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. The Prefolds to Potty Training giveaway hop seemed like the perfect time to do this!
Hosted by Lauren at lo-wren.com and Maria at Change-Diapers.com, this event began as a one year cloth diapering anniversary celebration for Lauren last year, but has grown into a celebration of the journey from diapering through potty training. Join us for two-and-a-half weeks of cloth diapering and potty training guest posts, introductions to some amazing products (to help get you through the diaper-potty training journey), two amazing grand prize packages, and a blog hop with fifteen other bloggers giving away cloth diaper and potty training prizes! Be sure to check out (and thank) our amazing grand prize sponsors, and “hop” on over to the other participating blogs via the linky at the bottom of this post.
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
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 $13.95, they are affordably priced. (NOTE: they are on sale for a limited time for just $11.95 each!)
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.