Proper swim wear is an important part of bringing young children to the beach, lake, or any pool. If a baby is wearing a regular diaper, whether it's Huggies, Pampers. generic, or an organic diaper, they inflate and full with water when submerged in water. I never knew that before having my own babies. Even after it still surprises me how much water a diaper can hold until it falls apart. There are special diapers for babies time in the water called swimmers. The Huggies Swimmers are the only brand swimmers I've used before. I'm pretty sure Pampers are coming out with their first swimmers this year. I'm very interested in trying them out on the babies, and plan on writing a review on Pampers vs. Huggies. Instead of using a regular diaper in the water use a swimmer. Let the floats do the floating. Also, having a two piece on the girls makes changing the swimmers much easier. I am not a fan personally of most of the bathing suits they have for children and babies. It's alright to be modest here. Keep those babies covered up. The more fabric on a child swim wear the better. Changing a diaper of a swimming toddler or water enthusiastic baby is very hard to do when the baby is wearing a one piece bathing suit. Without undressing the child to get to the diaper a two piece would make more sense. After three years of changing babies at the beach, there will no longer be one pieces. They do have a lot of good suits that have tank tops and shorts. We will be looking for into those this year to prevent diaper changing disasters.
It's always a good idea to plan ahead, especially with little ones. When going to the beach or lake, find out what types of floats are acceptable there. Every public swimming place will have different rules. Getting over the fact that I couldn't use my babies float at my favorite lake, made my feelings about that lake change. It is no longer my favorite lake. When I asked the life guard why they wouldn't let us use them, I was shocked when I heard their reasoning behind the rules. A mother had a baby and a float and the baby floated away, while the mother wasn't paying attention. It is so important to be on constant watch and within arms reach of the baby when they are in the water. These first experiences around bodies of water will shape any kind of feeling the child might have about swimming, and can still effect a person into adulthood. Some life jackets that are coast guard approved can be worn in some beaches, while others allow anything as long as the floatation device is used appropriately.