Potty Training Review Training Pants

Kissaluvs Pocket Training Pants Review – 2T vs 3T

@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 1

Post contains affiliate links. I received one product at no cost for review purposes and purchased the other myself. I published my Kissaluvs pocket training pants review in May 2011 when they were released. The trainers are available in 2T (20-32 lbs) or 3T (28-40 lbs.) I reviewed the 2T previously, and when my 4 year old said he would be happier wearing trainers at night if he had “blue ones,” I grabbed the size 3T for him.

The trainers have two snap settings (you can adjust the waist & legs independently) and a cotton flannel inner (helps your child feel wet, and also adds to absorbency.) 2 layers of microfiber absorbency are sewn in, and you can easily add another soaker to the pocket if you need more absorbency.

@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 2 snap settings @Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 3 cotton inner
@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 4 pocket with sewn in microfiber soaker

Here’s the 3T trainer compared to the 2T (in brown) as well as to a pair of size 4 little boy undies.

@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 5 3t vs 2t @Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 6 3t vs sz 4 undies

The trainer is trim through the middle but you can still fit absorbency in the pocket if you need to.

@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 7 narrowest width @Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 8 seat width
@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 9 largest waist setting

Here is the 3T’s rise measured stretched, as well as the 3T and 2T side by side.

@Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 10 stretched length @Kissaluvs pocket trainers for #pottytraining via @chgdiapers 11 largest 3t vs smallest 2t

My son is 4.5 and somewhere between 33 & 35 pounds. He’s petite but not unreasonably so, yet he can still wear the size 2T (on the outer snap settings.) He is wearing his undies under the trainers in these pictures, they make it seem less like a diaper to him!

@Kissluvs 2T trainer via @chgdiapers - large setting, on 33ish lb 4.5 yr old 1 @Kissluvs 2T trainer via @chgdiapers - large setting, on 33ish lb 4.5 yr old 2 side
@Kissluvs 2T trainer via @chgdiapers - large setting, on 33ish lb 4.5 yr old 3 back

Though somewhat low-rise, they fit him quite well! The size 3T are actually a little big on him.

@Kissluvs 3T trainer via @chgdiapers - small setting, on 33ish lb 4.5 yr old 1 @Kissluvs 3T trainer via @chgdiapers - small setting, on 33ish lb 4.5 yr old 2 side
@Kissluvs 3T trainer via @chgdiapers - small setting, on 33ish lb 4.5 yr old 3 back

If I pulled them up a bit, the rear “poof” was reduced, but they settled back down again. He’s just not chunky enough for the 3T yet! 🙂

The trainers retail for $14.95 each and are really quite versatile. You can stuff them & use them as diapers when you want something easily pulled up & down to “practice” going potty. Without added absorbency they are super trim to catch little accidents. For us, the 2 layers of microfiber along with the absorbent flannel inner and PUL outer are enough to keep my son dry at night. If you had a bedwetter of course, you’d need to add a hemp insert etc. to make it through! I also appreciate the snaps to easily take them off when they are wet.

Have you tried Kissaluvs trainers?

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • January 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

    […] love Kissaluvs Pocket Trainers for their trim fit and ability to be stuffed with more absorbency as needed. These are great for […]

  • November 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    […] I’d say the sewn in soaker is enough to catch an accident, but you’d need to add an insert to hold more than that. I think they are really a great value since they are available in larger sizes and can be used as a pocket diaper or trainer. You can buy them for a baby who is perhaps on the cusp of learning to use the potty and use them as a pocket diaper first, a trainer later. This is especially great since there aren’t that many diapers available to fit kids who outgrow large cloth diapers. Of course, I haven’t seen/measured a 3T but since the 2T is about the same size as a large diaper, I think it’s safe to assume the 3T is larger. 2013 update: See the 3T & both on my 4.5 year old in my updated Kissaluvs trainers review. […]

  • November 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

    How easy are they to pull up and down?

    • November 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      The bigger size is easier to pull up & down on him, the 2T are snug!

  • cora
    November 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for this review. My son is a tad bit smaller than yours and we have one 2T size and starting to wonder if I should order a 3T. I think I will, in the hopes we can get to the point of using it for nights soon. He does well some nights but other times pees a lot.

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