I have a tendency: when I find a brand that I like, I go through everything that the company offers. I know that I love BumGenius 4.0, BumGenius Freetime, and Flip hybrid cloth diapers, so when Flip trainers came out, I figured it was a given that I’d buy them and I’d love them. After all, I’ve loved everything else that Cotton Babies makes, so why should the Flip trainers be any different?
Flip Trainers Construction
Flip trainers are a one size training pant. Like the Flip diapers, the trainers have the adjustable snap rise. There’s also a yoke style mount for the inserts, but there’s Velcro to keep the trainers in place. The closures are side snaps on stretchy panels. The panels can be adjusted to allow for different sizes of toddler. The Flip trainers inserts fold much like the Flip diapers, but the inserts are made of organic cotton. Each package comes with three inserts.
What’s Awesome About Flip Trainers
The PUL of the Flip trainers is the same amazing PUL that Cotton Babies uses on the rest of their line up. You can also get the same gorgeous prints and colors, including Albert and Lovelace. The one size aspect means that you can keep them for multiple kids and not worry about fit. The snap closures on the sides make life easy when your little one has a bowel movement in the diaper. They also have the usual Cotton Babies one year warranty.
What’s Not Awesome About Flip Trainers
Because of the snap sides, my son thinks of them as diapers. That makes them a little less effective for us. I don’t care for the way the cotton inserts sit in the bottom of the training pant. Instead of staying flat in the crotch, they tend to bunch. I’m also not too keen on the velcro for the inserts. They don’t cling the way that they should.
In a Nutshell?
They really didn’t do anything for us. Norton was unimpressed by them. I really, really wanted to like them, but the bunching in the crotch thing just didn’t work for us. I know that some people out there use them and love them, but I’m not one of them.
Did you use Flip trainers? How did you like them?