At some point, every parent starts asking themselves potty training questions. It is a big deal for every kid. For some, it is easy, for some it is a bit more difficult. Either way, there are usually questions – when do we stop using diapers and start using training pants? What training pants are best? Which ones will work for my child? Well, hopefully I can help you make the decision of which ones are best for your child.
I thought we had it easy – when Maggie was 18 months, maybe a bit before that, she started going potty in the toilet. It was amazingly easy for us. Poop in the toilet all the time! Then a lot of stuff happened and she just quit going in the toilet at all. Now, we are back at it again a little bit. I didn’t think we were going to need any training undies, but turns out we do.
Being naked worked well for her, but there are times that having her run around naked just don’t work. For those times, we need trainers for Maggie. Enter – Super Undies!
is owned and operated by Laura Wojciechowski – owner and designer of Starbunz Diapers and works closely with her brother Jesse. Super Undies started as Starbunz Learners. They have been around since the middle of 2007, and taking feedback they have received, have evolved into what they are now. As they became more popular, Laura separated Starbunz and Super Undies.
When learning to use the potty, one of the messiest things to do is try to change poopy underwear without getting it all over their legs, feet, and everything else. Well, Super Undies fixes that! With 3 snaps on each side, you can simply unsnap to change a mess like that. But, you don’t want your little one to feel like they are still wearing a diaper, so Super Undies can be easily pulled up and down by your toddler.
Super Undies are made of waterproof PUL through the wet zone (the colored part of the undies). They have a layer of micro-fiber built in, but also comes with a step up insert for added absorbency. The undies themselves are made from 100 % polyester. The snaps on each side have two different size options to allow them to fit a wider range of children. Plus, the side tabs are really stretchy to allow them to get a good fit and be easy for the little people to pull up and down.
Super Undies are available in 5 different sizes, from small up to XXL. We have a small for our little peanut. She is just now getting into pulling her clothes on and off, so she is liking that we put these on like underwear. Sometimes, she pulls them up, then down, then up, then down, you get the idea. You can purchase extra inserts
if you feel you want more absorbency but if you use more than one or two, you may want to size up. Each insert is the equivalent of two layers of microfiber.
When putting these on, the snaps go in back. I was confused by it at first, but they are designed that way so they feel more like real underwear because to the little ones, they look like underwear.
When I first put these on her, I figured she would wet in them since she hasn’t been going potty at all on the toilet lately, so we were able to test how absorbent they were. We used them with one insert in, and I was really surprised by how well they kept pee from leaking all over. Maggie was still able to tell that she was wet, which is really important, but I didn’t have to step in a pee puddle! Without the extra insert stuffed in the pocket, when she wet, it did leak so she was able to tell me immediately – uh oh mommy! She also had a poo mess in these and I am happy to report that they kept it all inside!
While I do like the snaps on the sides for changing messes, I do worry that they will confuse her and she will think it is just another diaper. We are sure to pull them on and off whenever possible so they seem different to her. These are fantastic for just beginning to potty train when there are bound to be more accidents, but as she gets better, I would also get some of the pull on Super Undies. I love that these are so breathable and lightweight so they feel different than the diapers. They are also quite trim so it’s easy for your little one to wear them under their clothes and still be able to pull their pants up and down. They do seem somewhat poofy when they are on her, although that extra room is what allows for extra inserts and makes them easier to pull up and down. I know those two statements sound contradictory, but I hope you can see what I mean from the pictures. The poofiness flattens easily, but is something I notice. The pocket is large for easy stuffing for anybody!
Overall, I really like these trainers, especially for when she is still having accidents quite often. The adjustable absorbency of them makes them ideal for any child and they can grow with your little learner.
Are you potty training now? How old was / is your little one when he or she started learning to use the potty? What are your best tips?
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