Announcing a new product from Bebeboo Diapers! The last time we did this was the launch of the Bebeboo Flex, Cloth Diaper Cover, and was one of the first to cover the original Bebeboo Pocket (now redesigned and better). I’m giving you my first impressions of the Bebeboo Grow, an adaptive cloth diaper to help you transition from diapering to potty learning with ease.
Now I don’t have a baby in diapers, but I did review a whole slew of training pants back in the day and you can check out my favourites reusable training pants and my favourite bedwetting pants. I am passing this trainer onto a local mama for some feedback and details to support you in better understanding how this works.
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About Bebeboo Diapers
Haven’t heard of Bebeboo? Bebeboo is the brand of the incredible passionate Thea, who lives in Las Vegas and is dedicated to created products that work for you and your family. This USA designed diaper is manufactured in a family shop in China and products are designed to offer quality products at an accessible and affordable price point.
I interviewed Thea at the beginning of her cloth diaper business. You can listen to that show on the Cloth Diaper Podcast.
You can find Bebeboo at select cloth diaper retailers, or order direct from Bebeboo.
About the Grow
The Bebeboo Grow Training Pant is an adaptable version of the Bebeboo Choice Pocket Diaper. Thea provided some photos pre-wash, but post-wash you can see the product shrinks and changes. When chatting with Thea she wanted to create an ease-of-use product for toddlers using her existing design.
Taking the Bebeboo Choice Pocket, she swapped the tabs for stretching side tabs for ease of use pulling up and down. Side tabs are beneficial for toddlers because they are easier to put on when doing a standing change. They also offer that ‘underwear’ style feel and comfort.
The Bebeboo Grow Training pant features everything you love about the Bebeboo Choice Pocket but with the right changes to make it more adaptable and accessible for potty training.
- One Size fits most with rise snaps for adjusting the length of the diaper
- Large pocket opening at the back of the diaper
- Mix and match with your favourite prefold or inserts
- Thea provid3ed me with the Bebeboo Fold, 3 layers of bamboo cotton amazing-ness.
- Bamboo/Cotton lining (no need for stay-dry experience when potty training)
- Stretchy Waist with three sizing options
- Retails at $16.95 USD, not sold with absorbency
Bebeboo Grow on YouTube – Video review of the Potty Training Pants coming in the week to come!!!!
What I Love about the Bebeboo Grow Training Pant
I love that this is just a diaper that is easily adaptive for toddlers and preschoolers with its stretch side snaps for pull on or off functionality. So often, cloth diaper brands get caught up in making absorbent underwear, but sometimes we just need more functional cloth diapers like this. This is product that you could buy if you’re thinking about switching at 18 months or you want a natural fibre pocket. While this is a training pant, you could very much use this at any stage or age during the cloth diaper journey.
Side snapping diapers used to be such a thing and then they disappeared, maybe this is the return?
I love that this is an one size fits most potty-training pant. Most training pants are sized and that can be difficult to find the size you need and if you have multiple children. My son needed Larges and my daughter needed Mediums, and the second-hand market really sucked. The Bebeboo Choice Pocket already has great sizing up to 40lbs, and we can see the stretchy tabs were designed to be longer and offer a wider extended sizing option.
This training pant even fit Mr. Bear, my demo stuffy. He usually fits at about 10-12lbs, making this a diaper you could use from babyhood to potty training. Despite this observation, it’s unlikely this diaper would be functional at 10lbs because the wings would catch liquid, carry it, and cause leaking. I would recommend this product for bigger babies at 20lbs who can fold the wings onto themselves to reduce wicking when needed. Waiting user feedback.
I love that this is a use what you have kind of product. Bebeboo recognizes that when potty training happens we already have an entire stash of inserts and prefolds to clot diaper are children. Bebeboo recognizes that some people are going to need this just for accidents and poops, and others are looking for a bedwetting solution. The Bebeboo Grow Training pant allows you to customize your absorbency and use what you have. No need to buy a whole system, just buy the shell for the low price of $16.95 and add your existing inserts.
Need an insert? Thea sent me the incredibly absorbent Bebeboo Fold featuring three layers of cotton/bamboo. But you could also reuse or repurpose materials, pair it with a flat, or just add in your favourite inserts.
What I don’t love about the Bebeboo Grow Training Pant
Something totally cosmetic…. I don’t love the cream bamboo/cotton inner for cosmetic reasons. This year, we’ve reviewed so many great diapers with grey inners (La Petite Ourse and Cutie Patootie) that have made me start to embrace the coloured inside of a cloth diaper as a way to hide staining and reduce laundry stress.
This diaper is going to stain. That is OKAY. Stains are normal, and not any indication of your diapers cleanliness. But this is also one of the only ways you get a natural fibre inner, so for that we will give on this issue.
A common complaint with stretchy tabs is wicking and leaking from the wings. This is likely to happen with the Bebeboo Grow Trainer too. To prevent this you can fold them up on themselves and ensure that all parts are pointed down, and make sure you have enough absorbency in the body of the diaper.
- Waiting for feedback from testers on this.
I have mixed feelings on the back open pocket. The pocket is so large it’s easy to stuff the inserts in and more likely to agitate the diapers out. What I don’t love is that it’s a back pocket, and might have to touch a poopy insert and pull it out – that is a common cloth diaper problem that is resolved by Diaper Dawg Mitts. Honestly, this isn’t a make or break moment for me, but it is a critical thought about the function of the diaper.
I wonder if the diaper could use more height in the length for that preschooler age/stage. But already, with the pictures coming into the Bebeboo Chat Group, we can see that this diaper does a great job fitting a wide range of toddlers and preschoolers. Find Bebeboo Ambassadors and Enthusiasts on Instagram.
Most training pants are priced at $15-20 for a pair of reusable underwear. This product is $16.95 for a shell without inserts. It’s not CHEAP, but it’s also not EXPENSIVE. It is high quality product that’s designed more like a pocket or shell system (and if we compare it to other pocket diapers, then the price is acceptable).
I do feel this is a fair price, but you might also be like I can pick up the Nicki’s Training Pant for $9.99. Yes, you can but it’s synthetic, sized, and not adjustable in its sizing. It also not a great fit on my kids.
The Bebeboo Grow, a cloth training pant or reusable pull-up, really expands and improves on the current selection of cloth trainers. There is a smattering of products in the market that are similar but their functionality is outdated and they really fail to address the needs of current parents.
This product takes an already fantastic product – the Bebeboo Choice – and makes it more adaptable for toddlers and preschoolers to transition from diapers to the toilet.
I think I would love this and that it’s a much better choice than the Omaiki Super Hero Underwear for bedwetting kids (add in a receiving blanket), and a great choice for parents considering switching to cloth diapers at 15months +