We started using cloth after our daughter had already been potty trained for a few months. We really wanted them for our son when he would be born a couple months later, but got them early to try for naptime and nighttime (when she was still prone to accidents).
Over a year has passed, and we're still needing something absorbent for nighttime accidents (she's fine at through naps). We've been using cloth diapers, but realize she's probably been too old for that for a while.
It's finally time to get something she can use herself and feel more like the big girl that she is. I don't how much longer she'll need them (bed-wetting can be hereditary), but even if it's just a couple more months, we might use them on our little guy when he's ready.
Here are 3 cloth pull-ups I bought and had her try on. We chose our favorite based on fit, and will return the other 2.
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Sizing Up Three Cloth Pull-Ups
1 | Snap-EZ Eco Stuffable Training Pants, Sz. 3 in butterThe Good: The inside fleece is soft, and the pocket is roomy for whatever insert is needed for absorbency.
The Bad: This pull-up is a little poofy. She may have been able to get away with the size 2, though I'm not sure that would have cut out the poofy/diaper look. There is no absorbency in the pull-up which means something must be inserted into the pocket.
Conclusion: I wanted something that made my big girl feel special. This was a little too diaper-looking for that.
2 | Super Undies training pants,Medium in caped canary with white sidesThe Good: This pull-up is a little sleeker and not as diaper-esque in fit or appearance which is perfect for that "big kid" feel. It has a small amount of absorbency build into the pull-up, which seems like a good solution for light accidents. (Haven't tested that yet.) The pocket easily inserts a folded hemp insert, which is what we'll be trying for absorbency for nights. Comes in fun colors, and names kids can connect with.
The Bad: The snaps stick out a bit and probably wouldn't fit discreetly under pants.
Conclusion: This is our favorite as far as fit is concerned. She seemed the most comfortable in this pull-up.
3 | Super Undies Nighttime,Medium in walloping wallabyThe Good: The pull-up is specifically designed for a heavy bed-wetter. Comes with lots of built-in absorbency, and a pocket to add more if needed.
The Bad: The built-in absorbency would make it hard to use when bed-wetting isn't as frequent or as heavy. It's a little big--the sizing chart made me wonder if she'd need a large, but that's not the case.
Conclusion: Her demeanor in the second photo says it all. This pull-up is excessively bulky and diaper-feeling for our current needs.
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