At book club last month I shared my experience using BumGenius’ newly released Flip Training Pants with my friends. Based on my testimony, a few moms opted to cross that line. You know the one – the one where you actually see yourself washing dirty diapers. In the washing machine and everything!
Yes, when it comes time for potty training, even parents who have always used disposables might consider cloth pull-ups over pricey disposable alternatives. There’s a lot of benefits – money saved, likelier faster training (since the child can feel any wetness), not to mention we all know it’s easier on the environment to reuse rather than throw away an everyday product. Plus there’s a HUGE eliminated drawback… the poop factor. If your child is a little ways into the potty training transition, he or she is likely no longer having messy accidents. A lot of us have nighttime wetters only. Since staying dry at night can be a multi-year battle, even using a cloth trainer at night only offers such a significant savings. Washing pee-only diapers is so much easier on the average psyche. I totally get that.
Anyways, I wanted to let you know that we’ve been using the Flip trainer since it was released in November. My 4-year-old still wakes up wet most nights, but bedding and pj’s stay dry when he wears the Flip trainer. Flip Training Pants are sold in a box with 1 waterproof outer and 5 absorbent inserts for $29.95. For a child wearing a trainer during the day, one insert provides the accident protection you need. But, for an older child sleeping overnight we double up on the absorbent inserts to provide enough oomph for a heavy wetter. You can buy extra inserts separately. I love that my child can easily pull the cloth trainers up and down for those late night trips to the bathroom and that we don’t have to keep investing in throw-away solutions.
And, by the way, if you do have a really messy accident, BumGenius has you covered with snap-open access for a normal diaper change. Just dump any solids in the toilet and wash that pull up on HOT. You’ll be just fine. But, all the same, let’s hope that never happens to you (wink)!