If you’ve been following the potty training journey, then you know I’ve been potty training for almost a year because in my world I don’t force things. My children are fiercely independent and you can’t make them do anything. It’s both frustrating and rewarding.
Over the course of this potty training experience, we’ve been using potty training pants. My original reasons for using cloth training pants have really evolved over the past year and now I mostly use them because my kid is too big for diapers, and I don’t have many other choices. He also refuses to wear a diaper despite the frequent accidents. *sigh*
As my kid continues to grow and learn to use the potty, it gives me the opportunity to review all the cloth training pants. I’m not upset about it at all. Most recently, Mother-ease, a favourite Canadian brand of mine, sent me a pair of Big Kid Training Pants
Disclosure: That’s right this post is sponsored. I recieved a pair of training pants in exchange to write this. I have an enthusiastic positive relationship with Mother-ease it’s important to note I write honest posts without influence. Affiliate links are used in this post and result in an earned comission after a successful sale.
Mother-ease Big Kid Training Pants
Finally, big kid training pants for big kids.
Seriously, why do cloth diaper manufacturers continue to make small fitting training pants?
If you’re a mom like me, you’re probably trying to encourage your “too big for diapers toddler” to use the potty, and you need something past 40lbs! This is where Mother-ease comes to the rescue. The Big Kid Training Pants comes in three sizes – Small (25-33lbs), Medium (33-40lbs), Large (40-48lbs).
We recieved both a medium and a large. My toddler is 39 ish pounds and a size 3/4T. He fits comfortably in the medium.
The outside of the Mother-ease training pant is PUL OR TPU. As pictures show its a classic underwear cut with elastics in the legs and waistband. The elastics are bound with a softer binding than other Mother-ease cloth diapers.
Inside the Big Kid Training Pants is bamboo terry material. This is sewn throughout the interior of the diaper. Bamboo terry is both a luscious soft matieral and a feel wet material to help your big kid potty train. They are rated to hold two pee accidents. This is according to Mother-ease. This is variable to the amount of pee your toddler pees. My real life experience would disagree with this statement. See below.
Price Point: $24.95 – $26.95 Canadian available from Mother-ease directly.
My Real World Take
Truthfully, I’m a skeptic on the absorbency suggestions coming from Mother-ease. Without doing any kitchen testing, holding two pee accidents hasn’t been my experience. I find it closer to 5-6 ounces of absorbency. #notconfirmed. I find this a little baffling because in the past Mother-ease has always nailed it with the expectations of their diaper absorbency, especially with their night diapers.
It’s also really hard to get a good gage on any cloth diaper trainer until your child pees on an outing, and when your potty training that’s the opposite goal of blog reviewing.
That said, I’ve had a pretty good experience with these training pants.
- Super Easy for Toddler to use – big check yes because independence is important for us.
- Comfortable & Easy fit – nothing digs, nothing pinches, and it seals around the leg elastics without being too tight or big in the wrong places.
- The Medium Fits him great which is awesome because this chunky kid doesn’t fit many cloth training pants.
- Doubles as a Swim Suit? Maybe this isn’t really a perk, but if your kid is too big for swim diapers and you need to hit up the local splash pad these will keep in a toddler poop!
- Sliding off a poop is never fun, and I wish more training pants offered side snaps (like these), but hey, job done. Win.
Truthfully, at their price point, this is not my most favourite cloth training pant.
But, it is made in Canada, it does fit bigger kids, and it does hold in a poop.
Those are pretty good points.
It also has a waterproof exterior, so while it doesn’t catch a whole pee, it does a really good job at keeping pants mostly dry.
It’s also something my toddler can pull on and off himself! That’s huge for us. I do use these frequently, and more often than some of the other training pants in our stash.
If you love the prints (how can you not love Mother-ease prints?) then you should try this.
One of the best ways I convince my kid to wear clothese these days if it has a character on it. Sharks are a big win for my toddler boy. That battle alone is worth owning a pair of these.
Personally, I prefer their bedwetting pants and AIO Cloth Diapers.