How exciting is potty training? In our house, it’s about right up there with paint drying. In fact, I think paint is drying faster! However, trying out new cloth trainers IS exciting!

Jack Be Natural, one of my blog sponsors this month, sent me a GroVia® My Choice Trainer to test out. My son loved wearing it around the yard especially!

Several features I like include the ability to change out the Side-Flex panels to get a custom fit (both in colors and sizing!). Mine came with regular panels, which are rated to fit 18-35 pounds. So this seems like an ideal trainer for moms who are doing EC or have little ones that are ready for potty training early.

My son is 27 pounds, and I thought the trainer was a bit snug on my son for sliding on/off like underwear. It was easier to unsnap and put the trainers on him more like a diaper. But he’s several pounds away from the PLUS size panel weight, so maybe the snug fit is correct. Either way, I can use these regular-sized panels for now, and if they grow too snug, it’s easy to order the Plus size panels to add room! I like that about this trainer – that I won’t need to buy a whole new trainer just because he grows!

The trim fit on the GroVia My Choice is fantastic. I really like how they look close to real underwear, which I think is important for kids to see a difference between their diaper and the trainer-to-underwear transition.

There’s a little absorbency sewn in, with a GroCool layer so toddlers can feel the wetness. But there’s also a pocket opening so you can stuff a little more absorbency in there too – perfect for nights and naptime for that child who is just about trained but might have an accident. The outer layer is Waterproof TPU – and like other GroVia products I’ve tried and seen, it’s heavy duty for durability.

All in all, I like this trainer for its high quality construction and the many features it provides. I just can’t wait till my son actually starts using the potty while wearing it!

BUY IT: Jack Be Natural carries the GroVia My Choice Trainer and a variety of potty training and cloth diapering supplies! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter as well! And to learn more about their mission to sell the best natural products, read the feature post about Jack Be Natural. And remember – free shipping on most orders!

WIN IT: One reader wins a GroVia My Choice Trainer from Jack Be Natural! ARV $19. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!



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GIVEAWAY RULES: Open US. 18+ to enter/win.  Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on May 14, 2012.

Thanks to Jack Be Natural for sponsoring this review and giveaway! All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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  • Laura May 14, 2012, 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway and I really like what I’ve heard about this trainer

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  • Holly May 14, 2012, 6:11 pm

    I would love to try these with my son who is currently potty training! We didn’t use cloth with him, but I’m pregnant and will be using them with this little one

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  • Hannah Avery May 14, 2012, 1:40 pm

    I have been wanting to try these cloth trainers. I have basically been using undies some of the day, and prefolds in covers, for other parts of the day, and usually pockets at night. My son’t potty training is going really slow too. My goal is to have him potty trained by the end of summer. We shall see how that goes!

    -Hannah

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  • Roxann Clark May 14, 2012, 12:26 pm

    I like Zerbert Baby Blankees and love the fact that it is all natural

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  • Shannon Stubbs May 14, 2012, 9:37 am

    We are potty training right now and I wish I had some cloth trainers. We had won a pair of Fuzzibunz Trickle Free Trainers and got a small because she is so little, but they are too tight on her, so we still are using diapers right now. I would love some more cloth trainers because they are so darn adorable! She likes to pick out cute diapers to wear, so I can only think that she would probably like some cute underwear to wear as well.

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  • Alisha L. May 13, 2012, 9:57 pm

    I’d love to try the bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Diaper from Jack Be Natural.

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • samyra May 13, 2012, 9:17 pm

    i like the green toy race cars at jack be natural

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  • Storm, the Psychotic Housewife May 13, 2012, 6:31 pm

    I spotted that they carry CJ’s Bug BANISHer – with camping season upon us, I’m going to need to pick up some natural options to keep those pesky bugs away from us!

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  • Rene May 13, 2012, 4:17 pm

    I am so excited that there are cloth pull-ups. I didn’t even realize that until recently. Thanks for the chance!

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  • Rachelle Oliver May 13, 2012, 12:14 pm

    I have a 4 year old with special needs still in diapers and a 2 year old that i am hoping to potty train before the new baby comes in Oct. I could definitely ise this diaper, but to be honest, I have no idea where to even begin with potty training!

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  • Brittnay U May 13, 2012, 11:34 am

    Potty training with cloth has always been a challenge for me. I’ve failed to find a good night time solution, so I’ve been using disposable trainers. … Which still leak!! I need a real cloth trainer that I can use with out fail!

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  • deltaflute May 13, 2012, 1:17 am

    no generic comment, eh? Well I haven’t potty trained my own sons yet (getting there slowly), but I used to work in daycare so I have a ton of tips.

    Don’t let anyone pressure you into to training early and don’t put too much pressure on your child.

    Read books about the potty and talk about body functions and parts.

    Cheerios are great for aiming little boys, but have them learn to sit first.

    My MIL potty trained my husband by having him sit on it while watching movies. Helps if they can’t seem to sit still.

    There’s more but that should be enough right?

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  • susanne wedel May 12, 2012, 3:13 pm

    our 3rd boy is now 15 months and far from potty training. the older two started with about 3 yrs. and it took a long time to be day potty trained let alone the night. but i still believe you need to give them the time they need. I would never start it, but rather have them give me signs.

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  • Sandy VanHoey May 12, 2012, 4:30 am

    I like the fact they save you so much money and love the designs on cloth. Years ago when my children were babies, we had plain white diapers that we folded. These are amazing and so cute now. Jack Be Natural diapers are very reasonable priced too. Like the contour diapers

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  • Julie Ghrist May 11, 2012, 9:46 pm

    The amber necklaces interest me… my son has one but i would like to try the Inspired by Finn Adult Polished Amber Sunshine (17 – 18 inches)

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  • Jenelle D May 11, 2012, 3:36 pm

    I have enjoyed reading these tips. I really want my daughter to potty train (just turned three) but, she has no interest yet. She likes her pretty diapers so I would like to get her some trainers.

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  • Heather May 11, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Kawaii diapers awesome deal at JBN
    For the cd on a budget

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  • Christine May 11, 2012, 12:15 am

    I’d like to try the GroVia Curious About Cloth Kit.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  • Sarah Graeber May 10, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Oh man I can not wait to use trainers when Jackson gets big enough!! I love cloth diapers with a passion and now with me being pregnant again I cant wait to diaper two!! EEEKK exciting lol.

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  • Sarah Jane May 10, 2012, 8:59 am

    My daughter has not showed too many signs of being interested in potty training, but I’d like to win this because it would be nice to have when that day happens. I’d like to get a Hemp Babies Flat Weeds Cloth Diaper-mainly because the flats challenge is coming up.

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  • Lyn May 9, 2012, 3:25 pm

    I am really hoping that my daughter trains sooner than my son did. I would love to use cloth trainers more but they can get so expensive. This lead to use using more of the pull-ups than I would have liked with our son. I am hoping to train my daughter as soon as she can so we can be done with diapers for now. Having some more trainers (and how awesome would it be to have some by one of my fav cloth companies) might really help with her training. Couldn’t hurt, I figure.

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  • erin May 9, 2012, 1:04 pm

    I have one set of FLIPS so far and have not yet started this journey with my son. Fingers crossed!

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  • Christine M Tubbytelly May 9, 2012, 12:06 pm

    We are currently in the training phase. We are actually doing pretty good in underwear but I would like some trainers for when we travel…since we had a waterfall-type accident right at the check-in gate.

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  • .:karen:. May 9, 2012, 9:04 am

    We got into cloth with cloth pull-ups for DD1. I love these ones with the snap sides and would love to try them out on DD2 coming up. She just turned 1 but we’re practicing EC part time with her and I’m hoping she’ll be well on her way to trainers and being cloth free within the next year. Thanks!

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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  • Tamara Szogedi May 9, 2012, 9:00 am

    My son took forever to learn to use the potty for #2, and these cloth trainers would have been a really big help! Here’s to hoping it will be easier with my daughter!

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  • Sabrina Radke May 9, 2012, 1:14 am

    I haven’t purchased from JBN before but would love to try an ecoposh wool cover!

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  • Amanda Alvarado May 8, 2012, 11:40 pm

    I love that Jack Be Natural carries everything – not just CD related products! I think dd would wear one of these at night. She’s only had around 3-4 accidents since March when she decided to wear panties to bed instead of diapers but changing sheets in the middle of the week is NOT fun not to mention waking up soaking wet in pee! LOL

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  • jade May 8, 2012, 7:32 pm

    Boba 3G Classic Baby Carrier – Soho

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  • Melissa H. May 8, 2012, 3:49 pm

    I love the different AIOs they offer!

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  • Rebecca M. May 8, 2012, 2:56 pm

    I found with my first son it really did make a difference to wait until he was ready.

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  • Tonya E May 8, 2012, 11:59 am

    I started cloth diapering my son after he turned one and I only use GroVia! Now that he getting closer to two I would love to start pottery training him ASAP since I am pregnant. I could not imagine two in diapers. I will be looking into the trainers for sure.

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  • Kristi F May 8, 2012, 9:52 am

    We skipped the trainers and went straight to underwear with my 2 yr old. He is still in diapers at nap and bedtime though, so I’m thinking of trying some trainers for when we are ready to transition for those times.

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  • Nikole H. May 7, 2012, 9:35 pm

    I wish I had words of wisdom on potty training — my 2 1/2 daughter is fighting potty training :( In the mean time, I’d love to try the EcoPosh Wool Cover for night time!

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  • Beth R May 7, 2012, 8:29 pm

    I honestly would just recommend waiting till they are ready. We waited with my son and within a week he was done having any kind of accidents(overnight or during the day). He just turned 3 and started showing interest. I didn’t even have to remind him to go. He was able to know when he had to go . Best decision for us was waiting. It was so easy

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  • anne perry May 7, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I love their fast shipping!! I buy our diaper liners from them!!

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  • Emily @ Love{&}Bugs May 7, 2012, 11:09 am

    My oldest son kind of potty trained himself. I’d say my tip would be to just put a potty out and let them watch you go potty and tell them what you are doing and after that just let them go at their own pace.

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  • Heidi Daily May 7, 2012, 8:34 am

    I would also like to try the fuzzibunz trickle free trainers at jack be natural. I have been fOllowing my daughter’s lead in potty training do I don’t stress her out about it and hopefully to be more successful and it does seem to be working I just hope we arent set back to much when the new baby comes in July

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  • Stephanie H May 6, 2012, 7:22 pm

    I fully believe in using cloth for potty training. Because the child learns more quickly when they go potty in the training pants they feel wet. I believe depending on the spirit of the child either use cloth training pants and a reward for going potty in the potty. But for some children they just dont learn with the little potty rewards or charts so then I believe in a 2 pronged approach reward for going potty in the potty and staying dry, but when they child goes in their training pants then you make them help you clean them up, usually this happens when you try to go through the phase of poop poo training. Most children do not like it when they get poop on their hands so make them rinse the trainer in the toilet making sure there hand gets good and wet, maybe even soiled. When it is all done wash their hands and say this is why you need to go in the potty then your hand stay clean. Even though this is hard on parents remember kids are washable. It is their own waste that they my touch and some times appropriate punishment is the only way.

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  • Holly May 5, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Trainers look great!

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  • Kim Pollock May 5, 2012, 7:24 pm

    Do not try and rush the training especially with boys. I tried to early with my son and he really did it when he was ready and it was not so bad. I look forward to training my little girl soon. Would love to try these out!

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  • Jessica A May 5, 2012, 10:54 am

    I want to try out the Flip trainer set with Eli! http://www.jackbenatural.com/flip-training-pants-pack-1-shell-5-pads/

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  • carola May 5, 2012, 9:37 am

    My daughter is not quite at the point of potty training yet (although she hands us occasionally a clean diaper when the one she has on is full!!), but I think we’ll tackle it this summer! Especially for the potty training process I am glad we are using cloth diapers … she’ll actually feel wet! Disposables can take in SOOOOO much water … opened up one with the kids I nanny and we kept pouring and pouring water in the container – crazy how much water it can take! No wonder kids don’t feel wet in those!
    From what I have heard the book “Toilet training in less than a day” has very good pointers to help with the process (eg. how to explain to your pre-schooler about the whole thing about now using the potty). I’ll definitely give it a try! But, each kid is different – what works for one, doesn’t for the other … also, one may be ready at 2 others not until they are 3.

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  • Felicia R May 5, 2012, 8:53 am

    I would love to try these! We’re getting close to potty training and the GroVia trainers seem nice with being able to pull them up and down like underwear.

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  • jennifer laur May 5, 2012, 8:43 am

    i am DROOLING over this trainer…it looks so so so nice. i think my favorite feature is that, as you mentioned, if your child gains weight you just buy new panels rather than a whole new trainer. and the cloud color is awesome!

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  • T Rex Mom May 5, 2012, 12:29 am

    It is so interesting to go back and read about potty training. It seems like such a long time ago. Really, though, with my son it was only a little over three years ago and with our daughter, well, we did EC and she just sort of transitioned right into doing the potty thing herself. Our problem is finding underwear small enough for her.

    This was the type of review I wish I had read 3 years ago when I was wanting something for my son. I really did not like Pul-Ups and they were so pricy I actually would rather just wash soiled undies than deal with those. The options then were also not as vast as they are today. Have you tried the FLIP trainers, yet? I was curious about those as to how they differ from the diapers.

    Asher will get it down when he’s ready. Maybe he likes his stylish diapers a lot.

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  • Erin Nicole May 4, 2012, 10:05 pm

    I love the huge variety of products carried by Jack Be Natural. The YouTube tutorials they offer are fabulous!

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  • debnmike m May 4, 2012, 9:57 pm

    jack be natural has an array of awesome products. the trainers look cool for when we are ready to potty learn.

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  • wendy May 4, 2012, 8:47 pm

    I love that Jack Be Natural has free shipping! I live about 2.5 hours from Charlotte and have been looking for an excuse to go there and see there store for a while now! ;)
    I’ve been in the starting process with my 21 month old, and really hoping to have some success soon before my new baby gets here in June. I’ve been looking at the JBN website and am very interested in the Grovia trainers and the Fuzzibunz trickle free trainers (especially the bee ones!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Christina C May 4, 2012, 8:18 pm

    I am on the brink of starting potty training with my 21 month old. I’ve been really wanting to try these GroVia trainers, because I love thei AIO diapers. The stretchy side tabs seem like a great design, kind of like traditional pull-ups.

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  • Christie McDaniel May 4, 2012, 3:17 pm

    Would love to win this! My 18 month old is starting to use the potty!

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  • ColleenMarie82 May 4, 2012, 3:10 pm

    With my 3 year old I did not use cloth diapers for potty training, and I will be honest pull up did not work for us. So for my 2nd daughter, I am thinking cloth training diaper might be the way to go! Live and Learn

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  • Colleen Maurina May 4, 2012, 2:24 pm

    We have just begun potty training our little guy and since we have used only cloth diapers we also want to use cloth training pants!

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  • Trisha W. May 4, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Julie, when does this RC form open?

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    • Trisha W. May 4, 2012, 2:27 pm

      Thanks.for fixing it.

      I’m not quite ready to train my daughter, but the Grovia Trainer is one I was hoping to test out. So far I’ve purchased some of the Flips Trainers for her – Albert and Lovelace.

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