During a chat with friends about all the summer fun we couldn’t wait to have, one mom brought up an interesting question. She wanted to know why moms chose cloth diapers versus disposable diapers for swimming classes. Several moms said they worked better, but she wondered if they were also more practical. We took that as a challenge to come up with an answer!
Have you ever tried to use a disposable diaper in the pool? You will quickly discover that disposable diapers explode in water! But are cloth diapers any better? The age old question of “cloth versus disposable: which is better for swimming?” still remains.
Cloth Versus Disposable Diapers: Which is Better for Swimming?
Cloth is More Durable
When you look at a cloth diaper you’ll notice that they are more durable. When paired with plastic pants in the water, cloth diapers are nearly invincible in the water and can withstand anything thrown their way.
Cloth Diapers Last Longer
Cloth Diapers do not need to be thrown away after one use in the pool. Instead, you can use cloth diapers over and over again. A quick wash will help a cloth diaper become as good as new again, which also makes them incredibly practical.
Cloth Diapers are More Flexible
When compares to a disposable diaper, cloth diapers are much more flexible and allow baby to swim around more freely in the water. The stretchy elastic on the legs of cloth diapers allow the baby to swim more naturally.
Disposable Diapers are Super Cheap
A lot of people are drawn to using disposable diapers for swimming because they are super cheap. This means that the cost to use a disposable diaper while swimming is as cheap at 20 cents a diaper.
Disposable Diapers Can Weigh Baby Down
Although humans tend to weigh less in the water, disposable diapers tend to weight baby down in the water. Disposable diapers can get incredibly heavy and only add to the difficulty of trying to maneuver in water. You want baby to feel light in the water and not heavy and unable to move.
Which is More Practical for Swimming?
Based on the evidence, cloth diapers are way more practical for swimming. Disposable diapers are bulky and not very practical in the swimming department. It’s well worth spending a couple of extra bucks on a cloth diaper that you can use over and over again for the purpose of swimming.
Which did you use for swimming: cloth or disposable? What are your thoughts?