You all probably know by now how pleased I was with the fit of the Sprout Change cover, so I was just itching to try the Sprout Change Training Pants. The fit didn’t disappoint! It was great for my tummy sleeper, plus I found that this became our go-to training pants for naps.
Pros: absorbent, naptime, side snapping
Cons: bulky, child does not feel wetness
Bottom Line: The training pants work great as nap training pants and nighttime, although they are pretty bulky for daytime use.
Padded Tush Stats Recommendation Rating:
The training pants are meant to fit children in the 20-50 weight range (that’s about 2T – 5T). I really liked this large weight range because my daughter has either been too big or too small for so many training pants out there. There are also waist extenders available if it is too small for your little one.
You adjust the sizing using the elastic adjustment system. It is exactly like the system of their awesome cover. You just unsnap the opening, find the elastic, and then button it to the setting you want.
The training pants are side snapping, which makes it great when you need to get a messy diaper off of your child.
The inside is lined with a super-soft micro fleece. You also have the option of getting one with an organic interior, so the baby can feel the wetness.
The gussets are SUPER soft against the child’s skin:
Sewn into the Organic training pants is organic cotton and hemp. The StayDry training pants are made with polyester microfleece on the top with internal (not touching baby) microfiber to give the absorbency. The downside of these training pants is that you can’t add absorbency, but I found that it was pretty absorbent on its own (more than any of the other training pants that we owned).
Here is how I would fill out a Padded Tush Stats survey based on how it worked with my daughter. She is 27 pounds and is rather short and skinny for her age (3 years):
Some notes on my ratings. Although it gets GREAT scores for absorbency, what really throws everything off is how bulky it is. I found it to be more bulky than even her cloth diapers and my preference is to transition my daughter to big kid underwear, rather than her getting used to more bulk. HOWEVER, it was fantastic for nap time (I would say night as well, but my daughter is still wetting quite a bit at night). I am not as inclined to recommend it to a friend simply because I would only recommend that as a nap diaper, which is also why I struggle with it begin worth the price. $18.95 may be a little steep for some to spend on a diaper that would just be used at nap time during the (hopefully) temporary period of potty training (eeesh, our “temporary” period has been 18 months now!). But I really like that I have something absorbent enough for nap time, but that she can still pull up and down in case she needs to go to the bathroom.
Where to Buy: You can see who carries this cover by going to www.clothdiaperretailers.com. Type in “Sprout Change” and you can see who carries it and compare things like shipping, location, and even sales going on. It’s the best way to find the best deal on cloth diapers.
The Willow Store provided this cover for review, but that did not affect any of the opinions in this post.