Reusable Training Pants Are Easy On Your Pocket

Almost out of diapers but dreading the sticker shock of disposable trainers? Try using cloth training pants instead. There are many choices and they are super cute, too.


Ecoposh cloth trainer

From the folks that brought you the deliciously wonderful Rumparooz cloth diapers come Ecoposh Recycled Organic Training Pants (Kanga Care, $16). Featuring bamboo, organic cotton and recycled water bottles, they also boast a layer of biodegradable TPU -- a waterproof layer that will contain an accident if your little one doesn’t make it to the potty in time.

Available in 5 attractive colors, these trainers are trim and easy to pull off and on, and super absorbent. They require washing (and drying) 5 times to reach maximum absorbency, but when they do, watch out -- they will hold more than most cloth trainers. And don't let the water bottle thing throw you off -- it feels like soft cotton jersey. What a fun way to reuse water bottles!

Charlie Banana

Charlie Banana cloth trainer

Charlie Banana’s line of reusable products for babies doesn’t stop at their impossibly adorable diapers -- they also have a full line of reusable cloth training pants (Charlie Banana, $13)  that -- wait for it -- double as swim diapers. They come in four sizes, from extra small suitable for young babies to extra large that will fit a larger toddler.

Available in a bevy of bright, attractive colors as well as super fun prints, they feature a waterproof layer of PUL on the outside and a soft organic cotton interior. Extremely trim and perfect for a non-trained kiddo at the pool, they are also easy to use for those who are getting accustomed to the potty.


Blueberry cloth training pants

Blueberry is a household name for many cloth diapering families, and their adorable designs are featured on these training pants (Blueberry, $16) as well as their famous diapers.

The inner lining is a super-soft cotton velour and they feature a hidden layer of waterproof PUL to help catch small accidents. The waist and legs feature soft, stretchy elastic that won't leave marks on your little one's skin. They don't claim to be completely waterproof, however, so if your child is wetting during nap time or bed time, you might want to use something else for sleeping situations.

With plenty of prints and a variety of colors suitable for both boys and girls, these trim trainers are a favorite of many moms.


Flip training system

If you loved your BumGenius or Flip cloth diapers, you’ll likely love the Flip Potty Trainer Kit (Cotton Babies, $30). A two-piece system, it consists of organic cotton soaker pads that attach to a waterproof outer shell. This system is unique as it is a one-size trainer and can be adjusted to fit a child from 20 pounds to 50.

The organic soakers are very thirsty and feel wet against your child’s skin -- so she knows she's wet. The outer shell is totally waterproof, so with a good fit, you can feel confident in using these trainers whenever. And you can add absorbency if your child needs it, which is a huge bonus.

The stretchy side panels make them easy to pull up and down and they also snap off in case of accidents. Trim and cute, this is a nice way to continue your love of the BumGenius line of products when your child is potty training.

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