As we are embarking on this new adventure called potty training I have been looking around for some training pants to try out with Angelo. We got to try out Super Undies‘ Pull on Potty Training Pants in InfraRed Racer. I though the red would be a fun color since Angelo loves his little Cars 2 ride on car that’s red.
The Pull On Potty Training Pant features a waterproof outer, 3-4 layers of microfiber absorbency (depending on the size you order), stretchy tabs, and pulls on and off like regular underwear. We also received a step-up insert which is a 2 layer microfiber booster you can add if you need to increase the absorbency of the pull on trainer. There is a half pocket built into the trainer that you can use to hold the step-up insert. I had a difficult time keeping the insert from bunching when putting on the pull on pants, and found it easiest to place it in the training pants after they were already halfway on. Both the insert and the training pant are lined with a soft poly-Lycra blend fabric that is comfortable to wear but also lets your child feel when they are wet. Angelo is sort of in the middle of two sizes so I went with the larger option just in case it takes awhile to get him trained.
Angelo isn’t quite able to pull his pants on and off by himself, but he can help quite a bit. The stretchy tabs make these pretty easy to get on and off and seem to be very comfortable for Angelo to wear around. They have extra room in the body of the pant but fit snug enough around the legs and waist to avoid leaking. The waist is just a bit loose at this point (since I ordered the larger size) and the pants can sag a bit sometimes if Angelo isn’t wearing jeans or pants over them. We haven’t had any issues with leaking, but I have only had Angelo wear them around the house so far as we haven’t really gotten into serious potty training mode yet. Super Undies are designed to hold in a small pee and with a large one to leak just enough to let you know your child wet without leaking so much that an embarrassing mess ensues.
There are a few different Super Undies styles you can choose from: Pull On, Pocket, and Nighttime Training Pants. I chose the pull on since it was the closest to actual underwear. I am wishing at this point, that I had chosen the pocket style for one reason: the pocket style has snaps in the back you can undo in the event of a number two accident. The pocket trainer also differs from the pull on in that it has a full pocket you can stuff with as many inserts as you need whereas the pull on only has a small half pocket. There are several helpful videos explaining the ins and outs of each diaper style at the Super Undies website.
Super Undies was founded by Laura who also owns Starbunz Diapers. She decided to branch out into training pants and eventually founded a second company, Super Undies. I love that Super Undies were designed by a mom and that the company is owned by a mom. They are also made right here in America which I think is pretty great. Super Undies also carries potty training accessories such as waterproof sheets (that aren’t plastic!) and waterproof potty training rugs.
All in all, Super Undies have worked great for us so far. They come in an array of fun colors and most importantly do the job they’re designed to do very well. I also have no doubt that Super Undies will last through well more than one child.