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For K’s third birthday a few weeks ago I decided that I should probably start to introduce him to the potty. He doesn’t have many signs of readiness yet but I am hoping that having potty training items around the house will encourage interest. So far that hasn’t happened yet, BUT we have been trying out some cloth trainers to (hopefully) get him used to the idea.
The first trainers we tried were sent to me for review from Best Bottom. I have heard great things about these trainers and was very happy that they wanted to participate in this event.
About the trainers:
The Best Bottom trainers come in three sizes:
- small – 2T (20-28 lbs)
- medium – 3T (25-35 lbs)
- large – 4T (30 -40 lbs).
Each trainer comes with three snap-in inserts. You could snap in your own medium or small inserts that you already own if your child isn’t quite ready yet. Use medium when they’re just starting out and switch to the small when they are starting to get the hang of using the potty.
The outside is cotton and the inside is PUL with a flap in the front and back to help with leaks.
The inserts that come with the training pants are microfiber topped with FeelWET material and have cute prints on top. These are thinner than typical inserts.
The inserts snap right in to the training pants and then your toddler can put them on just like big kid underwear.
The sides have a stretchy panel to make it easier for your child to pull them up and down on their own.
K-Dub is about 32-33 pound sand could wear a medium or a large based on his weight. We took his measurements and decided on the medium. They fit him really well, just like little underwear. I think the large would have been too big so taking your child’s measurements is a good idea before ordering.
(I swear, the matching shirt was a happy accident)
Of course the leg elastics won’t be as tight as a cloth diaper but they still fit pretty snug. Thankfully we haven’t had the opportunity to test whether they could handle a #2 accident. If you caught it right away then I imagine you wouldn’t be left with too much of a mess.
As I mentioned above, K is not quite ready for this potty training thing so he did wet in the pants completely. While we would have needed to change his pants if he was wearing any, I was surprised at how dry the pants stayed. Yes, there is wetness along the sides and up near the waistband in the front, but these aren’t meant to absorb like a diaper. Since the inserts are quite a bit thinner than cloth diaper inserts I was expecting more of a mess if/when he wet in them.
Overall I like these trainers a lot. They are the most versatile of the trainers that I am aware of in that they come with three inserts so you don’t have to buy as many trainers as you may of another brand. I also love that you can snap a Best Bottom diaper insert inside until your child is used to going to the potty at least some of the time. If I were to change anything about them it would be to have more colors and even some prints available.
Unfortunately I only have large BB inserts but I may have to get some mediums and maybe even some smalls to use with these for the different stages of the potty training process.