Hello everyone! As promised in my last post, I will be reviewing Wee Wave Reusable Diapers, which DW has been using and enjoying for the past few weeks. Reusable swim diapers, as opposed to disposable swim diapers are much more eco-friendly and easier on the pocket. After DW’s “swim”, a quick rinse of the nappies with soap and cold water and a few hours under the sun are all that’s needed and the swim diapers are ready to be used again.
I first saw Wee Wave Diapers at a Christmas Bazaar at Tahanan Village. The stall selling the diapers, Blue Parasol, had a lot of baby and kiddie clothes that were probably “overruns” or “third shift” items. We were buying DW a jacket then when I saw this and because it was just Php250, decided to buy it too.
The verdict? It was Php250 spent well. The outer material is really soft and is made of lightweight, waterproof material. Wee Wave also claims that it has a certified UV protection factor of 50 (UPF 50+), which means that you can be assured that your little one’s tushy won’t get burned to a crisp. (SPF is for sunscreen while UPF is for clothing, learn more about UPF from the WHO here )
The flipside of the diaper is covered with soft white terry cloth. The garter and stitching around the waist and thighs are snug which ensures that accidents don’t spill into the pool 🙂
If there’s one thing that’s not working for this diaper though is that it looks like bloomers! For the record, I’m ok with it but BDW strongly feels that they look like granny panties!! LOL! So, DW wears board shorts over his swim diapers. It’s double protection at the very least I must admit and the swim diapers do not add bulk to the board shorts. At home though, DW just wears the diapers on their own.
I bought the diapers from Blue Parasol. They’re tiangge regulars and I’ve seen them at Greenhills before. They have a permanent booth at the second floor of Market!Market! However, their stocks for Wee Wave are now all sold out. I gave my number to the saleslady so she could update me when new stocks arrive. Their multiply site isn’t updated either but one of the blog posts mentioned a contact number. If I get a heads up from the saleslady I’ll tweet about it at my account @manilamommy and at the Manilamommy FB page.
Here’s a pic of the blue parasol booth at Market! Market!
If you want to call them up, you can try this number: 0917.880.4730.
Swim diapers are also available from The Eco Baby Boutique although they don’t carry Wee Wave. They have a clearance sale on theDiaperaps Swim Diaper, Php300 na lang!
So to sum up…
Checklist for the Baby
|Bonnet and Mittens||To keep baby's noggin warm and to keep baby from scratching himself/herself. Babies come out with long nails but they're still too soft to be trimmed. Mittens will protect them from accidentally scratching themselves (DW once did and boy he did he cry! I cried with him too haha)||One pair of mittens, one bonnet|
- kimono or tie sides are preferred
|A romper is ok but my mom has advised us to bring tie-sides so that it would be easier to change the baby when we get home.|
Tie sides open up and so you don't have to pull over anything over the baby's head and strain his neck in the process.
|Socks or Booties||To keep baby's feet warm and toasty||One pair|
|Receiving Blankets/Hooded Blankets||To wrap baby in, to cover your body with when you carry the baby home|
The hood will keep baby's head warm too.
(Disposables are given for free along with a welcome kit by St. Luke's)
|To wipe drool and milk away||Two|
|Bottles||Only if you're still not breastfeeding. Anyway, you will bring home baby after he/she's been fed so that you won't have to worry about feeding him/her in transit. |
If you're breastfeeding, better bring your nursing bib or use the receiving blanket to cover you and the baby during feeding time.
|Two and make sure that they're filled with sterilized water for up to 2 ozs (enough for newborns)|