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Old 03-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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I am new to cd'ing and wanted some advice on trainers. My daughter is 2.5 and we will probably begin potty training soon. She has Down Syndrome which is why we haven't started sooner. I know most or not many moms might have experience with special needs specifically, but my question is: would you just get mostly trainers or start out with cd's for a few months and then try trainers, do both at the same time? I also have a 9 month old son, so the diapers will be able to be used on another child. Thoughts?


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Old 03-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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Do you sew? Would you want to sew your own trainers, what's your budget like, etc? Those are questions I would start off with considering....

I have a 3 yo and a 1 yo who are in size 5 and 4 'sposies but I use bumgenius with either (tho the 3 yo barely fits) lil ones have reg waists and chunky thighs so really I can fit my 1 yo boy in the trainers I sewed for my 3 yo girl last year... just as an example; I sew and bought the tinkle time trainers...I believe they go higher than a lot of sizings, which is good particularly for special conditions needing larger sizes... I would suggest if you don't sew try finding someone who sew the tinkle time trainers (the pattern has an (option for double snaps which allows for more adjustability and a slightly longer fitting per size since they aren't one size trainers...but I highlyl suggest trainers with snaps...which is great as a not-night-time diaper when your other little one gets a little bigger too)

I would suggest getting a couple one size diapers (you can find inexpensive options used here on DS or ebay, etc) and a couple adjustable snap trainers, like tinkle time trainers - or I have a bumunders I like but I regret not getting the snap kind when my lil one has accidents with #2..., then a small bag of disposable trainers to find the right brand and convenience for your personal budget and family needs, I actually am starting to use more trainers with my 1 yo because he throws a bit fit half the time when I try to lay him downto put on reg dipes. HTH
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:19 AM   #3
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I finally found love for nighttime trainer solution with Snap-EZ pockets. They make larger sizes as well. I found once my son started to get to 2.5years old standard cloth diapers started getting small...
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