It seems that swim diaper sales always pick up in February. I think a lot of families take a spring break vacation or start travelling again to hotels with pools.
In fact, just the other day I got a phone call from a mom wanting to know...do cloth swim diapers really work?
The happy truth is YES! When our daughter was little, we had two swim diapers. One was merely a pocket diaper that was too small to use with an insert but perfet as an insert-less swim diaper. The other was a "real" swim diaper. It was handy having two because if she pooped in one, we could change to the other and not spoil a swim outing.
One day, we were at the public swimming pool and she was about 2 years old. She'd eaten a lot of fruit the day before and you know how warm pool water tends to make things move... sure enough after about 10 minutes in the pool, she pooped. Swim diaper held it all in, whew! Off we go to the changing room and out we come in swim diaper #2. About half an hour later, she goes again. This time, it's the fruit poopy...a bit soft if you know what I mean. And again, big relief, the swim diaper held it all in. Those were the only times we ever did a real-life test of a swim diaper, but both times the diapers passed.