Die Außenwindel der WindelManufaktur
Wasser Marsch! Mit der Schwimmwindel der WindelManufaktur
These diapers can get wet! With our swim diapers, nothing stands in the way of great paddling fun in the swimming pool. The special cut allows for every swimming movement in the water. You can rest assured that the big business won’t spill out. And the best thing is: some of our models are made of a very special, sustainable material.
These are the special features of our swim diapers:
- pull-on shape without annoying buttons or seams
- extra soft and wide leg cuffs so that even soft solids cannot leak out
- super-elastic waistband makes no pressure points and does not slip even when jumping from the edge of the pool
- partly recycled nylon from fishing nets
- mesh fabric and microfleece lined inside to catch the solids of any consistency
- in five sizes suitable from the first baby swim to the first swimming attempts
Schwimmwindeln in unserem Shop
Das sind die besonderen Merkmale unserer Schwimmwindel:
- Schlupfhosenform ohne störende Knöpfe oder Nähte
- extra weiche und breite Beinbündchen, damit auch weicher Stuhl nicht auslaufen kann
- supererlastischer Bauchbund macht keine Druckstellen und verrutscht auch beim Sprung vom Beckenrand nicht
- teilweise aus Fischernetzen recyceltes Nylon
- innen mit einem Mesh-Stoff und Microfleece ausgekleidet, damit das große Geschäft in jeder Konsistenz aufgefangen werden kann
- in fünf Größen passend vom ersten Babyschwimmen bis zu den ersten Schwimmversuchen
To ensure that our swim diapers neither pinch nor are too slippery, there are five sizes to choose from. These are based on tummy and leg circumference. Use the following chart to find out which size fits your child. It's best to use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your child's tummy just above the fold in the tummy.
MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR SWIMMING
First of all, we have deliberately not made our swim diaper waterproof or absorbent. It is not a diaper in the conventional sense. It is a swim diaper with an additional function: it prevents solid eliminations from getting into the water.
Why are swim diapers not waterproof? Because otherwise either air or water accumulates in the diaper without being able to escape. Both are not very advantageous when splashing around together.
Why are swim diapers not absorbent? Because otherwise the diaper would become waterlogged and unnecessarily difficult to put on. It would probably also slip. Urine leaks out through the water-permeable material anyway. In general, however, babies rarely eliminate into the water because of the water pressure.
The swim diaper is nevertheless lined to safely absorb a poop. But again, most of the time the water pressure will keep your child from eliminating into the water. A fine mesh catches the coarser stuff, and at the back it is still lined with microfleece for increased leakage protection.
- The outer fabric is made of 80% polyamide and 20% elastane.
- The mesh and the microfleece underneath are made of 100% polyester.
We do not use natural materials in our swim diaper as they absorb water and are therefore unsuitable for bathing. Our synthetic fibres used are manufactured in compliance with Oeko-Tex guidelines. They do not contain any chemicals that are dangerous to the skin.
ECONYL® - The very special fabric
Some models have a very special outer fabric! In our search for particularly sustainable fibres for swimwear we have found ECONYL®. It is a recycled nylon that is recovered from old, lost fishing nets that the non-profit initiative Healthy Seascollects from the sea. Each ton of recycled fibre saves over 1,100 litres of petroleum and 5.71 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in CO2 equivalent.
The special thing about this yarn: its outstanding quality! It is twice as resistant to chlorine, sun creams and oils as other yarns. This makes our swim diapers perfect for baby swimming lessons in the pool or on the sunny beach.
With the purchase of an ECONYL® swim diaper you support Healthy Seas and help to reduce plastic waste in the North Sea, the Adriatic Sea or the Mediterranean Sea!
Simple and tasteful designs
Our swim diapers come in cool colour combinations. The patterned diapers are part of our "Wale" and "Schwalben" design worlds. These patterns are produced especially for us!
ECONYL® - Der ganz besondere Stoff
Einige Modelle haben einen ganz besonderen Außenstoff! Auf der Suche nach besonders nachhaltigen Fasern für Badebekleidung sind wir mit ECONYL® fündig geworden. Es ist ein recyceltes Nylon, welches aus alten, verlorengegangenen Fischnetzen rückgewonnen wird, die die gemeinnützige Initiative Healthy Seas aus dem Meer einsammelt. Mit jeder Tonne der wiederaufbereiteten Faser werden über 1.100 Liter Erdöl und 5,71 Tonnen an Treibhausgasemissionen in CO2-Äquivalent eingespart.
Das Besondere an diesem Garn: seine überragende Qualität! Es ist doppelt so beständig gegen Chlor, Sonnencremes und Öle wie andere Garne. Damit sind unsere Schwimmwindeln perfekt für den Babyschwimmkurs im Pool oder am sonnigen Badestrand geeignet.
- recyceltes Garn
- beständig gegen Sonnencreme und Öl
- exzellente Abdeckung
- resistent gegen Pilling
- perfekte Passform
Mit dem Kauf einer ECONYL®-Schwimmwindel unterstützt du Healthy Seas und trägst dazu bei, den Plastikmüll in der Nordsee, der Adria oder im Mittelmeer zu reduzieren!
All unsere ECONYL® Modelle werden eigens für uns produziert!
ECONYL® Schwimmwindeln in unserem Shop
HANDLING IN THE EVENT OF AN "EMERGENCY"
The super stretchy fabric is easy to put on and take off without fasteners - even when wet. If your child does eliminate while being in the water, get out of the pool as quickly as possible. If the solids are still very liquid, go to the nearest shower and take the diaper off there. You can then rinse it out directly. Don’t worry, it’s water-soluble. If they are solid, you can empty them over the toilet. Then rinse the swim diaper in the sink.
- 30 °C with a mild detergent in the gentle wash programme and on the lowest spin cycle
- do not add bleach or fabric softener
- not suitable for tumble drying, best dried lying down
- do not iron
For the journey home after bathing, we recommend that you store the well rinsed and wrung out swim diaper in our small wet bag.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER SWIM DIAPERS - DISPOSABLE AND REUSABLE
Disposable swim diapers are made of a material that absorbs but does not swell. It is water-repellent on the outside. They usually have a very elastic, wide waistband. They are put on like pull-on pants or with Velcro and can be torn open at the side or opened at the Velcro to take them off. The advantage of being quick to take off and easy to dispose of is offset by the fact that these swim diapers are anything but environmentally friendly and are also expensive.
Please note: Ordinary disposable diapers are not suitable for swimming! They absorb too much water and dissolve in the water, so they can clog up the pool's filter system.
There are many variations of cloth swim diapers. Like diapers, many have Velcro or snap fasteners for easy opening and closing. They usually also have a thin absorbent liner to prevent accidents on the beach or poolside. Many have a waterproof PU membrane.
With our swim diapers, we have taken a much closer look at the classic swim trunks and have focused on preventing leaking elimination - because that is exactly what they are there for.
HOW THE WINDELMANUFAKTUR SWIM DIAPER CAME INTO BEING...
THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SWIM DIAPER
The development was probably one of the biggest challenges since the founding of the WindelManufaktur. For over a year we have been tinkering with our swim diapers for babies and toddlers.
Developing a really good product that stands out from other swim diapers and meets our high design standards was not that easy! But we know that there is always room for improvement. In contrast to other models, our swim diaper should really NOT let anything into the water that is firmer than the water itself.
As with all our product developments, we involved our fan community to test sizes, fit and function. And as always, we were overwhelmed by the amount of feedback we received when we called for our swim diaper test.
First round of testing from prototype 1 in April 2017:
Here the leg cuffs were still very loose, the snaps on the side were unflattering and we also found it unattractive that the microfleece insert on the bottom showed so much.
After several test runs, cut changes and improvements, OUR swim diaper was created. We are particularly proud that we have succeeded in creating a well-fitting swim diaper that needs neither elastic nor a fastener. So it doesn't leave marks and - very important - it doesn't get caught anywhere in the water. This would not only cause damage to the fabric but could also be dangerous for the child!
This is the current version of our swim diaper. Subject to change without notice ;)