Baby Swim Wear

It’s summertime! That’s what you know, don’t you? You likely spend a lot of time in the water with your baby. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the beach, lake, or backyard kiddie pool. It is important to choose the right baby swim gear.

It’s not as easy as just buying the most adorable baby swimsuit. There are some important things you should keep in mind when shopping for baby swim gear. Here’s all you need to know about baby swimwear, from choosing baby diapers to baby suits.

Getting Started: Swim Diapers

It is an unforgettable experience to take your baby swimming for the first time. You may wonder if babies can wear regular diapers to the pool.

The short answer to this question is no. Disposable or cloth diapers absorb a lot of water, making the diaper sag. This is uncomfortable for the baby and makes it more likely that the diaper will come off because of the excess water.

Disposable diapers should not be used in water. Disposable diapers can burst in water and release thousands of tiny beads. It would not be easy to fish from the pool.

Swim diapers are an alternative. Swim diapers are unlike regular diapers and don’t get swollen in the pool. They are specifically made to hold poo. To avoid accidents, ensure you take your baby in a regular diaper if you plan to take a baby to the beach or pool.

Who Should Use Swimming Diapers?

For babies aged 0-18 months, swim diapers are recommended. To reduce the risk of germ transmission, children above 18 months old who have not been potty trained will need to use a swim diaper for public pools.

Notice: Swim diapers will not prevent runny urine from getting into the pool. If your child is suffering from diarrhea, the CDC suggests that you keep them out of the pool.

Swim Diapers

There are two choices for swimming diapers: disposable or reusable. Disposable swim diapers can be used for travel, but many parents prefer reusable diapers. Some parents use disposable diapers on the bottom with a reusable top for double protection.

  • Reusable swim diapers: If you’re using cloth nappies for your child, you will likely need to use reusable diapers. Reusable swim diapers, also known as cloth swim diapers, can be reused repeatedly, which makes them very eco-friendly. If you and your baby swim often, reusable swim diapers will be gentle on the baby’s skin. Make sure you get a style with snaps if you choose to reuse them. You’ll need to take a diaper down your baby’s legs if you don’t want it to poop.
  • Disposable Swim diapers: Disposable swimming diapers can be thrown away after just one use. This makes them more convenient. If you plan to only swim with your baby a few times during the summer, disposable swim diapers are a good option. They can absorb water better than disposable diapers. This can make babies more difficult to use and cause discomfort.

Tip Buy at least 2 swim diapers for your baby if you plan on swimming a lot in the summer. It’s not worth canceling your pool or beach trip because a baby has an accident with her swim diaper.