Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Potty Training and the Flats Challenge

22 May 2013

Potty Training and the Flats Challenge

Yesterday, I mentioned using a Flip Trainer Shell as one of my covers, which I actually started using 6 months ago.  Not because my daughter was potty training, but because she's large for her age.  She's 35+ lbs. and most one size diapers no longer fit her, which is one more reason I want her potty trained.

Flip Trainer Shell features:
  • Fits approximately 20-50 lbs.
  • 3 step rise system
  • Waterproof shell and easy to wipe clean
  • Easy to pull up, but they also have side snaps for accidents

You can buy the trainer with or without inserts.  The organic inserts that come with it are approximately 16 inches X 4 inches, though I usually just use flat diapers.  I fold the diaper into a pad.  Below you can compare the flat diaper with the Flip organic cotton insert.  Place the pad under the flaps, snap the trainer, and have your child use it as a pull up.  If you have flat diapers {or prefolds}, there's no reason to buy the Flip inserts, which are an added expense.

Day 3: How did it go? Let me start out by saying that I love my husband. Charis was diaperless for about 2-3 hours this morning. Right before her nap, he decides to help me and put a disposable diaper on her, but didn't tell me he put a sposie on. I didn't realize this until 3:45 PM, the time she woke up from her nap. When I changed her, I put her back in a flat diaper. I'm definitely NOT mad at him; he was helping out. So, I didn't complete the challenge, but I'm still going to use flat diapers on her and handwash them for the rest of the week because I REALLY want Charis to be potty trained soon.  Charis wearing the Flip trainer shell.
How did day 3 go for you?
Linking up at Dirty Diaper Laundry.


  1. We have been using expensive diapers for our baby since her birth . One time when the shipment got a little late, we had to use Honest diapers and my wife really liked them and ever since we stayed with Honest.

  2. Hmmm. My babes is 20 lbs at 7 months old. I had not thought to use trainers a little early as a solution to him growing out of his one size diapers early. Thanks for planting that seed in the back of my head for later!

  3. This is a great idea for children who don't fit well in the OS diapers anymore! And the flip trainers come in all the great colors and prints so why not!

  4. I have a bunch of the Flip trainer shells and inserts. We don't use them that much because my son isn't really able to pull them down and up at 23 months. We've been working on potty training for a while. I wish I had thought to just use flats instead of the inserts!

  5. It's great to look back at these posts. My son is now 35lbs and just learning how to use the potty. Very good post!

  6. I was just offered some flip trainers and even more excited beacuse I have a large guy 18.5 pounds at 4 months. Great to know they work well with flats since that is most of my stash

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