Well, what kind do you buy? Reusable or disposable? Let’s see. Cloth reusable ones save on expense because, as the name implies they can be reused. Disposable ones have the advantage of not having to be washed as they are thrown into the trash and are thus very convenient. The disadvantage with them is that they get heavier by absorbing more water and they have to be got rid of. Both types are worn under swim suits and can be used by all ages, even adults.
One of the features of reusable and disposable swim diapers is elastic on the leg holes and the waist. The main function of swim diapers is not to absorb but to contain. Public pools require the use of swim diapers and some sell disposable ones. The reusable kind is best purchased on the Internet or by mail order.
Most mothers think reusable is better than disposable. Regular diapers get huge in the pool while swim diapers do not. Ninety-nine per cent of people on a forum are of the opinion that you should use swim diapers.
One type of disposable swim pants have sides that can be ripped away to have easier undressing as well as a fabric that does not increase in size in water. Other advantages are safe guarding against seepage, stretch sides, and a tag to let you know which way round to wear them. They come in three sizes: small, medium and large.
A reusable type features a waterproof layer for stopping seepage, a layer to soak up moisture, a layer to take away the wetness from the skin, elasticized round waist and legs. The sizes are 6 month, 12 month, 18, 24, 3 year, 4 year. They are made of microfiber with coated poly, cotton terry and poly wick away lining.
Another kind of reusable for kids can be recycled or used for compost. It has an adjustable waist that can be resized by ties. The outer is 100% nylon and is available in medium, large and x-large. One reviewer of this style said, “Great for bath too!”
In one type of reusable adult diaper for swimming, ordinary diapers are not required. It is constructed from a terry lining with an outer covering of poly. It gives safeguarding against weightier urine and bowel leaks. It is washable and resists chlorine. The color is white. Sizes are small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large. The washing instructions are after use, rinse, warm machine wash, with only non-chlorine bleach, dry on a line. This gives you an overview of the different types of swim diaper available.