Just in time before the summer break officially ends and the rainy season begins (which I can’t wait to start because the heat we’ve been having is juuuuust unbelievable!!), I bring to you a showdown of sorts between a 250 peso reusable swim diaper and a 700 peso one!
As a back-up to DW’s Wee Wave Swim Diaper which I reviewed here, I also bought Mothercare’s Swim Nappy during a trip to Greenbelt 5.
I bought it just to see if there is a difference in quality and if Mothercare’s swim nappy would be much better over all. My review of the Wee Wave diaper in a nutshell is that it’s cheap and that it works — really big bang for our hard-earned peso!
So how does it hold up to Mothercare’s Swim Nappy?
Here are some pics I took to show the quality of the stitching and the terry cloth interiors:
Mothercare’s Swim Nappy’s stitching is much more flat and I would assume that it would cause less skin irritation that way although Wee Wave’s stitching did not prove to be problematic with DW. I have to mention that the size of the Wee Wave Swim Diaper shown here is a small while that of the Mothercare Swim Nappy is extra large. The Wee Wave Swim Diaper used here is actually owned by DW’s classmate, C 🙂
Both swim diapers have soft terrycloth interiors although Mothercare’s has an extra layer of some sort of plastic under the terry cloth. I figured it was plastic because squeezing the swim nappy gives the same sound as when you’re folding plastic shopping bags.
Design wise of course Mothercare’s swim nappy wins. Wee Wave diapers that are sold locally by Blue Parasol only come in plain colors. Mothercare’s colorful fish design is really cute and summery. Also, the fabric used by Mothercare is closer to the ones used for swimsuits. Wee Wave’s swim diapers have a velvety quality to them but they are still waterproof nonetheless.
Therefore, the main difference between the two is the price that is of course if you can find still find Wee Wave here. Mothercare’s Swim Nappy although much more expensive, is still a great buy I believe and if you have a waterbaby like DW, the cost per usage of the Mothercare brand plus the cute porma factor make the price tag worth it.
Mothercare branches are found in Shanri-La, Greenbelt 5 and Trinoma.
How about you moms, did you try any other brands of swim diapers? If you have, please share them in the comments section below or you can post your own review at the Manilamommy facebook page here ! Thanks and have a great rest of the summer!