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The best potty training pants for toddlers

Section: Potty Training
The best potty training pants you can buy today

Best potty training pants loved by mums:

  • Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Swim Diaper & Training Pants
  • Bambino Mio Potty Training Pants
  • Pop-in Toddler Day Time Training Pants
  • Boxer Toddler Training Underwear
  • Night Time Pants
  • Flyish Training Pants

The potty-training stage of your toddlers’ life is a huge milestone that’s also a little scary (for you and them!). You don’t know whether to jump for joy that soon you can wave goodbye to the nappies you’ve spent your savings on over the last two or three years or dread it completely.

Read more: An expert answers all your potty training questions

Other parents who have conquered this stage will probably have told you a few horror stories about having to buy new carpets or that one time in the shops when their little one had an accident, but it’s honestly not that bad. Every child is different, and if you go into potty training expecting a few accidents most days then it makes those surprises a little easier to handle.

The good thing about potty training is that you won’t have to spend a fortune on nappies every week, but why not reduce the cost down even further and use reusable training pants rather than disposable ones?

We’ve found the best training pants that will make potty training that little bit easier for not only you, but your little one too! It’s also recommended to let your little one get involved with every stage, including choosing a potty and some pants, so why not have a look through the list together and let them pick their favourite?

These training pants were shortlisted for the 2019 M&B Awards Best Potty Training Product category; they're a great two-in-one product as they can be used as swim pants and training pants. The dinosaur design is super cute and we love the buttons down the side too. 

Tested by mum Helen for the 2019 M&B Awards; she said: "Helen: I would recommend this product to any parent who is conscious of not wanting to step backwards with potty training but would still like to take their little one swimming. It is really good to know that any accidents are contained and in no danger of polluting the pool water. They are really stylish and very comfortable."

Read our full review of Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Training Pants

These award-winning training pants are perfect when your little one is taking that huge step away from nappies and into their ‘big kid pants’. The Bambino Mio potty training pants are reusable, with a water-resistant layer and pad designed for those little accidents.

These won Bronze in the 2018 M&B Awards in the Best Potty Training Product category.

Tested by mum Shannon Finch for the Mother&Baby Awards 2018; she said: "I would recommend this product to a friend because, in the long run, it's far cheaper to purchase a few of these than buy disposable pull-ups. I love how many beautiful designs are available as well and that they don’t leave your bag smelling of chemicals."

Read our full review of Bambino Mio Potty Training Pants here

Closer Parent's fun designs will be loved by toddlers and they’re specifically designed to look like big boy and big girl pants. The elasticated waist makes them easy to pull them up and down themselves and they’re also designed to absorb one wee per wear.


The super soft fabric of these training pants makes them comfortable and the padded absorbent front layer helps with little accidents. They even have little pull up handles on the sides to teach little ones how to pull up their training pants! With a selection of different designs to choose from, why not let your little one pick out their favourite set?

Aimed at helping your toddler through the night, these night time pants are perfect for encouraging your little one to use the toilet! With a super absorbent inner and waterproof outer with deep leg cuffs, they’re super comfy and thicker than day time potty training pants. 

With a specially designed water-resistant layer and absorbent inner pad, little accidents won’t be a big deal but will prompt your little one that it’s time to go to the toilet. They’re machine washable too, so you won’t have to spend a fortune on disposable training pants!

  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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