You could become easily overwhelmed by the various cloth potty training pant options – and that’s the last thing a scaredy cat potty trainer needs! I’m here to walk you through the features and narrow down your choices. As you surf the web, you will find a large vortex of similarly styled cloth potty training pants with price tags ranging from $4 to $22! So, what’s the big deal with all these undies? Let me break it down a bit.
I know people say you get what you pay for and this is certainly true for cloth potty training pants. The best way to know you are getting a truly absorbent core is to buy a Made-in-America product. If the undies are cheap, then you can bet that the absorbent core in them is foam. Like a sponge, if you squish it, liquid leaks right out, into your car seat or onto your couch. Here's what happened when I bought Gerber Training Pants...
So, stay away from budget training pants. They won’t make your life any easier in a process, that could make your eye twitch.
WATERPROOF THROUGH THE WETZONE
Be sure to read the descriptions because potty training pants are notoriously non-waterproof, which frightens scaredy-cat parents! The main idea of potty training is two-fold – to let the little one feel wet while causing a natural consequence that has to be dealt with.
It’s in this “dealing with” phase that you re-teach the proper method of elimination for your little hero. Because kids won’t learn it the first time. In fact, you’ve got lots of re-teaching moments! A mother knows that the natural consequence is going to be on her shoulders and she’s already tired.
If you can relate to that, then fear not! Super Undies were made for you! These mild-mannered, slightly absorbent underwear are waterproof from the belly through the butt and for a good reason! Your hero will get wet and even get squishy but you have time to deal with it before your $3400 Persian rug ever meets that yellow dribble!
Whatever undies or trainers you choose, you’ll need to eventually ditch the diapers and get about 6-9 pairs of undies.