Summer is here! Well actually, it’s been here for a while because it’s the South, and it’s HOT y’all. But summer officially started a few weeks ago…when our pool community opened! Hurrah! At least hurrah for the kids and my husband (who, let’s be honest, is basically a big kid at heart). They would swim and splash all day long. Me? I’m not exactly a water bug. I dislike being in the hot sun and am not a fan of cold water (I have a theory that I have extra-sensitive nerve endings…others have a theory that I’m just a wimp). But I digress, I do love seeing my favorite people happy, and water makes them oh so happy, which makes me happy too.
This is the first summer we’ve had a pool membership. In the past when we’ve gone to the beach or pool, I would just purchase disposable swim diapers. This year though, since we plan on being at the pool several times a week, I decided there was NO way I was going to spend money all summer long on sposie swim diapers…those things cost MONEY!! And since I don’t think people would appreciate a diaper-less baby in the community pool…cloth swim diapers here we come!
(A brief side note to comment on how fat knees, while not cute on adults, are scrumptious on babies. And also on how baby swimsuits, while adorable, are wholly impractical. Why don’t they put snaps on these things like onesies? You mean I have to take the whole thing off to change her diaper?)
We’ve been cloth diapering for over 3 years now, but I’ve never had the opportunity to foray into the world of cloth swim diapers…until now! I have several reviews and giveaways for some pretty awesome swim diapers lined up. I’ve already gotten to try one out and I’m officially converted…no more disposable swim diapers for us!
And to be honest, I’m kind of kicking myself for waiting so long…one cloth swim diaper is just a bit over the cost of a pack of disposable swim diapers, except I don’t have to throw it away. Even for an occasional pool/beach goer, it just makes sense to go with cloth from a financial perspective.
If you’re a fan of fluff (geek speak for cloth diapers) or just a fan of saving money, join me this summer for a summer of fluff!