Best Bottom Trainer Review

Potty training.  The bane of my existence.  When it’s time for potty training (or potty learning, whatever), getting the right pair of underwear for your toddler can make all the difference.  For Norton, I found that the Best Bottom trainer was a great trainer.

Best Bottom Trainer Style

The Best Bottom trainer is a sized trainer that looks a lot like underwear on the outside.  The inside is lined with PUL and the trainer is designed to be used with particular inserts by Best Bottom.  Another great thing is that they are made in the USA!

Best Bottom Trainer Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

What’s Awesome About the Best Bottom Trainer

The Best Bottom trainer is often sold in a pack with three feel wet inserts.  However, just because your little one is begging to wear underwear, that doesn’t mean that he necessarily gets the idea.  (I know that Norton didn’t.)  And sometimes, it’s good to have extra wetness protection.  With that in mind, you can use the Best Bottom diaper inserts in sizes small and medium.  It’s also possible to just get through the entire day in one trainer, particularly if you change inserts.Best Bottom Trainer Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

The design also makes it easy for your toddler to pull the underwear up and down.  The lack of side snaps make it feel more like underwear and less like a diaper to my boy.  I find the price (typically around $25 CDN/$23 USD) to be pretty reasonable, especially considering how many uses you can get out of the Best Bottom Trainer.

What’s Not Awesome About the Best Bottom Trainer

There are very few colors in the Best Bottom Trainer line up: blue, green, pink, purple, and white.  I’d love to see more fun colors and prints involved!  I like to match my son’s underwear to his clothing just as much as I enjoyed matching his diapers.  The lack of side snapping, while awesome for feeling like underwear, sucks if there’s a poo.  I also find that the fabric flap can get wet on my son, which leads to me putting a shell in the wet bag earlier than planned.  I’m also not too keen on the instructions calling for a warm wash instead of a hot wash.  That means that I either a.) have to do a separate load with my cloth diaper safe detergent or b.) have to wash them on the “wrong” setting.  I wash mine on hot, anyway, because washing something that my kid defecates in on warm is just… gross.

In a Nutshell?

The Best Bottom Trainer isn’t perfect, but it’s my absolute favorite trainer to date.  And it’s one of Norton’s too.  If it only had a picture of Lightening McQueen, he’d never want to wear anything else.

Have you used the Best Bottom trainer?

Where to buy: CozyBums (Canada), Kissed by the Moon (US/Canada), Nicki’s Diapers (US/Canada)

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum – GoodMama

Daily Cute Fluffy Bum - GoodMama (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Today’s cute fluffy bum is modeling a heroic GoodMama diaper!  As you can see, he’s clearly happy to be wearing it.  (And goodness gracious, that smile is cute enough to almost make me want another baby.)