Looking for an absorbent washable underwear? Or maybe you’re looking for a transitional diaper to support your child in moving from diapers to underwear?
Trainers, Pull-Ups, and other variations of learning underwear provide parents with an absorbent, sometimes customizable, and adaptable garmet that can support their toddler in moving to the next diapering stages.
There are many different types of training underwear including those that are just padded underwear, those that are pull on diapers, those that are hybrid versions of a diaper and underwear, and those that are designed for a night time diapering strategy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need training pants
Can I hand wash trainers
It depends on the style, there are many different variations and some of the more dense styles like sloomb, apple cheeks and Thirsties would be difficult to handwash.
How does sizing work?
Each brand is different with a wide array of sizing. Some brands sell a one-size variation that is either true to sizing or fits on the larger size. Many brands go to a sized trainer to get that “just like underwear” approach to trainers.
There is a lot of choice when it comes to trainer sizing. Many trainers work as big kid diapers.
Why are they so expensive
On average washable trainers can cost about $20 per pair. This is for a just like a diaper absorbency.
$10 washable trainers usually catch small accidents.
$30-40 trainers are more like big kid underwear designed to hold larger pees.
A lower cost option is to consider pull on covers, or pull on pocket diapers, and purchase your absorbency separately. This is available with the Best Bottom or Bebeboo, or Super Undies systems. You could reuse what you have to keep the cost down.
How do I teach my child to use the potty
That is beyond my expertise.
As one parent to another – be gentle with your child, and be gentle with yourself.
What about disposable pull ups
A fantastic choice for many families. Single-use pull ups offer you the ease of use and trimness that you might be looking for.
they can look and feel a little too much like diapers, but you have so many choices to choose from.
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