A swim diaper is a must if your baby or child isn't potty trained yet, but they want to enjoy a dip in the pool or attend a swimming class. It can be quite inconvenient for you and your baby if they have an unpleasant accident while in the water. Let’s hope they don't have to drain the whole pool!
Obviously these products are quite different in their composition when compared to regular diapers. Regular diapers when wet, will swell in size as they are designed to absorb your baby’s excrement over a long period of time. Once entered the pool, they become very heavy and may be unsafe for your baby or child to wear during such activity. On the other hand, a swim diaper is designed to contain your baby’s output and therefore it will not swell in size, but it effectively and conveniently contains what it needs to.
As is the case when choosing normal diapers, parents can choose products that are either disposable or washable. The disposable type usually looks like a regular one, and is designed to be used once only. On the other hand, a reusable type looks more like regular swim trunks, can be designed as part of a swimming outfit, and can be worn multiple times.
Just a warm reminder that swim diapers, disposable or reusable, are not designed to hold urine. Therefore, parents should make an effort to take their child out of the pool for regular potty breaks. It is also advisable to switch out to regular diapers once your baby or child has finished their swimming session.
At Baby Basics, we carry an excellent range of disposable and washable swim diapers for Hong Kong babies and children from different international brands. They are tailor-made for a variety of age groups, and are all available in our store and online, so check them out today!