Imagine Baby training pants have worked well for both Susanna and Samuel, so I wanted to go ahead and share an official review with you.
Two years ago, I purchased the Emerald trainers in size large:
A view of the inner lining and sewn-in soaker (it only unsnaps on one side so I can’t open it up completely to photograph).
Here are the basic features of Imagine Training pants:
- Cotton knit outer with a 100% flannel lining
- Hidden layer of microfiber to absorb small accidents plus a hidden layer of waterproof PUL in the wet zone
- Snaps on one side (the right side of your child’s hips)
- Three sizes: Small fits 21-29 pounds, Medium fits 24 to 35 pounds and Large fits 31-41 pounds.
- Five colors to choose from
- Available for purchase at Nicki’s Diapers for $11.95 each
Our Imagine trainers worked well for both Samuel and Susanna at a certain stage in potty training. This was the time when they were actively learning and were able to get through *most* of the day without a big accident. For the inevitable “oops,” these training pants are sufficient, but you have to change your child pretty quickly or it will wick onto clothing.
In this picture, Susanna is wearing the size large; she is 2.5 years old and 31 pounds.
Here’s a quick summary of my thoughts:
WHAT I LIKE
- The cotton knit fabric is very soft and comfortable. It has a bit of stretch and the fit is superb.
- The flannel lining helps them feel wetness immediately.
- The inner layers are sufficient to catch a small accident but don’t add any bulk to the trainers.
- Drying time is normal.
- They look like “big kid” underwear, and not at all like a diaper (see photo above on Susanna)
- The bright colors are fun.
- They are very durable. I’ve used for over two years with two different toddlers and all I note at this point is some normal pilling on the fabric.
- At $11.95, they are affordably priced. You can buy them at Nicki’s with free shipping.
WHAT I WOULD CHANGE
- They run small, so to have an XL size available would be great. Lots of toddlers are still learning at age 3 and beyond.
- The snaps on one side are very handy (and they are well-hidden so as not to look like a diaper); it would be nice to have them on both sides! However, if your learner does not like snaps of any kind on their “big boy” or “big girl” underwear, this would be a plus for you.
- The tiny side snaps are a *little* less secure than the regular-sized snaps you see on most cloth products. Sometimes, one or two will come undone as I’m pulling the trainers up or down on my children. However, they’ve never come unfastened while wearing.
That’s a wrap for the review. Be sure to enter today’s giveaway as well!