I received a swim diaper at no cost for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. Konfidence is based in Cornwall, England, with offices in the US in Maple Plain, MN. The company is Europe’s Leading Designer of Premium Protective Swimwear for babies, infants and children. Founded in 1998 by father of 5 Andrew Regan, the products have won several awards. I received their one-size aqua nappy to review, and though it arrived a bit too late in the season for us to get in the water, I still have lots of photos for you.
Pure & Simple Baby is a Mom-owned eco-baby boutique that sells cloth diapers and other “green,” non-toxic, organic and fair trade products for baby. Their offerings include toys, organic baby & toddler clothing, baby carriers and more. All orders over $49 receive free shipping.
They have quite a few swim diapers including some adorable prints, ruffle butt styles, and swimsuits with built in swim diapers.
I received a white iPlay Classics Ultimate swim diaper, which retails for $10.99.
The swim diaper has a snap opening on one side to make it easy for you to take off, but not easy for baby to take off!
I received the size small, which fits 10-18 lbs/6 months. Though Pure & Simple Baby is still replenishing their stock for summer purchases, iPlay swim diapers come in a huge range of sizes from preemie/4 lbs to 4T/38-46 lbs.
What makes iPlay swim diapers really unique is their sewn-in, absorbent layer and moisture wicking interior. The absorbent layer means you won’t get wet carrying baby on the way to the pool, but it’s not so absorbent that it will get soggy & droopy after being in the water.
The snug fit combined with the absorbent layer makes me confident to use this on my 13ish pound, 4 1/2 month old son, without worrying about breastfed baby poop escaping!
My favorite swim diaper Pure & Simple Baby sells is this imse vimse turquoise dots with frill. Too bad my daughter is too big for swim diapers!
Giveaway: One lucky person will receive a white iPlay classic ultimate swim diaper in their choice of size. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form. Please click “view terms and conditions” at the bottom of the Rafflecopter form.
FTC compliance: I received a product sample for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
Do you have a cloth diaper question? Every week, I answer a user submitted question, and ask for reader input as well.
Questions don’t have to be cloth diaper related, just email maria at change-diapers.com with “Mailbox Mondays” in the subject, or fill out my contact form for readers, which you will always be able to find on my Contact Page.
Can you recommend swim diaper options for a girl? I have heard you can use an unstuffed pocket but don’t really know how that works…
Hi Leigh! Cloth swim diapers are just like their disposable counterparts, in that they are intended to hold solid waste, but allow liquid (pool water & urine) to run through. I’ve also heard of people using a pocket as a swim diaper. I’d be concerned about the exposure to chlorine damaging the diaper, so I’d only use one that had delaminated, or that I was otherwise not using. I’d also wonder if you’d get water caught inside it!
I’ve used Kushies swim diapers and Bummis Swim Diapers (and bought a large Bummis swim diaper the next year.) You can click those links to read reviews. Both were fine, nothing really outstanding to report!
In addition to the Bummis Swimmi & Kushies swim diapers, you can find Appleckeeks swim diapers, Imse Vimse swim diapers and Imse Vimse tankini tops (squee!) to match. (affiliate links.) Mother-Ease has swim diapers too.
Do you use cloth swim diapers? What brands have you used? If you have used a pocket as a swim diaper long term, did you experience any fading, or damage to elastic or PUL?
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It’s been over a year since I posted my Bummis Swimmi review! I actually bought it the winter before when I thought we were going to do YMCA swim lessons, but we ended up not. I bought the turtle print then since it’s hard to come by a swim diaper in the winter, but I really loved the clownfish print. We call this “the fishy diaper” in our house, but there’s actually another print called fishy!
I hadn’t actually tried the medium diaper from last year on my son, but I assumed he’d need a new one since he’s over 23 pounds now and the medium is supposed to fit 15-22 pounds. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have a spare anyway!
Like most swim diapers, the swimmi isn’t absorbent, it’s just intended to catch, ahem, messes before they make it into the pool. Unlike an unstuffed pocket, the swimmi will allow the water to flow through, so your child won’t be waterlogged with a gallon of water in their diaper! The mesh inner is quite soft, and the Velcro closures are really easy to use. There are no laundry tabs, but I just close the diaper up to wash it and it works just fine.
No surprise, the large is a bit bigger than the medium! The small is estimated to fit 9-15 lbs, medium 15-22 lbs, large 22-30 lbs and x-large 30+.
Here is the medium (turtle print) and large (clownfish print) measured folded and stretched:
Here’s my son at around 23 1/2-ish pounds and 25 months old in the medium. This is what it looks like at more than a year old, just some pilling. Sorry, my guy is not exactly a willing model anymore so the photos are pretty so-so!
It still fits him really well, and he’ll get a lot of use out of it! Of course, if your child is close to the top of the weight range (or over, like mine is!) it makes sense to buy the next size up to get more use out of it. Even with a little extra “junk” (fabric) “in the trunk” it’s quite trim under a bathing suit.
Here is is (same day) in the large:
Using a Velcro closure swim diaper with no swimsuit (on a baby who has discovered the joys of riiipppping Velcro) might lead to some streaking, but it’s really easy to use and works great under a swimsuit, or on a smaller baby alone.
Giveaway: I am offering one Bummis Swimmi to a reader in his/her choice of size and print (subject to availability, I reserve the right to make substitutions.) ARV $14.50.
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