How does a swim diaper protect other swimmers?
A swim diaper is a pair of elasticized pants that are worn in a pool or spa by a child that has not been potty trained or completely potty trained. Unlike disposable diapers they are not designed to absorb urine or fecal material. Instead they are intended to trap feces inside the diaper preventing release of the feces into the water. Some public pools require all non-potty trained children to wear swim diapers while others do not. The CDC has determined that swim diapers may not completely stop the release of fecal material into a pool or spa. The CDC has a publication about swim diapers and swim pants that details its findings and recommendations for use. These can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/swim_diapers.