Great trainer, but definitely run small
Let me start by saying that these are by far the cutest trainers out there! Fit - My son is 27mths just under 29lbs with a 12" thigh and about a 17.25" waist. He is not a big child, height always about 75th %-tile and weight about 50th %-tile. With that being said, I started off grabbing him the size small (this was when he was 26 and a half lbs). Before we even washed them, it was apparent that they were not big enough. I returned them and got size medium. After a few washes to prep them, they fit great (at 26+ lbs). But, we discovered that he wasn''''t ready for the potty. Now it is time and as I said, he is close to 29lbs. These fit, but they are snug. I know that I could definitely put him in the size large without worrying about them being too baggy. Fortunately, he won''''t need them too long as he is a quick learned, BUT I definitely won''''t be able to use them for naps or overnight once he is ready for that stage. Besides the fit, these are my FAVORITE trainers! They are darn cute, they are soft, they fit well under his clothes and most importantly they work EXACTLY as I need them to! They catch the small accident. The dampness can be felt from the outside of the trainer and makes it slightly uncomfortable. More importantly to me, they catch a regular size accident without leaving a puddle yet make the pants damp. This makes for an uncomfortable little boy who definitely wants to be out of this mess. My son was cloth diapered so wet fabric against his skin is nothing new. He needed the addition of cold, wet clothing and damp legs to motivate him to make it to the potty. I believe that these are great trainers right from day one especially if you plan on clearing your schedule for a week or so to focus entirely on getting the process down. If you need to leave the house and worry about wet clothing and big accidents, then grab a couple pairs of Imse Vimse as they definitely hold the accident in better (my experience). I couldn''''t use trainers that looked like a diaper because that is EXACTLY what my son believed they were. I wish I could give these 5 stars, but because of the huge descrepancy in size, I have to knock it down to 4 star. Still, I would definitely purchase again and these are what are on my son''''s bottom daily.
Reviewed by: LisaT from Houston, TX.