There are very few one-size cloth training pants on the market. Most are sized and more like underwear, but there are a few exceptions to this rule (as there should be) and one of those products is the GroVia My Choice Trainer.
To be open, I won this product during GroVia Chat Nights sometime last year. I stashed in my closet, and when my little tyke decided to show some interest in the potty, we pulled it out. This post also contains affiliate links to my favourite retailers. Purchases from these links provide a small income to this blog at no extra cost to you.
GroVia My Choice Trainer
The GroVia, My Choice Trainer, is a one-size cloth training pant that more closely resembles a diaper compared to previous training pants I have reviewed. It features stretchy snap tabs, one set of rise snaps, and a pocket for stuffing additional absorbency.
On the outside, you’ll find one single set of rise snaps for adjusting the size of the diaper. The stretchy tabs snap onto the front and the back for easy use and access to the trainer. They are also replaceable with a PLUS size option available for bigger kids (Plus Tabs are available for Kids 3T-5T, 35lbs Plus). The current tabs fit a suggested max of 35lbs/2T.
Inside the GroVia My Choice Trainer is an absorbent layer of 55% hemp and 45% cotton tucked into a polyester pocket. Small boosters and prefold diapers can fit into the pocket for additional absorbency. The pocket is lined with a GroCool™ layer to help a toddler feel wet and encourage potty training.
What I like
- Side Snaps: Side snapping trainers are as few between as a one size cloth trainer. Side snaps are perfect for pooping toddlers, as the GroVia My Choice Trainer can then be unsnapped without dragging poop down the leg. Great visual, eh? This is similar to the Flip Training Pant.
- Pocket Absorbency: The ability to tuck in additional absorbency into the pocket is a neat feature if you need more absorbency to handle a pee, night, or nap accident.
Honestly, the GroVia My Choice Trainer is my least favourite cloth training pant I have tried because it just fits weird. Most likely, he needs the plus size tabs which we don’t own. The trainer is very hard to pull on and off and when pulled on it gives a weird fit. GroVia My Choice trainers fit *best* when put on like a diaper. Stretchy tabs seem inventive, but they just don’t cut it for me. Additionally, the pocket opening is best suited to small absorbent materials. I’d rather skip that step and just use a trainer more suitable to a higher pee.
While a one-size cloth training pant seems like a good idea in thought, it’s not very practical in practice. As a consumer, I don’t need a one size cloth training pant because my kid will stay the same size during the potty learning experience. As a manufacturer, I can see how a one size product allows you only to have to produce one product. However, because this product doesn’t look or feel like underwear, I’m less inclined to use GroVia My Choice Trainers. I don’t feel the GroVia My Choice trainer is helping us transition from diapers to underwear.
For smaller kids, the GroVia My Choice Trainer might be a great transition to from diapers to underwear. I can see it having a place when boosted for road trips, and naps. Being able to add absorbency into the pocket, and having the well designed and water proof characteristics of GroVia products, the My Choice Trainer might have a place in your home.
Honestly, I’d skip it.
But if you want to buy one and try it yourself, check out my affiliates and then leave me a comment below about your GroVia My Choice Trainer Experience.