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penguinande 12-12-2012 03:55 PM

Best Bottom Trainers?
Are these absorbent? Waterproof? We are pretty early in the pling process, but my dd will pee in the potty if not wearing anything on the bottom. We can do that often enough at home, but I want something for the rest of the time and for going out that will seem like undies to dd, that are easy up and down, and that are absorbent and waterproof enough to hold an accident without getting her clothes wet. Do these fit the bill? Other suggestions? How do Gerber and similar training pants work (I'm thinking for around the house and for when she gets more consistent with using the potty). TIA!

TrennaII 12-12-2012 06:47 PM

Re: Best Bottom Trainers?
I really wanted to love them and really really really really didn't.

They held more than I expected but no, not full accidents while you're out and about. We had to fanagle 2 inserts into them for that.

The biggest mistake they made was not making the leg holes stretchy. As you can see on their size charts, for instance, one size fits thighs "14-14 1/2 inches". On my son (who did have 14" thighs, even) they were too tight at the top of his thigh and still gapped at the crotch, so they leaked.

For my full tirade you can search the forums ... I don't need to repeat it all here.

They're such a great concept but so badly executed.

Gerbers are like underwear with more padding, and you put waterproof pants over.

A lot of people love Grovia and Flips. Didn't work for us because he'd try to pull them up and they would come unsnapped.

Sadly, we're in disposables until I finish sewing him some ... oh maybe I ought to do that with my quiet house tonight instead of messing around online ...

Have a look at Tinkle Time Trainers. And people love Superundies (also didn't work for us, odd fit).

penguinande 12-12-2012 07:00 PM

Re: Best Bottom Trainers?
Well that's disappointing. I wouldn't want to spend that much if they're not very effective. I'd rather do something like the Gerber and do dappi pull ons over.

penguinande 12-13-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Best Bottom Trainers?
Has anyone had a good experience with these? Any other trainer recommendations? I don't want to spend too much...

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