June 4, 2015

A Summer of Fluff

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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!

Cloth Swim Diapers thebestofbaby.com

(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!

Do you use cloth swim diapers?


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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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  • tori.lyn.fletcher@gmail.com'
    Reply Tori Fletcher June 5, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I have seen Swim Cloth Diapers on Nickisdiapers.com. Any other recommended websites? I do live in Germany so I am stick buying online!! Thanks!

  • tori.lyn.fletcher@gmail.com'
    Reply Tori Fletcher June 5, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I have seen Swim Cloth Diapers on Nickisdiapers.com. But do you have any other recommendations for where I can buy some? And are they generally true to size?? My little girl is in the 99% and so I am wondering if I should buy her bigger or about her size now. I know that because its a CD it needs to fit or it will be pointless. Thanks!!


    • Reply Bestofbaby June 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Tori! Cloth diaper brands really vary as far as sizing goes. I would not purchase a bigger size, because then it won’t hold in the yucky stuff as well, but you could look into the one-size diapers that “grow” with your baby as they get bigger. If you’re concerned about exact sizing (which I understand, because my little girl is in the high percentiles as well), I would recommend going with a company that will do custom measurements. You might have a hard time doing that with bigger brands, but if you hop on Etsy, you can find plenty of smaller shops that will do custom fitting. The challenge, of course, would be getting them to ship to Germany. Here’s one you could check out (She custom sizes and ships internationally): https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nunnys

  • Sydneyv@yahoo.com'
    Reply Christina June 5, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Yes we do! We have two that have lasted through multiple children and I love them!

  • lbp@lifebreathpresent.com'
    Reply Life Breath Present June 8, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I’m really interested in these cloth diapers for swimming specifically. We’ve usually just used a regular cloth diaper and/or a diaper cover. Typically we don’t go to pools, but seeing as how I’m pregnant this summer, going to an actual pool is a bit more likely than suffering uncomfortably in the heat! 🙂
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  • lauraofharvestlane@gmail.com'
    Reply Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage June 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Yep those are definitely cute knees! Enjoy your swimming.

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    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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