Oct 092015

learner2When I give away or sell my last cloth diaper, I’ll be a happy mama. And it seems we could be close. The jury’s out, on whether Bug will ever be a big brother, but what I do know is he’s transitioning out of diapers and into underwear.

Even though I’ve already seen one kid go from diapers to potty, we don’t exactly have a plan here. When we’re home, Bug is bare butt or in undies. Sometimes he goes in the potty and other times on the floor. I recently dug up the undies we used for Babe when she was learning to use the potty. They have this little padded area in the crotch that possibly catches some of the pee. If you’re a girl. They virtually do nothing for Bug. And to be honest were also a little pointless for Babe.

When I heard AppleCheeks was coming out with “learning pants,” assumed they would be similar, but they of course went above and beyond. They didn’t invent the training pant, but they may have perfected it! Unlike the undies I had for Babe, the absorbent panel covers all the way up to the waist band in the front and the back. This means they work for boys and girls.

And can we talk about the name for a second? Thank you, AppleCheeks, for calling them LEARNING pants, not TRAINING. Kids aren’t supposed to be trained, but they certainly love to learn. Learn to eat, learn to sleep, learn to use the potty. No training necessary!

The absorbent panel is made of two layers of microterry sewn in, covered by the PUL used in AC diapers.

When a child’s getting used to using the potty, I feel like these are better than diapers with snaps. These pull up and down quite easily, while snap diapers like ACs take that little bit too long a tiny bladder might not be able to wait.learner

Bug chose a St. Lucia blue training pant, but they also come in Appletini and Jem.

He wore them the entire first day and used the potty so I couldn’t gauge how much pee these things hold. I put him in a diaper for overnight.

The next day, he was surprisingly eager to put on his big boy underwear. He wore them and just a shirt, and peed, standing right in front of me. A full, 2.5yo 40lb pee. You know how much pee ended up on the floor? None of it. So I guess that how “training” pants are supposed to work.  Truly impressive. They’re not meant to replace a diaper, but in this case they did.

There’s an option for a booster, which I stuffed in once. It’s not recommended you remove it like you might with a pocket diaper. It’s a bit finicky to get in there, but I don’t know how necessary it even is. The learner held a full pee without the booster too. Since then, I’ve left it out.

If the learners are not soiled, they can be washed as regular underwear. If they did catch a poop, AppleCheeks recommends you rinse them first and then wash them as soon as possible. Any solids should be removed prior to washing to avoid staining and to keep the learners clean.

They retail for $21.95CDN. You can buy from your favourite retailer Monday, but first enter here to win a pair!

Share the post (leave a note saying you shared it) Like mamanaturale’s FB page and comment here with your colour choice. Good luck, contest closes Sunday at midnight.


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  • enza

    I would love any colour!

  • Sara Reimold Birth Doula


  • Christine Latreille

    Love these! We’d choose blue too :)

  • Melly Mofford

    Would choose blue!

  • Joanne


  • Alexia McDonald

    I’d love the St. Lucia!

  • Becky

    Definitely St Lucia

  • Sesch Wren

    I kinda like appletini, which is strange because I don’t actually like that colour in a diaper cover! Jem too though!

  • Erin springer


  • Valerie Theberge

    I’d like the St. Lucia! :)

  • Veronica Bailey

    I’d love to get Jem. :)

  • Erica

    I like the appletini ones! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • Leanneis

    We’re just starting potty learning, and I would love to have Jem one to try out :)

  • Valerie Bailey

    STL is my fave colour

  • Leanne Hamilton

    I would love to try appletini. We need to potty learn soon, these would be great! 😀

  • Lindsey

    I love st Lucia!

  • Tracy Sweatt

    I’d love to try one in the Jem color!

  • Nicole Cramer

    I need these! Been waiting a long time for these!! In love all the colors!!

  • Jayme Swallow

    I like Appletini Best!

  • Tatiana Gutierrez

    I love these!!! I love all the colors, so any will make me and my baby really happy!! Thanks for the nice review and letting us know they will be out on Monday… I wasn’t aware of it. :)

  • daina23

    Im Super excited for these.. eager to help get the ball rolling for my 2.5 yr old! Im really into St.Lucia

  • Shauna

    St Lucia is my favorite, but also loving Jem!

  • Heather Spurlock

    Love st Lucia and gem

  • amanda jordan

    Love St. Lucia.

  • http://adults0nly.blogspot.com Lee D

    I love Jem!

  • BeverleyandJoey Guillory

    St. Lucia or Gem :)

  • Liliya Sadoma

    Gem :)

  • Lilly Josten

    So glad to read this review!

  • Kathryn Dowell


  • Janice Tadgell


  • Amber


  • Aubrey Turley


  • Stephanie V Crank

    Love At

  • Melissa Hunter

    Love St. Lucia!

  • Tannis W

    I like St Lucia.

  • Jen H

    I love the Jem!!

  • Keri s

    Love AT!!!

  • Britney Ewasiuk

    I love St.L 😍Matches baby’s eyes :)

  • Laura Cruz

    I love AT!

  • Heather Skittles Groat

    I can’t pick!! Prolly Jem cause my daughter will be learning first!

  • Libby ‘Hilderbrand’ Schmidt

    any of the colors!

  • Zoe Blair

    STL :)

  • Laurie P

    Jem is great!

  • nicole

    ini mini miny mo! love them all!

  • Ceri

    St. Lucia is a pretty blue, I’d like that one for sure :)

  • Shirley Yip

    I’ve always loved Appletini! By the way, the Facebook site isn’t viewable by everyone. :(

  • Ainat Redeiws

    STL for sure!!!! or AT even Jem my little man would love!!

  • Sarah


  • jseel

    I like StL the best but they are all great :)