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With my first child, I had a the brilliant frugal plan to invest in one or two pair of reusable swim diapers and save a bundle. I found a cute one with ruffles on the bottom. It was perfect… that was until I hit the pool and I saw the signs.
If you’re a parent, you know the signs I mean – disposable swim diaper required. Some also require additional plastic pants over top. But basically, if you plan on taking your young child to a public pool, sprayground, or beach, you’re going to have to invest in disposable swim diapers.
Why? Well, I’m by no means an expert, but the explanation my local pool gave me made completely sense. The quality of reusable diapers varies greatly, from handmade to brand-name. Without research, the pool has no way of knowing if your diaper meets CDC regulations created to stop the spread of germs, mainly in fecal matter, in the pool.
Saving on swim diapers can be a challenge – guessing which size to buy at end-of-the-year clearance for next year, hunting down rare coupons, and finding sales. Honestly, when I need them most, I can rarely find a great deal and we always run through them quicker than I planned with our frequent trips to the sprayground right down the road.
This year, Sam’s Club Members can pick up Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants at Sam’s Club and save an average of $6.06 when compared to non-promoted retail prices over a 13-week period.
And, if this is your first summer with a baby, I have something important to tell you – swim diapers are only meant to hold in the solid! Put it on when you arrive at the pool. Otherwise, you’ll end up finding out your carseat or stroller has been soaked thoroughly. I don’t want you to learn the hard way, like I did. It’s not a pleasant surprise.