Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kid Fashion - Swim Diaper Necessity

This is more functional rather than stylish Fashion Friday advice, but if you have a non-potty trained child you plan on swimming with this summer, this tip just may change your life!

It only took me 2 kids and countless gross mishaps before I realized, those disposable swim diapers LEAK! There is nothing that will mar an otherwise spectacular pool or waterpark adventure quite like holding a swim diaper & swimsuit clad baby on your hip and realizing that a mixture of chlorine water and #2 is running down your leg!

I wised up by my 3rd child and began thinking there had to be a better way!

Then the place where my older kids take swim lessons began requiring double swim diapers on all kids younger than 3 and one of those swim diapers had to be the reusable kind. They recommended and sold the iPlay brand.

I began doing this on my toddler anytime he went swimming last summer, a disposable underneath the reusable iPlay swim diaper and then the swimsuit on top. And it works, no more leaks!

Here is a link to the iPlay boy version swim diaper I just bought in the size for my soon-to-be 2 year old son to wear this summer. He will be so happy to have a boy swim diaper because all last summer he wore the pink flowery ones that his big sister had to wear to swim lessons (but since they were under his regular swimsuit nobody knew)! has the best deals on these swim diapers right now and they are offering $5.00 off an order of $25.00 or more, just use promo code DAFFODIL.

For the girl 2 year old version click here, and for other styles and sizes for younger babies this link will show you all the iPlay items.

I plan to spend a lot of time at the pool with my kids this summer, so if not for yourself, then for the rest of us in the pool, please get a resusable swim diaper for your infant/toddler!!!

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  1. That's a great tip. The kids are in swimming lessons now, and I'm hoping we will go more this summer. My youngest will need something like that for sure.

  2. Great advice if you wanna avoid those "brown outs" as they call them, at the Water Park. You will be among the most loathed if the whole place discovers it's your kid that caused the mass evacuation, draining, and refill. A good barrier seems so much easier. You are on a humanitarian mission! lol

  3. I have never heard of a swim diaper before besides the Little Swimmers ones. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    I am hoping that my daughter won't need a swimmy diaper by summertime, but last year we bought one of those reusable ones at Target. I put her swimmy diaper on and then the reusable one on top. It did work great! It was also good at the beach because it helped to keep her little bottom more protected.

    And I agree, I think everyone else at the pool will appreciate it!

  5. I wish I had know this a year ago. :) I think I'm finally on my last pack of pull-ups. Oh the JOY of the Finish Line!!!


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