Smart Bottoms Swim Diaper

Discover the Smart Bottoms Swim Diaper.  Learn more about this cloth swim diaper that is reusable and made in the USA, and features a side-snapping design for ease of use.

Photo courtesy of Smart Bottoms

What are Cloth Swim Diapers?

This might come as a surprise, but swim diapers (whether cloth or disposable!) are not designed to absorb urine.  If you think about it, this makes sense, because if it did absorb liquids, your baby's swim diaper would weigh them down!

Swim diapers are designed to contain bowel movements - basically to keep poop out of the pool!

Swim diapers are mandatory for children under 3 years of age at most pools.  Cloth swim diapers are an affordable and effective option for parents who want to take their baby swimming.  Just like your own swimsuit, cloth swim diapers can be washed and used again and again.  We've tried both cloth and disposable swim diapers, and I guarantee that cloth diapers, especially when wet, fit much better than disposables... which means they are more reliable at containing any messes that might occur!

Why Should You Consider Cloth Swim Diapers?

Planning to take your little one to a splash pad or public pool this summer?  Even if you're planning to use your own backyard pool, swim diapers are a must to keep your baby and the rest of your family healthy and avoid fecal contamination of the pool water!

If you're trying to decide between cloth and disposable swim diapers, here are a few reasons why cloth is a great option.   Compared to disposables, cloth diapers are:

  • More reliable, better fitting - in fact, many pools now prefer cloth swim diapers because they mean fewer accidents in the pool (and therefore less shut-downs)
  • Usually more affordable, especially if your little one swims every week
  • A great way to eliminate waste
  • Cute!
  • Longer range for fit - you may be able to combine a swim diaper with a UV t-shirt (Rashguard), and avoid spending money on swim suits that might only fit for a couple of months.

For more information, read our full article about cloth swim diapers.

Smart Bottoms Swim Diapers

All of Smart Bottoms' diapers and accessories are 100% Made in the USA. Smart Bottoms has focused on bringing high quality and organic products to moms at affordable price points.  As a result, Smart Bottoms' is growing quickly, and their cloth diapers are now available through most major cloth diaper retailers!

The Smart Bottoms Swim Diaper is a side-snapping design that features 3 rows of snaps on each side.  These snaps allow you to customize the fit for your little ones - and easily remove it in case of accidents!  The added bonus is that snaps won't snag or catch on your swim suit like Velcro does.

eduardo smart bottoms swim diaper in orange and white print

Image courtesy of Smart Bottoms

The Smart Bottoms Swim Diaper is lined with polyester that wicks moisture away from your baby's bottom to avoid rashes.  The tight knit polyester also ensures that messes don't escape into the pool. With soft elastic waist and legs, this diaper will not rub or chafe your little one's sensitive skin.  The out layer is made of 100% organic cotton and is available in a variety of designer prints, such as "Eduardo", the Aztec print featured above.

Available in 3 sizes:

  • Small (8-16 lbs)
  • Medium (16-24 lbs)
  • Large (24-40 lbs)

Smart Bottoms Swim Diapers are easy care.  Simply machine wash without fabric softeners and dry as required.  

A couple of tips:  

  1. Don't be afraid to off-set around the waist and legs for a truly custom fit!
  2. Tuck a light insert inside your baby's swim diaper until just before they get in the pool.  That way if they have an accident, it won't end up on your lap!

Where to Buy It

Smart Bottoms Swim Diapers are $15 and are available directly from Smart Bottoms.  Or, ask your favorite cloth diaper retailer to bring it in for you!

Disclosure:  I recently joined the Smart Bottoms Ambassador Program, which provides me with free products in exchange for help in promoting their products.  The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own, and your experience with the product may differ from mine. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post contains affiliate links.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” For more information, see our Disclaimer and Copyright.

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