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Questions About Cloth Trainers!

It’s no secret that I’ll be using cloth trainers! I’ve already shared my thoughts on the bumbledoo training pant (snap-on), and the Super Undies training pant (pull-on). I have a few more I’ll be trying, such as FuzziBunz Trickle Free, and GroVia. Of course, since I’m a fan of the Flip diaper system, I’d also love to try those out!

My reasons for using cloth trainers are pretty much exactly the same as why I use cloth diapers:

  • Less money
  • Less Waste
  • Less Time (no running to store – yes, I know I have to wash them but… that does not take as long as running to the store!).
  • MORE Cuteness!!

But as I’m new to the whole potty training scene AND the cloth trainer scene, I have a lot of questions – I’d like to ask my readers to help me out!

I wonder: are cloth trainers less convenient for potty training than disposable training pants? Pull-Ups seem to just slip up and down so easily on toddlers. Perhaps some readers can weigh in? I have found snap on trainers are hard to put back ON after my son uses the potty. I have never mastered the art of diapering a child while they are standing, so I HAVE to lay him down. Maybe I’ll just end up preferring the pull-on cloth trainer?

Also, I am uncertain how many trainers I’ll need – it seems like at first I’ll need almost the same as diapers because there’s bound to be a lot of accidents? But then as we progress, I imagine I’ll need fewer. So how do you cloth diaper/trainer mamas handle that?

And do any of you simply use cloth diapers or swim diapers as a “training pant” while you work on getting your kids to use the potty? Is there anyone that feels it’s not even necessary to switch over to a trainer? I can see how an AIO could easily become a trainer.

Please help this mama get started right in the cloth trainer transition! I’m sure eventually, like cloth diapering, I’ll have the experience to answer these questions, but for now, I’m counting on you!

Share what you know!

Anna H

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

We have found the most success with just using the gerber training pants around the house. They will hold a little bit, but not a full accident. My daughter quickly figured out that Pull-ups hold everything, but her little training pants didn't. :) At night, we have had the best success with nighttime Super Undies. Those things rock! I just wish we had invested in them earlier. My husband was convinced that nighttime training would be quick and painless, therefore there was no reason to spend money on nighttime trainers. That was 1.5 years ago already..... Needless to say, we've totally gotten our money's worth out of them! Good luck with potty training!

Anna H

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

We have found the most success with just using the gerber training pants around the house. They will hold a little bit, but not a full accident. My daughter quickly figured out that Pull-ups hold everything, but her little training pants didn't. :) At night, we have had the best success with nighttime Super Undies. Those things rock! I just wish we had invested in them earlier. My husband was convinced that nighttime training would be quick and painless, therefore there was no reason to spend money on nighttime trainers. That was 1.5 years ago already..... Needless to say, we've totally gotten our money's worth out of them! Good luck with potty training!

T Rex Mom

Friday 30th of March 2012

We have some Antsy Pants which worked great with our son. They look and work just like pull-ups but are cloth. They are a bit pricy and somewhat tough to stuff but worth a try. They maybe even have you review them for free. When we did just potty training I found some training pants that held the moisture against the skin but retained in the pants worked great. He felt the moisture but I did not have pee on the floor. I find, however, most cloth trainers are tough to pull up and down for the kids.

My daughter, that's a tough one because we did EC and when she stopped wetting diapers we just switched over to underwear. Actually she wearing training underwear because otherwise her clothes don't stay on - they just don't make underwear that small and toddler clothes is made for diapers, too.

T Rex Mom

Friday 30th of March 2012

We have some Antsy Pants which worked great with our son. They look and work just like pull-ups but are cloth. They are a bit pricy and somewhat tough to stuff but worth a try. They maybe even have you review them for free. When we did just potty training I found some training pants that held the moisture against the skin but retained in the pants worked great. He felt the moisture but I did not have pee on the floor. I find, however, most cloth trainers are tough to pull up and down for the kids.

My daughter, that's a tough one because we did EC and when she stopped wetting diapers we just switched over to underwear. Actually she wearing training underwear because otherwise her clothes don't stay on - they just don't make underwear that small and toddler clothes is made for diapers, too.

Sarah Jane

Friday 30th of March 2012

I don't have any experience potty training a toddler {yet}, but I'm looking forward to reading your recommendations, especially since my daughter is 19 months old.

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