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Old 11-14-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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I have a friend that is going to start potty training her DD. Since I have not crossed this path myself (I have a 5 month old) I thought I would ask all of you on diaperswappers. Disposable training pants are expensive so she wanted to try some cloth. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:25 AM   #2
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Re: Best Cloth training pants?

I have 2 Kushies trainers that work just fine for catching an accident. I also have a Blueberry Minky trainer that I use for her long after lunch nap if she could not pee before her nap and it work really great. I also tried diaperaps and it worked good at holding an accident but we cannot keep them bc they are too tight on DD's thighs.

ETA: We have tried out some more. My faves are Imse Vimse and Little Beetle Learners. We also really like the Inspiration Trainers off of HC.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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We use Little Beetle trainers and they are great! At night we put on a wool soaker to keep my son's bed dry.
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I like the Bumies ones, but they are a little puffy....they make me giggle every time my dd wears one.

The imse vimse are very trim and very close to big kids underwear, but they don't have alot of absorption. I don't know if i would go out running errands in them without a added soaker in them, or a PUL cover.
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We love Imse Vimse. I have DS wear sweatpants most days. This way, we can tell if he pees, but the pants absorb the rest that the trainers don't. Plus easy on off compared to jeans. Generally, he doesnt usually go all the way thru the pants. He's on the tail end now of PL, I hope!

I think IV's are pretty absorbent compared to Gerber. DS does not think they are too bulky yet. He's pretty picky.
We have some PUL backed trainers with velour inners I got FSOT but dont know which WAHM originally made them, so sorry.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:57 PM   #6
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So far, I have tried the MOE Trickle Free, the Happy Heiny Pocket Trainer, and the Imse Vimse. I used Gerber in the past and did not care much for them. However, of the others, I like the Imse Vimse the best. It doesn't contain the mess 100% and is definitely wetter than the MOE or HH, but my DS calls them underwear and the other ones diapers. Good Luck!
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When we first switched the boys from dipes to trainers I really liked the Snap-Ez trainers - either the AIO's, which are waterproof, or the cotton, which are not waterproof. Both are very absorbent, but still trim, side-snapping for messy accidents, easy to pull up and down, and feel wet. I also really liked the Little Beetle Learners (not waterproof) early on for the same reasons - and they are so soft. When we didn't need as much absorbency I liked the IV and Inspired (on hyenacart) trainers. The Inspired trainers are very trim - fit just like underwear.
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When we first switched the boys from dipes to trainers I really liked the Snap-Ez trainers - either the AIO's, which are waterproof, or the cotton, which are not waterproof. Both are very absorbent, but still trim, side-snapping for messy accidents, easy to pull up and down, and feel wet. I also really liked the Little Beetle Learners (not waterproof) early on for the same reasons - and they are so soft. When we didn't need as much absorbency I liked the IV and Inspired (on hyenacart) trainers. The Inspired trainers are very trim - fit just like underwear.
Can you link? I can't find hte inpsired ones.
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Can you link? I can't find hte inpsired ones.
We have 1 pair and have been waiting on another pair. Here is a link: http://hyenacart.com/Inspired/
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Re: Best Cloth training pants?

I have tried a few brands...Imse Vimse, Hanna Anderson, a brand off of ebay and JC Penney's Wee Essentials. My favorite for DS...JC Penney's cloth training pants. They don't have a water proof layer...just a thick cotton panel in the front and back and are pretty absorbant if they are the right size. They are thicker and nicer than the Gerber ones. I find that the water proof ones make more of a mess when taking them off and still get a leak down the leg. With the non water proof ones, DS knows he is wet and I can see he is wet (we don't wear pants much at home) and we take them off right away. We do use disposable training pants in the car and diapers for sleep time still though. hope this helps...
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