Reusable Swim Diaper Roundup

A few readers have requested swim diaper reviews.  Since I live in Central New York swim weather is still far, far away.  We don’t swim in an indoor pool either.  Instead, here is a little roundup of some of the swim diapers available since the season is quickly approaching.

In theory, any pocket diaper without the insert can be used, however the chlorine in pools will harm the PUL.  Not to mention, an empty pocket diaper is going to be saggy and might not fit as well.

For a swim diaper you really want a great fit since the goal is to catch any solid waste and prevent it from leaking into the pool.  I haven’t personally tried any of these, but I do own a Bummis Swimmi.

Bummis Swimmi: 12.75 (Kelly’s Closet)


Imse Vimse Swim Diaper. 13.70 (


Real Nappies Splash Wrap. 12.00 (


Kushies Swim Diaper. 9.95 (Kelly’s Closet)


Mother-ease Swim Diaper. 14.95 (Amazon)


Snappy Swimzease.  15.00 (Nifty Nappy)


Applecheeks Swim Diaper. 18.60. (My Baby Pumpkin)


Monkey Doodlez.  17.50 (RG Natural Babies)


If you have experience with any of these diapers please leave a comment and share it with us!  Think Summer!

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  • wow, I love that you posted this. I LOVE the looks and info on that applecheeks one. It’s MESH — how cool is that??? I definitely wanted one with a soft fabric (no pul, since I heard it will just fill up with water), and SNAPS so it doesn’t snag swimsuits, so I think this applecheeks is the winner. Kim, do you have an affiliate link I can buy from? I’d love to give you “credit” since you’re the one who introduced me to this diaper. 🙂

    Does anyone else have experience with this diaper? Run small or big? My daughter is 15lbs, wondering if I should go with the small or large?
    .-= Erin G´s last blog ..Mother’s Day: Weird Yet Wonderful =-.

    • Rachel

      My son is 23 lb and 14 months and on the smallest snap settings on the size 2 applecheeks swim diapers. He is pretty tall and skinny though. Before he started walking he was on a bigger size. I LOVE this diaper! It fits so wonderful! The snaps are amazing and the mesh is soft. Would highly recommend it.

  • Leigh

    We loved Bummies Swimmies at 4-7 months and I bought a smaller one for the babe due in May. The velcro is easy to use and the mesh liner very soft.
    At 8 months and 24lb we bought an Imse Vimse, which is great for putting on someone who is trying to escape. It still fits at 26 months and 28 lb. Love them both. Both did their job keeping the poop in.

  • StephanieU

    I have a Kushies and a Bummis. The Kushies holds 0 liquid, which I didn’t like as my daughter one two occasions peed as we were leaving our hotel room for the pool (she was 2 at the time and it left a BIG mess). The Bummis holds some liquid, so I liked it a lot better. I do like the tie on the Kushies though.
    Kushies does have a THIN layer of terry inside, which seems more comfortable and does clean well. Bummis has mesh inside, and cleaned well too.

  • Rachael

    We’ve used the Imse Vimse one, which is not mesh. I’ve found this works better at beaches with sand. They also run small, so size up if you’re on the edge. LO likes to take the Bummis one off (-1 for velcro!)