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    Angry Baby with no swim diaper

    We have family in this weekend for our first big pool party. Our nephew brought his one year old daughter but said they didn't have any swim diapers. Eek! I did bump up the chlorine with a little liquid chlorine to take my level to 9 before they got here. I'm sure the baby will end up peeing in the pool so what should I expect as far a undoing the damage or should I be fine?
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    Pee is not as big a deal as poo. A quick trip to the store should remedy the no swim diaper problem. Anything that she could wear that would contain a solid poo would help. If the baby has diarrhea then you should slam the pool and not permit any more swimming. Otherwise bump up the chlorine after swimming.
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    Duct tape and produce bag. Instant swim diaper. Problem solved.
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    The amount of urine produced by a 1 year old is minuscule compared to an adult. You'll never know if she did pee in the pool or not.

    Since owning a home with a pool, my two youngest have swam with only regular diapers on. They have never pooped in the pool as cold water tends to shut down the bowels. If the child is allowed to play in the water AFTER they've had a dirty diaper change, then it should be fine, no need to go to any extremes.
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    She does have a regular diaper on so no floaters lol. I don't think I could tactfully suggest the duct tape idea ha ha.


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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    Swim diapers don't do much; the idea is to mostly-contain solids for a moment until detected, while letting liquids through unimpeded. (Don't put a swim-diapered baby on the couch!) Urine is generally sterile, anyway... I'd worry more about the uncle who hasn't showered in a few days.
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Duct tape and produce bag. Instant swim diaper. Problem solved.
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    Yeah, swim diapers only catch solids. Pee goes right through - that's why if you ever see a baby with a regular diaper in a pool watch out. It will swell until it finally ruptures spilling the liquid absorbent everywhere!
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    Re: Baby with no swim diaper

    Well no harm, no foul, as the baby made a nice dirty diaper AFTER being in the pool. Checked chlorine level anyway after everyone left and all was well. Whew!
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