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Published 14/12/2023

The Happy Nappy™ & Happy Nappy™ Wetsuit Dressing Guide

Splash About’s baby swimming nappies and specialist wetsuits are designed to provide the best benefits possible to your baby, whether this be to prevent leaks into the pool or to keep them warm in the water. Because of this, certain items can appear tricky to get on and some people do find there is a knack to dressing babies them.

We want to make your life easier with our products, so here we will explain the best way to dress your babies in the trickiest ones – the Happy Nappy™ Happy Nappy Duo™ and Happy Nappy™ Wetsuit.

Happy Nappy™ and Happy Nappy Duo™

Once you have mastered how to easily put on a Happy Nappy™, you are halfway there!

Think of putting on a Happy Nappy™ like putting on a pair of tights. On a very young baby, dress them whilst they are lying down, on older babies who can support themselves, you may find it easier to sit baby in your lap, facing away from you.

Step 1

Take the Happy Nappy™ with the front facing out and with both hands, scrunch the top down until your thumbs are through the leg holes (the Happy Nappy™ should now look like a thick band of material with the leg holes at the bottom)

Step 2

One leg at a time, stretch the leg hole open to fit your baby’s leg inside. Pull it up onto the top of their thigh before putting the second leg in the leg hole.


Step 3

Once the Happy Nappy™ is securely on their thighs, pick baby up and pull the back up over their bottom. You may find at this stage, you need to “jump” your baby into the Happy Nappy™ to enable it to be pulled up over their bottom and tummy.

Step 4

Once on, ensure the ribs around the thighs are flat and that the waist rib is pulled up to their belly button and flat all around with no twisting or gaping.

Ta dah! All ready to go!

Happy Nappy™ Wetsuit

The Happy Nappy™ Wetsuit is one of the most difficult products to get on quickly. You may find it easier to lay baby on a changing mat on the floor whilst you use two hands to get the wetsuit ready.

Step 1

The first thing that you must do, is unzip the back and roll the top of the wetsuit down over the Happy Nappy™ until the waist rib of the Happy Nappy™ becomes the top of the suit.

Step 2

Then, continue as above to put the Happy Nappy™ part on, remembering, the action is much like putting on a pair of tights (please refer to steps 1 to 4 of Happy Nappy™ and Happy Nappy Duo™ instructions)

Step 3

When the Happy Nappy™ is in place, you can then start to fit the top of the wetsuit. Roll it back up until you can comfortably insert baby’s arms, one at a time.

Step 4

Once both arms are in, you can then zip up the back and your baby is ready to go!