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The 5 best potty-training underwear options you and your toddler will love

Potty training a toddler is — to put it mildly — a process. It will involve mini toilets, flushing tutorials, wiping lessons, and all the M&Ms. It may entail begging, bribing, cajoling, and crying. Suffice to stay, it won’t be easy for you or your little one. But, after a few weeks (okay, months), of trial, effort, fails, and wins, your sweetheart will finally, finally be free of those expensive and inconvenient diapers. Hallelujah and all that, but don’t reallocate your generous nappy budget just yet.

During the transition time between diapers and big-girl or big-boy undies, your growing tyke will likely need potty-training underwear. There are various types to choose from — disposable, reusable, pull-on, etc. The differences are small, but having the right pair handy can help make a big difference in this major transition. Here are some browsing considerations and a few tips.

Pampers Easy Ups

Whether your little love likes PJ Masks, Trolls or another cutie cartoon character, these pull-up-and-slide-down disposable underwear feature a 360-degree stretchy waistband that fits snugly but comfortably, and it moves with your child to give them flexibility and extra absorption. Your wee one can, of course, practice pulling them up and down when nature calls, but the easy-tear sides make it a breeze to get then off fast (and mess-free) in a pinch, if soiled.

Huggies Pull-Ups Girls’ Potty Training Pants

The graphic on these Pull-Ups fade when they become wet to help provide potty inspiration to brand-new toilet trainees. Offering full protection, comfortable coverage, and flexible, adjustable sides (that are also re-fastenable), these underwear easily slide up or down to promote independence. You can also take your potty-training experience online; the unique graphics pair with an interactive digital extension — in case your kiddo needs additional motivation or pee-pee-time storytelling.

Goodnites Nighttime Bedwetting Underwear

Even the most eager and independent potty-training toddler may have trouble holding it in all night. This is a major milestone, and it is okay if this part of the transition takes a little longer. To this end, you may decide to keep your kiddo in p.m.-style disposable underwear even after they have given up daytime trainers and gradated to regular cotton underwear. These Goodnights offer five layers of protection and odor absorption — so they are made for a larger volume of liquid and a bigger kid.

The Honest Company Toddler Training Pants

Made with eco-friendly materials, these plant-derived toddler training pants are safe, soft, stretchy, and effective at preventing leaks with a plush inner layer and a circular waistband that provides cozy comfort and easy movement. What’s more, they are dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, so they are great for little ones with sensitive skin. Plus, the print options are absolutely adorable!

MooMoo Baby Cotton Training Pants

Are you done with diapers and don’t want to continue making more garbage? Consider a reusable training underwear instead. The outer layers are made with super-soft organic cotton, while the inner layers are composed of a cotton, muslin, and TPU blend to ensure absorption of small leaks and minor accidents. These can also be used as a transition between disposable training pants and regular, thin underwear.

Transitioning from diapers to training underpants is a big and exciting event for you and your toddler. Your baby is growing up and gaining independence, and they are going to be so excited to graduate to their big-kid undies. With these toddlers training underwear options, you can feel confident that your little one won’t have embarrassing leaks and accidents, as they learn to use the potty on their own. Good luck!

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