July 2, 2009

Swim Diapers!

Summer is here and that means it's time to hit the pool or the beach with the kids! Like many people, we used disposable swim diapers for our son at first, but when I compared the price of disposables and cloth swim diapers, I knew cloth was the way to go!

First of all, cloth swim diapers cost about $14, the equivalent of one pack of disposables. Depending on your baby's age, he can quickly outgrow those disposables before you finish the pack. If you're the type of family who love the water and swim on a regular basis, you may be buying multiple packs of disposables each season, making them even less economical and environmentally friendly.

There are lots of different brands of cloth swim diapers, but my favorite are the Imse Vimse for several reasons. First, these diapers are very trim and fit my slim toddler well. Sometimes people are surprised that cloth swim diapers are not thick and fluffy like regular cloth diapers. Cloth swimmers are not meant to be absorbent (neither are disposables, by the way), only to contain poop and keep it from getting in the water. Other suits have been too baggy around the thigh, which defeats the whole purpose because they won't contain the solid matter.

Second, the diapers are just adorable. They are basically baby Speedos and covered in a cute fish pattern. You can add a matching top for girls for a stylish tankini look.

Lastly, I prefer snaps on my diapers rather than velcro, and Imse Vimse uses side snaps which make changing a breeze.
--Written by Elita.


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