Aloha! I compiled this list of organic cotton training pants and wool soakers to help you find the best option for your child. I have used all of these natural training pants with my son and/or daughter. I have included both options for potty training toddlers and also babies practicing elimination communication. All of the training underwear listed are reusable, washable, and environmentally friendly.
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100% Organic Cotton Training Pants for Toddlers & Babies
Under the Nile Training Pants
Under the Nile is one of my favorite brands of organic cotton training pants. My son switched to wearing cloth training pants full time at 12-months-old. These Under the Nile Training Pants contained misses well and held up through numerous washings.
Sizes: 12-24 Months through 2-4 Years
Material: 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton
Komfi Baby Underwear with Soaker Pads
Komfi Baby is a new brand that offers organic cotton underwear for babies and toddlers which can be paired with absorbent soaker pads (sold seperately). When you no longer need training pants, simply use them without the soaker pad and you have regular underwear! Komfi Baby underwear/trainers are available in either briefs or boxers. Receive 10% off your first order from Komfi Baby with coupon code ECPEESYKOMFI.
Size: 6 Months through 2T/3T
Underwear: 100% organic cotton
Soaker pads: Face and back- 70% Bamboo Viscose, 30% Unbleached Organic Cotton. Filling material- Zorb Fibers.
Earth Baby Clothing Training Pants
I purchased these Earth Baby Clothing organic training pants for my daughter when she was around one-year-old. I knew that the rise might be too high on her so I requested a custom rise of 14", which fit her perfectly. I was very happy with the quality of the first pair, so I ordered two more with the regular measurements and just folded down the waistband. That way she will be able to wear them longer. These trainers are the first ones we reach for in our stash!
Update: Size 2/3T with standard rise still fit her at 3-years-old. She likes to wear them as regular underwear because of the color and design.
Material: 100% Organic Cotton
Hanna Andersson Organic Cotton Training Pants
Our son also wore Hanna Andersson Training Unders. He had plain white ones, but there are some cute prints for girls and boys available now. These training pants did not hold up as well to repeat washings as Under the Nile Training Pants.
Size: XS (20-33 lbs) through S (31-48 lbs)
Material: Organic Cotton with absorbent polyester interlining
Raised by Faith Cotton Training Pants
Ashley offers cotton training pants through her Raised by Faith shop. She practiced elimination communication with her babies and was unable to find training pants that fit, so she started sewing her own. The hidden absorbency is 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. The selection of cotton lycra fabrics for the outer portion varies. I look forward to trying these with my next baby!
Size: 12 Months (Hips 19", Waist 18") through Size 4 (Hips 23", Waist 22")
Material: Cotton lycra and two hidden layers of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Organic cotton lycra is sometimes available. Check the Raised by Faith Chat group for current fabric offerings.
Here's how these brands of organic cotton training pants compare to other styles of non-waterproof cotton training pants:
You can see Under the Nile, Komfi Baby, and Earth Baby Clothing organic cotton training pants in my video about practicing elimination communication while traveling:
Organic Cotton Training Pants with Waterproof Layer
Charlie Banana Extraordinary Training Pants
Charlie Banana offers both pull-on style and side snapping training pants. They are a trim option with a little bit of absorbency. I really like that the lining that touches the skin is organic cotton. These reusable training pants worked well when we were traveling with our EC'd baby.
Sizes: Small (10-14 lbs) through X-Large (27-55 lbs)
Material: Shell-Face : 100% Polyester, Back : Polyurethane / Lining : 100% Organically Grown Cotton / Inner layer : 88% Biconstituent Fiber (82% Polyester 18% Nylon) 12% Polyester
Smart Bottoms Lil' Trainer
The Smart Bottoms Lil' Trainer is an adorbale option if you are looking for training pants with organic cotton lining and a hidden layer of PUL. They are very low-rise and also have small leg holes, so they fit babies who are practicing elimination communication. These don't hold in the wetness as well as other brands of waterproof training pants.
Sizes: 2T through 4T/5T
Material: Inner: 100% Organic Cotton, Outer: 50% Certified Organic Cotton and 50% Polyester, Wet Zone: Waterproof PUL
Imse Vimse Organic Cotton Training Pants
We used a previous version of Imse Vimse organic cotton training pants years ago for our son. This new version is thicker and more absorbent. I love the prints. If we were home in the USA I would order some of these to try for our daughter!
Sizes: L (20-26 lbs) - JR (35-44 lbs)
Material: 3 layers of absorbent 100% Organic Cotton and 1 layer of waterproof recycled PUL
See how these brands of organic cotton training pants compare to other styles of waterproof trainers:
Wool Soakers, Shorties, Skirties & Longies to Wear Over Training Pants
If you are looking for the best all-natural training pants for toddlers, you may want to start with organic cotton training pants and add a wool soaker, skirtie, or longies over the top. Lanolized wool provides a natural waterproof barrier. Since wool is breathable it works wonderfully even in hot climates!
Advantages of layering a wool soaker over organic cotton training pants:
- 100% natural combination;
- Provides a waterproof layer for containing accidents;
- Your toddler can learn to push down the soaker and trainers;
- Allows your toddler to stand while being changed;
- Wool soaker can be reused multiple times;
- Wool is breathable and doesn't trap heat like synthetic PUL does;
- Wool only needs to be washed every 2-4 weeks (or when it gets poop on it).
Truly Charis Interlock Wool Diaper Covers
Truly Charis offers interlock wool bubble shorts, soakers, longies, and skirties. You might be able to snag a used pair in the Truly Charis B/S/T & Chat Facebook group. Truly Charis is also in the testing phase for wool jersey training pants!
Sizes: Newborn - Large (34+ months)
Material: Wool Interlock
You can learn more about using wool diaper covers in this video:
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What is your favorite brand of cloth training pants? Do you known of other organic cotton training pants to add to this list?