Friday, July 2, 2010

Reusable swim diapers

I don't know if your kids are like mine, but they want to have some form of water day everyday! One of the drawbacks to water day though, at least to me, are the disposable swim diapers - among other things, they are so expensive. With our twins, we go through one pack of these every week and a half to two weeks. Considering our water days start in May and end in September sometime... well... you can do the math!

So, imagine how excited I was to read about reusable swim diapers on one of the blogs I follow. Now, I swear I don't live under a rock, but I honestly didn't know these were out there! They are available on-line on many sites (even Amazon, some with free shipping). The i Play brand is also available locally at Buy, Buy Baby at Easton. Given the math I laid out above, even though June was almost over and thus two months of water days, I decided to buy the twins a couple of the brief/underwear style to go under their suits because we would still save a ton (both money and waste). I like them a lot and the twins think they are cool because they look like underwear (they like underwear, they do not however want to use the potty... but that's another blog post altogether). I wish I would have known about these years ago when my first child was born!

Just in case I am not alone in not knowing about these, I thought I would share this great option for swim diapers/suits with everyone!

Sale Tip: Right now all Buy, Buy Baby swimwear is 30% off, which includes the i Play swim diapers they carry. That makes the i Play reusable swim diapers (brief/underwear style) only $6.99 each! They also take Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons, as well as their own (so $5.59 each if you have a 20% off coupon - you can use one coupon per each diaper/suit). I didn't think you could use them on clearance items, but apparently you can! I believe the clearance just started so they still have a ton of sizes of the underwear type swim diapers for boys and girls, from infant to 3T for sure (they might have 4T as well, I just wasn't looking for those). The i Play brand also makes swim suits and swim trunks, as well as swimsuit/rash guard sets for boys and girls - all containing a built-in swim diaper. Bargain! They also had a ton of these still in stock. If you are interested, but are set for this year, think about next year! Check out the styles on the Buy, Buy Baby website, then call to find out if they have the size and style you want in the store.

Below is information on the different types of swim diapers available.

This was written by Tiffany at Nature Mom's Blog, and can also be seen there:

In the summer time many moms might reach for those nifty disposable Swim Diapers so that our little ones can enjoy public pools, waterparks, and waterplay without worrying about accidents. Most public pools even require that kids who are not potty trained wear swim diapers. But did you know that you do not have to go the disposable route? There are many swim diapers on the market that can be bought for about the same price or even less than a package of disposable swim diapers. Cloth swim diapers can be reused over and over again and even last for one or more subsequent years or be used for your other kids. They are a prime example of a product that allows us to avoid the wasteful and silly purchase of a product we will use for a few hours and then throw away. Swim diapers are snug and they hold in solid waste effectively. They only difference between the two is comfort… since cloth swim diapers won’t sag or get waterlogged, AND they can be kept and reused. Both are big benefits in my estimation. Oh and they are waaaaaay more adorable than paper disposable swim diapers! Just look at my cutie above in his pink swim diaper.

Here are some cute swim diapers you may like:

The Swimmi! – I have used Bummis (diaper covers) and Swimmis for 5 years. They are a tried and true brand and they have several colors and styles.
Imse Vimse Swim Diapers – Another brand I have used and loved for years.
i Play Ultimate Swim Diaper – These below are board shorts but they also have the briefs for girls or boys. I like the the fact that these look like a regular swim suit though! They also have a complete suit for girls and rash guard sets for boys and girls.

Sun Smarties Adjustable Reusable Swim Diaper – So cute!!! I love the tie!
For pool days I have the found the best bags to carry wet suits, swim diapers, sandy flip flops, and pool toys are the Envirosax bags… so cute, the moisture doesn’t leak through and they are so easy to wash. You can get them at

How about you? Do you use reusable swim diapers? If so, what brand do you like best and why? Any tips? Or additional brands not listed? Please share!

1 comment:

  1. My girls are wearing Sun Smarties, purchased online at You can get a swim diaper or a swim diaper skirt and coordinating tankini.


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