Each week is a new set of challenges in my adventures of potty training. This potty learning approach is a test of patience with this mama. I’m trying my best to be positive, encouraging and supportive of his desire to learn. However, this week I’m feeling challenged by his independence and lack of progression in potty training. It is in this that I am forever thankful for trainers! This week we are talking about Blueberry trainers. They were a great hit at the cabin earlier this week.
I did some great deal shopping for this post and picked up a size medium and large Blueberry trainers from the BST. This post is not sponsored but does contain affiliate links. Purchases from these links continue to support this blogs effort to talk all things cloth diaper and family adventuring.
Blueberry trainers are touted as one of the go-to choices for training pants. They seemed to be highly coveted amongst online chatter and known for keeping in the poop.
Blueberry Trainer Design
Similar to the Rumparooz Lil Learnerz, the Blueberry Trainer is a pull on cloth training pant similiar to underwear. I mention the underwear part because not all cloth trainers look like underwear.
Blueberry Trainers come in an array of prints and solids exclusive to Blueberry Diapers. The Llama print I have was an exclusive with Bohemian Baby, while Bugs is a recent regular line up print from 2016. You can find Blueberry Trainers in a wide array of fun and exciting prints.
On the outside, you’ll find soft, stretchy bands around the legs and waist. This band is a gentle elastic much like underwear and less like elastic.
Inside the diaper is white cotton velour for next to the skin. Between the exterior print and the velour is micro terry and PUL. Blueberry trainers are only partially waterproof and aimed at catching small accidents.
Training Pant Features to Love
- Sizing: I love the fit of the Large trainer on my little toddler because I like a roomier fit with my training pants for easy use. This size is aimed at 32lb – 45lb child, with precise measurements available at Blueberry.
- Keep the Poop In: Blueberry trainers did impress at the cabin last week with containing a poopy mess. Sometimes accidents happen and it is nice to know the elastics, fit, and sizing can help keep a poop in.
- Absorbency: If your trying to stay on top of mini accidents during the day, the Blueberry trainer is just right. With about 1/2cup to 3/4 cup of initial absorbency, this training pant is likely to keep the couch dry and encourage a trip to the potty.
- Underwear Look & Feel: Made of cotton, Blueberry trainers will be a great transition to underpants for little toddlers. They look and feel just like underwear (well with added bulk) and provide a great transition from diapers.
Room for Improvement
- Poopy Messes: While it is nice to use a pull on training pant for potty learning, it is not so nice when you have to deal with the poop. Pulling off a poopy Blueberry training pant was a careful endeavour and resulted in a lot of mess. Maybe snaps?
- Limited Sizing: My toddler is in the biggest available size for a Blueberry Trainer. It is disappointing that Blueberry trainers do not go up further in size. Many children may opt to toilet train at 2-3-4 years old, and Blueberry trainers may not be able to fit them if they are past the 40-45lb mark.
- Room for Leaks: If you’re trying to battle big gushes of urine, Blueberry trainers might not be for you. This trainer is not super absorbent and prone to leaking/wicking around the cotton elastic legs and waist.
I would recommend Blueberry trainers as a cloth training pant for the potty training/potty learning experience. These fit true to size, but I much prefer to size up for comfort and ease of use. Ideal for day time, these training pants can help any toddler transition out of diapers.
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