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!