I love things that are versatile and have not one, but many more different types of uses. The Charlie Banana Training Pants are such a creation. This multi-purpose pull on underpants not only act as a Training Pant but also a swimming pant. And why not? The primary intention of swimming is to keep poop out of the pool. But if you want a swim diaper with snaps and such check out the Charlie Banana Swimming Diaper too.
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Charlie Banana Extraordinary Training Pants
The Charlie Banana Extraordinary Training pants come in an array of prints and solids with four sizing options from 11 – 55 pounds. We were sent Chevron in size Large.
The Extraordinary Training pants are a pull on pant with a drawstring elastic. This gives them that feels like underwear experience with a customizable waist for even the skinniest of training toddlers.
Structurally, the Charlie Banana training pant is composed of a waterproof polyester exterior with an organic cotton inner. The entire inner of the diaper is organic cotton, and an extra absorbent strip lays in the centre made of 88% biconstituent fibre and 12% polyester for additional absorbency (to catch those accidents).
Extraordinary Training Pants in Action
This Large size pair of Charlie Banana Training Pants is a little small for my big guy who weighs in at a chunky 37lbs and a size 3T. Regardless, they did fit, and they were easy to pull on and off. However, as I’ve mentioned before in my reviews of potty training pants, I prefer a bigger size for easier use. Teaching little hands to pull a diaper on and off can be a struggle and if it’s just easier with a bigger size.
Sizing: I’m going to say the sizing is right on the money with the Charlie Banana Extraordinary training pants and go by the chart listed on their website to get the best fit for your child.
Will it hold an entire pee? No. Honestly, there are very few training pants that do because training pants aren’t diapers. They are underwear to help your little person use the potty and maybe keep embarrassing accidents at bay.
Lucky for you, the Charlie Banana training pant’s polyester exterior is waterproof. A tight fit ensures there is little to no wicking or leaking from these training pants. Unlike some brands which have soft fabric leg elastics, this ensures that the couch stays a little dryer.
What about poops? Pooping toddlers are the one reason I don’t like a pull on training pant and prefer options with snaps. If you have a toddler, you know the stress of toilet pooping. We did poop in this at a birthday party, and it wasn’t pretty. In the poops defence, I can’t imagine any diaper that would have kept that explosion in. (He’d be holding it for several days). If your kid only poops in underwear consider the Extraordinary Training Pant with snaps. The extra couple of dollars is worth not dragging poop down legs! #askmehowIknow #Idothisforaliving
It might not be the most absorbent training pant on the market, but the adjustable waist and low price point make it a reasonable and affordable option. If you are looking for a little extra protection during the potty learning experience and you want to spend a little less than some of the other options, consider Charlie Banana.