After expressing my disappointment with the two different cloth diaper pull-ups I bought for Gavin earlier when I was still potty training him during the day time, I was recommended to try Antsy Pants. They offer a special promotion for new users – get an Antsy Pants diaper cover plus microfiber insert for USD25 with free shipping.
After the sizing debacle with Happy Heiny’s, I opted for the larger size and bought the 4T for Gavin. You don’t get to choose your own colours but you can choose either “very girl”, “very boy”, or “gender neutral”. I elected “very boy” and received a pair of bright orange Antsy Pants much to Gavin’s disappointment since he only likes blue. Because they were orange, I had a difficult time convincing Gavin to wear them. Although he complained that his Happy Heiny’s were tight, he still preferred to wear them because they were blue.
When I finally managed to get Gavin to try it, I found that the 4T fit him very nicely. The snaps were tight so he could pull them on and off without the buttons coming undone (unlike the Happy Heiny’s which popped open too easily). Antsy Pants can be worn during the day time without the microfiber insert and overnight with the microfiber insert to increase the diaper’s absorbency.
Since Gavin’s pretty much potty trained during the day time, he now only wears his pull-up cloth diapers at night. For night time usage, Antsy Pants also tops Happy Heiny’s because it is able to last through the night without leaks (in my experience so far anyway). Gavin still sleeps through even after wetting himself and sometimes, if he’s had a lot of drink before bed time, his Happy Heiny’s won’t last him through the night. I’ve woken up a few times to find Gavin sleeping in a wet patch oblivious to the dampness.
In the pull-up cloth diaper range, I’ve only got experience with Lovey Bums, Happy Heiny’s and Antsy Pants. Out of the three, I’d say Antsy Pants wins hands down with the following benefits:
- good fit
- easy to pull up and down for toddlers learning to go to the toilet on their own
- optional insert to increase absorbency for heavy wetters and night time use
My one and only gripe is the fact that we can’t choose the exact colours we want. Despite that, I think I’m prepared to risk the colours to get a few more while we work on the night time potty training.