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How to Choose a Swim Diaper

Before letting your little ones splash around in the water, you've got to be prepared for things to get wet. "Accidents" are bound to happen. If you choose a good swim diaper, however, you will save both time and money during the clean up process. This guide will give you some quick tips on choosing the perfect swim diaper for your baby.

Why Buy Swim Diapers

Most pool managers require that all infants wear swim diapers when in the water. This is done to prevent contamination of the pool. Swim diapers only prevent solids from escaping; not liquids. So be sure your child is not sick before swimming in the pool.

Reusable Swim Diapers

Reusable swim diapers are easy to clean, inexpensive, eco-friendly, and come in fun colors and designs. They are commonly made out of a cloth or polyester material and lined with soft mesh to hold in solid waste. Elastic rims around the legs and waist keep the diaper snug and help to prevent any leakage. Reusable swim diapers can be washed and used multiple times before disposing.

Disposable Swim Diapers

Disposable swim diapers are mainly chosen for their convenience – there is little or no cleaning involved after purchase. However, they are less popular than reusable swim diapers because they can absorb the liquid of the pool, are more expensive in the long run, and are not as breathable as their cloth counterparts.

The construction materials in disposable swim diapers vary greatly from brand-to-brand. Some disposable swim diapers include super absorbent crystals combined with plastic or paper components. Some are mostly constructed of non-absorbent fabrics, much like their disposable counterparts. However, they are all designed to be pulled-on/off with stretchable sides for added comfort. The sides can be easily torn to change the diaper. For sanitary reasons, disposable diapers should only be worn once and then thrown away.

Swim Diaper Styles

Swim diapers can be worn either under another swimsuit or as a swimsuit. Choose a swim diaper that is easy to put on and take off. Pull-on/pull-off diaper styles are common among both reusable and disposable diapers. Reusable swim diapers with Velcro™ or snap closures are the easiest to remove, but are slightly more bulky than pull-on/pull-offs if worn under another swimsuit.

Pool Time

Most children will never have a solid waste accident while swimming in the pool. And you can further help to prevent accidents by taking frequent bathroom breaks with your toddler. Nevertheless, make sure you purchase a swim diaper that complies with your local pool's requirements.

Swimming can be fun for both you and your baby when you choose a swim diaper that is comfortable, convenient, and colorful. With an easy-to-use swim diaper from, your little one can be splashing around the pool in no time!

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