It’s an exciting time in my three-year-old’s life! Kay just started preschool last month, we got a new kitchen floor (boy is that ever fun to slide around on in her socks), and she’s been really rocking this potty training thing.
It’s an exciting time over at AppleCheeks headquarters too. After years of customer requests, AppleCheeks has just released the newest addition to their cloth diapering line: Learning Pants!
Brand new AppleCheeks Learning Pants come in three colours and three sizes:
- Small (size 2/3) – fits approximately 18-25 lbs
- Medium (size 3/4) – fits approximately 25-35 lbs
- Large (size 5/6) – fits approximately 30-45+ lbs
These learning pants look and fit remarkably like underwear, with soft, wide leg elastics. The outside has waterproof PUL through the crotch and high up the front and back, along with two layers of microfiber sewn in to absorb little accidents.
These trainers have a narrow pocket and come with a microfiber booster for kids who need just a little bit more absorbency. To be honest, I found the pocket kind of a pain to stuff though, because the crotch is so much narrower than a traditional pocket diaper. In this case, I wish it had a sleeve style pocket so I could grab the other end of the insert and pull it through. Fortunately, you don’t need to take the booster out and restuff with every use like you would with a diaper.
Kay is three years old and 33 pounds, so we went with a size medium. The sizes are labeled with suggested ages, but I would recommend going with the weight ranges instead as they seemed to be more accurate for my little one. For example, all Kay’s pants and clothes are size 3, but there’s no way she would have fit into a size small despite the suggested size 2/3 (weight range of 18-25 pounds).
It’s important to understand that trainers aren’t intended to hold a full-on accident. These are just right for Kay though, as she can feel the wetness and catch herself at the start of a leak, then get to the washroom without having to change her pants.
I am in love with how trim these Learning Pants are! You really can’t tell that Kay’s wearing them under her jeans. They feel just like underwear to her, and she has no problem pulling them up and down independently as needed. In fact, of all the trainers I’ve used, I would say these ones look and fit the most like regular underwear.
Daytime dryness is pretty much a non-issue at this point, so we’ve been using our AppleCheeks trainer mostly at night. The waterproof PUL extends all the way up the front and up the back, which works really well for overnight protection (i.e., when she’s lying on her front or on her back). The full waterproof PUL and microfiber coverage helps both of us feel more secure at night. After all, I’m sleeping right next to her! I haven’t tested it, but I would expect the PUL coverage up the front to be good protection for little boys too.
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