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Swim diaper??

Anonymous

Hey We are going to a water park for the first time with my 15 months old. What kind of swim diaper should I invest in? What's your opinion on disposable vs. reusable? Any brand suggestions? Let me know. Thanks.

  • Lynn
    Feb 19

    Just go to target and get a package of disposable swim diapers. The brand doesn’t matter. Huggies and pampers make swim diapers and there are reusable ones too, but unless you plan on swimming a lot, a reusable one is a waste of money.

  • Tiana
    Feb 19

    I disagree. My reusable swim diaper cost the same as a pack of disposable diapers. Alva baby on Amazon. The same diaper has fit him from 6 months until now and it still not on the loosest setting. You get the correct fit by snapping or un snapping certain snaps. You need to ensure that the leg openings are tight. Swim diapers stop poop from coming out of the diaper and aren’t at all absorbent.

  • Laura
    Feb 19

    Definitely get a reusable one. Lucies List has a good post on swim diapers https://www.lucieslist.com/lucies-list-blog/2014/06/17/best-swim-diapers/

  • Dani
    Feb 19

    Yes reusable all the way. Buy 2 Incase babe poops. But as stated above, unless you swim a lot, disposable is cheaper, however I found they do tend to leak more often.

  • Ivy
    Feb 19

    If you’re out and about, and this is a one time water excursion, disposable swim diapers would be easiest. If you would like to invest for long term sake, reusable diapers are great and cute. I actually recommend getting a pocket style cloth diaper to use, as they’re a bit cheaper than branded swim diapers, they’re typically size adjustable, and there are a lot more prints in that style. I do like the Bummi Swim diapers, as they have several cute styles. Amazon is a great place to look for reusable swim diapers. There are a lot of different styles and even some that look like wetsuit pants

  • Lynn
    Feb 19

    I bought several reusable and disposable swim diapers and we swam at least 2x a week for a couple of years. Both my kids grew out of the reusable quickly in the thighs. You want them tight, but not where it’s leaving deep marks and kids complaining it hurts. So after buying 2-3 sizes, I ended up selling them and getting disposables. At your kids age, there shouldn’t be many, if at all poops that leak out unless they are sick. But you should go with what works for you family. I got more use out of disposable, but I was able to pass along the reusables to friends.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 19

    I would also see what the water parks requirements are when it comes to diaper age kids. Some require a swim diaper and a diaper cover

  • Julie
    Feb 19

    I bought a 3 pack of reusable on amazon called “wegreeco reusable baby and toddler swim diapers.” They work really well and it cost $15 for all three. My daughter is in swimming and they require a reusable swim diaper for her classes. They have snaps that look like they will allow the diaper to expand until she’s around 2.5yo and I hope she’s potty trained and into the next class by the time she grows out of them.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 19

    Thanks everyone.. I don't think I it's gonna be a lot of swimming so I guess disposal is the option for now.. 👍

  • MJ
    Mar 05

    I can’t tell you how many disposable diapers packages we have thrown away because they just didn’t get used and/or my kids grew out of them. I’m pretty big on waste reduction now with my younger two so I bought an adjustable reusable one in two sizes. They can always be passed along to other mothers who have kids that can fit them. I have 4 kids and none of them have ever pooped in a swim diaper.