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Old 07-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

At our local pool they have a sign that says no disposable diapers, no cloth diapers only swim diapers. It doesn't say no cloth swim diapers but they do have little swimmers you can buy to put on your kid. I ignored the sign last time we went and left her in a cloth diaper...a BG with a thin insert in it. How is a disposable swim diaper better than a regular diaper or cloth diaper? In my opinion they will both hold in a mess right?

I do have reusable swim diapers but how is it different than a cloth diaper?

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Old 07-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

I think it's the same thing. Both would hold in solid poop and both dont' absorb pee in a pool. I'd ignore the sign too until someone said something and then I'd question it.
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

A disposable swimmer and a cloth swimmer are designed the same. I would use a cloth swimmer. IMO that is keeping in the rules of the establishment because it IS a swim diaper.

That said, I would not use a CD with ANY insert in it. The insert can absorb pool water and actually increase the risk of drowning, by weighing the child down.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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How would they know whether you had a swim or regular cloth diaper on? As long as there's no insert, they are exactly the same.
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

My DD is not at risk to drown. Well I guess anytime you are in the water your risk increases but I wear her in my water sling so she really is not on her own at all
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

We keep one pocket diaper on-hand for swimming. I use it without and insert and it functions exactly like a swim diaper- it holds in any potential poo, but needs no absorbancy for pees, because then it'd soak up water anyway.
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

At home I've used cloth CD's as swim diapers, and I wouldn't recommend it personally. I had a favorite brand of cloth (that had NEVER HAD a leak or blowout), not hold a poop at the kiddie pool. Then I started using cloth swim diapers. I'd recommend a cloth swim diaper. They have a really good elastic around the legs, so any poop that you don't notice (that might get looser/waterlogged) is much less likely to get out of the diaper. I think they work much better then the sposie swim diapers too.
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

ooh... and I liked the old target swim diapers (don't remember the brand) imse vimse ones, but my favorites are the iplay ones - they have a nice tight leg. In a pinch I also used my cloth pull up trainers that had PUL and they worked okl.
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Re: How is a cloth diaper worse than a disposable swim diaper?

My sister came to visit over the weekend and uses only disposables on her daughters. We went swimming and I brought a cloth swim diaper for my daughter, but she didn't have one for her youngest. I gave her one of my OS BG 4.0 to use (just the shell) as a swim didaper. Her daughter is 2 1/2 and when we took the diaper off her it was LOADED with poo. We had no idea that she had gone and it had not leaked at all. I guess this is a testimonial to the efficacy of cloth diapers as swim diapers.

P.S. - My daughter is only 9 months and still BF so I haven't had any experience getting toddler poo out of diapers, but hopefully I won't have an issues!
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Honestly, i think it would depend on the pocket. Whereas all cloth swim diapers seem to have crazy elastic. The pockets I've used seemed less tight to me. Also pockets would be more prone to user error since we can vary how tightly it goes on by adjusting the closures differently. While a cloth swim diaper pulls on and is pretty foolproof.

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