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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by DahliaRW View Post
Yeah, I think it's rediculous too. But health codes here in WA, with poo the pool has to close for 24 hours and shock it and that's massively expensive for them. So I completely understand that they want to catch any outlier late potty training children.
I've never seen a pool close for 24 hours for a poo incident and I've been in WA for the last 10 years. I wonder if it really is health code?
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by TiredX2 View Post
I've never seen a pool close for 24 hours for a poo incident and I've been in WA for the last 10 years. I wonder if it really is health code?
Ours does, and that's what I was told, but maybe it varies depending on how they clean out the pool? I know ours wants enough time for all the water to run through the filter system and for the chemical levels to decline. But they also have lots of infant swim lessons, so may be overly cautious.
post #23 of 38
It seems like most little boy swim trunks have a built-in liner in them, so it does seem like extra protection from anything escaping the swim diaper. And of course, little girl suits would also help a bit to contain, too. My youngest (wears 3T) has several swim trunks and they all have a rubber-y liner, so even better than a mesh one, on the inside.
post #24 of 38
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What the heck are tight fitting rubber pants, anyway? Like the pull on cloth diaper covers?
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by WindyCityMom View Post
What the heck are tight fitting rubber pants, anyway? Like the pull on cloth diaper covers?
They're not technically rubber. I think they are vinyl. They are very similar to the look and style of the Bummis Whisper Pants but made of non breathable vinyl instead, sold by Gerber in the potty training section of most super stores.
post #26 of 38
Thread Starter 
Ahhh gotcha. I was wondering lol. I thought they were literally rubber- like swim caps
post #27 of 38
Kind of off topic, but for those who are using a cloth diaper cover (not a swim diaper), for use in a chlorine pool, I was told by an owner of an online cloth diapering business that the chlorine ruins the absorbency of the diaper cover. She said they are okay to use in salt and lake water, but not chlorine.
post #28 of 38
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Originally Posted by lkmiscnet View Post
Kind of off topic, but for those who are using a cloth diaper cover (not a swim diaper), for use in a chlorine pool, I was told by an owner of an online cloth diapering business that the chlorine ruins the absorbency of the diaper cover. She said they are okay to use in salt and lake water, but not chlorine.
I wouldn't know why. Lots of people still bleach their diapers, as do I on occasion, and the absorbency has never been a problem.
post #29 of 38
Hmm I've never had an absorbency issue... We don't go swimming often though so it's not frequently in chlorine...
post #30 of 38
Thread Starter 
It sounds like it would be a waterproofing issue not an absorbency one I suppose that if a diaper cover were used frequently in the water the chlorine would slowly eat away at it.
post #31 of 38
The chlorine will eventually degrade the elastic...it doesn't happen all at once, but it will happen faster than under no chlorine conditions. We have a chlorine pool, and I noticed it with the swim diaper I use.

I'm guessing the swim suit is a modesty thing...when you find out, please tell us!
post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by AAK View Post
Pee is allowed to come out--technically "sterile". Amy
I was just reading a Lyme paper written by my doctor. This paper indicates that a primary route of infection by the borrelia spirochete (Lyme) is via urine! This paper also indicated that the lyme bacteria infects the bladder of all mammals that it can infect at all. So, how could pee be sterile?
post #33 of 38
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Just called the waterpark again and left another message for the supervisor to call me back. Hopefully I get my call back this time! How should I word my question.

Should I just bluntly ask if children are required to wear bathing suits over swim diapers and what the reason for this is? If it ends up being a modesty thing I'm going to bring my kids there next time with just bottoms on(swim diaper under for baby). Hey, it's a bathing suit- right? (My kids actually hate one pieces that's all I had at the moment though.)
post #34 of 38
Thread Starter 
No call back
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by WindyCityMom View Post
No call back
Probably because they don't have a reasonable answer.
post #36 of 38
Thread Starter 
I didn't leave the question in my message with the girl at the desk though. I just told her that I needed to speak with the supervisor.
post #37 of 38
For those that use pocket diapers as swim diapers, you might want to reconsider.

Years ago (it must have been five years?) there was a thread in the diapering forum about someone who did just that and her baby almost drowned. The pocket filled with air and upended the baby face down in the shallow water.

It was recommended that if you use a pocket diaper, cut the pocket so air cannot get trapped in there.

I cannot find the thread but here is one where the incident is mentioned. Should be fine if you are holding the baby the entire time but if the babe is out of arms, buy a swim diaper. They are $7 at Target.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...et+diaper+swim
post #38 of 38
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Thanks for the warning mama!
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