Lisa had a question last week, " I was just wondering if you knew anything about reusable swim diapers, good brands, how well they work, that kind of thing."
Good question, but I don't think I have a particularly awesome answer. The first swim diaper we bought for Margaret when she was 2 months old was from Target and I don't remember the brand name; it wasn't there the next year, though. It was blue and I can't seem to find a picture of her in it! Darn.
Since then, we've just used whatever old pocket diaper without the insert.
The point of swim diapers is to keep poo from getting out. Both cloth and paper swim diapers allow pee to get into the water and using regular diapers- whether paper or with a cloth insert, would just fill up and be heavy.
Some say that the chemicals in pools will adversely affect the ability of cloth diaper covers to be waterproof in the future, so we've only used a cover that we don't care too much about. The one in the picture above was bought second-hand and wasn't particularly water-proof anyway. It just needed to be poop-proof.
I've heard of some public pools turning people away if they have cloth swim diapers on their kids, but it's never happened to me and with cloth catching on, I'm hoping that'll be a rumor of the past.
Anyone want to chime in on the swim diapers they've found to be affordable and effective?