I didn’t use a lot of swim diapers for my son. We didn’t spend a lot of time in the water, and consequently, he wasn’t much of a water baby. Whether it’s a case of nature versus nurture I’m not sure, but his little sister is the opposite. While I had to force Cub into the pool on the best of days, I have to work doubly hard to keep Little Miss Cub out of the water.
Last summer I published a comparison of some of the most popular reusable swim diapers on the market, and this year there’s a new addition to the market that I’m especially excited about: the Funky Fluff one-size swim diaper.
Cut the same as their one-size diaper but with the addition of outer gussets, the Funky Fluff swim diaper is lined with athletic wicking jersey and fits approximately 7–35 lbs. The diaper will likely fit past 35 lbs. since it is used without inserts, and I use it on a smaller rise and waist setting on my 25-lb daughter than I do the regular diaper.
The Funky Fluff swim diaper was released this summer in three perfectly tropical prints, named by Funky Fluff fans. The pink flamingos diaper was christened “Tango,” the palm trees-print is “La Vida Loca,” and “Maritime” was already named when the print was released as a regular diaper in 2015.
Little Miss Cub has rocked Tango in a variety of swimming scenarios. She loves to splish splash in our blow-up pool on our deck, and I love to pair her Bummis “Tampa” print tankini with her diaper for the cutest little swimsuit ever.
In Jasper, she was wading and building sandcastles at Pyramid Lake Beach. I was very concerned that the diaper would be full of sand. I remember as a child coming home to a swimsuit full of sand between the layers that was impossible to get out. I am happy to announce that nary a stray grain of sand was found inside our Funky Fluff swim diaper.
Little Miss also used her Funky Fluff swim diaper at her very first swimming lesson. Because our community pool requires a plastic-pant on top of a disposable swim diaper, and I am not throwing my money away for disposable swimmers but I don’t like to blatantly disregard rules, I brought Little Miss to lessons with a size 1 AppleCheeks swim diaper underneath her Funky Fluff.
While visiting a friend’s backyard blow-up pool, I confirmed that adding an extra diaper under the Funky Fluff is wholly unnecessary in terms of poop containment. I was surprised to find a little present in her diaper and no trace of turds in the water!
The Funky Fluff swim diaper is an awesome one-size swim diaper that should last your little mer-baby till potty-training. The rise adjustment and hip snaps make for a snug and effective (read: poop-containing) fit on babies of a variety of sizes, and the adorable prints are enough to convince even the cloth-fearing parent to dip their toes into the very accessible world of reusable swim diapers!