I’m probably in the minority here, but I was a little sad when Tiny decided that she no longer needed diapers. It literally happened overnight. No warning, no effort on my part. Tiny just up and figured out her bladder capacity and knew that she could use the toilet when she needed to and that she would be able to stay dry at naptime and at night time. My baby was growing up and this mama didn’t like that!
Despite Tiny’s insistence that she no longer needed diapers, I was a little leery of letting her go it alone at night. If she fails to nap, she sometimes will have a mishap at night because she sleeps harder than on days she naps. I wanted something that still made her feel diaper free but would catch any accidents and save me from washing our bedding.
By pure coincidence, I learned that a company called SuperUndies was looking for testers for their line of products. I jumped at the chance and ordered a pair of their Nighttime Potty Training Pants. This looked like the best match for our needs however, when the training pants arrived, I quickly realized that there was no way Tiny would wear them. It has nothing to do with the design or the materials but they were simply far too bulky for her needs. Plus, she has sensory issues and a strong desire for minimal padding on her tushy.
I contacted Super Undies and they immediately exchanged these for the Pull On Potty Training Pants which are designed for daytime use. When they arrived, I knew right away that we had a winner!
The Pull On Potty Training Pants look like underwear with a little extra kick. They are not bulky, they are secure around the legs which is great for leak prevention, and they are comfortable. Also worth noting is that they are not noisy. Another cloth training pants we tried about a year ago was ridiculously noisy!
Tiny has been using these every night and just loves them! She can get them up and down with ease and expediency for any middle of the night potty runs.
There was one “accident” and I am pleased to report that the Pull On Potty Training Pants handled the tidal wave of pee with ease. There were no leaks and it wicked away moisture to the point that Tiny was not even aware that she had relieved herself in the Training Pants.
Washing these pants is a breeze. I throw it in with whatever load I am doing and call it good. They line dry happily in the sun or on a medium to low setting in the dryer. I was used to pocket diapers which dry quickly and the Super Undies have more bulk making the drying time a bit longer. But it isn’t anything major.
I actually have two pairs now which helps. Yes, I purchased a second pair because they really are that great!
Super Undies accidentally sent me a second pair of the Nighttime Potty Training Pants and when I contacted them, they asked if I had a friend who could review them. Luckily, I did and here is her report:
First, these Nighttime pants are adorable! They are a lot cuter and better made than some of the others I have been looking at. Now, I have a heavy wetter and I must say that I was a little skeptical about them. The pocket area seemed to be a little loose and I wasn’t sure if it would allow the inserts to slip around causing leaks.
I prewashed the Super Undies and they did take quite a bit of time to dry on low. That was to be expected though. They are bulky. You probably want a few of these in rotation of you have a consistent wetter.
On the first night, my son filled his Super Undies to the brim. When I took it off of him in the morning, it must have weighed 8 pounds. But there were no leaks and it kept moisture from touching his skin. Those were huge pluses!
My son likes the Super Undies a lot. (Side note – they are the light purple which I think is intended for girls but luckily he could care less). He says he feel like a big boy and it makes him want to try to stay dry at night. We have been using the Super Undies for almost 2 months now and I must say, they have certainly helped him on the road to potty training. I think because they look like underwear, he goes to sleep thinking he needs to try to wake up when he needs to go. On days when we don’t use the Super Undies and we use a pull up disposable at night, he seems to pee more. Score for the pair of Super Undies.
Overall, I think that Super Undies has a really great product. While it might seem pricey, it is no more expensive than many cloth diapers. The company itself is great and the customer service is unmatched. Plus their website is stinkin’ cute! I highly recommend that you consider a few pairs of Super Undies for your potty learning transition.
You can find Super Undies on their website and Facebook. They also have a lot of great resources on their page including several potty learning videos.