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Old 01-20-2013, 06:25 AM   #1
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I'm looking at starting to potty train my son during my Spring Break, so I have time to do research on what type of trainer I want. I was hoping some of you ladies could help me.
Here is what I need:
1) He goes to daycare, so a pull up option is a must and have snaps so if he poops its easy to clean up.

2) Must be easy to change since he will be using them at daycare

3) Some way to include my hemp boosters in them for nap time at daycare.

4) My son is skinny at 24 months... he's 25 pounds and right around 30 inches tall.

Also how many would you recommend buying for daycare? At home he would be in underware. So these would be for going out and daycare.


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Old 01-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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go with the flip trainer. They fit my skinny 3 year old (26lbs) AND my 4.5 year old at 38lbs. They are trim, easy to pull up and down and are a cheaper option in my opinion
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Re: cloth trainers

I have heard great things about the Flips trainers plus you can add panels on the side that snap. I am looking into Antsy Pants for my little one in a few months when we potty train.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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I have heard good things about Flips. My DD2 is almost exactly the same as your kiddo and Grovia fit her well too.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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I'm one of the few who didn't have a great experience w/flip trainers. Somehow, my dd peed out of them every time I tried them. If you need something like a disposable pull-up, I liked sized simplexes. They have stretchy sides that allow you to pull up or down (esp if you fasten them looser than a diaper). They are a diaper so they are fully absorbent (no messes on the floor). I discovered that my flip trainer inserts fit perfectly in the large simplex, inside the diaper (sounds like you may need med though?). That being said, I found that anything even mostly waterproof was treated as a diaper for a while. In other words it may take longer to potty train.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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I love our flips. We have 2 shells and 3 pads, which is not quite enough. It holds my huge 4 year old's pee but wouldnt work for nap or overnight on her.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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I skipped trainers all together and went straight to panties for the most part. I did let her wear a Sandy's fitted without a cover sometimes, as they fit like panties and are easy to pull up and down. They also have the side snaps. I really didn't want anything waterproof, though, because I wanted her to know "uh oh!" she's all wet. That's just my method, though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:22 PM   #9
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I recently found bumwear and snap-ez. They are pul outer but fully stuffable. I didn't like the flips, how can you pull up something with front snaps? They come upsnapped!

Grovia ones are fine (they were too small for us when I found them) but take FOREVER to dry, hemp AIO. Antsy Pants are well made but didn't fit my sons rise well. I like snug boutique ones (esty) they are about a 2T size about the same as grovia on the larger setting.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #10
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I prefer the GroVia trainer over flip, where both are good products it is really personal preference. I don't like the idea of an AI2 trainer, i like the inconvenience factor for the child of having to change their wet unders (trainers) DS is 32 inches, 26 pounds and the GroVia are a great fit on him, he is in them right now!!

with DD I tried both, but she had never had diapers with exposed PUL so when the Flip insert shifted around it really bothered her and she would take them off every time. She was about 27 pounds and 35 inches tall when she trained and they fell right off her hips every single time... they just didn't work for us, so I'm going with GroVia for waterproof (so far DS is in the regular side panels and the lower rise and the fit is great, I have a few plus panels if he ever needs them, with DD who was ever so slightly bigger, I needed them for nights when I stuffed the pocket but she was able to wear either size panel during the day.
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