POTTY TRAINING IN CLOTH
No matter what age your child is. If
you are looking into potty training you probably have lots of
questions. We have outlined many questions below but if you
have more, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advantages of Using Reusable Training
What are the benefits to reusable
potty training pants?
Reusable training pants are easy to
use and reuse saving you money and bringing comfort to your child
when dry and some discomfort when wet. Most reusable
products used in day training will allow your child to feel
wetness which some parents find helpful during potty
training. Reusable training pants are environmentally
friendly too helping to teach the next generation to reuse rather
than throw away.
Will I really save money using a
reusable potty training solution?
You can easily save money by using
a reusable potty training solution. The cost savings vary
depending on when you start the potty training process and how
long it takes.
I am not sure if I should invest in
reusable training pants. I think my child will be done potty
Worst case scenario you purchase
your reusable potty training supplies and your child trains like a
superstar and no longer needs them after a month. Then you
can resell your supplies for the difference that it would have
cost you to use a disposable product that month. Bottom line
you would break even. If cloth training pants helped your
child train faster, then you have the perceived savings of those
months you would have been stuck still changing a disposable
Do I really need training
No, I guess you don't need, need
training pants like we need food and water. We could just
allow our kiddos to run around naked...at home...but not to go
shopping or to the park, etc. Training pants make the toilet
learning process easier on caregiver and child. The easy up
and down makes going to the potty umpteen times a day
easier. The new style gives the child the encouragement he
needs to keep dry. They are not needed, but for many
families they are a good idea.
We have only ever used disposable
diaper and I have lots of questions.
My child has always been in
disposable diapers, will he react poorly to a cloth trainer?
Most children respond very well to
cloth trainers. Older children find them more
comfortable. Amongst the older set, the SuperUndies have a
certain Super Hero appeal. Compared to a disposable pull-on
diaper, reusable training pants are considered to be more
comfortable and less scratchy. They are also less
diaper-like and more like real underwear.
I have never used cloth diapers,
could I realistically use cloth training pants?
Absolutely, I know some people
assign super hero status to anybody who cloth diapers but contrary
to this belief even cloth diapers are pretty easy. Cloth
training pants are a breeze. We will set up specific details
for you here.
Are cloth training pants going to
It depends, day time training pants
should not be bulky. However night time training pants can
sometimes be as you will adjust the absorbency to meet the needs
of your child. Realize though that overnight trainers
shouldn't be any more bulky than a full disposable trainer come
morning time. Many children find the cloth to be more
comfortable than a paper/plastic alternative.
Do you have to use plastic pants
over cloth trainers?
No, you would not need plastic
pants over any of the modern training pants that we sell at
our shop. The only exception is the Little Beetles Learner;
the trainer is designed for the parent who wants only natural
fabrics and is not waterproof. If waterproofing is desired
with this trainer most parents choosing this trainer would select
a wool soaker as a companion not plastic pants.
How many training pants would I
How many training pants you need
does depend on your situation. Many people purchase 6 to 8
trainers. However, if you are transitioning out of diapers
you may only have 2-4 and when they get soiled you would use your
diapers for the rest of the day. Or if using only overnight
you may only need 1 or 2 depending on how frequently you do
Can training pants be washed in the
Yes, all of the training pants we
offer at our shop can be washed in the washing machine. For
complete washing instructions for potty training click
Choosing the Type of Training Pant
My child is only having poo
Ugh, as messy as these are the end
will come. Until then plan to choose a trainer with a snap
release on the sides to make clean up easier. Also you would
probably really appreciate the diaper sprayer. The sprayer
is used to spray poo out of diapers and trainers before washing.
My child is only having pee
Even though training is not
complete, having to only deal with pee accidents is a big
relief. Choosing a trainer that pulls up and pulls down at
this stage moves your child into a more underwear-like trainer.
My child only needs a bedwetting
You probably won't need very many
training pants 1 or 2 should be plenty. Choose a trainer
with the level of absorbency that you need.
If your child is a light wetter at
night and accidents are small then a standard pull on trainer
would work or a pocket style trainer with an absorbent insert like
the Blueberry one-size bamboo insert should
If your child is a heavy wetter at
night then choose a trainer with absorbency like a night
diaper. The Super Undies Nighttime has been designed with the
older bedwetting child in mind more absorbency can be added to
this trainer if needed.
My child hasn't had an accident in
quite awhile but I am afraid to take him out in public without a
diaper or pull up.
The waterproof underwear style
trainers would meet your need for protection well. Look and
feel like underwear but have a hidden waterproof barrier for your
own peace of mind. Blueberry Day Time Trainers and Imse
Vimse Trainers should meet this need well.
My child is a heavy
wetter overnight and leaks out of his pull-up sometimes.
Choosing a cloth option puts you in
charge of absorbency. I would recommend looking at the Super
Undies Overnights. You may want to top off
the trainer with wool or fleece pants or shorts depending on the
season. Using wool or fleece as the pj bottom will act as an
extra water resistant barrier and keep the wetness inside rather
than on the bed or sheets. As a last resort, you could pick
up a cloth mattress pad cover (most cloth diaper company's make
one) that would keep your child comfortable and the bed dry.
training can seem an unknown and dauntless task to parents at
times. Sometimes parents feel like if they just get the right
gadget or gizmo that their child will magically run to the potty and
independently take care of their elimination needs. We have
all heard the wonder stories of friends and family but we live in
our own reality and the truth is that potty training takes dedicated
parental involvement for an unknown period of time much like any
skill or value we as parents want to pass along to our
children. This is one of the first steps of many in raising
your child to become an independent adult the next thing you know
and you will be guiding them behind the scenes through their teenage