I wasn’t sure how swim lessons would go, but as it turns out my daughter love the water. Over the last few months we have had Brooke in swim lessons and she has a a blast every time she goes. So when I received an email from Paul (the founder of a company called Beau & Belle Littles) asking me if I would like to give my opinion on one of their products, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out a new swim suit.
Beau and Belle Littles is a company that makes reusable swim diapers named the Nageuret™ Reusable Swim Diaper. The diapers are described on the company web site as eco-friendly, one-size adjustable swim diapers.
To be honest, I only had one other pair of swim trunks my daughter used at her lessons to compare these against. But that’s ok. These swim diapers stand out on their own.
Paul and Rachelle from Beau and Belle Littles graciously sent us two pairs of diapers. After receiving the package in the mail, we sat down as a family to open it. My daughter was very excited and kept trying to pull the package away, but we finally got it opened. My first impression? These look and feel great. My daughter had the same impression; she wanted to put them on right away and dance.
As I said, the diapers look great. We received two of them, one blue with arrows (pictures below) and one green with stripes. The color on both suits are great and they have a nice sheen to them. Elastic around the waist and legs are sewn on very well; I tried to pull it apart with moderate force but didn’t get anywhere. These are well-made, durable and should last for as long as they fit your little one.
There are a number of snaps along the front and sides for horizontal and vertical adjustment. It may seem a bit confusing at first, but it is pretty easy to figure out once you understand what they are for. The company website also has a helpful tutorial video that goes over how to adjust it.
After passing around the diapers a bit and admiring the look, we asked Brooke to pick one and we tried it on. We had to use the snaps that gave us the largest size around the waist, which seemed to fit well yet snugly. Around the legs it also seemed somewhat tight, but the point is to keep any solids in the diaper and out of the pool (for obvious reasons).
The next day we had a swim lesson scheduled, so the arrival of the swim suit was perfect timing. We found it easiest to adjust the diaper at home and then at the pool we could just slip them on.
In the water the suit performed as expected. I can only assume it was comfortable since I didn’t hear any complaints. There were no solid waste accidents, so I can’t tell you if they did a good job keeping the doo-doo out of the pool or not. I can imagine that they would have worked as advertised in the poo constraint department since they were indeed snug around the legs and waist.
Normally after her swim lesson it is difficult to get her old swim trunks off. Sliding them off her body wet tended to be somewhat challenging. What made the Beau and Belle diaper nice was we were able to just unsnap them on both sides and pull them off.
The Debrief (So to Speak)
First, I love that Beau and Belle Littles is a local Colorado company. They are out of Loveland, Colorado (about an hour and a half drive north from my neck of the woods in Colorado Springs) and they have a great story that I encourage everyone to read. Check out the Our Story link on the company’s website.
The product description on the website does say that the diapers fit children 0-3 years of age. My daughter is 2 years old and about 25 lbs. in weight. They did seem a little snug on her, and I’m not sure that they would still fit her once she approached 3 years. I do realize that they are designed to be snug to keep little accidents inside the suit. But like I said, I didn’t get any complaints from Brooke at all about discomfort.
All in all I think this is a great product. If you have a little guy or girl who likes the water, ditch the disposable swim diapers and give these a shot. They are high quality, look great and work as advertised on the site.
Make sure you read the care tag on the diaper, there is some humor on there that gave me a pretty good chuckle.
The company also offers a “Better than money back guarantee”. From the site: “…if you have any issues with your reusable swimming diapers, let us know, we’ll refund your money and send you a new Nageuret™ Reusable Swim Diaper of your choice!”
Disclosure: I did receive 2 free pairs of the swim diapers from Beau and Belle Littles. However the free gear in no way influenced my opinion of the product. This is an honest review.
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