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I'm looking for panties for my dd in a size 2T or smaller. The 2T/3T is just too big. She's just 22 mos but partly potty trained (at least while naked at home). We need to put something on her bottom (it's a long story) but want her to be able to easily take it off. Training pants are too bulky. We like the panty idea because they're thin.

Also, while I want cotton, I don't need organic cotton ($$).

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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I have a 23 month old dd and I bought her cotton 2T panties from Sears (I live in Canada, not sure where you are). They do have Dora the Explorer on them (commercialism, I know! ) but my little one's a bit on the skinny side and they fit her well.

We sound about the same - naked, potty trained at home. Not sure where to go from here!

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Gerber makes training pants which are cotton and have a thicker crotch. They come in small sizes b/c they are for training. Walmart sells the smaller underwear but it is in the baby section not the underwear section. Target also sells 2t. .

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The Gerber 2T training pants are actually bigger than the Fruit of the Loom 2T/3T panties we have. Have you actually tried 2T/3T panties? You might be surprised at how small they are. They can work fine for a kid who's smaller than the weight range they show on the package. My dd has been wearing them since - I don't remember, less than 18 months, I think. And she's pretty small for her age, but they fit her fine. She started wearing the 2T Gerber training pants at about 8 months (we do EC), and they were loose, but useable.
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I know what you are going through!

My little one started wearing underwear when she was 15 months old and 21 pounds.

I looked everywhaere for 2T but to no avail.

She is 23 months now (25.5 lbs) and I will tell you which ones fit her

Gap (bikini style, not breif)

Strawberry Shortcake 2T/3T Fruit of the Looms, they are actually quite small despite the 2T/3T label

The Gerber thick training pants, they don't seem that bulky when on, really.

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The smallest panties I've found are Hanes (purchased at Walmart & TRU I think). My dd was 22 mo & about 20-21lbs when we started with the potty & they're the best fit. We also have smallest size from Gymboree. They're a size 3 I think & are a bit baggy, but will last a long time, LOL.
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Hanes are the best fit on Haley too (although she is 26 pounds so a little heavier then some of the other, she is also 36" tall...so very tall and skinny) The Princess Fruit of the Loom are the baggiest. I did see some x-small undies in gymboree the other day that looked like they would work really well and were nice and soft

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I second (or third??) the Fruit of the Loom 2T/3T for slender toddlers. DD is very, very slim, and these fit her better than any others we have found. While we are just beginning the adventure of full time potty using, we have looked extensively for panties that would just fall off of her bottom! She is 33 months old and just 25 pounds.

Now, does anyone also know of slim fititng pants? Our cloth dipes have been holding her pants up far more than I knew!

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Hi Everyone,

I knew that someone else had to have a similar experience.

We bought the JC Penny 2T/3T's and they're definitely too big. I'll try out the others. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your suggestions.

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All of the brands mentioned here were too big for my son when he first needed them. Now, at 25 pounds, the Gerber cotton training pants and the Hanes fit him well enough, though they are still big in the seat.

The very smallest underpants I've ever seen, which fit him beautifully, were some which I never would have bought on my own. They're Spongebob Squarepants, size 2T/3T but cut super tiny. They actually fit him! I've also got two pairs of cotton terry Gerber underpants, size 2T which are (unbelievably) too small for Young Master Bean, so if you PM me I'd be happy to mail them along to you. They're super tiny, and unlike the Spongebob ones they are not distinctly masculine.

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Now, does anyone also know of slim fititng pants? Our cloth dipes have been holding her pants up far more than I knew!
Gap and Old Navy make adjustable waist slims, but I think they start at size 3. My son has two pairs of slim jeans (wrangler 2T slim) which we bought at a Mennonite store which is chock full of interesting things like that. At any rate, they do make them they're just difficult to find.

Mostly, we stick to overalls. If you wrap the straps around each other, they'll stay up even on the narrowest of shoulders. :LOL

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I second (or third??) the Fruit of the Loom 2T/3T for slender toddlers. DD is very, very slim, and these fit her better than any others we have found. While we are just beginning the adventure of full time potty using, we have looked extensively for panties that would just fall off of her bottom! She is 33 months old and just 25 pounds.

Now, does anyone also know of slim fititng pants? Our cloth dipes have been holding her pants up far more than I knew!

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Baby Gap makes adjustable waist pants starting at size 2. They work GREAT!!! Target's pants seem to run a little smaller b/c they work well on Haley too as do The Children's Place pants.

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Great post! I have an 18-month old 22 lb (34") skinny DD who is currently potty trained while naked at home. We're working on the pull-down-the-pants skill, and the Gerber trainers are pretty difficult for her. I have no suggestions, just wanted to thank those who have given suggestions, I'll be looking into trying some of the panties.

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My DD is 20 months and very skinny. I found that Hanes fit her best, and that FOTL seem to bag really bad. The Gerber training pants also just hang off of her. DD doesn't wear alot around the house, but for clothes I have found that most things will fit if you roll the waist up a few times :LOL Seriously, even getting a smaller size won't work, they fall down even worse! I am hoping that by the time she is really into 2T we can find skinny stuff.
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again... commercialism but the ones that fit my dd best (she ws 20 mo old and about 22 /24 lbs was the ones from the disney store. They say 2t/3t but they are snug and don't have the droopy butt syndrom. Now at 2 1/2 she's finally fitting into the 2t/3t that are cartoony (dora) ones but the plain ones are still to saggy. : she's currently aabout 28lbs 36inches
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