As mentioned before, this is a work in progress that will be added to as reviews are discovered and experience is had.
Feel free to offer comments on trainers listed or not!
- Super Undies. Super Undies are one of the most recommended trainers among experienced cloth diaper moms (as observed from forums and Facebook groups). Super Undies have a great size range. If you have a older, large or special needs child the size large will accommodate where most other brands don’t. I always recommend these when people ask about trainers. Here is my review.
Maria also wrote a great review of Super Undies Pocket Potty training pants that I highly recommend.
Super Undies pocket trainers are designed to look like big kid undies. They have snaps in the back to remove them in the case of a messy accident, but the front looks more like underwear than a diaper. There is just enough absorbency sewn in to catch a small accident, but you can add step up inserts to provide enough absorbency to last through a car ride or other extended wear. Three sizes with two waist settings each will fit even big kids. The trainers are fairly trim with the sewn in soaker only, but adding inserts gives them more of a fluffy, diaper-like look. ~Maria
Super Undies produced this video to show you how their pocket trainer works.
- Snap-Ez Pocket Trainers. If you have a special needs older child or adult, Snap-Ez is the best option for you. Cloth diapers and trainers in adult sizes are much harder to come by. I get several inquiries a year for recommendations in this area. If you are shopping for an adult you will shop the Snap-Ez pocket diapers. This is because you are most likely looking for something with more absorbency than a “trainer”.
- Underwear. No absorbency, hard to clean up poop accidents. However, easy transition and cheapest. I’ve used underwear for potty training 4 children and, aside from 1 child who makes everything interesting, it has been a smooth experience. I’m sure I change sheets more than someone who uses cloth trainers but overall I have found the system to be successful.