Swimming with the Splash About BabyWrap

I’ve mentioned it a million times before, but I’m a terrible creature of habit. If something works, it works. Why change it? And that’s exactly how I feel about Splash About. We’ve been using their swimming pants since Pickle was three weeks old, and we’re starting to build a little collection of them that chart his rapid growth! I was over the moon excited when I got the email to let me know I’d been selected to be one of their Splash About Gurus, and it was perfect timing that we got the news just before our break to Bluestone, giving us the perfect opportunity to test out their Splash About BabyWrap wetsuit.

Splash About BabyWrap Bluestone Wales

Now, I was no stranger to a Splash About BabyWrap wetsuit, as wonderfully, the swimming lessons we take him to have a little stash that you can borrow for the session if the pool is a little cold. Buying one was on my pre-holiday list as I already knew how much happier Pickle is in the water when he’s warmer. In fact, the difference is quite staggering. What I particularly love about the Splash About ones compared to some of the other designs I’ve seen at swimming is that they’re pretty easy to get on (and off!). The wrap is like one big envelope that opens completely flat, and it just velcros up along the bottom and the middle, with two straps over the shoulders. Anyone who’s tried to wrestle a baby into their swimming get up will appreciate how easy it is! The perfect choice for wriggling babies and toddlers on the move.

Splash About BabyWrap for Babies and Toddlers on the Move

As it turns out, we didn’t need to worry about the temperature of the pool at Bluestone as it was beautifully warm, but knowing he had that extra layer of warmth just meant I didn’t have to worry about limiting our time in the water or being in a rush to get out.

The only thing I noticed after our week of daily swimming was that the skin on Pickle’s tummy started to get a bit dry in patches. It didn’t look sore but it was very noticeable. I wasn’t sure if it was just a result of the number of times we went swimming that week or if the wrapsuit was exacerbating it but when I was at the Baby Show last month, I checked with the skincare expert on the Johnson’s stand. She told me that the chlorine in swimming pools can have a big drying effect on delicate baby skin and that the best way to combat it is to properly wash off the swimming pool water after each swim and lather up with a baby-friendly moisturiser. I’ve been doing that ever since and it’s already made a massive difference – phew.

Naughtily Taking Photos at Bluestone

We actually got told off whilst taking this photo! Hence LPD looking over his shoulder at the lifeguard and Pickle’s startled expression. I didn’t realise we actually weren’t allowed to take photos in the pool… but I figure this one is okay to share as there aren’t any other swimmers in view.

More than anything, having the Splash About BabyWrap wetsuit* just gives me peace of mind, and allows us both to just focus on having fun in the water and learning lots of new things. I’ve seen a huge surge in his confidence since we’ve had the wetsuit and he can now pull himself out of the pool onto the side, is happy to lean forward and flop himself into the water and definitely enjoys splashing around more! It could just be a coincidence, but I’m very happy to put it down to feeling more comfortable and warm in the water. I kind of wish we’d thought to buy one sooner, really. Thank you Splash About, once again!

Pickle and Mommy Swimming at Bluestone

Disclaimer: Pickle is a Splash About Guru, and as such we were sent his BabyWrap in return for an honest review of the product. *This review contains Affiliate links. This doesn’t affect the price you pay but if you do buy using my link, I get a small financial incentive – thank you!

27 Comments

  1. June 14, 2017 / 9:05 am

    That looks really good. I like how it’s got velcro fastenings. Eleanor’s just in a swimming pants at the moment as we’re swimming in a hydrotherapy pool but will need to pick up a wetsuit for when we go away – will definitely check these ones out.
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  2. June 14, 2017 / 10:46 am

    I wish I’d one of those when my daughters were smaller; it was always a nightmare getting them changed, they were so wiggly!

  3. June 14, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Ooh this suit looks so good and useful. I had the Splash About swim nappies for my kids, but this is such a great step up. Sharing with a friend who could definitely use it!

  4. June 14, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    These seem so practical when you’ve got a little one out and about in the water. I’d never have thought about something like this x

  5. June 14, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    This is a cute little outfit. Swimming with little ones is so much fun.

  6. June 14, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I love Splash About so much. Erin has a few of their products but we’ve never used a wrap yet.

  7. June 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Aww cute little guy! The wetsuit sounds fantastic! I’ve always had wetsuits for my little ones, atleast until their toddlers! I dont want them to get cold!

  8. June 14, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    What a clever product! I remember wrestling my babies in to wet suits and it was such a pain.

  9. June 15, 2017 / 8:33 am

    This is a smart product. I wish I had this for my little swimmers when they were younger.

  10. June 15, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Even as an adult I have very dry sensitive skin and swimming absolutely trashes it and my hair. Something that really helped me is also moisturising before going in to the pool to provide a protective barrier.
    Glad to hear your baby’s skin is improving. ❤️
    These wetsuits sound like a brilliant idea.

    V ❤️

  11. June 15, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    What a brilliant product, shame my kids are big now, they’d have loved this when they were littlies!

  12. June 15, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This looks like such a great product, I should get one for my 1 year old!

  13. June 15, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I used to swear by these when my littlies were young. Love the design

  14. June 15, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I used a similar thing to this when my son was doing baby swimming lessons and it was invaluable. Could do with a toddler one now to keep him in the water longer

  15. June 15, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    These baby wraps are great arent they? I love the design of your sons one too.

  16. June 16, 2017 / 10:00 am

    The Wrapabout looks perfect for little ones. There’s nothing harder than trying to undress a wet, slippery wiggly baby! Pickle looks so content in the water, he’s not scared at all is he bless him.
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  17. June 16, 2017 / 11:04 am

    This is such a cute babywrap. Wish I would have had them when the girls were little.

  18. June 16, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Firstly, I love Bluestone so much. So jealous that you were there. It’s one of my favourite UK resorts to stay with my little bean. The Splash About Babywrap sounds amazing! I wish I’d heard of these when Evie was younger. They are so perfect for little ones. It sounds like you’ll have a water baby on your hands before you know it. x

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