsuit would be lovely. x

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  18. A Konfidence Warma Wetsuit

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  19. A poncho towel.

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  20. I would probably spend the voucher on things like dive sticks and floats.

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  21. I'd love to buy my twin grand-children Tommie and Freya a poncho towel each

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  22. The turtle back pack my little ones nickname is turtle so it is very fitting!

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  23. Lovely towels! We do a lot of swimming

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  24. would love a babywarma suit for my little girl x

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  25. I'd like a wetsuit for my daughter, great range!

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  26. I'd buy a float suit for my son

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  27. Poncho towels for my son & dive sticks for my daughter.

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  28. A poncho towel or wetsuit :) thanks for the giveaway 💜

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  29. A Babywarma Baby Wetsuit for my granddaughter

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  30. A life jacket for my autistic daughter to use on our upcoming holiday ❤

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  31. The poncho towels look great

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  32. Poncho towel look useful. (@PeanutHog)

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  33. I would get a swim jacket as it would be so handy to have and would be great for the children too

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  34. The Octonauts jacket, grandson would love this I'm sure

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  35. ive got 3 nephews to share it between so maybe the poncho towel each

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  36. Amy is having some surgery on her ear next month, so I'd definitely get some of the ear plugs, so she can still enjoy swimming in the pool or sea and I'd also get some Dive Sticks. They just add so much fun...

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  37. The swimming bag is great and the poncho towels

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  38. Fab - I need this for my 18 month old Grandson when he takes us on holiday in July !!!

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  39. I'd spend it on a warm wet suit for William, he loves the pool but does get cold quick;y

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  40. Sun protecion poncho towels and wetsuits for my 2 little'uns x

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  41. love the warma wetsuit my daughter doesn't have much wear in her 0-6

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  42. A Warma Wetsuit for my little boy

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  43. The life jacket for my daughter

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  44. I would get the blue Konfidence Shorty Wetsuit for my son

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  45. a swimsuit for my granddaughter, she is only 5 days old, want her to go swimming asap

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  46. Definitely a Trunk Paddlepack, the kids would love one of those

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  47. i love the poncho towels so them

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  48. This is such a wonderful competition! I would buy my daughter the Konfidence Baby Gold Swimming Bundle. It would be perfect for her.

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  49. The wetsuit looks amazing and comfortable

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  50. I would get some poncho towels for my great nieces

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  51. If I won I would definitely buy the octonauts floatsuit, that would help my son's water confidence with one of his favourite tv shows :)

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  52. A Poncho towel for our little boy Jack x

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  53. I'd get some poncho towels for my 2 little ones x

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  54. The warma wet suits for my girls

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