If you are anything like us, you are so over this whole winter thing and ready for summer. Our new neighborhood has 5 community pools we can use for the whole summer for $60! So excited… For this week’s Frugal Friday edition I’m sharing one of my favorite summer money savers, the reusable swim diaper. No, I’m not talking about reusing the Little Swimmers or Splashers. That would be nasty and impossible. I’m talking about using cloth swim diapers that are made to be worn all summer long. We’ve actually used the same Bummis swim diaper the last two summers because of the wide weight range. It will probably work again this year. I also have 2 teeny tiny i-play swim diapers lined up for Mini Bear to wear. Yay for water babies!
How much can you really save by using cloth swim diapers? About 90%. I did a little research, and the cheapest I could find disposable swim diapers for was $11.13 for an 18 count pack of diapers ($.62 each). For the price of one pack of disposables (or less) you can buy a reusable swim diaper that will last all summer. You can find a ton of sales right now on many great brands like Bummis, i play, Imse Vimse, My Swim Baby, and Apple Cheeks. If you are at the pool or beach all summer going through one pack of disposables per week you could spend as much as $156 per kid on swim diapers. Yikes.
How do cloth swim diapers work? Just like disposable swim diapers. They hold in the poop and let out the pee. Once they are soiled you just rinse them out (like you would a swim suit) after dumping the solids in the toilet, then hang them up to dry for tomorrow. Easy.
Why should I think about swim diapers right now? They are on sale!!! Buying off season is a fabulous way to save even more money on seasonal items.
If you are interested in shopping for reusable swim diapers, I’d love for you to use my affiliate links below to find deals at Kelly’s Closet and Amazon. If not, check out your local cloth diaper shop where swim diapers are probably in the off season sale section right now. Thanks!
– Swim Diapers from several brands starting at $9.95
Amazon links are below to my two favorite brands of swim diapers.
Do you use cloth or disposable swim diapers? On a scale from one to “get me to a beach before I hurt someone”, how ready are you for summer? I’m at a strong 8 right now.