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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Potty Training Panties

These potty training panties have been a life saver over the past 2 weeks. My daughter June all of a sudden decided to use the potty! I had NO idea how to start or how to go about it, she just did it on her own! I am truly blessed. I had heard all about accidents and having to clean the "puddles" off your carpet and such. But I didn't want that to happen! YUCK! So I made these potty training "big girl" panties! A small bit of thin but strong batting and a plastic liner on the bottom to collect spills. They have been AMAZING! She has only had 1 accident and they worked like a charm! If you are potty training or know someone who is, tell them about these! They literally save you from A LOT of cleaning and oopsies! And best yet, they only cost me $6 total, panties and material! Talk about a good price as opposed to pull ups! 

The supplies: 5 Pairs of panties, 1/4 yard thin/strong "quilt" batting, and 1/4 yard decorative plastic like for table cloths. 

Grab a piece of paper to make your pattern.

Trace out the middle and bottom of the panties (like so) to make the accurate measurements - all panties are different.

It should look similar to a  feminine hygiene pad

Trace the pattern with a pencil onto the batting. I kept the batting folded so it was doubled. Then cut out the double layer.

Here is 5 doubled batting "inserts" ready to be sewn.

Do the same to the plastic liner- Trace with the paper pattern you made, and cut out.
Pin to the position you want on the panties and sew. 
* I had to cut down the batting a little bit to keep the plastic overlapping it. 

All sewn and ready to catch any accidents!

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  1. Very clever! Im far away from potty training but this a great idea!
    Does the vinyl was ok in the washer?

    1. The vinyl has been awesome in the washer and dryer! I was a little worried about them melting in the dryer but on Medium they have been just perfect! xo-Brook

  2. Great idea! I wonder if they will work for older kids with bedwetting. I'll have to try and find out!

  3. Love this idea! I usually put panties under pull-ups so I don't have a mess, but they still feel the wetness and want to go in the potty. These are so much better! Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  4. These are cute and a great idea! I should start potty training my little girl soon...

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  5. Great idea! So much nicer than those bulky, expensive pull ups. Thanks for sharing at Much Ado About Monday!

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