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Old 06-05-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Cloth trainer help, please!

A friend of mine (M) has a 2 year old daughter who will not wear a diaper-like...diaper. She's in disposable pull-ups now but M wants a more cost-effective option. Are there trainers out there that have a waterproof layer, are not stay dry, are more pull-up like and are great on the budget (used or new)? I have never used cloth trainers, much to my regret and poor bank account, so I'm a bit clueless.

Thank you in advance!

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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Well, there certainly are cloth trainers. Grovia makes one, as well as FB and HH, to name just a few mainstream brands. Not sure what constitutes cheap enough. My DD was in sposie pull-ups at night only for about 7 months, and I had the same problem when I wanted to get her back in cloth. She wouldn't wear anything that resembled a diaper in her mind. Basically, it had to pull on. I was worried that a cloth trainer wouldn't hold enough, since generally that's the whole point of training pants. We've been using Simplex 2.0s in L, and they're working great! The side tabs are stretchy, so they can pull on, and I can stuff them with a hemp doubler and she can go 12 hrs. I have 3, so it cost me roughly the same as a case of pull-ups that we'd been buying every couple months. The dinosaurs and owls really helped win DD over as well. She hadn't wanted to give up Disney princesses or the Lorax until I busted out the Dino Simplex. Now she loves picking out her print each night before bed.
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Flip trainers are great! You get 1 cover & 5 inserts for the price so you can swap out the inserts as they as soiled & get 5 uses out of the trainer cover.
Many of the others require washing everything after each pee so they can be less cost effective. For overnights, if you expect heavier wetting, I use 2 Flip inserts in the trainer cover with no problems at all.
I've tried other brands of trainers but sold them off & bought a bunch of these.

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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I don't think they're available yet but I want to try the new Best Bottom trainers. Sized, pull up just like undies, with snap-in inserts.

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Old 06-06-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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Re: Cloth trainer help, please!

I made some fleece soakers (Katrina's quick sew pattern), and I just lay a prefold in there with a fleece liner for stay-dry, and let him use the soaker as a pull-up. He loves them!
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i offer severa styles of cloth trainers. a bunch are instock here and 20% off with code "20off". i also have customs here that are buy 7 get 1 free.
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Re: Cloth trainer help, please!

Thanks for the input! I'll start watching FSOT, I suppose. Not that I mind.

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i offer severa styles of cloth trainers. a bunch are instock here and 20% off with code "20off". i also have customs here that are buy 7 get 1 free.
I think $30 each is a bit out of the budget for now, but thank you.

Edit: Wait, am I looking at the wrong thing?

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Thanks for the input! I'll start watching FSOT, I suppose. Not that I mind.



I think $30 each is a bit out of the budget for now, but thank you.

Edit: Wait, am I looking at the wrong thing?
i think you are looking at the overnights the custom pullon briefs and Dribble Drawers look/fit more like undies and are about $10 each
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i think you are looking at the overnights the custom pullon briefs and Dribble Drawers look/fit more like undies and are about $10 each
Ahaha. Thanks. Sorry!
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