A reader recently requested my bargain-hunting services for reusuable swim diapers. My 9-month old also just started taking “swimming lessons” with dad, and let me tell you, Huggies Little Swimmers and Pampers Splashers are expensive! For around $10, you only get 11 disposable swim diapers.
That's ok for now, since baby's only taking six lessons over the next few weeks. But summer is coming, and lots of families want to have babies and toddlers running around through the sprinkler and kiddie pool all day. I'm sure you're planning on changing that diaper, and the costs will add up in a hurry!
After doing some research on alternatives to Little Swimmers, I found that several cloth diaper brands also make cloth swim pants. The best part: they're considered to be far superior to Little Swimmers and Splashers! I also found that there are actually some public and private pools don't even allow disposable swim pants. I guess that says a lot about their performance!
With reusable cloth swim diapers, you do lose some of the convenience of disposables, but the cost savings could far exceed the extra work. Like regular cloth diapers, you'll also pay a little more up front for a small supply, but you'll also be completely stocked and won't have to spend another cent on swimming diapers after that initial payment!
I highly recommend reading Amazon's customer reviews to learn about other consumers' experiences with the swim diapers listed below. It's a great way to feel out products before you commit to buying them!
Here are some links to reusable swim diapers:
Real Nappies Splash Wrap Swimming Diaper :: These are priced at $12 per swim diaper.
iPlay Swim Diaper :: These no-frills swim diapers are priced from $10 to $11 each.
FINIS Swim Diapers :: start at just $6.99 with free shipping when you spend $25.
FINIS Girl's Swim Diapers :: These swim diapers for girls start at $8.99 each.
Kushies Reusable Swim Diaper :: These are arguably the swim diapers with the cutest selection! The prices are a bit high, especially compared to the others listed. You can buy Kushies swim diapers for $10.99 each, but shipping is $3.57.
Bummis Swimmi Cloth Diapers are all priced at $12.75 each and are eligible for free shipping!
There's a quick summary to start off your searches. Unless otherwise noted, all of these ship free when you spend $25 or more.
Your turn: Have you found any other affordable alternatives to disposable swim pants? If you have, please leave a comment! I'd love to hear your thoughts!