Swim diapers are a very fascinating invention that have made the life of so many mothers and pool owners so much easier.
As is the case most of the time with the things that we buy, we can’t help it but feel a sense of worry and uncertainty regarding products.
Is what we are being advertised right? Even more so, is it truthful? We cannot know for sure whether something is just promotional gibberish or actual scientific fact.
This is something that can be felt with swim diapers too. Sometimes, the idea of swim diapers can seem as something that is too good to be true.
All life experiences, most of the time, teach you that if something seems ‘too good to be true’ it is probably because it is so.
Today we will embark on a fun journey of learning new things about swim diapers, and we will also try and cover some things about getting the right swim diapers for you.
We will also try and explain the importance of keeping waters clean, and how infections can spread if we aren’t as careful with the hygiene standards as we could be.
What Are Swim Diapers?
As we said in our opening remarks, swim diapers are a godsend for many mothers and pool owners. Them being the people who benefit most from swim diapers.
Swim diapers or swim nappies are diapers designed to be worn when swimming. They don’t absorb water, and instead are made with materials that absorb solids.
While the general idea that the phrase ‘swim diapers’ creates in the minds of people is babies and toddlers using them, they can also be a great tool for adults who need them too.
Keep in mind that there are plenty of medical conditions that could entail the people who have them to use diapers while swimming.
With that being said, you can already begin to see how there’s a problem with swim diapers. They are designed not to absorb water, meaning they don’t do a good job of containing urine.
That is ture! Unfortunately, you can’t have it both ways. Swim diapers are mostly meant to combat the leaking of ‘you know what’.
To circle back to the concerns we brought up earlier, does this mean that swimming diapers are just heavily advertised useless diapers?
No. Although they aren’t perfect, nothing is! They do a great job of fulfilling the purpose that they were created and designed to do. They can be great for parents of children who have yet to finish their potty training.
If you find yourself in need of something that can do what we explained above, then you should definitely consider purchasing swim diapers.
They come in different shapes, forms and ways of use. There are swim diapers for single use, and ones that can be reused.
Where Can You Get Swim Diapers, And Do You Realistically Need Them?
Swim diapers are readily available. A quick search on Amazon, or any other similar marketplace for that matter will reveal a plethora of listings.
We won’t push any specific products here, as we would prefer to leave that choice up to you! Instead, we think that leaving you with the knowledge of where to get them alone, shall suffice.
What we would like to talk about is that swim diapers aren’t perfect. Now, we already covered a part of why this is the case. But, there is more to the story.
If you recall, swim diapers were meant to only stop the leaking of solid matter, which in turn meant the stoppage of poop leaking from the inside of them, into the pool, lake or what have you.
The reason why that is important is obviously tied to hygiene, but it is also tied to public health in a very direct way.
The contamination of pools with poop can, in many cases, lead to infections of people with the nasty virus that is E. Coli.
Now since E. Coli mostly roams in the inside of our intestine and in fecal matter, by separating the later with the water that we use for bathing, we prevent E. Coli from damaging us.
With this logic, swimming diapers become even more than something of a convenience, they transcend that to become a necessity.
Well, as the CDC explains in a publication of theirs, swimming diapers aren’t necessarily the perfect thing for doing that.
The main reason behind this being the fact that unfortunately, they aren’t capable of completely preventing everything from spilling.
This is on top of the fact that these diapers do nothing to prevent urine from getting mixed into a pool or other body of water. That also can lead to infections and consists of a major health risk.
The reason why we feel it is very important that we bring forward these facts is because we want you to be aware of all aspects of something, before making a purchase.
With all of this out of the way, we still believe that it is worth purchasing such diapers and using them when going swimming or taking swimming lessons with or for your babies.
We find comfort in the idea that even though buying diapers with that purpose in mind won’t be a perfect solution, it is always better to try and do something rather than not bother at all.