How to put on your child’s swimming cap

Swimming essentials by Spurt SA

Most swimming caps are made from durable, stretchy silicone. They are designed for a snug, comfortable fit and are intended to grip the head and stay in place.

Because of this, swimming caps may tend to pull at a child’s hair as you place the cap on, making it difficult to get your child to wear a swimming cap.

Here are a few tried and tested ways to get your child’s swimming cap on without tears.

Wet the hair
Wet your child’s hair either in a pre-shower or at the pool before putting the cap on.

Tame the tangle

If your child is like my Kiki her hair tangles with the slightest hint of nature’s elements. You can run some conditioner through the wet hair first to stop the tangle.

Ditch the band

Long hair can be tricky to keep in a swimming cap as it tends to bunch up. Most of us quickly grab a hair band and tie it up. Unfortunately hair bands cause tension to the scalp and become uncomfortable. Rather leave the hair loose and tuck it into the swimming cap.

Always stretch

Lace your fingers together loosely and put your hand into the cap. Align the seam over your knuckles and gently stretch the cap outwards.

Brace yourself 

Have your child stand in front of you , with their back to you. With your hands still in the stretched cap gently lower it over your child’s head, until your fingers feel the eyebrows. This will be low enough. Now slowly slide your hand down until the cap is on their head.

Dont forget to tuck

Simply lift the edges of the swimming cap and tuck in any stray pieces of hair. Adjust the cap in order for your child to be comfortable.

What goes on must come off

To remove, hook your fingers underneath the front seam and lift away from the hair.

Monkey proudly showing his new swimming gear from Spurt SA

Photos : Fun Mamma S.A.

Model: Monkey

Products : 

  • Swimming cap sponsored by Spurt 
  • Goggles sponsored by Spurt
  • Nose plug sponsored by Spurt

For more information on Spurt S.A. swimming range visit their website 


To WIN your own stunning set of swimming essentials by Spurt, enter our competition here.



Win a spurt swimming apparel hamper


Just in time for our warm Cape Town summer days, Spurt have sponsored a swimmingly sensational giveaway.

 Spurt is the leading suppliers of swimming apparel in South Africa. The brand is loved for its innovative patterns, colours and comfortable fit.  With an extensive range of accessories and swimming aids for beginners and athletes.  

Shop today www.spurt.co.za


Stand a chance to Win this essential hamper consisting of :

A swimming cap


& nose plug

Simply head over to your Facebook or Instagram accounts and like Spurt S.A. and Fun mamma SA pages.





Then share this image or the competition  to either Facebook or Instagram with the following taglines 

#LetsSwim #ProudlySA #Spurt_SA #Summer2017 #Swim #NotJustASport #funmammasa

Don’t forget to comment done so we know who you are.

Terms & conditions

Competition is open to South African residence only 

Competition closes 27 November 2017

No correspondence will be entered into. The judges decision is final.


Share your parenting horror stories with us and win !

I remember so many of my worst stories started this way 😂😂😂
Like the time my boys of 3 and 4  put the cat in the tumble dryer to dry it or the time they cut their dusters hair while she slept.  Then there was the time monkey painted himself with white pca and the time bear pulled all the wipes from the container ….

Share your parenting terror stories with us and win the honour of being the Fun Mama SA bravest parent . Winning yourself an uber cool certificate to frame .🤗


Fun mamma SA Facebook competition

​This competition is for all our new blog followers and loyal Facebook fans.

The mamma who shares Fun mamma SA page the most between now and Easter Monday (17 April 2017) will receive a special gift . . .An Easter bucket full of Acorn kids bath products.

How to enter:

Like and share the Fun mamma SA  facebook page


Tag 3 friends on the Facebook competition post 

Have your friends write on the wall telling us you sent them

Sign up on the Fun mamma SA blog for our email updates



Win with Amelia Lily children’s  boutique 

Let you little princess sparkle in this sugar pink rosebud inspired dress from Amelia Lily Childrens boutique .

Pink Floral Print Tutu Dress

Available in Size 6-12 months, 12 – 18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years and 3-4 years

Price R185 excl. delivery/courier fees 

This dress is the hight of cotton candy cuteness and your little fashionista will be the belle of the ball in this princess tutu dress.

Material:  Cotton, Polyester,Voile

Lenght: Above the knee

To stand a chance to win leave a comment with your child’s age below .

Head to Amelia Lilys childrens boutique and Fun mamma sa Facebook pages and like both to complete your entry.


Competition opens 13 April 2017 and a winner will be announced on the 6 May 2017.

Please note

All items are imported and have a 3 week lead time.

Competition rules can be found on our legals page.