The costs of having kids is expensive – especially when it comes to things that you’re going to toss in the trash, like diapers. As a family that spend a lot of time in the pool during the winter months, and daily trips to pools and splash parks during the summer months, we’ve gone through our share of swimming diapers before the kids were out of diapers.
We’ve done disposable swim diapers, we’ve done cloth swim diapers, we’ve done velcro swim diapers and we’ve done pull on ‘pants’ style of diapers – we’ve tried at least ten different brands, and I’m here to share with you four of my favorites.
Finis Swim Diaper ($8)
Finis swim diapers are based in weight, but also have a guideline for ages on the sizing. This is a durable diaper that we used for a year plus, at least once a week. A year later, it’s in our storage of baby things that we aren’t using, stashed away for another kid. While using the Finis diaper, we had zero accidents, and used it for a toddler and would suggest it to parents searching for the perfect diaper for a kid with skinny legs. We sized down based on the weight of our daughter. This diaper was easy to pull on, and the most well fitting diaper under a two piece toddler swimsuit.
iPlay Swim Diaper ($14)
Available at buybuy Baby, this diaper was our favorite choice for an older infant, that wants to get a start on dressing themselves for swimming lessons, but can’t really complete the job. The design was easy to pull on, making it simple for the kids to get started, while you finish up the buttons. The design is a bit cushier than other streamlined diapers, but has some of the best reviews for holding in accidents, though we’ve never been in the situation to experience it. They’re suitable for chunkier legs, and easy to remove when wet.
Bummis Swimmi Diaper ($16)
This was one of my favorite diapers for young infants. We’ve had a few of the designs, and the camping critters is my favorite. I was worried about the texture in the front scratching the kids skin, but the velcro closures create a great fit for the child wearing the diaper. Once the girls were old enough to walk (or pull on diapers) we stopped using this kind as they didn’t stay still long enough to lay down and put it on, but it’s a solid choice for a first swim diaper and the sizing is accurate. Find it locally at All Natural Babies in Sherwood Park (free pick up).
Honest Co. Swim Diaper ($15)
These swim diapers run small, something to consider if you’ve got some chunky thigh babies or toddlers (look at that weight limit). The drawstring in the diaper was a nice feature for my kids, because tiny waists, making these diapers with the adjustable waist my go-to choice when I was grabbing a swim diaper to bring along to the park. I found the Honest Co. diapers to dry the quickest. This is a great choice for the in between, from a regular style swim diaper, with tabs, to a pair of swim pants the kids can pull on themselves. You can find them at buy buy Baby or the Honest Co. online.
Are you ready to make the switch from disposable swim diapers? Choose one from the four above, you won’t be disappointed.