~I received a Flip Potty Trainer Kit from Cotton Babies in exchange for this post. Opinions and stories are my own.~
It is time for my next big step in my cloth diapering world…potty training. My 2 year old has been asking to use the potty for months now and constantly follows any of us to the bathroom and says she wants to go potty too. I keep putting it off because when it comes right down to it I am lazy. Her cloth diapers are so cute and we are in a routine with their use so why mess with what works? I have to put my laziness to the side and put my big girl panties on and say that it is officially time to let me daughter attempt to potty train. I took the same approach with my first daughter. The slow and steady while I wait till she is ready approach. It took a solid 6 months to get my first fully potty trained and we will see how it goes this round.
Cotton Babies makes a Flip Potty Trainer Kit that is exactly what I needed to get started. It includes 1 trainer and 3 organic cotton pads. If your child wets the insert it still holds in a ton of pee like a regular cloth diaper but lets your child feel the wetness which helps in potty training. The difference between a cloth trainer and a regular cloth diaper is that this one is meant to be pulled up and down like underwear. If your child pees in the insert just pull out the insert and put in a new one. You don’t need to change the trainer itself unless it gets soiled.
This Flip trainer offers multiple rise settings and expandable side panels so that this diaper can go from around 18 months to 4T or 20-50 pounds.
You attach the insert on both ends using Velcro.
The hardest part for me is washing those inserts 3 -5 times by themselves. You need to get any oils out and they become more absorbent each time you wash them.
It fits her great. She is right at 29 pounds and on the lean side and this diaper offers tons of room to grow. She is on the tightest side panel setting and medium rise setting. She could probably wear it without the side panels at all but this makes it easier for her to pull them up and down all on her own which of course is the point of a trainer. It allows them to do it on their own like it is underwear. The insert did not shift or move while she wore it which is important for her comfort level and so that it can do its intended job. In case of accidents (which there were plenty for us this week) you can easily unsnap the side for a diaper change like usual.
To let me brag a little she pooped on the potty about 20 minutes after I put this diaper on her for the first time. It was not her first time but it was still exciting. Motherhood and the talk of poop never seems to stop!
This is a great trainer for the beginning stages of potty training because this trainer has kept all accidents from leaking onto my daughter’s clothes. I found it easy to just pull out the insert and replace it when it was wet. I feel like it is worth the price because it comes with 3 inserts which is like 3 diaper changes. I can’t find anything I dislike about this trainer as I think it really has a great overall design and works for us like described. I did not try it overnight as they suggest using the organic cotton pad with one of their disposable pads and I don’t have any of those in which to try. We never had leaks during the daytime.
Cotton Babies has an online store that sells everything you need for your cloth diapering needs. If you know a cloth diapering mama most would be thrilled to receive cloth diapers for a gift (no I am not talking crazy we cloth mamas can be pretty hardcore). Pair it with cute clothes, baby carrier and toys from Cotton Babies as well and put together a gift basket for the holidays.
Purchase: You can purchase the Flip Potty Trainer Kit (1 trainer plus 3 organic cotton pads) for $29.95.
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