Category : Swim Diapers

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Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 5/2/11 – Pilly Microfleece & Swim Diapers

pilly microfleece on #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers

If you are looking for cloth diaper advice, on Mondays, I answer reader submitted questions, and ask my other readers to help too.

Questions don’t have to be cloth diaper related, just email maria at 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.

Maria says:

Hi, Maria! I am expecting some new hybrid diaper inserts topped with microfleece, and I was wondering what I can do to prevent pilling. Also, is there anything I can do for items that have already pilled, like use a sweater shaver?
~Maria D.

Pilling is just the nature of fleece! Fortunately microfleece seems to pill a little less than fleece fleece (Anyone have a fleece pullover? LOL.) Unfortunately, I don’t know of any way to prevent the pilling. A sweater shaver should take care of it if it bothers you though! 🙂

Delora says:

Hi Maria,

With spring finally starting to appear in some parts of the country, I’d love to get your opinion on reusable swim diapers. What brands/styles work well? How long can a diaper be expected to last with heavy use? What about using just covers as swim diapers? Anything special to consider for boys vs. girls?



Hi Delora! I’ve used the Kushies Swim Diaper and a Bummis Swimmi, though there are a few others out there as well. I really liked the gusseting and tie closure of the Kushies, as well a the soft fabric in the middle.

We aren’t big swimmers, so I don’t have experience as to how they hold up over time, I’ll have to defer to my readers there!

I wouldn’t want to use a diaper cover (that I liked anyway!) as a swim diaper, since it’s possible that exposure to the chlorine could damage the PUL. That said, I’ve heard of quite a few people using them that way. When my delaminated Rumparooz diapers were replaced under warranty, they didn’t require that I send the delaminated diapers back. So, I hung on to them to use as swim diapers.

Cloth swim diapers work just like their disposable counterparts; they simply hold solids in, they don’t absorb urine. So, the delamination wouldn’t matter. Most swim diapers don’t have thick fabric inside (usually just mesh) so I do wonder how wet/soggy the pocket inner would get.

On that same note, since they don’t absorb urine, there really aren’t any boy/girl issues with swim diapers.

So, your turn readers!

  • Have you figured out a way to keep microfleece from pilling?
  • Do you have a favorite swim diaper?  Have you used one heavily?  How long did it last?
  • Have you ever used a cover or pocket shell as a swim diaper?

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Bummis Swimmi Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

I actually bought this Bummis Swimmi swim diaper over the winter, when I thought we were going to do swim lessons at the YMCA (we didn’t.)  Notice the strange color of the first few photos, that’s because there was snow on the ground reflecting light into the windows!

The small fits 9-15 pounds, medium 15-22 pounds and large 22-30 pounds.


I got the turtle print, since it’s all I could find in a medium.  It is cute though!
Like other disposable and reusable swim diapers, the Bummis Swimmi is not absorbent, and is simply designed to catch solid waste.  It has a polyester mesh lining, sandwiched nylon and a printed cotton outer.  It has very easy to use hook and loop closures.
This is my little guy at about 17 pounds and 28″ wearing a medium.
There’s not much to say about it!  It’s cute, fits well, easy to use and should do the “job” fine!  I would use it under a swimsuit if your baby can open velcro!
Want your own?  Win it.  I’m buying a Bummis Swimmi for one lucky blog reader.

How to enter:
Do as many or as few of the following as you like.  You can do one without the other, though I don’t know why you’d skip the first one.  😉
1. Just leave me a comment on this blog post to get an entry.
2. Follow my blog publicly, comment saying you follow to get an entry.
3. Fan (Whatever!  Old dog/new tricks and all) me on Facebook, comment saying so to get an entry.
4. Follow me on Twitter, comment saying so to get your entry.  Just don’t “follow” me in a creepy way, heh.
5. Tweet this giveaway.  Please include a link to this post and @chgdiapers.  One tweet per day, comment with a link to your tweet to get your entry.  You can use this tweet if you like: @chgdiapers has a #giveaway for a Bummis Swimmi reusable swim diaper (6/11)
6. Blog about this giveaway and link back to me.
I’ll accept entries until Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 9:00, P.M. EST.  I will choose a winner with’s true random number generator and email the winner.  This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only.
Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn’t visible in your profile.  If you win and I can’t contact you, I will choose another winner.
The winner will choose her size, print and an alternate print from in stock prints.  I will purchase the swim diaper for the winner and have it shipped directly to her.  I reserve the right to make substitutions if necessary.

Please note that this review and giveaway is neither affiliated with nor sponsored, endorsed or approved by Bummis or Abby’s Lane LLC. 
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Kushies Swim Diaper Review and Discount


Kushies is a Canadian company that is the world’s largest washable diaper leader (didn’t know that until now!)

Kushies sent me a swim diaper to review.  I feel like I’ve had this diaper forever; I’ve been waiting to get some “action shots” but as soon as I got it, our weather turned cold, then rainy!

I received the fishy print, which is adorable!  It’s a size medium, which should fit 14-25 pounds.
Kushies has gender neutral, prints, boyish prints, girly prints, and this adorable girl swimsuit diaper!
I wish they made some that looked like swim trunks!
Just like their disposable counterparts, Kushies swim diapers are not absorbent, they are designed just to catch any solid waste.
The diaper has an easy Velcro closure, but the tie closure prevents little ones from turning the beach into an “au natural” beach!
The middle of the inner is super soft fabric. 
It’s lined with a meshy fabric.
It fit wonderfully. 
I’ve never had to put a swim diaper “to the test” so to speak, even in my disposable days.  I don’t doubt this would do the job!  As with any swim diaper, don’t put it on until you’re ready to swim, since they aren’t absorbent (as evidenced by the wet towel not visible in this picture, LOL!)
Kushies doesn’t just make diapers, they make clothing, accessories, blankets, bedding, toys and more!
They are offering a 10% discount to my readers to use at their store, kushiesonline.  Check out the clearance section for a great deal on the girls swimsuit diapers and some other cute stuff.
Enter code changediapers2010 to receive 10% off your order!
Thank you to Kushies for providing the review diaper, the freebie in no way affected my review.
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