I think that untrained babies are discouraged from using the pools. However, many parents bring small inflatable baby pools. This way baby can cool off, without worry of urinary or other leakage into the main or kiddie pool.
Barb's idea is the best. The policy on all NCL ships is not children allowed in any pools, even the kids pools if they are not potty trained. There are some ships that enforce the policy more than others I am sure. NMNita
Heather, glad you had no problems. I think the swim diaper policy is sorta like the alcohal policy: it depends on who you talk to and how you handly the situation plus the particular staff on any given week. NMNita
We just got off the Sea for the Christmas cruise. The big pool is 42 feet long and 6 ft deep, so the infant really won't be in this pool. the other pool is 3-6 ft deep. We have sailed with NCL many times, I think the baby diapers would be fine. The pool has a large enough area around the water to be able to let the child play in that also without getting in the water.
No problem with the staff???? What about the other passengers who don't want kids and the potential of their overflowing diapers in the pool. If your kid is still in diapers do the right thing and keep them out of the public pool . Thank you.
I agree with Ray B, consider the other passengers. We actually had a situation a few years ago when a pool had to be emptied out completely because of someone who thought their baby's diaper would not leak. Surprise!! That "accident" cost everyone 2 days of pool time.
agree with Ray B, consider the other passengers. We actually had a situation a few years ago when a pool had to be emptied out completely because of someone who thought their baby's diaper would not leak. Surprise!! That "accident" cost everyone 2 days of pool time.
I have never seen one but have heard that the "swim diapers" are leak proof. They are filled with some kind of bead like material that is supposed to completely absorb by expanding. Of course, Linda is now gone on her trip, so maybe she will come back and enlighten us on the use of such!
Hope Linda does come back and fill those in that are traveling with the little ones. As far as swimmy diapers being leak proof: well the claim is "they are" but this isn't always the case. I just think we all need to be aware of each other and concerned about other's feelings. those of us without little ones need to be a little more understanding at times (me included) those with toddlers need to consider their fellow traveler and realize "your little darling" isn't everyone's little darling.
NO offense Linda, but if I see someone put a baby wearing a diaper in the pool on our cruise, I'm com plaining to the ships officers in a heartbeat. I think having to worry about "norwalk virus" is more than enough.
Don't the eldery wear dependsMOSTLY because of having accidents in their pants- ie: urinating?
and how many of you have you peed in a pool, without wearing depends?
Its not the pee we are worried about in our ships pools...
its the poo.
Urination, is not toxic, as your liver removes the toxins from your body- not your pee. There are small toxic substances in pee, but in microscopic amounts, which are harmless.
and i have yet to see an elderly person- let alone swim..but SWIMMING WITH DEPENDS ON in a pool.
an elderly knows when he or she can go in the pool or not- whether they have to go to hte bathroom, or whether its best if they stay out of the pool
a baby? i dont' even think a baby knows where its toe is.
really, when pushing things to the limit, this board sure knows how to do it.
Yes, it is great to be able to speak. And thanks sailoress for explaining how it all works. I did read where urine is used to take the sting out of a stingray bite....I think? So, unrine really is almost sterile? Thanks again for making some good points.
Sailoress you sound like you know a bit. I have read in my favorite Dr. .....column that urine is not a health hazard. Really that is good to know. Thanks again. You say it was used to serilize "back in the day". Does that mean back in the day when nothing else was available? Just curious. ...maybe this topic should have its own thread. Seriously tho, I know even kids who are potty trained, when exposed to water, just naturally have the urge and I have wondered about this more than once on a cruise. Just makes me feel better about swimming in a public pool.
LOl you don't get it.
We dont' care if your baby pees in the pool. Even adults pee on the adult pool!
we care about your baby.. doing something else in his/her diaper.. that falls INTO THE POOL! serious health hazzard, as it is stated on a sign posted around the pool. Its like..the ministry of health that has put out this regulation. we just follow the rules.
No one wants to get in and jump in the water with your baby- TRUST ME.
BUt no one wants the pool shut down on an extremely hot day, because you decided to take matters into your own hands, and wreck the pool experience for everyone else.
Now if that is not selfishness- i'm not sure what is.
And yes, back in the day- pata, i believe i am referring to when there wasn't much else available. i read it off a website, when i did some research of pee, and if it is a health hazzard or not.
And don't fear about swimming in a pool with pee! Its quite safe, and the amount of chlorine that is found in the pools, will rid any bacteria..the smallest and harmless- will be killed by it. SO its totally fine.
yes, many have the urge to just let it go when entering water- especially warm water.
I have no idea the reasoning for this.. perhaps something else i will look up!
but really- glad i have eased your mind about swimming in public pools.
just watch out..for those...... other things.. !
..thanks Sailoress for making things clear! While on our last cruise, there were many wonderful elederly people that I wondered about. Thanks for making this a really clear issue. I totally understand and appreciate you input.
I cannot believe this post - you people must by nuts or goofing on everyone
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pata is right; this has been a subject of discussion for the past 3 or so years, since I started reading these boards. the same holds true for subjects like: smuggling booze on the ship, kids and cruising, acceptable dress in dining rooms, the pros and cons of freestyle cruising and changing itineraries or cancelling cruises. Such subjects make for good, spirited discussions and keep these boards interesting. I am not sure what is nuts about this?
"Of course we have no inhibitions about swimming in the ocean where all sorts of animals release daily!" Of course - different situation.
You might want to consider the concept of dilution and size. Also people get people diseases, fish get fish diseases. I have never hear of an outbreak of e-coli traced to fish feces but I have heard of outbreaks traced to people feces.
Glad you like my trivia - I have tons more.
More trivia: why is wild salmon considered superior (healthwise) to farmed salmon?
Because farmed salmon swim in small confined areas that tend to get somewhat contaminated with their feces. Therefore they have to be heavily dosed with antibiotics.
Wild salmon in the open ocean still poo but as I said above dilution comes into play and they don't tend to come into concentrations of their own species' poo and are therefore healthier..