>Kushies Swim Diaper – *REVIEW & GIVEAWAY*
Thank you to Kushies for sending Lilian a swim diaper to try out! It was wonderful!
Last year we bought packages of the Huggies Little Swimmers disposable swim diapers… (after our first mishap wearing regular diapers in the pool… I quickly learned why you can’t!) The Huggies worked great, but are expensive! If you’re buying the small packages, they’re about $1 a pair! So if you’re going to swim every day, perhaps get out for lunch and then go back in the pool…. you could be spending as much as $12-$14 per week on swim diapers! Crazy! So we looked for another solution and tried a few. Kushies by far is our favorite so far! Lilian was given a solid purple swim diaper in a size medium. It was a perfect fit with some waist room to grow! (For those curious, Lilian is 23 months old, 22 pounds, and probably somewhere around 32 inches tall, she’s a tiny little thing for her age!)
Unlike a regular cloth diaper, the swim diaper isn’t bulky or absorbent, it’s designed to “hold solids in” (to put it delicately) in case there is an accident in the pool! The exterior of this diaper is made of a water resistant material, then lined with cool mesh against the skin. The crotch area has a soft terry cloth (which, although this wasn’t tested by us, I’d imagine if the child was standing outside the pool and peed, it would be absorbent enough that they wouldn’t make an embarrassing puddle, but not so absorbent to hold a ton of water and get heavy in the pool!) It closes with velcro, then ties at the waist. I LOVE the tie, because she can’t pull open the velcro, nor can it accidentally come open while she’s playing.
We took the diaper for a test-swim in our good friend, AJW’s, pool! Success! It stayed in place, fit great, and because it’s so slim, it didn’t make her swimsuit fit funny on top of it!
Here are some photos of my daughter, Lilian, modelling the Kushies swim diaper:
Here she is wearing ONLY the swim diaper, which could be sufficient for a boy child, or a girl child swimming at home! I put a swimsuit on her later to protect her from the sun though. (And… little girl bathing suits are so cute, how could I not want to!!!) The back looks like it flares out, but underneath is elastic around the thigh to create a seal. In the photo below, you can see where it ties at the waist! (And, the trim is purple and white striped and is TOTALLY cute!)
And here are some photos of Lilian modelling the diaper under her swimsuit. You can see that the little “wings” kinda hang out on the back (unless you tuck them in), so it’s great that the diaper is so cute! But when ordering… I’d suggest picking a color that matches your child’s swimsuit if you are concerned with coordination!
You can see in this photo where she’s facing forwards, that it doesn’t seem bulky under her suit, doesn’t leave big lumps or lines under the suit. And I’m sure it’s way more comfortable than wearing something bulky or too absorbant underneath. Also, when we came out of the pool, it dried quickly while she was running around before we could go get her changed!
So, thank you to Kushies! We love your swim diaper! It comes in 4 sizes, so I’m sure there is a size to fit kids of all ages that would be swimming in diapers, and it comes in a variety of colors and patterns for both boys, girls, or gender neutral. And also importantly… they’re CUTE!’
To place an order, visit Kushies online! Use code lilfamily2010 to receive 10% off on any order of the swim diaper, regular cloth diapers, or any of their baby layette, toys, or other cute items!
Kushies is offering a swim diaper for one lucky reader!
If you’d like to win a swim diaper from Kushies in your choice of size and color, please visit Kushies online and choose the color/size you’d like and comment and let me know here, you also must become a fan of Kushies‘ on Facebook!
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This contest will end on July 20th at 11:59PM EST. The winner will be chosen at random and announced within a day or two on the blog. The prize will be shipped directly from Kushies online to the winner within a reasonable amount of time.
*EDIT* THIS DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN ASAP!
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