We can take care of all your cotton training pants questions. If your little one is ready to potty train, that means they are growing up. While you may not want to admit that your baby days are numbered, it is still an exciting milestone for both of you. We know that not everyone is an expert on potty training or on the best products to use to make it the most successful experience for your child. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and can offer you some suggestions as to what you might need for the potty training stage of your child’s development.
Why Cotton Training Pants?
There are many reasons why we recommend cotton training pants. Of course, if you are already using cloth diapers, the move to washable training pants is a logical transition. However, even parents who have used disposable products to this point may find themselves examining the various cloth options. The main reason for this is that studies indicate that children who use cotton training pants learn to use the potty quicker and more effectively than those who are kept in a super-absorbent disposable product. After all, it’s hard to develop the control needed for potty training if there is no physical indication of accidents. Disposable products are so absorbent that wetness is never felt. Cloth training pants, on the other hand, allow your child to feel when they are wet, giving them the essential feedback necessary for successful potty training.
What Features Do You Need?
Like disposable products, cotton training pants should allow for accessible changes. After all, accidents are a normal part of potty training. We prefer styles that can be pulled off and on like a regular pair of underwear; this gives your child a sense of accomplishment. However, for messy accidents, it’s also nice for parents to be able to easily change the cotton training pants. Look for products that have side snaps or can otherwise be removed without creating an even bigger mess.
Another feature that is appealing to parents is a waterproof layer. Potty training doesn’t just happen when it is convenient for you. In fact, busy families may be working of potty training more when out-and-about than they do at home. Having cotton training pants with a waterproof layer gives you greater peace-of-mind, providing a bit of extra protection from leaks. Because the waterproof layer is towards the outside of the cotton training pants, this feature does not interfere with the ability to feel wetness.
There are many types of cotton training pants. In fact, when looking at our products, some may appear to be made of different types of fabric. Cotton can be milled in different ways, creating flannel, knit or terry cloth, for example. These all still qualify as cotton training pants. The cotton is merely the base fiber that makes the training pants absorbent.