When the weather gets warm, everyone loves to get wet. But water play can be a problem for kids with special needs. Ear tubes and hearing aids need to stay dry. Swim diapers can be hard to find for older kids. And children who can't swim due to physical disabilities or poor motor skills are at risk. Fortunately, there are products that can help keep special kids and adults in the swim.
The reality is that many of these products are more expensive than their counterparts for typical kids. In some cases, it may be possible to get help with the cost. Many items, though, will last quite a while.
While it's easy to find swim diapers for infants and toddlers, it can be difficult to find secure, discreet swim diapers for older individuals. Fortunately, several companies have come to the rescue with a variety of options for different ages and needs. All of these are options for managing incontinence with swim diapers and secure underwear sized for older kids, teens, and even adults.
Staying safe in the water is easier with these special-needs-suited devices that make floating fun. Because they are intended for individuals with special needs, they are on the pricey side. On the other hand, they're solidly built and a good investment that will last for years.
Before buying, however, be sure that your favorite pool is willing to allow large-scale flotation devices. In some cases, anything larger than a typical life vest may be prohibited (or limited to certain times or situations).