Well I did it… I bought my baby girls big girl underpants!!! I know, most of you reading my blog are thinking, why didn’t you just make them? I will, but right now I just don’t have the time to make a bunch & they have started showing some serious interest in potty training.
As any of you with skinny kids that start showing interest in potty training pretty early it can be a major headache to find small enough underwear… & if you don’t have the proper sewing supplies & skills they can be a pain to make IF you can find a pattern that fits. Besides EC training pants that run $8+ a PAIR most peoples options are the gerber ones that come in sizes 18m & up or regular underwear that start at 2T/3T & up. My son who now fits into most 2t/3t underwear can still wear the Gerber 18m training pants! That isn’t going to work for my 17.5m old twins that are a 12-18m in length & JUST got to a 6-12m in width. Then I remembered… when Zander started at 15m the only ones that fit were from Gymboree!
So I dug through my pile of coupons & off we went. I will be the first to say they aren’t cheap! Unfortunately the girls underwear in the 2t/3t size almost never make it to clearance & sell out online right away. So if you get them in sets of 3 they are 3 for $12 & if you luck out you can get 20% off coupons sometimes. I think I paid $3.11 per pair for the girls… they are normally $4.50 each. But its better then $8+ for the EC training pants or paying $2 a pair for the ones at walmart or target (the pack that is 3 for $5.98 or something) that will NOT stay up.
Anyways we tried them on & the girls LOVED them. They ran around with big grins on their faces & were so proud. They are a little baggy, but they actually stay up which is more then I can say about other brands. Now I need to buy another toddler seat for our other toilet & 2 little potty seats so we can get this going into full gear.
I just can’t believe I bought underwear for my BABIES!!!! They are growing up WAY to fast.