Belly Buttons and Bubbles Baby Boutique sent me a GroVia My Choice Trainer in vanilla to review. Now, we aren’t quite in the throes of potty learning yet, but there are some signs pointing towards that wonderful time. (wonderful in the sense that potty learning is over not the actual potty learning as I’ve heard that part’s not super fun) I figured I could get a pretty good idea of how we would like this product with our current situation. We can get the little guy to go on the potty sometimes if we catch him quick enough, and he seems to enjoy the attention he gets when he successfully “goes”. In my mind, and from speaking with a few friends who have crossed the potty learning bridge recently there are a few important features to a cloth trainer.
Is it comfortable? If it’s not comfortable you can rest assured, it wont be on for very long. Many mamas have their little ones (especially boys) go pantless while potty training which makes taking the trainer off much easier (a double edged sword). Angelo seemed perfectly comfortable in this trainer. He was crawling, running, bending, squatting, and rolling all over the place without trying to pull or tug on it at all.
Does it fit well? My toddler is currently around 27 lbs and this trainer fit very well with plenty of room to grow. I had it on the smallest rise setting (there are 2). The waist seemed just right with extra stretch in case you need it. You can also purchase larger side panels if you have a larger toddler. I did think at first the bum area was a bit baggy, but when I tried to pull it up further it seemed like it was fitting pretty snug. It is pretty trim and would fit well under all of my kiddo’s clothing. I would say you could probably see it under stretch pants for a girl, but it’s not poufy at all.
Does it leak if there’s an accident? Nope! This was the easy part as Angelo can soak a diaper in no time. The GroVia My Choice Trainer can hold one pee and one poo just fine. It also has a mesh lining which helps your kiddo feel that they are wet but stay somewhat comfortable. Angelo actually did notice and told me “pepe” when he had wet. (Sadly, like 10 minutes after I put the trainer on, but oh well)
Can you get it on/off quickly? Yes, it is pretty easy to pull up/down to use the toilet and has large enough leg holes that it is easy to put back on if it falls all the way off when on your kiddo is on the toilet. You can also unsnap the front or back of the trainer if needed in case of an accident to avoid icky messes.
I was rather impressed by the snaps on this trainer. They are large and sturdy, but still easy to unsnap when needed. I think they’re the nicest snaps of all of my diapers, and I have quite a few different ones.
Why the “My Choice”? One of the cool things about this trainer is you can purchase additional side panels in fun colors to make potty learning more fun for your toddler. Angelo doesn’t care a whole lot now about how his diaper looks, but I think pretty soon he will enjoy choosing what color he wants to wear and such. (Plus, it’s fun for Mommy too right?)
The one negative thing I found is that the absorbent inside of this trainer takes quite awhile to air dry. It has a hemp/cotton blend lining which is great for being absorbent and trim, but hemp tends to take quite awhile to dry. It does state in the care instructions that you can tumble dry on low which would eliminate this problem, but I tend to err on the side of caution with using the dryer for AIO type diapers.
Overall, I really liked this trainer and will probably be investing in a few more as we get nearer to full blown potty training. I love that the GroVia My Choice Trainer lets little ones know that they have wet without allowing wetness to leak out to clothing, and that it’s comfortable for my son to wear.
Belly Buttons and Bubbles Baby Boutique is owned and run by Jessica, a WAHM to two little ones. Jessica specializes in helping new cloth diapering mamas figure out the best diapers for their needs. She offers diaper parties for those local to her, and has a great diaper trial package. I haven’t seen a diaper trial this affordable anywhere- she charges $15 for a 21 day trial with a $225 or $200 refundable deposit depending on which option you try. Jessica will even prep the diapers for you if you choose, for an extra fee. You try out the diapers then send back and get your money refunded for the ones you don’t like and keep the ones you do. She also offers 10% off your next diaper purchase as part of the 21 day trial package. I actually ordered a diaper from Jessica already and was impressed at how quickly I received it!
About Belly Buttons and Bubbles Boutique from their website:
“Belly Buttons and Bubbles Baby Boutique was inspired by my daughter, both in name and creation. At the time we were brain-storming names for the business, she was in a “belly button” phase and to this day she still loves bubbles! My husband and I were both blessed to have had our mother home with us before we began school, and I wanted to be able to be home with my children as well.
My goal is to provide the information and support you need to make your cloth diapering journey easy and fun! I understand how daunting the choices can be, having spent hours researching before driving two hours to make my first purchase… I have spoken to several women who considered cloth diapering only to give up on the idea as they became overwhelmed by information. This is where I come in. I am happy to provide you with the information you need to make the choices that work best for you.”
You can purchase your own GroVia My Choice Trainer and many other fabulous cloth diapering products and accessories at Belly Buttons and Bubble Baby Boutique’s online store
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