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Old 03-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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cloth diaper or cloth trainers

My 21 month has been in regular disposable diapers since day 1. I am bummed that I didn't look into cloth diapers sooner. My question is I would really like to make the switch, but now being so close to the potty training age, should I switch to cloth diapers, or maybe use one of the cloth trainer pants instead? Or both? He's in the 90% for height and weight if that helps with recommending what might work best for him. TIA!

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Old 03-14-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: cloth diaper or cloth trainers

I've potty trained kids in the pocket diapers.

I bought tons of these, and I like them very much. Inexpensive, super easy to find on Ebay or Amazon. They work great. I like them better than Charlie Banana diapers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-one-size-p...item3f31e21161 <--without inserts

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-PACK-POCK...item19dd697a2a <---with inserts.

I like Alva a lot too! http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALVA-Reusabl...item46157667cb
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:18 PM   #3
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you might want to do something thats works are both, like snap ez pocket trainers or flip trainers, antsy panys. trainers with actual diaper absorbency.
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Re: cloth diaper or cloth trainers

I'd go ahead and get a couple dozen prefolds and 5-6 covers (under $100) which will pay for itself in a couple of months! Your LO will feel wetness which helps with PLing. Then when you're ready to potty learn you can send 6-8 prefolds to MamaBear Baby Wear on Etsy and she'll convert them to trainers for $5 each. Prefolds are super easy! Just fold in thirds and lay in a cover!
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Re: cloth diaper or cloth trainers

You don't necessarily need to do trainers. We went right from pocket diapers to underwear with my DD. She was closer to 3 though, but she was able to undo the snaps to take off her diaper and go on the potty.

Is he interested in going on the potty? Personally I'd just get diapers, you can resell them when you don't need them anymore (or keep for another kiddo), and you likely won't need as many trainers as diapers. Plus then neither of you will feel pressured to potty train before he's really ready.
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We did commando when potty training. Underwear and trainers just caused muscle memory issues, they felt too much like a diaper.. So we went without anything for 2-3 months. After the first week we rarely had accidents outside of the house and it was usually in nursery at church and they forgot to take him potty. He was 21 months when I potty trained him. I did buy a bunch of cotton gerber style trainers that were loose on him and used those at home with no pants. We just found one layer was easiest to get up and down and didn't feel like a diaper.
I would not use trainers in place of diapers, he will just view them the same as diapers and will continue to pee in them after you start potty training. I would get a few prefolds and covers and do that. It will be cheaper than using disposables and you can trifold if you don't like using a snappi or pins (that's what we use at night still).
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:51 PM   #7
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It really depends on how big your child is. From what I have seen most of the diapers don't fit much past 30 lbs. For example, my son is 2 1/2 and just over 39 lbs. There is no way we can potty train in most diapers. Good luck!
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From what I have seen most of the diapers don't fit much past 30 lbs. For example, my son is 2 1/2 and just over 39 lbs. There is no way we can potty train in most diapers.
Hmm, I think that will depend on the baby's build as well as the diapers. We just day potty trained and she is 40 lbs and still fitting in all of her one-size diapers (she's still wearing them at night and nap time). For example in Alva pockets she is on the second last and third last waist snap (so one left to go). But then she is also fairly tall, a shorter child might be much chunkier at that weight.
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Re: cloth diaper or cloth trainers

Thank you everyone for all the great advice! My boy definitely seems to still be a bit aways from potty training. I am hoping though at some point over the summer he will start showing signs of interest and at that point I will set aside a good week where that'll be mine only focus. I do let him go naked for at least 15-20 min a day at this point to test the waters and he hasn't had accidents during this time in recent weeks. A lady from Abby's lane was very helpful in giving me a few ideas on what might be a good fit for my son and with your suggestions too, I have a lot to research and choose from. Thank you again!
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