Pop out the potty and get on guard, the toddler’s starting toilet training. Luckily, there are training pants that help them transition with less mess and less laundry. It’s not sorcery, it’s just smart.
Training pants are specially designed waterproof underwear for young children in aid of toilet training. Looking like regular undies, they help toddlers transition out of nappies by allowing them to feel the sensation of wetness, whilst the absorbency contains one wee or poo.
We’ve handpicked a list of reusable training pants available in Australia and answered some questions about how to find your go-to pair.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
13 reusable training pants for success
A great pair of training pants helps your child achieve toilet training success while saving your carpet and sanity at the same time.
In no particular order, here are 12 training pant brands we love:
They’ll be chuffed with these little numbers that look so much like real undies. Featuring four-layer protection from the front waistband all the way to back, they’re lightweight, machine washable and tumble dryer safe.
Save the carpet, save the clothes. Available in gorgeous designs, these waterproof PUL (soft cotton lined) beauties have a padded gusset and stretch cotton leg bands and waistband to make things all the more comfortable for your little trainer.
These cotton jersey numbers are snazzy and available in five rainbow shades. Easy for your toddler to take on and off, they aid in toilet training independence and give you that extra bit of security, especially when you are out. Too good.
Made from premium GOTS certified organic cotton jersey, your toddler can toilet train in style. How will you choose between the cool prints? With no harmful chemicals or materials in sight, they are kind to the environment and of course, to the skin.
These attractive, quick-drying toilet training companions will fit trainees anywhere from 3.5 to 15kg due to their built-in snap system. It’s designed to contain one wee or poo, but to be washed and reused over and over saving you lots of moolah.
Taking the puddles out of potty training, these well-made training pants are soft and comfortable on your child’s skin. Tucked away out of sight are the waterproof and absorbent components but all they’ll be focused on are the gorgeous prints and being a big kid.
En route from the supermarket trolley to the toilet? Stress less! With the perfect amount of stretch in the waist and just a little in the legs, these nappy pants are super soft and comfortable not crunchy and provide enough absorbency to get you through.
In a handy pack of five, these unisex undies have a concealed water-resistant layer for containing little accidents. They allow your little one to feel wet so they can make their transition faster. And being washer and dryer safe, they’re easy-care too.
Its soft bamboo lining and exterior are super comfy, and with sizes ranging from S-XL, toddlers from 12-18kg are covered! You’ll want to pack a pair or three of these washer and dryer compatible handy helpers when you’re out.
Available in sweet prints or plain shades, Bilbi are made of soft cotton bamboo jersey. With a built-in absorbent core and comfy elastic waist, tots can just pull up and go. A great staple for their toilet training journey.
Soft to the touch and comfy to wear, the hardest part will be choosing between the great prints. Used alone during the day or with added boosters at night, this 2-in-1 gem will have them on their way to independence in no time.
With odour-inhibiting technology, BONDS Whoopsies Toilet Training Undies are perfect for wee little accidents. The stretchy cotton and dual-layer design make them super comfy and guarentees that moisture is managed.
Are training undies suitable for overnight?
Generally, they are designed to contain one accident. However, for extra absorbency overnight, some come with the option of being able to insert additional boosters. Unless specified, overnight boosters don’t contain as much liquid as a traditional nappy so it’s best to start using overnight training underwear once your child is generally dry while sleeping.
What materials should I look for?
Apart from the necessary waterproof material required for containing moisture, training pants should have no ‘stay-dry’ lining so that toddlers are able to still feel the sensation of wetness. Also, look for materials like cotton or bamboo that are going to be comfy against their skin.
How do I clean training undies?
First, scrape off any solids into the toilet and rinse the undies prior to washing. Then, either hand-wash or machine-wash in warm water with gentle laundry detergent. For those that can go into the dryer, it’s best not to dry them on high heat. Always check with the manufacturer’s instructions first.
Know a pair of absorbable undies we could add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been curating Australia’s best baby products into helpful lists for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.
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