I’ve written before about how much I love reusable swim diapers. We swim a lot, so it started as purely a financial choice. I wasn’t thinking as much four years ago about disposables going into the bin and clogging up landfills. I was thinking of my bank account, which seemed to shrink exponentially with each new kid we brought into the world.
The main issue I’ve had with all of our swim diapers is that they aren’t waterproof. This doesn’t seem like a problem, I know. After all, you’re in the water – what the heck is waterproofing going to do for you?
I’ll tell you.
Let’s say you start going to swimming lessons at your community pool; inevitably, unless you’re chronically late, you’ll need to wait in the hallway while the lesson before you finishes. While you wait in this hallway, your non-potty trained little one might go pee-pee. That pee-pee is going to (a) travel down your leg, if you’re holding her on your hip, and look like you’re peeing yourself, or (b) pool near your own nether-regions, if she’s sitting on your lap on the floor, and feel like you’re peeing yourself. I have fallen victim to both (a) and (b), if you must know.
I was so thrilled, then, to have the chance to review the new Charlie Banana 2-in-1 reusable swim diaper with its waterproof outer shell! (Thanks so much to Joseph at Hip Mommies for sending them to me!)
Let me start with the fit – it’s bang on. If you have tall kids like me, you know that often sizes don’t quite work as they should. Just follow the weight guide on Charlie Banana’s website and order the corresponding size. Miss Q is about 25 pounds and we have a size large that fits beautifully.
It’s a really trim swim diaper, with so little bulk. I’m used to seeing some serious booty on Miss Q in her swimsuits, but this one is shaped like a bikini bottom and the layers of fabric that make up the diaper are thin. Because of this, it will easily double as a training pant down the road.
The lining and gusset are organic cotton; none of my other prized swim diapers can make this claim. And it’s really, really soft.
They can go in the dryer! Enough said.
There are too many fabulous prints to list. We have the “Robot Girl” style and they’re really cool-looking. Miss Q loves them – in part because they’re an accessory (that, according to her, are perfect to wear as a hat, too) and in part because they’re pink with cute robots on them.
At about $12 to $14, Charlie Banana’s 2-in-1 swim diaper is probably one of the least expensive ones I’ve ever owned. The quality could easily command a $20 or higher price tag, so I think this is a steal of a deal.
I really can’t think of one thing I don’t like. Wow…that’s rare. Enjoy the moment.