This is the last trainer review. I promise. And it’s the perfect style of trainer to end the trainer testing: a trainer that doesn’t actually have a waterproof layer!
Wait what? No waterproof layer? Nope! Sloomb Trainers are organic cotton underwear with an absorbent bamboo fleece layer where it counts. For nap time or overnight, you can pair the trainers with a wool cover to provide a waterproof layer, and if you’re not big into wool, you can totally throw a PUL cover on top.
The great news is that even overnight, Cub can wear his Sloomb trainers without a waterproof cover! That’s right, we are experiencing dry nights. I like him to be in his Sloombs so that in the morning, if my hands are full with the baby, he still has some backup on his way to the toilet.
His Sloombs look the most like regular underwear of everything we’ve tried, so he has been wearing them to preschool. Nothing “diaper like” peeking out of his sweats, but I’m reassured that if he can’t quite make it to the toilet, his little dribble won’t get on his pants. He is really, really not adept at pulling his own pants down yet, so he seems to want to hold it til we are home and I can help him.
I think this is mainly a boy thing, but I’ve noticed sometimes he’s not done peeing when he thinks he’s done. His Sloomb underwear also catch those “oops I thought I was done” dribbles.
Sloomb Trainers are ridiculously soft. They are, quite frankly, much nicer than any undergarments I own. Even once potty training is totally over and dribbles are a thing of the past, he’ll probably still wear these as normal underwear because they don’t look or feel like trainers at all.
Cub has the Size 2s (34″-38″ / 27-36 lbs), and they’re even a bit baggy on him. He is 35 lbs, so I’m glad we didn’t choose the Size 3s! The only thing I don’t like about our Sloomb Trainers is how long they take to dry. They are still quite damp after a full dryer cycle (90 minutes), so I have to hang them to finish drying at least overnight. The recommended wash instructions are to dry on low or hang to dry. If I want to be able to use them, I definitely have to dry them on “Normal” temperature, and even then they are still slightly damp.
I would recommend Sloomb Trainers for kids who are not having full pee accidents anymore. If you’re not quite there, pairing these trainers with woollies or a PUL cover for overnights, naps or outings will give you peace of mind when leaks need to be avoided. Of all the trainers we have reviewed, these are most definitely the most like “big kid” underwear.
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Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot now carries a variety of Sloomb products: Underwoolies, Overnight Bamboo Fitteds, Play Woolies, Wool Covers, and of course, Trainers.