OT: help, whats a "built in swim diaper"???

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OT: help, whats a "built in swim diaper"???

im trying to buy luke a swim suit for the summer. a bunch of them say they have a "built in swim diaper." what does that mean? he doesnt wear a swim diaper?? he just pees in the suit?? :eek:

can anyone clarify??? lol thanks!!!

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I'm guessing it means there's a built in liner, so in theory, yes, he could go right in the suit...even if it had that, I'd still put him in a swim diaper!

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Swim dipes are mostly just designed to hold in any poop that might happen. Any pee that happens is going to leak out no matter what. Though liners are important against sensitive areas. Smile

Do you have a pic of the one you want?

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Never even heard of those lol. I'd put him in a swim diaper regardless, they are pretty thin so it shouldn't be uncomfortable for him.

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they look like any old pair of shorts, theyre by gymboree, but they are on ebay. they don't look like they have a diaper inside of them. wouldnt that be uncomfortable to have a rubber liner in your pants? dont want my little man getting chub rub!

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Swim diapers aren't usually rubber. They are tight woven fabric to hold in the poop which is all a disposable swim diape does. Some pools don't allow diposable swim diapers.

For all you first timers - swim diapers do not hold pee. Always put them on last minute!

I actually like the idea of it being built in.

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mmm weird! i found a pair of regular shorts, with just a lining, and he can wear a swim diaper. i had no idea a swim diaper doesn't keep the pee in!!!!!

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Yeah, I've never bought disposable swim dipes. Waste of money to me.

Do they look like there is a mesh liner inside? Like a man's pair? If so, that sound good enough to me!

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For instance...something like this would have a mesh liner to keep it soft, but hold in poop. I have a few of these in baby sizes for mine to swim in. (in pink of course, lol)

Bonus good sun coverage.

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All the pools we've gone to have required swim diapers, so I'd check with whatever pool you go to. If it's just the beach, I think you could get away with not putting an additional one on him, although I think I'd put one on anyway because who wants to deal with a poopy swim suit Lol

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Good point Suzanne!!! I have never thought of that! lol!

Here's Violet when she was 18m in her rashie.

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We have two bathing suits with the built in swim liner and I love them to be honest... but liek everyone has said it does not prevent leakage.. It is just so much easier for us that we put her in her bathing suit with a real diaper and then clothes over that bathing suit.. we get to swimming and reach in and undo the diaper and put her in the pool. She peed once in the time from locker room to the pool and it soaked right through but I love not having to undress her there and put on an acutal swim diaper.. As for nto wearing anything at all... being a lifeguard for many years it is a HUGE pain and disgust when they openly poop in the pool and it shuts the entire pool down for hours.

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I have a reusable swim diap.

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[quote=reeveslady]All the pools we've gone to have required swim diapers, so I'd check with whatever pool you go to. If it's just the beach, I think you could get away with not putting an additional one on him, although I think I'd put one on anyway because who wants to deal with a poopy swim suit :lol:[/quote]

Yep, my thoughts exactly! LOL.

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[QUOTE=julieanddanny]
For all you first timers - swim diapers do not hold pee. Always put them on last minute!

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I had no idea about this until last summer we were at a water park and I was holding DD2 when she peed....YES, all over me! I was not too happy!

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"carg0612" wrote:

I have a reusable swim diap.

I was going to mention that a cloth diaper would be a good option for a reusable swim diaper. I'm not sure if that is what you are referring to?

I have some older pocket diapers and I plan on designating one or two as swim diapers. You could have the insert in until just before you get into the water and then take the insert out. Then you would still have them covered as far as poop goes but there wouldn't be any absorbent material inside. You can find used ones on Diaperswappers for a good deal or even brand new ones when BumGenius as their seconds sales! You could spend around $7-9 on one and just reuse it all summer (or beyond).