The Best Potty Training Videos (or how to go insane in a weekend)

I'm not going to lie: it was painful.

Sitting through HOURS of toilet training videos is not a fun way to spend a weekend. There's only so many songs about 'The Potty' you can hear before starting to lose your mind. And while there are some training videos that are well-done and get the message across in a fun way, there are some that are just downright disturbing.

Luckily for you, I've taken the time to watch and review whatever potty training videos I could get my hands on. I also had my own toddler chime in whenever they were around and interested enough to comment on the video. Funny aside: near the end of day one, my son asked me with concern in his voice if I was having trouble with the potty.

toilet training movies reviewed
Grab a cup of water and get comfy - the toilet training video review is about to begin!

Let me begin by saying this isn't an exhaustive list. I'm sure if you went to the Library of Congress you could find many more DVD's full of animated toilet delight. But I'm a parent - and a pretty busy one at that. And this is a hobby for me, so I went down to the library and checked out whatever videos that were available. I also had a couple around the house that are in our employ, so I added them to the mix. I ended up throwing out the worst videos - no need to waste your time with me making fun of a video. As you'll see, there's something for everyone available. I'd first see if your library has any of these available to see if the video works for your child before buying them - though all of these videos are under $20 as of the time of this review.

Potty Training Videos (In Order Of First To Worst)

The Magic Bowl

The Magic Bowl is one of the most innovative toilet training aids I have come across. It's also really weird. However, every video is weird, so I'm not holding that against this contender. It was created by a doctor as a way to help children through the whole training process. 

This video discusses issues not raised in other videos - like constipation, or the difficulty in learning to "aim" for boys. It also conveys empathy in a very strong manner. The characters actually seem to care about you the viewer, and your potty training struggles. It handles accidents and practicing in a very empathetic manner.

Do note: there are no potty chairs in this video, only "big" toilets. This is a plus to some; a negative to others. There are also diapers present, though not too much for my liking (unlike some videos).

There's also a good helping of cause and effect - for example the characters need to leave the zoo when one of the characters wets his last diaper. If your child is higher on the emotionally developed scale, I think they'd get into this video.

That said, it's visually strange. The production quality is well done. On one level it reminded me of a G-Rated "South Park" Episode. Songs like "Poopy Drop" and a touching moment where the anthropomorphic toilet smiles after being shot in the eye with Sammy Jo's urine stood out enough to make me take notice, but you'll find your own gems inside. The music is catchy - great for your kids. Not so much for you when you are humming and reliving this mild fever dream in your head.


Potty Power For Boys & Girls

Potty Power For Boys And Girls is more of a "traditional" potty training video. I got this one from a friend that swears by it, having had great success using it with their toddler. The child actors all seem to be in the 3-4 year old range, which I think is a good thing because younger children can identify with them yet still look up to their older counterparts.

This "big kid" theme plays out often in the video. The "baby" vs "big kid" difference is illustrated many times - crib versus bed, spoon fed versus eating ice cream on their own are two examples. Toilet paper is introduced in this manner - babies get wet wipes while big kids use toilet paper. (I guess this might be a problem is you use a bidet, but then again you are probably used to having the world stacked against you already if you fall into this camp.) Potty chairs are discussed in this production as just one of the many different sizes toilets can come in.

Music and songs are a staple of Potty Power as well. Some seemed to be more aimed at girls than boys, but there are plenty gender-neutral as well. The songs are simple and catchy (hooray!), which is good from a training perspective.

I didn't like the video production quality. Having been produced in the mid 2000's I can cut them a little slack, but it made my eyes bleed a bit on an HD screen. The lead adult actress is a bit perky for my taste; I could imagine it would grate on me after multiple re-watchings.


Pocket Snails: Potty Adventure.

You love snails? You do? How about English accents? Well, have I got a video for you!

This DVD caught be off guard - I actually liked it. Sure, it is all about cheesy animation, but the content of the video was good. It takes a straight-forward approach to potty training - going over everything in step-by-step detail. There's even a "potty steps map" which I could see being a big hit with those just embarking on the journey.

Potty Adventure makes sure to convey in a friendly manner the idea that training can take time. They employ quite a bit of repetition to help with the steps, but I wasn't bored watching it. It also handled to localization issue - we all have different "pet" names for urine and feces. Most videos refer to this as "pee/poop" but in some areas that's not the dominant nomenclature. (Please don't ask me how I know this. I JUST DO, okay?)

Now, one holdup I had with the video was the issue of the Returning Diaper. There's a school of thought I somewhat subscribe to that we don't want to make the diaper seem any more exciting than it is to a child. We are trying to get out of that trap, aren't we? So in most videos, the diaper either disappears early or isn't a focus of the film.

In this video, the diaper comes roaring back in the near-closing of the movie. I guess the idea is to waive buh-bye at your diapers, but I can see a younger child (most likely the beginner this flick is tailored to) not getting the concept that the diaper was just stopping by to say goodbye. I know how difficult this process is, and if for no other reason than superstition I don't want a diaper upsetting my potty training apple-cart at the last minute.

The diaper thing might not bother you - or maybe you just have a thing for snails. If that's the case, feel free to go with Potty Adventure. You can definitely do worse in the quality department.


Potty Time DVD 

We have one of the newer videos on the potty scene. Potty Time introduces signing (aka sign language) into the realm. This would obviously be very helpful if your child is less verbal or perhaps at the earlier edge of the potty training spectrum. For example, if you decided to start training your child well before the age of two, this might be a good hook to help in the process.

My son happened to walk by as this video was on, and immediately was mesmerized by the children doing a sign "song". He also enjoyed the Hopkins the Frog character immensely. To each their own, I guess.

The video covers all the bases of toilets, listening to your body, hygiene, accidents - the things we need to get across while training our toddlers. It also does a good job in expressing the idea its good to celebrate our successes, just as it's ok to make mistakes as we are learning.

On the flip side, it felt short - it was under thirty minutes running time which isn't particularly small, but it felt like it ran by quick. Come to think of it, I should probably bump up the rating  just on that criteria alone - all these videos feel looooong after seeing them the hundredth time.

I did think it was odd that you never had a visualization of a kid going onto a potty in the entire video. I guess they figure most kids will get that from their parents,but still it's standard fare in most of these other videos.


I'm a Potty Princess / I'm a Potty Pirate

These two animations seemed to be paired up with one another. They are separate videos catering to Princess and Pirate lovers respectively. They play up the theme well - the pirate video has songs with plenty of "arrgs" in them for example. The grammar was pirate level - I could see the grammar nazis among us having a hissy fit when they hear their kid repeating over and over a song about "washing your hands good".

However, the copies I had weren't very good quality. The dubbing of voices weren't in time with the animation, and I had to actually turn off the Potty Princess video since the quality was giving me a headache.

My guess is this means kids will eat it right up, since it's been my experience that video quality has zero impact on whether a kid likes it or not. However, for your own sanity, stay away.


Toilet Training Review Summary

Now here's the rub - what a parent likes isn't necessarily what your kid will like and react favorably to. For example,I hate Elmo. Yeah, sue me.

But I know there are tons of kids out there that identify and love the red freak. And if my child were one of those kids, you bet I'd bite the bullet and play that video as long as I needed to get my toddler diaper-free.

What I hoped to accomplish here was to give you some insight into videos to try FIRST - ones that might be tolerable to hear over and over, as their songs embed into your brain. But if your child has a favorite character and that media conglomerate makes a training video - by all means go for it.

If you have a video you really like that I didn't mention, please let me know in the comments. I'm finally getting some more free time so I plan on keeping this site regularly up-to-date now. Good luck in your potty training adventure!

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 02:09 pm

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Best Potty Training Pants For Your Child

An important part of the potty training process is to move toddlers from diapers to potty training pants. Keep in mind that training pants are not diapers - they aren't very absorbent even with a liner. 

I assume you already know that, but there are stories of new parents who got a rude awakening when moving to training pants.  I don't want that to happen to you.

What Are Toilet Training Pants?​

Training pants help toddlers learn how to take off their pants and underwear while using a toilet.  When a toddler uses a diaper, he or she doesn't really have to do anything.   They just go.

When your child makes a jump to potty training they now need to build in enough "lead time" to get to the toilet and be ready to use it.  This is going to take some time.  During that period, they will have accidents - most training pants are easy to clean up.

Another feature of most training pants is they keep wetness close to the skin.  This way, your child can feel when they have gone, rather than a diaper which whisks away the urine to keep your toddler dry.  This is another clue for your youngster, and will help speed up the training process.

How Do You Decide What Are The Best Toilet Training Pants?

I'm going to level with you here...

...there are no "best" training pants for everyone.  No matter what you might read from others on the internet, there are several different brands and styles that will work fine for your child.  This isn't like selecting a heart surgeon - we're picking an item of clothing that's going to be soiled repeatedly.

​That said, there are plenty of bad choices.  The purpose of this article is to help you avoid the bad, and give you a few good products that will work great for your kid.  

Here's what you need to look for when you buy trainers:

  • Cotton Material: These are going to get wet, and they are on a sensitive part of your kid's body.  Cotton has ended up working well through the years.  It will absorb most of the wetness, yet still leave the wet sensation so your child can learn.
    A cotton blend is ok as well - but look for at least 90% cotton if you go this route.
  • Seam Coverage: Generally, trainers will have some sort of elastic material around the leg holes to make sure nothing leaks out.  Poorly made trainers can have exposed seams which are a problem.  If wet enough, they can chafe.  Your child (and you) don't need that misery in your life.
  • Absorbance: There are a few way to get this.  Some use a terrycloth like cotton in strategic areas.  Other products have a liner.  Ideally you want to keep the pee in the training pants without having it leak all over the clothes.  No product will do this ALL the time, but a quality one will keep "pee-throughs" to a minimum.

Recommend Quality Potty Training Pants

I know you are busy (you're a parent).  Therefore I've picked a few products that fit the bill.  The first two are the boys and girls version of Gerber's product.  The next two recommendations are for more absorbent trainers from brands you might not know.  All of these are fine choices - you'll need to decided what feature is most important to you.

Gerber Little Girls' 4 Pack Training Pants

Gerber Little Girls 4 Pack Training Pants

The potty training of kids involves a psychological part where they love to imitate their parents. The potty training pants from Gerber are designed like big kid pants, thus is quite ideal for your daughter who will like to imitate her big sister by wearing them. These pants are the perfect choice for potty training and should be used when your kid starts showing control of her bladder and bowel movements.

These training pants are made of 100 percent cotton and come fitted with an absorbent interlining. The soft elastic waistband allows for easy removal and provides increased comfort to the waist. These pants are quite durable and you can use them multiple times as they are washable and just require a machine wash and tumble dry to make them ready for reuse. Gerber Little Girls' 4 Pack Training Pants are available in a variety of sizes and color patterns.  

Pros:

  • Comfortable and non-itching cotton fabric
  • Reusable—only requires machine wash and tumble dry
  • Inside panels made of 100 % cotton and fitted with absorbent lining
  • Covered elastic waistband does not pinch or chafe skin
  • Easy to pull up and down

Cons:

  • Not waterproof

Gerber Little Girls' Training Pants are designed for toddlers who are ready to transition from disposable diapers to cloth training pants. Gerber has been in the service of its customers for last many years which makes it quite popular and is a recognized brand for potty training toddlers.

Gerber Little Boys' 4 Pack Training Pants

Gerber Little Boys 4 Pack Training Pants

The potty training pants from Gerber are designed like “big boy” pants, thus are quite ideal for little boys who want to imitate their big brothers. These pants are the perfect choice for potty training and should be used when transitioning your kid from diapers to cloth underwear. These training pants are made of 100 percent cotton and come fitted with absorbent interlining. The soft elastic waistband allows for easy removal and does not pinch the skin. You can use them multiple times as they only require a machine wash and tumble dry to make them ready for reuse. Gerber Little Boys' 4 Pack Training Pants are available in three sizes and two designs. 

Pros:

  • Reusable
  • Made of comfortable and non-itching cotton fabric
  • Inside panels made of 100 % cotton and fitted with absorbent lining
  • Covered soft elastic waistband for comfort
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Not 100 percent waterproof

Gerber Little Boys' 4 Pack Training Pants – Blue are designed to train toddlers into noticing the discomfort of wet pants. As these pants are very light and soft to the skin, they are perfect for transitioning from diapers to potty training pants.

Green Sprouts Unisex Baby Training 2 Pack Underwear

Green Sprouts Unisex Baby Training 2 Pack Underwear

These reusable potty training pants are designed to provide ease of usage for toddlers and are easy to pull up and down. The wide rib leg bands provided in this underwear provide a comfortable fit. Though it is not 100 percent leak-proof, it comes with a waterproof interlining which helps in containing a majority of the mess. Made of 90 percent cotton and 10 percent polyester, it provides toddlers with a feeling of wetness, which plays a major role in potty training.

The cotton ribs are lined with terry padding to provide the maximum level of absorption. Green Sprouts Unisex Baby Training 2 Pack Underwear is available in three sizes and three color/design variants.

Pros:

  • Reusable
  • Pull up design for potty training
  • Naturally absorbent material used
  • No superabsorbent gels or harsh chemicals used in this product
  • Manufactured using high grade natural material
  • Breathable and absorbent material

Cons:

  • Can be tight around the legs and waist
  • They come in a 2 pack - you're going to want to pick up a few packs to make sure you have enough clean pairs on hand.

These training pants do not wick moisture away from the skin, which motivates the toddler to use the potty whenever the urge hits. As these pants are reusable, they are worth the money spent on buying them.

Dimore Baby Toddler Cotton Training Pants

Dimore Baby Toddler 5 Pack Assortment Cotton Training Pants

These training pants are manufactured using 100 percent cotton which makes them quite comfortable and stretchable. In order to absorb accidental urine discharge, the crotch area is made up waterproof terry. These pants are quite easy to wash as you just have to machine wash and tumble dry and they are ready for reuse. They come in a pack of five assorted designs and are available in sizes ranging from S (18 months), M (2T) and L (3T).

The package contains five different patterned training pants. These pants are quite suitable as underwear for preventing wetting outside the trousers or pajamas. They are much softer than paper diapers and help in preventing diaper rash and itching of the skin.

Pros:

  • More effective in preventing wetting outside the trousers
  • Much softer as compared to paper diapers
  • Available in three different sizes
  • New brand with quality designing
  • Natural material used in manufacturing of outer shell with terry material inside for waterproofing
  • Easy to use
  • Reusable

Cons:

  • Some users reported poor stitching in earlier versions of this product. 
  • Not made in the USA.

Dimore Baby Toddler 5 Pack Assortment Cotton Training Pants quite a bargain if you are looking for a pack of five training pants at a reasonable price.

Conclusion

If you want to buy name brand potty training pants for your daughter, then the best option for you is the Gerber Little Girls' 4 Pack Training Pants; and if you want to potty train your boy, you should opt for Gerber Little Boys' 4 Pack Training Pants as they are manufactured using 100 percent cotton and are made by Gerber.

This company is recognized for its line of baby products.  Gerber has a proud tradition of quality, and it really shows in their training pants.

If you are looking for a good bargain, then the Dimore Baby Toddler 5 Pack Assortment Cotton Training Pants are a great choice as you get great value for the money.

If you have any other recommendations, or questions about potty training pants, please let me know in the comments.

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 10:32 am

How to Potty Train a Girl

Last updated on October 12th, 2016 at 04:44 pm

The perfect age to potty train a girl is between eighteen months to three years and in some cases, it can go beyond four years of age.  It is generally noted that girls tend to start their potty training much earlier as compared to boys.  There are no perfect guidelines regarding this subject as each child is unique in his or her way and to restrict something like potty training to an age chart can be quite wrong.

Due to individual personalities, children can respond quite differently to a potty training regimen.  It is always better to buy all the paraphernalia related with potty training before hand and start talking about its use with your daughter rather than unexpectedly starting the whole exercise.  Since you have already introduced your daughter to this subject, she may not find it awkward to suddenly use the toilet.

Pre-potty Training and Its impact

In order to gradually introduce your daughter to the concept of potty training, you must start the preparations long before the actual exercise.   The first step is to buy all the material required for potty training.  One of the most important tools required is the potty training seat.  Usually there are two types of potty training seats, which are standalone potty seats with removable bowls or small sized seats which can be fixed on the existing toilet seat.  It is of high importance that you opt for the right equipment.  The other items associated with this regimen may include potty training pants, DVDs, CDs and books to prepare your daughter for the entire process.

By allowing her to watch cartoon movies and songs, you can fire her imagination and create an atmosphere of excitement which can ease her mind regarding this concept.  When she  starts wearing training pants instead of her usual diapers, it will establish a sense of achievement for her and create enthusiasm to do more.  You can also use her favorite dolls to introduce her to potty training and she can practice her new found skills with her doll.  The next step is to let her pick out her own potty training seat and let her personalize it with stickers. This will create a sense of ownership and stimulate her to try it out.

How to Select a Potty Training Seat

When opting for any of the potty trainers available, one must make sure that the size and design of training seats are appropriate in weight and size.  It must have a design that  provides stability and comfort.  While opting for such equipment, you should make sure that:

  • The size and design of the training seat allows your daughter can lean forward without losing her balance.
  • Standalone potty seats are high enough to allow the child to firmly place her feet on the floor.
  • Adapter seats allow you to fix them securely to your toilet seat and provide the required comfort and security to your toddler.
  • A stool or one-step ladder is available while using adapter seats so that your daughter is able to climb on and off the seat.
  • Material used should be of high quality.

Hygiene Consideration for Potty Training

Even after getting settled with using a potty, children tend to depend upon a parent for wiping and washing their hands etc.  The hardest part for a little one is wiping after the business is done.  Apart from hygiene related to this procedure, poor cleaning of the bottom can result not only in messy situations but can also lead to some serious health problems.  Depending upon the personality of a kid, she may or may not want your help in doing so.  Whatever the position may be, you must make sure that your little one establishes good habits from the start.  As a parent you should make sure that:

  • She learns the proper way to wipe, which is from front to back. Doing opposite of that can create some serious health problems and can be a major cause of urinary tract infections.
  • She is introduced to flushable toilet paper or wipes. an
  • She is motivated to wash her hands after each use of toilet.

Summary

There is no sure shot method to potty training your daughter as each individual is unique.  There are many methods employed by parents from all over the world to potty train their kids and a majority of these ideas depend upon the personality and likings of your child.  If you are not sure about how to start the potty training process, the best option is to consult your friends or relatives.  While doing so, keep in mind that you should not follow their guidelines too strictly because what worked for them may not work for you.

You must be ready to innovate and cajole your child to start participating in this exercise.  Nowhere during the whole regimen should you lose your patience if there is any untoward incident.  Just keep on working with your daughter and get all the information required for proper potty training to help you make informed decision for your kid to learn the proper use of toilet hygiene.

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How to Potty Train a Boy

There are many articles available on the internet that deal with potty training your toddler and all of them have a common point: the gender of the child plays a major role in the start of this exercise as boys tend to start later and require a longer period of time as compared to girls. Of course there are always exceptions. There is no doubt that girls tend to learn the intricacies related to potty training in a faster manner. In the end, keep in mind that every child is unique in his or her way.

You cannot stereotype them based on these social myths. Most kids the ages of 18 to 24 months are quite ready to be initiated, but it also depends upon the individual child. You're the parent so you'll have a good idea if it is time or not.

So how do you potty train a boy and what are the indications which can give you a heads up that your loved one is ready to use a potty trainer?

Age's Effect on Potty Training

A majority of parents wait until their toddler reaches the age of two and half or three years. This is generally practiced due to the fact that when a kid reaches this age, he starts to show control of his bladder and bowel movements. There is no sure fire guarantee that your child will be ready to start using the potty at this age. There are some exceptional cases where a child doesn’t becomes interested in toilet training until he reaches three to four years old.

The key is starting when your son is ready. Research shows that starting potty training in earlier years does not mean that you will get the results much earlier than expected. A head start does not necessarily provide the expected results.

If you start potty training at an earlier time than is right for your son, it make take longer than if you had waited. If you are really unsure, wait. Doctors say most issues come from starting too soon. ​

I admit, it's not always easy to tell.  I also don't want you to be afraid that by starting him a month early, your child is doomed to be in diapers until he's 6.  That's not what I (or science) is saying.  It just means it might take a few weeks or months more (on average) if you start a child too early.  ​

Remember: You know your child best.  If you are a  normal, loving parent, you aren't going to permanently damage your son if you start a little early or late.  Just trust your gut, and act with love.

 So it is always better to learn the signs related with the right time to initiate potty training rather than following a predetermined age chart.

Signs That Your Child Is Ready

Potty training should start when your toddler starts showing signs of readiness. These signs may include:

  • Showing coordination of movement
  • Change in frequency of urination and starts urinating large amount at one go
  • Shows well formed bowel movements and urgency at predictable time periods
  • Interest in using toilet seat to copy other members of the family
  • Stopping all activities for a period of time when urge arises
  • Clutching diaper or showing signs of distress due to soiled or wet diaper
  • Attains the ability to pull his diaper on and off
  • Starts using verbal or physical signs related with bowel movements which may include specific words, grunting or squatting on the ground
  • Starts feeling physical urges to potty and has the ability to convey it to you

Right Equipment for Potty Training

While opting for potty training, one of the most important things that should be taken care of is selecting the best potty training seat for your child. There are two types of potty training seats: standalone potty seats with removable bowl or small-sized seats which can be fixed on the existing toilet seat. It is of high importance that you opt for the right equipment. When choosing any of the potty trainers on the market, you should make sure that the size and design of such training seat provides stability and comfort and promotes good posture. While opting for such equipment, you should make sure that:

  • The size and design of the training seat allows your son to lean forward without losing his balance.
  • If you choose a standalone potty seats, the height of the seat allows your child to firmly place his feet on the floor.  It's really a good idea for adults as well, but there are more options with children.
  • If you are using an adapter seat (one that goes over the toilet seat), it should fix securely to your toilet seat and provide the required comfort and security for your toddler.  It can be scary for a child to be sitting up that high the first few times.
  • Has a stool or one step ladder while using adapter seats so that your son is able to maneuver on and off from the seat.
  • Quality materials are used in the manufacturing of the product.
  • You have the option of a removable pee-guard so that you can remove it if the child feels uncomfortable.

Starting the Potty Training

While introducing your toddler to potty training, the one option is to allow him to watch and learn. When a toddler sees his parents using the bathroom, he may want to imitate them. This is the right moment to introduce him how both parents use the toilet seat in different ways. This will also allow you to introduce your little one to basic mechanics used by boys for using the toilet. If the mother is dealing with the potty training, then she can avail the services of the father or an older brother to teach the art of piddling right into the bowl or how to aim the stream of urine directly into the bowl without any accidental spray.

Obviously, this might be uncomfortable for you but it'll help your child in the long run.

Even before starting the potty training regimen, you can also opt for picture books or videos dedicated to this subject, which are readily available on the internet, so that your child can easily grasp the idea behind the whole exercise. In order to make him comfortable with the use of a standalone potty trainer, you can encourage him to start sitting on it even when there is no urge and once he is comfortable sitting on it, then you can suggest that he try sitting on it without his pants or diaper. If by chance he resists this idea, do not insist too much as it will make him more resistant to the idea. Patience and time are the most important things required for potty training your kid. Once your child gets the idea of using his potty, then you can set up a training schedule.

Summary

Potty training your son can be a frustrating experience but make sure that you do not lose your cool while he makes mistakes. Chances are that even after learning how to use the potty seat, your kid may have an accident or two; that does not mean that you should scold your child or overreact. Doing so can scar him and it can even disrupt the potty training regimen. Potty training is just like learning a new art for a kid and accidents can happen while doing so. Instead of being punitive, make it by using certain activities which can motivate him to indulge in this exercise.

Last updated on February 20th, 2020 at 09:31 am

Average Age For Potty Training

Last updated on January 23rd, 2017 at 09:36 pm

age for toilet trainingWhile parents differ on the ways to toilet train a child, there is one question universal to all moms and dads: How early can I start potty training without permanently scaring my toddler? I mean, after the scoreboard changes into the hundreds on the diaper-changing meter we have all had out fill of full diapers (see what I did there?) Why is there so little information available on when we should get our little boy or girl out of diapers and on the toilet?
Strap in, mom and dad, because I am going to give you your fill on what age is the “right” age to begin potty training. Continue reading

Best Potty Training Underwear

Potty Training pants play a very important role when your toddler is ready to transition from diapers to underpants. These pants are designed to absorb accidents as your little one takes time to learn the intricacies of using a toilet seat or standalone potty. Even with their ability to absorb a maximum amount of moisture, these pants still provide some amount of wetness, which is an essential part of the potty training regimen.

While opting for potty training underwear, it is always better to choose ones made of cotton or blended cotton. A terrycloth material is a nice choice for comfort.   This is due to the fact that these pants are much more comfortable and gentler on the skin as compared to paper diapers and plastic training pants. By opting for potty training underwear made up of cloth, you can easily save a substantial amount of money as these pants can be reused after a simple machine wash.

In this article we will go through some of the best potty training underwear available on the market for both boys and girls, so that you can opt for the right one for your child.

Jockey Little Girls' Girls Toddler Training Pants with Waterproof Liner

Jockey Little Girls Girls Toddler 2 Pack Training Pants with Waterproof Liner

These training pants are manufactured using high quality cotton with a protective waterproof layering for accidents. The three-ply design of these pants includes a waterproof layer between two layers of cotton fabric to provide smooth and comfortable experience. The easy up and down elastic waistband allows your child to easily pull the pants on and off for her frequent trips to the toilet.

Even though these pants are designed to provide added protection against wetness, they allow your daughter to feel the wetness, which is an essential part of potty training. Jockey Little Girls' Girls Toddler 2 Pack Training Pants with Waterproof Liner are available in two sizes.

Pros:

  • Manufactured using 100 percent cotton
  • Reusable; only requires machine wash
  • Outer lining made up of breathable cotton while the inner lining uses 20 percent poly terry
  • Soft elastic waist band and leg openings
  • Full rise design

Cons:

  • Size tends to run large

These three-ply training pants with an extra waterproof layer provide required protection against accidents. Easy up and down dressing provides convenience for the toddler when frequently visiting the bathroom.

Gerber 2pk Boys Training Pants with Waterproof Liner

Gerber 2pk Boys Training Pants with Waterproof Liner

These pants are the perfect choice for potty training your boy and should be used when he starts showing control of his bladder and bowel movements. These training pants are made of 100 percent cotton and come fitted with an absorbent interlining made up of 80/20 cotton and poly terry blend. The soft elastic waistband allows easy removal and provides increased comfort to the waist.

These pants are quite durable and you can use them multiple times as they are washable and just require machine wash and tumble dry to make them ready for reuse.

Pros:

  • Comfortable and non-itching cotton fabric
  • Reusable—machine wash and tumble dry
  • Outer lining made of 100 % cotton, fitted with absorbent blended lining
  • Covered elastic waistband does not pinch skin
  • Easy to pull up and down
  • Full rise design.

Cons:

  • May leak

Gerber 2pk Boys Training Pants with Waterproof Liner - 2t/3t are designed for boys who are ready to transition from disposable diapers to cloth training pants. Gerber is a recognized brand for the potty training of toddlers.

Burts Bees Toddler Organic Knit

Burts Bees are a great brand.

These training underwear comes with a unique design which incorporates a trademark bee patch on the back. The elastic waistband is thick, which makes it easy to pull up and down.

These high quality training pants are manufactured using certified organic cotton. Instead of creating a double lining in the wetting prone zone of the training underwear, these pants have a thick baby terry lining layering which not only makes it super absorbent but also provides durability and comfort. 

Pros:

  • Manufactured using only organic materials.
  • Terrycloth inner material gives good feedback when a child has an accident.
  • Thick cotton fabric throughout

Cons:

  • Organic material means they are a little more expensive than normal cotton training pants.

The unique oval handles provided in these panties make them perfect for your daughter get on and off quite easily and in a straight motion without any fear of bunching.

Fruit of the Loom Days of the Week 7 Pack Brief

Fruit of the Loom Days of the Week 7 Pack Brief

The potty training of kids involves a psychological part where they love to imitate their older siblings. These potty training pants from Fruit of the Loom are designed like big boy pants, making them ideal for your son. The assorted designs provided in this pack keep your kid excited about what he is going to wear.

The soft plush-backed waistband allows easy use while being comfortable on the skin. While opting for this pack, you must keep in mind that colors and print of the underwear may vary.

Pros:

  • Manufactured using 100 percent cotton
  • Reusable; machine wash only
  • Full coverage design
  • Plush-backed waistband for comfortable fit
  • Available in variety of colors and prints

Cons:

  • Fabric feels a bit rough

Fruit of the Loom Days of the Week 7 Pack Brief is one of the cheapest options for a pack of potty training pants by a well known and popular brand. The real brief like design along with assorted cartoon character prints makes it quite attractive for your little one.

Conclusion

All of the potty training underwear discussed above have their own unique features and all of them are highly recommended products in their category. If you are looking for underpants for your son that is affordable, the Gerber 2pk Boys Training Pants with Waterproof Liner - 2t/3t is a good option.

The best option for your daughter is Jockey Little Girls' Girls Toddler 2 Pack Training Pants with Waterproof Liner as its three ply design includes an extra waterproof layer between two layers of cotton fabric to a provide smooth and comfortable experience for your little one.

Last updated on February 20th, 2020 at 09:25 am