But I love the pool. And R loves the pool. And Pax loves the pool. We are water babies, all of us. So it drives me INSANE when we arrive at the pool, all ready to go....and it's closed. Because someone pooped in the pool.
Please don't do the doo-doo. Not in the pool. Not after it took me 47 deep cleansing breaths and 4 trips to the car and 2 bathroom breaks and 3 diaper changes and a few meltdowns to get there.
I know no one wants to be that parent, the one who let their kid poop in the pool. But c'mon. If you are using disposable swim diapers...you're tempting fate.
I swear by iPlay's swim diapers. They are a pain to get on (especially over Mr. Thunder Thigh's thunder thighs) but they work. Even a serious poop-plosion isn't a match for these swim diapers. (As long as they fit properly. Do pay attention to the weight range. It matters. Here's a copy of iPlay's swim diaper size chart.)
You can get them in white (boring, but my personal fav) or various prints. Pax is wearing one of the printed ones...see it peeking out from under Pax's chunk? Yup...see...riiiiiight there...under the belly? There it is! And yes - the leg holes are tight. But he looks happy, right? The trick is to pull the leg holes all the way up to the top of the thigh crease. It takes a little work. But it's better than the alternative.
Sorta potty trained? Either layer the diaper speedo-like under board shorts, or for girls, try their all-in-one swimsuits. Their girls tank suits are adorable (I'm liking the melons or the lollies )...but I'm really digging their version of a little girl bikini: swim diaper bottom and rash guard. So cute, and so not little-girl-in-a-skimpy-bikini creepy. I'm dying over the tie-dye.
And in case you aren't yet convinced....remember that pools will close for roughly one hour if they find an intact poop log, but will close for at least eight hours if they are dealing with a diarrhea situation.
Totally grossed out? Good. Me too. Go getcha an iPlay swim diaper.
ps. M and I have been playing around with an Amazon affliate storefront as a way of better communicating our fav picks. I'm not totally sold on it, but did create one with my favorite iPlay swim gear. Check it out here.