It’s potty training season! Anyone scrambling to get this task done before preschool starts next month? So what’s the fastest way to get your child potty trained?
CLOTH TRAINING PANTS!!
Many experts agree that disposable diapers and training pants (like Pull-Ups) can hinder potty training efforts. Alternatively, they say that if the child can feel that s/he is wet (as in with cloth), then s/he can potty train a lot sooner than if in disposables. Though it makes sense, I can’t really attest to it. My son practically potty-trained himself before he was 2 years old (and sooner if I would have let him). He didn’t wear cloth, but he has always had an unusually keen sense of wetness and fascination with toilets since infancy.
When my son was potty training, he used Pull-Ups at night and during long errands/car rides. Mostly because I felt more comfortable knowing that if he did have an accident, we were covered. However, Pull-Ups and the like are expensive. More so than “regular diapers.” I’ll admit that I would reuse his Pull-Ups more than once, since he didn’t wet them and I didn’t want to waste a perfectly dry Pull-Up. But after a couple of times of use, I really needed to throw them away. And what a waste it was every time! I really wish that I had thought of using cloth at the time.
Now that he’s 3 years old and has been potty-trained for over a year, he has long past the need to wear Pull-Ups. But being the crazy mother that I am, I still prefer it if he wore some type of overnight protection. Nothing much, just something in case he accidentally forgets to wake up before he needs to use the bathroom. I know, I know. I’m paranoid.
Having him wear a Pull-Up now would almost be a humiliation, a step backwards. I want him to continue to think he is wearing underwear, and Super Undies are perfect choice. In general, cloth training pants look and feel less like a diaper and more like underwear anyway, but Super Undies are stylish and sleek. Their trim appearance make them discreet, and their fun names and super-hero style make your child more apt to wear them over disposable training pants and other brands of cloth training pants.
That’s what drew me to them originally. We already had the Blueberry and Imse Vimse cloth training pants, both of which are cute but not very absorbent at all. So I wanted to have my son try Super Undies. They have a smooth waterproof outer, stretchy sides, a soft inside, and a sewn-in absorbent core (three layers of microfiber, four in the large size). And the style is, of course, super-hero cute!
I actually got the pleasure of meeting the super-friendly and creative mastermind behind the logo, who my son still remembers by name. Laura, also the owner of StarBunz cloth diapers, was kind enough to walk us through the ins and outs of her “shop” and let Jacob pick out his favorite color of the pull-on style Super Undies. Of course, he picked his favorite color, Moss Monster. (He’s actually wearing them tonight.)
- Pulls up and down without any closures to worry about.
- Most like underwear.
- Absorbent but not designed for containing an entire “accident.” (It gives the child just enough absorbency for the start of an accident.)
- Super-hero style front with quick release snaps in the back in case a mess has occurred.
- Has a pocket for adding inserts for extra absorbency.
- Designed for nighttime bed wetters and not yet potty trained toddlers.
Bottom line: I LOVE these for their cuteness, their softness, and their absorbency! If you’re still unsure about going cloth for potty training, you have nothing lose by trying one. There is a 14-day hassle-free money back guarantee!
As a bonus, you can receive a 10% discount site-wide with free shipping within the US ($10 international shipping) by using this code: VILLAGE
WIN: Laura at Super Undies is generously offering one of you a Potty Training Package (total value $36.94)!
Included in this package is:
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