We don't have a swimming pool, so we beat the heat with the next best thing...sprinklers & a pirate water table. My boys had a great time splashing around in the water while I raked the grass. Darn pine tree messing up my yard! I decked out BW in a super cute Swimmi. What's a Swimmi you ask? It's a swim diaper! And not just any swim diaper, it's a super duper swim diaper. What's so super duper about it? Man, are you asking a lot of questions! It's so super since it opens in the front with hook & loop tabs. I have used other reusable swim diapers in the past, and they were the pull up kinds. Bad news, people. Think about what swim diapers are meant to hold in...poo. Now think about pulling off a wet swim diaper with poo inside. Close your eyes for the full effect. EEEEEEWWWWWWWWW! A Swimmi will not need to be pulled down your babe's legs thanks to the hook & loop tabs. Now picture taking off a wet Swimmi with a poo inside. Close your eyes if need be. Now wasn't that a better image?!
For the price of a pack of disposable swim diapers you can get a Swimmi instead. And with a disposable pack of swim diapers you are limited to the number of times you can swim by the number of diapers in the pack. With a Swimmi your baby can swim all summer long!! If you're on the fence about cloth, think of a Swimmi as your gateway diaper. Cloth is easy, and a Swimmi will prove it to you!
And for the mama's that are more experienced with using cloth diapers, I do NOT recommend using one of your regular cloth diaper covers as a swim diaper. Once you use a diaper in the pool, it should only be used in the pool. The harsh chemicals aren't good for the PUL/TPU waterproofing part of the diaper. Your covers/shells/pockets are more expensive than the Swimmi.
I hope you all had a pleasantly hot first day of summer! Here in Tucson, I'll probably pack up BW's Swimmi in October!! Summer's only just begun here...