Have any of you mommies/daddies made cloth training pants for your little one?

Eunice - posted on 10/19/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and potty training is at somewhat of a standstill. She has been in cloth diapers for over a year now and her interest in potty training is up and down. We are not forcing her to potty train but would like to stop putting diapers on her. We also have a 9-month old son who is also in cloth diapers and would like to use all the CDs for him instead of sharing between the 2 of them.

I was thinking of sewing some cloth training pants for my daughter and started looking at some sewing patterns. Would prefer the outer layer to be PUL just in case of accidents. Most of the patterns I've seen all use cloth.

Any of you have any recommended patterns or websites for more help?

Thanks.

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Stefie - posted on 01/13/2012

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I have made some trainers, converted some, and bought some.

- I made Steller Transition pants. It is a nice pattern, but it is hard to hold more than a tiny accident. I tried different absorbing fabrics, but with too much in the middle they leaked. ...

- Basically it is a pattern for underwear that can have snaps. Then you can add PUL though the center if you want. The problem is that when you just have PUL on the center it leaks. If you already have a pattern you could just add PUL though the center. Maybe you will have better luck than I did.

- I also converted one of my bum genius into a trainer. I just added snaps to the side and bought the flip side thing. The only issue is that she still knows it is a diaper. It looks like a diaper.

- I then bought the flip trainer in the pattern that is totally different than all of her diapers. I really like the flip trainers, and I like that she is able to potty train and we can deal with accidents more effectively. I would totally recommend maybe one flip trainer for outings and maybe bed time, and then you can just use gerber pants for around the house (BTW I also converted these to be more absorbent by sneaking zorb in the middle. It looks like underwear and will wet clothing if there is an accident. But it will absorb a lot more of that mess, so you have less carpets to clean)



BTW my girls are 3 and 1 1/2. My 3 year old took forever to potty train. We tried everything! Now she finally gets it, and her sister wants to do it too! I have issues with a kid potty training before they can complete sentences. Anyways, that is why we love the flip trainers. We had to do disposable pull ups with my older one at night and outtings. We are much happier with the flip system for my little one.

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