(Closed) Cloth Diapers for Swimming?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

They make reusable swim diapers (just search Amazon).  They’re made to keep poo in but not really to absorb anything.  I’d be interested to hear if anyone knows of anything different (besides the Little Swimmer-type disposables).  Our (as of yesterday) 1-year-old has always loved water so no real helpful tips on introducing one to the pool.  I’d imagine going slowly would be least traumatic.  Not just sink or swim. 🙂 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Good question! I’m due June 1st and am excited to be off this summer and spend time in our outdoor, inground pool with baby as well. I haven’t done much research but I am unsure of what would work best diaper wise. 

Also, does anyone have experience bringing a 1-3 month old into the pool? Is it crazy to introduce it so young? Should I just wait till next year and keep baby on the deck in the shade this year (if baby and weather permits obviously).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrsjets:  In all my research on having babies in the pool it is recommended that you wait till they are 6 months of age because the chemicles in the pool are bad for their skin and not good for them to breath in. I started my now 3 year old in swimming lessons at 6 months and he never had any problems. Introduce them gradually they will either like it or they won’t.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@mrsjets:  I’ll also add that the disposable swimmer diapers won’t really fit until 6 months +.  We actually couldn’t find any that fit until Dirty Delete was close to a year.

I don’t have any suggestions on the cloth swim diapers…  Depending on baby’s age, you could always just take baby in naked.  Like PPs said, the disposable ones don’t really absorb pee, so you’re bound to get a little pee in the pool anyway.

Dirty Delete was born in June, so I was hoping to spend some time at the beach with her right away, but it just didn’t happen, lol.  It was too much work with a newborn.  Last summer, she was 1 year old, though, and we spent a ton of time at the beach and in the water.  My suggestion is just to take it slowly.  Some kids love the water and jump right in; some kids need to be introduced more slowly.  Dirty Delete really hates water on her face, so she loves to go out in the lake, as long as we keep her head dry.  Also, watch the temp and how your baby is responding; since infants have a hard time regulating body temperature, our doctor recommended we stay in the water for no more than 15 minutes at a time, but we also have super cold water.  you might be able to start with 15 minutes, and increase from there, depending on how your baby is taking it.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That makes sense, there are chemicals that would probably be very harsh on baby’s sensitive skin. I should know this! I guess I was hoping to be able to swim off some post baby weight – so I will have to make sure that Darling Husband watches him or that he’s sleeping/relaxing on the deck (in the shade of course) while I swim it off. I guess it will be next year that we introduce the pool 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mrsjets:  I have babysat kids who take swimming lessons at the beach for a number of summers. I see the ‘baby and mom’ class.  The littlest babies are always cool with it.  It’s when they’re a bit older that they seem to hate it.  Now, that other person did have a good point about the chemicals, so maybe that’s something to consider with the pool.  

@regberadaisy:  Smart of you; those disposable swim diapers are SOOOO expensive.  I’m just pregnant, so I don’t know (and the kids I babysat used the expensive disposable swimmies).  I did register for swim diapers.  I just went with the ones I thought were the cutest. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is a good thread, I have been on the search for a reuseable swim diaper.  My research has shown Bummis, kushies and i play are good brands to purchase. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have the Applecheeks swim diaper and it worked great.  I liked the fit and plan to buy size 2 for this coming summer since my son has outgrown size 1.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I might be wrong but I think Charlie Banana has a swim diaper, too!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got a swim diaper at a Mom2Mom sale and apparently it’s one that the Red Cross recommends as a swim diaper. It looks like underwear.

 

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