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Choosing reusable cloth diapers is a big decision that can lead to a rewarding journey for you and your baby. But where do you start? Here are the most commonly asked questions on how to start your cloth diaper journey.

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Swim Diapers and More: How to Go To The Beach In Sustainable Style

Going to the beach with your baby but don't know what to do about their diaper?

Reusable swim diapers are the solution.

What are Swim Diapers?

toddler in swim diaper and rash guard

Swim diapers, also known are cloth diapers that are designed to be used only in the pool lake, ocean, or other body of water to keep your child's bottom protected and to contain poop.

How Do Swim Diapers Work?

Swim Diapers feature a trim and snug design.

This allows the swim diaper to hold in any solid material without absorbency to suck up pool water and weigh baby down.

How To Use Reusable Swim Diapers

toddler in swim diaper and rash guard

Wrap, Snap, Wash!

Swim diapers really are that easy!

Some swim diapers swap out wrap and snap for a simple pull on style.

If you need or want to put the swim diaper on before you head out to the water, lay in an insert before you put on the swim diaper.

Once you’ve reached your destination simply shimmy the insert out and you’re ready to swim! I would recommend packing a spare.

Unlike your cloth diaper stash, it’s not necessary to have more than a handful of swim diapers.

2-4 per child will suffice for most families.

If you’re in the water more often, consider having two to four per day.

My Top 3 Swim Diapers

#1 Lighthouse Kids Company Swim Diaper

baby in swim diaper at pool

Before Lighthouse Kids Company created their Switch Cover system they offered their swim diaper.

These swim diapers are made from PUL and soft Athletic Wicking Jersey Mesh.

Does this mean that this swim diaper also functions as a cloth diaper cover?

YEP! That’s exactly what that means!

The Lighthouse Kids Company Swim Diapers feature rise snaps that allow these swim diapers to grow with your baby.

No need to worry about sizing up all the time!

This swim diaper is available in two different sizes.

The Simplicity Swim Diaper fits babies and toddlers from 6-32+ lbs and the Simplicity Supreme Swim Diaper fits babies and toddlers from 15-55+lbs!

#2 Best Bottom Swim Diaper

black swim diaper

The Best Bottom Swim Diaper is a one-size swim diaper with double gussets to contain messes, a soft mesh interior and a waterproof outer shell!

This swim diaper is designed to contain solids but allow liquids to pass through, so your baby won't get weighed down.

Just like Lighthouse Kids Company Swim Diapers, the Best Bottom Swim Diaper can also pull double duty as a cloth diaper cover!

As you travel to the pool or beach, you can lay a Best Bottom Insert in the Best Bottom Swim Diaper. When it is time to go for a swim, just remove the insert!

#3 Your Favorite Pocket Diaper

ocean pocket swim diaper

If you are already using pocket cloth diapers you don’t even need to purchase a swim diaper!

I KNOW! Who knew cloth diapers would save you money at the pool too?

How does that work though?

Just skip using the insert! YEP! It’s that easy.

Keep in mind, that not all pocket diapers are suitable for the task at hand.

Pocket diapers that contain any absorbent materials such as bamboo velour, should not be used.

Stick with Athletic Wicking Jersey, Fleece, Microchamois, or Suedecloth lined pocket diapers.

Other Sustainable Beach Items Your Need


child in heart shaped sunglasses

Babiators Sunglasses are especially designed for babies and kids. These stylish aviator sunglasses have flexible rubber frames that won't break even when bent or twisted!

Babiator lenses give you child 100% UV (UVA & UVB) protection from the sun, but are also impact and shatter resistant.

Babiator Sunglasses are almost indestructible!

Babiators is the only company to have a 1 year guarantee against loss or breakage! Yes - even if lost, Babiators will send you a replacement for free!

My Swim Baby Swim Hat

toddler sun hat

Protect your baby from the harsh rays of the sun with the My Swim Baby Sun Hat!The wide brim will keep the sun off the delicate skin of your little one’s face and head!

The reversible brim has a custom My Swim Baby print on one side and a coordinating solid color on the other side.

Match it to your baby’s swim diaper and rash guard or any of their beach and sun wear!

ThinkBaby Sunscreen

sunscreen and swim diaper

Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen offers a safer alternative for protecting your baby from harmful UVA/UVB rays, free radicals, irritants, and biologically harmful chemicals found in many “natural” baby sunscreens on the market.

Smart Bottoms Beach Blanket

beach blanket and sun hat

Smart Bottoms' Beach Blanket features a waterproof nylon backing with a printed polyester fleece front.

This blanket is both stain and fade resistant.

Sand easily shakes off the fleece side while the back of the blanket protects from moisture and is easily wiped clean.

It will quickly become your favorite blanket for your next outdoor adventure, or playtime in the house.

The fashionable prints match Smart Bottoms cloth diaper prints, making for a perfect photo opportunity!

Conclusion - Swim Diapers and More

wet bag in car

Whether you have a water baby or only visit the beach one time in the summer, it’s still important to be environmentally conscious.

Plus, who really wants to purchase and entire pack of single use disposable swim diapers?

Not I!

But what do you do when you’re done with the water fun?

Stick that swim diaper and other wet gear in a wet bag, but not just any wet bag.

The Planet Wise Roll-Down Wet Bags are great for those really wet items - like a soaking wet swimsuit!

Just roll down the top and snap in place, making sure the zipper is tucked inside the roll.

Now you have a waterproof bag that will travel with no wicking at all!

You can pack your wet swimsuit or other wet items without getting the rest of the items in your bag or suitcase wet.

Of course the Planet Wise Roll-Down Wet Bag has the patent-pending sealed seams, just like all the Planet Wise Wet Bags.

Try filling your bag with water and giving it a squeeze - no liquid will escape! Transport your wettest, swim diapers and swimsuits with confidence.

Click HERE to score a Planet Wise Roll Down Wet Bag!