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Old 05-09-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Swim diapers and EBF baby poop?

Having never used reusable swim diapers on DD 1, I just ordered a Charlie Banana swim diaper for my new DD for $10 from Target after doing some research and reading good reviews.

But while I'm not planning on really putting her in the pool that much this year (she'll still be a bit young), I'm still a little concerned about EBF poop being contained by any swim diaper. And none seem to have double leg gussets or anything. Would be interested in anyone's thoughts on this aspect.

(And sorry if this was asked before... I did a search but didn't come up with anything.)

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Old 05-09-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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This is something I've wondered about too. We didn't take DD to a public pool until recently and her poo isn't super runny anymore. But how in the world can any diaper contain EBF poo in the water??
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I don't think any swim diaper (disposable or reusable) will contain runny poo in water. I took DD swimming (used a very thin cotton swim diaper my mom made for her), but she always poo right after she nursed so I just put a diaper on her right before I nursed her, changed her after the poo, put back on the swim diaper and went back to swimming!
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Re: Swim diapers and EBF baby poop?

I'm seeking the same information! I have a 3 month old who will be taking a vacation with us to Arizona in July, so it'd be great to take him to the indoor pool to cool off! I've heard good things about swim diapers, but I'm not sure how they'd do with runny breastfed poop - won't it just wash right out? But then why do they even SELL swim diapers for newborns?
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I don't think any swim diaper (disposable or reusable) will contain runny poo in water. I took DD swimming (used a very thin cotton swim diaper my mom made for her), but she always poo right after she nursed so I just put a diaper on her right before I nursed her, changed her after the poo, put back on the swim diaper and went back to swimming!
I wish my baby were that predictable! :P
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:11 PM   #6
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Re: Swim diapers and EBF baby poop?

So has anybody tried a swim diaper yet or have additional feedback? We're taking our baby to an indoor pool area for the first time this weekend, and they don't even MAKE disposable swim diapers in his size (he's 4.5 months but not quite 13 pounds - why are the SMALLEST ones starting at 16 pounds??) so I need to do SOMETHING
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Re: Swim diapers and EBF baby poop?

I started taking ds to a pool when he was 4 months old wearing a bummis small swim diap. it worked fine-I'm sure he didn't poop that time but he definitely pooped several times (different occasions not several times on one swim ) while swimming while still ebf'd
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I've had a few different brands of swim diapers, and 3 kids swimming in a pool quite often while still ebf. Now, its our own pool so not anything I'm hugely worried about, but we've never had any laeks. All the swim dipes we've used have pretty tight elastic on the legs. Sposie swim dipes are junk imo. Also, all my babes very rarely poo in the water.
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Re: Swim diapers and EBF baby poop?

I'm headed to a baby store near me tomorrow that sells cloth swim diapers - any tips on which ones work best? I've got a baby with chicken legs, if that makes any difference!
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