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Ingrid’s still in diapers at age 2, but also very interested in sitting on the potty, so we got a couple of Nicki’s Diapers training pants for her to try out. Ingrid’s cousin, Gareth (3 years old), also gave them a whirl. Read through today’s review and see what you think of our experiences, then enter to win a pair for your little one!
Here are the basic features of Nicki’s training pants:
- Absorbent 100% cotton flannel core and a waterproof PUL outer
- Stretchy sides and leg elastics
- Available in small (16-21 lbs), medium (22-30 lbs) and large (30-38 lbs)
- Available in 10 colors/prints
- Retail price $9.95
- Available exclusively at Nicki’s Diapers
Only the middle part of the trainer is absorbent; the stretchy sides are made of soft, waterproof PUL. The cotton needs to be prepped several times before first use; we washed four times with our other household laundry.
Ingrid is 2 years old, so I tried both medium (Grape Soda) and large (Little Dipper) on her. The latter fit her better and are easier to get on and off. The medium trainers were on the small side, especially in the rise and waistband (you can see this in the picture at left below). The rise of size medium, unstretched, is about 13 inches; large is roughly 14 inches.
Ingrid is 2 years old and about 27 pounds right now. Since she is in the early stages of potty training, I prefer a trainer with side snaps for dealing with #2 messes (like the Imagine we previously reviewed), but it’s not a deal-breaker, especially since these are so economical. I just try to be more “on my toes” when she’s wearing her Nicki’s trainers, so I can hopefully catch her before a messy accident happens.
Absorbency is fair, which is to be expected with your typical daytime pull-up in this price range. It will catch a small accident, but not a full pee if your toddler is a heavy wetter.
Gareth is 3 years and 31 pounds. My sister-in-law, Katie, really likes this trim, pull-up style. Gareth had no complaints at all and thought they were very soft and comfortable (he’s very particular about things). He is bigger and taller than Ingrid and Katie was able to make the larges work for him, but would much prefer that Nicki’s add a size extra-large. For Gareth, size large ran small in the waist and rise (but the leg openings were fine).
UPDATE on 1/5/17: A little bird told me that size extra large will be in fact arriving soon!!
Nicki’s trainers are super easy to wash and dry. I recommend turning inside out for more thorough cleaning, especially when they are soiled or stained. At just $9.95 each, they are a great value!
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Giveaway: I am giving away a pair of Nicki’s training pants to 2 lucky readers. Each winner chooses from in stock colors/sizes. This promotion is open to both US and Canadian residents. Good luck!