Summer is in full swing and we are basically living in the pool. Our Pearl Girl is a total water baby and wants to kick and splash just like her big brother. We have a few specific cloth swim diapers for her to use, but I want to let you in on a little secret I learned with the Bear. Almost ANY cloth diaper can work as a swim diaper. It’s true! We have used Bummis, Bumgenius, and Softbums shells as swim diapers and they all work perfectly.
Why do I love this little cloth diaper hack? It gives me variety and less stress. I don’t have to worry about buying expensive disposable swim diapers or wondering if my one little swim diaper is clean and dry. All I have to do is grab a shell from our stash and head to the pool. Anything that makes life with littles easier is a win in my book.
My favorite diapers to use as swim diapers are Soft Bums Echos and Bumgenius 4.0s. They are trim enough to fit under any swim suit and work really well to hold in poop and are also super easy to clean.
I’ve written before about how much money you can save using cloth swim diapers. We really stick to it and have never bought or used a disposable swim diaper in 3 years. We’ve saved a LOT of money.
I will say that you want to be careful exposing your favorite diaper to chlorine or salt water. However, serving as a swim diaper is a perfect use for those shells that are getting a little faded or losing their waterproofing. Or if you think like me, totally an excuse to buy a super cute diaper just for swimming. 😉 Head over to Kelly’s Closet and check out their selection of swim diapers and regular cloth diapers for your little swimmer.