You’re probably disappointed to read, we haven’t finished potty training. I’m sure we could nail it down if I amped up my parenting game, but I kind of fail at motherhood most days. My toddler is now 2.5 at the end of the month and house trained. Leaving the house is a different situation. I believe we are stalling outside of the home because of the lack of communication skills my toddler has. I’m not very good at the whole sign language thing, and I don’t have any flying ducks what he’s saying when he does talk. So, we aren’t making progress.
At home, he’s a champ. He’s also really good about using the potty when we are in familiar places. Don’t even force the issue because he doesn’t want to be told to go potty. He’s great at nights and holds it unless he’s chugged 4 glasses of milk. It that situation I am grateful for my Omaiki Hero Night Training Pants.
Disclosure: I purchased these. There are commissioned links in this post.
Bummis Potty Pant
The Bummis Potty Pant has quickly become a favourite in my house. Across the web, I had read the Bummis Potty Pant was an excellent cloth training pant choice. Parents who have tried this trainer have had great experiences, and now, since buying this on a Black Friday Sale at Lagoon Baby, I can attest they were right.
It’s a pretty simple design that reminds me of the Nicki’s Diapers Training Pant. My Nicki’s Diapers Training Pant is too small but I do feel the Bummis Potty Pant is a bigger overall size. It’s like a cross between those and Kanga Care Lil Learnerz.
Bummis Potty Pant comes in 5 sizes from XS to XL, with a variety of weights from 18lbs – 35lbs. Manufactured in Montreal, the Bummis Potty Pant is a transitional garment to help move from diapers to underwear. It features a classic underwear style cut with two layers of absorbency sewn into the centre portion of the potty pant and lined with cotton/hemp. The exterior is lined in PUL to keep the wet in.
Potty Pants in Action
- Absorbency: Always, I’m going to remind you cloth training pants are not intended to replace diapers. Therefore they are less absorbent. The Bummis Potty Pant absorbency is made of cotton terry and a polyester/cotton blend. This material holds up well to most small/average pees. I think its great, it’s not as amazing as the Bella Luna, but it’s definitely sufficient.
- Fewer Leaks: I’m not sold it’s the most or the best in terms of absorbency, but I do know it’s amazing at not leaking or wicking. Earlier this week, he went down for a nap in the Bummis Potty Pant; he peed shortly after waking and we didn’t have any problems with wet pants. Some cloth training pants seem to wick the moisture to the seams a lot more than others. These particular potty pants seem to hold the moisture in the centre and keep it from spreading.
- Comfort & Fit: I ordered the size our weight category fell into and I’m pleasantly surprised with the fit. It’s just right. Cloth Training Pants shouldn’t fit super tight. Toddlers and preschoolers need to be able to get their hands into the waistband to be able to independently use the toilet when ready. My toddler can take these off and that’s a check. They also look super comfortable and no complaints from him.
Bummis Potty Pant is Awesome
I like the Bummis Potty Pant. It’s a contender for my top 5 favourite cloth training pants. I reach for this cloth training pant more often than others, and I would buy it again to build my stash (if I needed to build my stash).
My only concern is the Bummis Potty Pant comes in only 5 sizes. My toddler is on the bigger side of life, but it would be nice to see a XXL sizing option for those of us with chunky toddlers/preschoolers and who want a little more absorbency when leaving the house.
I hope potty training in your house is more successful than mine. If not, remind yourself learning new things is challenging. I’m okay with this. It’s okay it is taking us 6-7-8 months or more. He is strong, independent and capable. When he’s ready he’ll do it. I have the luxury to stay at home with him and let him explore the toilet and learn at his own pace, and I will let him do this. It’s okay. This works for us.
PS he totally hates wearing diapers but if I know we are running errands without toilet options I have to force him into it. It’s winter. It’s -25C, peeing in the bushes isn’t an option. That is why you haven’t seen him modeling in any of my latest cloth diaper reviews.