Bummis Swimmi Swim Diaper

Fact/Tip of the Day:  Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Source.
Now you all know that I’m a Skin Cancer Survivor, so you may be surprised to hear that I love spending time outside with my family!  When I was diagnosed, I was determined not to let the fear of Melanoma keep me inside.  With that said, there are definitely things you can do to reduce your exposure to the sun and keep your skin healthier.  Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society.
  • Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Seek shade: Look for shade, especially in the middle of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest. Practice the shadow rule and teach it to children. If your shadow is shorter than you, the sun’s rays are at their strongest.
  • Slip on a shirt: Cover up with protective clothing to guard as much skin as possible when you are out in the sun. Choose comfortable clothes made of tightly woven fabrics that you cannot see through when held up to a light.
  • Slop on sunscreen: Use sunscreen and lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen (about a palmful) and reapply after swimming, toweling dry, or perspiring. Use sunscreen even on hazy or overcast days.
  • Slap on a hat: Cover your head with a wide-brimmed hat, shading your face, ears, and neck. If you choose a baseball cap, remember to protect your ears and neck with sunscreen.
  • Wrap on sunglasses: Wear sunglasses with 99% to 100% UV absorption to provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.
  • Follow these practices to protect your skin even on cloudy or overcast days. UV rays travel through clouds.
  • Avoid other sources of UV light. Tanning beds and sun lamps are dangerous because they can damage your skin.

My tip?  If you’re going to be in the sun… you should be having some major fun!  Today’s review will definitely put a smile on your {and your babe’s} face when you pull it out of the diaper drawer…

Bummis Swim Diaper

Told ya!

Ok, so yes, Sophia is in the bathtub enjoying her new Bummis Swimmi {in the Fishies print}, but that’s only because we haven’t had enough sunny days for the pools around here to get warm enough.  But the Swimmi performed just as well in our tub as I believe it will in a pool.  First, the prints available from Bummis are just too cute.  Sophia is all about pointing right now and she was in love with the Fishies!

This is our first swim diaper and I was immediately impressed with the fit.  It’s so trim and cute on her little bum.  The leg of the diaper seem to fit tight enough to keep anything inside the diaper, but not too tight {no red marks allowed}!  We received the size Medium Swimmi.  Although they are advertised to fit 15-22 lbs, I was advised that they usually fit up to 27lbs and I definitely think this is true.  Sophia still has room to grow, but gets a great fit out of it now.

Just in case you’re a swim diaper newbie like I was, the Swimmi lets pee pass through and only holds in solids.  The Bummis has an “Interior polyester mesh for easy clean ups and Coated nylon layer sandwiched inside that will hold in the messiest stuff a baby can throw at you!

Why I Love our Bummis Swimmi:  It’s so cute!  I will admit that we put Sophia in disposable swim diapers when she went swimming for the first time and I can’t begin to imagine how many chemicals are in those things to keep them from doing what a normal disposable diaper does when it gets wet.  Gross.  I am so excited to have a Swimmi to take with us to the beach and bought this bikini for her to have a top to match the Fishies!

Buy It:  You can buy a Bummis Swimmi from a large variety of retailers {really, what cloth diaper store do you know that doesn’t carry Bummis?!} for around $13.00.


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