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We exclusively CD, but am not sure what to use in the pool this summer. It will be a public pool, so gotta wear something! I was thinking I would just use the disposable water dipes designed for the pool. I can't think what they're called... Little Swimmers maybe?<br><br>
Just wondering if there were other ideas.
 

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I've used them... they're terrible and really expensive. Once I realized that, I bought the cloth swim dipe available at Target. Imse Vimse makes one, too, but I think it's a little more expensive, but has snaps which would make it easier to get on and off, I think.
 

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Last summer I started out using an unstuffed fuzzi bunz, but by the middle of the summer I had just gotten a bikini at target with the cloth botton since we were in the water so much.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Last summer I started out using an unstuffed fuzzi bunz, but by the middle of the summer I had just gotten a bikini at target with the cloth botton since we were in the water so much.</div>
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what do you mean?
 

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I hate the disposable water diapers, way more than actual disposable diapers. They're very awkward to get on and off, and don't work very well for the amt of money and effort it takes to get them on/off. I have almost a whole pack still sitting on my shelf from last year.<br><br>
I got one of the bikini's from target that was in a plastic package and it was sooo small.<br><br>
What would be the downfall of using a trim fitting cloth diaper?
 

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Maybe I can jsut use my "Bright Bots" little pants I got from the EC store and hope like crazy that he doesn't poo in the pool.<br><br>
I seriously can't remember what we did for swimming dipes when dd was a babe, it was so long ago!
 

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We have a couple swim dipes and a really old one Nikky cover that we use and they work great<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> We tried one of the disposable swim dipes last summer on vacation and it did not hold in a bm what so ever lol.
 

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My son wears the Imse Vimse swim diaper, I thought it was a total bargain at $12... ? I saw another mom had her son in an iPlay (I think that was the name) and it looked really nice (soft cotton on the inside). She couldn't remember if she got it at Target or BabiesRUs. In a pinch I've used an unstuffed fuzzibunz but it holds the water so well that it's kind of ridiculous when getting out of the pool LOL but if you're not going to be doing tons of pool time I think it would be fine. If lots of pool time, get a nice swim dipe! It's not THAT expensive.
 

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LOVE OUR IMSE VIMSE!<br><a href="http://www.myswimbaby.com/catalog.php?category=1" target="_blank">http://www.myswimbaby.com/catalog.php?category=1</a>
 

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sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> just like the bottom is a diaper. Like <a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2555341&cp=&pg=2&f=Taxonomy%2FTRUS%2F2255957&sr=1&origkw=swimsuit&kw=swimsuit&parentPage=search" target="_blank">this</a> one. They had just the bottom part for boys, too.
 

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I was looking at the ones at Target too but what do you do if they wet them??? Get extra bottoms?
 

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well, the bottom doesn't actually absorb anything it just contains the poo. I know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> to think of all that potty in the water, but that's how the disposables work too. So don't put the suit on until you are ready to swim or else you'll have a wet car seat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Good to know! I have a 5 month old dd so I was considering one of the little 2 piece swim suits w/ built in diaper and just getting two bottoms... just in case.
 

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I learned the hard way that the little swimmers and disposable swim dipes don't hold the pee...I was a nanny and the mom had run out of dipes so I put dc in swim dipe to go to the store...she peed in the dipe (luckily we hadn't left for the store yet) and it went all over the floor...<br><br>
after that I NEVER wanted to get in the baby pool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I was thinking of trying the ones from target too...assuming I can find a cute boys print.
 

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yeah, even if I didn't use cds, once I learned that Little Swimmers (disp swim dipes) only serve to hold the poo in & don't absorb pee, I'd definitely only use cloth swim dipes! What a waste of money & natural resources <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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They have boy bathing suits I've found online that have built in swim diapers, too. And girl's of course. I just bought a boring white one and put it under dd's regular bathing suit.<br><br>
The lil swimmers are terrible. They're a total pain to put on and they don't do anything... and the sizes start at 16lbs, I think... maybe 14. not good for my petite girl. I put her in them anyway though, but then I found cloth ones that were soooo much better. The cloth ones I got at target were only like $6 I think.
 

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I use a bumGenius or a fuzzibunz without the insert.
 

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I have used the cloth/reusable swim diapers that they sell at Target. I'm thinking of getting one from here this year though: <a href="http://www.baby-its-you.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=SwimDiapers" target="_blank">http://www.baby-its-you.com/store/Ws...at=SwimDiapers</a>
 

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NAK How many swim diapers do you need - just one? I like the imse vimse ones! I have a tiny baby (1 month) but want to take her in the pool and stuff this summer. If you have it on awhile I"m guessing she'd poop and then I'd have to have more than one...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">NAK How many swim diapers do you need - just one? I like the imse vimse ones! I have a tiny baby (1 month) but want to take her in the pool and stuff this summer. If you have it on awhile I"m guessing she'd poop and then I'd have to have more than one...</div>
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Keep in mind that swim diapers don't catch pee, so if you're not in the pool the whole time, you might want to switch to a regular diaper so you don't get peed on. I think you probably will need more than one, though, considering how often little babies poo... although my daughter went through phases where she wouldn't poo for days, too, so I guess it depends on your child.
 
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