How to make Little Swimmers last longer!

We spend most of our summer in the water. We have a pool in our backyard as do most of the kids friends, and between swim team and lessons my kids are fish. That means for me with little ones that I use a TON of swim diapers. At the end of last summer somewhere I read a tip that you could reuse the Little Swimmers (not if they pooped in them though obviously!) I tried it a few times and was thrilled that it worked!

I want to thank Candice L. for the email reminding me to do it, I had forgotten! Here is what she said:

"My friend told me that she washed her Little Swimmers in the washing machine after each use, then let them air dry and reused them until a couple of times. I've done it MANY times...we've actually gotten pretty lax, and just wring them out as they get out of the pool and hang them up on the clothes line. We get at least 4-5 wears out of one before it's so tattered that we chunck it! This is all of course until it gets pooped in...then it's trash! It's saved us a bundle of money over the years since we swim at my in-laws at least 5 days a week during the late spring through early fall!"

Thank you so much, this is a great way to stretch out those pricy diapers!


Beth said...

When my children were young these weren't around but now we have a grandbaby..so my question is this: do you put a swimsuit on along with them or do you just let them wear it alone? (grandbaby is a boy)

Tiffany said...

WHen we are at home I let them just wear the swimmer, but if we are in public it is the swimmer plus a swimsuit. That is what everyone else does also.

Lara said...

They sell swim suit re-usable swim diapers at Target for around $10. That's all I use for my kiddos. I keep a package of the Huggies in case but I can't stand forking out that money all summer.
Here's a link. They come in boy and girl and cute different prints. http://www.target.com/Infant-Toddler-i-Play-Turtle-Diaper/dp/B003CSFMLY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&searchView=grid5&qid=1274921623&frombrowse=0&fromGsearch=true&node=1038576|1287991011&keywords=swim%20diaper&searchSize=30&id=Infant%20Toddler%20i-Play%20Turtle%20Diaper&searchBinNameList=purchasing_channel%2Csubjectbin%2Ctarget_com_age%2Ctarget_com_gender-bin%2Ctarget_com_character-bin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchNodeID=1038576|1287991011&searchRank=target104545&sr=1-2&searchPage=1

Beth said...

Thanks Tiffany! :)