since N is turning two this month, we thought we'd squeak in one last plane trip before having to pay full fare. so we went to the beautiful island of maui! it is already starting to get cold here, so we were looking forward to heading to warmer climes. since we'd be spending lots of time on the beach, it seemed like a good time to try a reusable diaper on for size. i've been wanting to try them for a while, but we're not allowed to use them at the pool where N has his swimming lessons. i approached the kind folks at applecheeks about doing a review on their new swim diaper, and they happily obliged by sending me one of their super cute corsica swim diapers.

so we took it for a test drive on ulua beach in south maui. we arrived at the beach, set ourselves up on a patch of sand, and proceeded to change N into the swim diaper. for those of you have never used a reusable swim diaper before, let me tell ya that it holds in solids (i.e. poop), but does not contain any kind of absorbent layer for liquids. i knew that going in, but what i didn't expect was for N to pee

**as soon as**i put him in it. literally, he was in it for less than a minute when i noticed liquid trickling down his leg. :oP i then had to rinse off my straw beach mat since there was now a small puddle on it. overall, the diaper held up well and had a great fit. at the time of the trip, N was 23 months and 25 lbs. the size 2 was a great fit for him, just like the regular size 2 applecheeks pocket diaper. in fact, there is still a lot of room for him to grow into it, but the elastics were snug enough that nothing would leak out and the rows of snaps allow you to adjust to a perfect fit. i could definitely see using this as the beach instead of a disposable swimmer. unfortunately, i don't think it will work for the pool at the community centre as the ones in our neighbourhood state that diapered children have to be huggies/pampers-type swimmers.

here are some shots of N playing on the beach in his applecheeks...

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I would pick Corsica in Size 2!

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Leo would like Corsica size two, too. Hehe. angieng0815 [at] hotmail [dot] com!

I would pick size 2 bonfire

Bonfire...size....6 months (you know who I'm trying to get this for!)

I'd choose Corsica in Size 2

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I would pick size 2 in bonfire! So cute!! and we live by a lake so this would be perfect!!

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size 2, bonfire please :-) 3 entries for me since I already follow the AppleCheeks blog and like Applecheeks on Facebook. alliklus @ yahoo dot com

size 2, bonfire please :-) 3 entries for me since I already follow the AppleCheeks blog and like Applecheeks on Facebook. alliklus @ yahoo dot com

size 2, bonfire please :-) 3 entries for me since I already follow the AppleCheeks blog and like Applecheeks on Facebook. alliklus @ yahoo dot com

I would pick Bonfire in size 2...so cute!

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I am a new follower to your blog.

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I would choose a Bonfire diaper in size 2 for my daughter!

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I would pick Corsica in size 2 :)

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bonfire, size 2

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I would choose a size 2 in bonfire.

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I would choose bonfire in size 1!

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Cute! Bonfire size 2 please! Thanks.

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I would choose Bonfire is size 2.

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I like the Corsica color in a size 2

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I love the corsica and would choose a size 2

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I like the corsica color in size 2

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I would pick size 2 in corsica!!

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