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Review: Bambino Mio Swim Nappy

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 29-05-2010

We’ve been using a bulky swim diaper underneath our kid’s bathing suit for a while now in an effort to be eco-friendly and fair to those we share a pool with. It’s bulky, sticks out of our daughter’s bathing suit and there is something kind of gross about wringing it out after she’s taken it off.

412IdxMTdyL._SL160_.jpgBut now comes the Bambino Mio Swim Nappy. Bambino Mio has offered us two new options – a bathing suit with a built-in Swim Nappy and a Swim Nappy, which is basically a pair of swim pants with a built in liner that doesn’t absorb “accidents” but rather traps it inside the pant itself with a waterproof liner, and leakproof legs/waist. In spite of how thin & lightweight the Swim Nappy appears, it actually retains quite a bit of fluid and overall is a much better option than other swim diapers I’ve seen out there. Here’s my list of the pros and cons:


– Quite absorbent, given how thin & lightweight it is. Not bulky.

– Soft and easy to put on.

– Bathing suit with built-in swim nappy is very convenient. I only had to get my kid’s attention once as I wrestled her into her bathing suit.

– Daughter feels like a “big girl” as she went into the pool “diaper-less.” She was psyched to wear it.

– Swim nappy itself is easy to wear and thin enough to wear comfortably under other bathing suits.

– According to my wife, cute patterns.

– Eco-friendly

– Easy to take off


– To be honest, I can’t think of any cons to the Swim Nappy. Given the alternatives – bulky reusable swim diaper or disposable swim diapers – I’d pick the Swim Nappy any day.

– Oh, here’s one. I had to convince my daughter’s swim coach that she did, indeed, have a swim diaper on. It’s that thin.

GreatDad.com Review Policy: The featured product for this review was provided to us, at no cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. We do not accept monetary compensation for reviewing or writing about products. We only review products that we have personally tested and used in our own homes, and all opinions expressed are our own.