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My daughter will probably be ready to try underwear in the next month or two, so I've been looking for some online. I'd like to get organic, but I can't find any small enough. She's about 23-24 pounds and has a tiny little butt! Any suggestions?
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There are lots to choose from here: http://www.theecstore.com/index.php?...527c9dbc5af5d5

I think all the ones listed are organic, they're made by Under the Nile.
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oh my gosh, thank you for posting that link katemum! i was just coming here to ask something similair... my boy is interested in the potty and i bought him some extra small cotton toddler underpants and ran them through the dryer a few times and they are still falling off of his skinny bottom! he is about 22 lbs and has a tiny butt, too.
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How do the Hanna ones run? I can't imagine how something that's supposed to fit up to 33 pounds would also fit a toddler 10 pounds lighter very well. Those EC store ones look great. I looked at UTN first, but they don't sell those at their own site. $8 a pop seems like a lot, though--how many pairs of undies does one kid need, anyway?
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$8 a pop seems like a lot, though--how many pairs of undies does one kid need, anyway?
I think that is a lot personally for one pair of undies. My DD started PLing at 20 months, and she is now 24 months and still having accidents. The days she's at school she doesn't have accidents, but at home when she's preoccupied with something. We have at least 12 pairs of underwear (some are at school, some are in the bag for outings, and some in the drawer). I tried to get by on less, but on a bad day we could go through 4 pairs.

She wears the Gerber training underwear (cotton but thicker quilting in the middle). They are (obviously) not organic, but they are wonderful. When she has an accident it doesn't gush down her legs because of the extra quilting. They are soft and comfy. And they are about $6.50 for 3 pairs.

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Just looked at the link, and wanted to add that I'd seriously consider the training underwear before going to just regular underwear. That extra quilting makes a big difference in the mess factor of potty learning. They still get wet, but not gushing down the legs craziness.

Also, DD is a skinny one (26 lbs and VERY tall) and they fit nicely on her (2t size).

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I have found that tight or leggings help oversized panties stay on small hineys. They also help keep urine off the floor.

My daughter wears the size 24 month gerber trainers, they are still a bit big but the dryer has shrunk them alot. In the begening she had the kushies all in one trainers in s/p they fit well
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Don't forget http://www.continuum-family.com/inde...ex&cPath=11_32

She has various styles of training pants as well as her own tiny undies -- they fit great, DD was one of the testers. They are in the $7 each range... but they DO last awhile. She has organic as well as regular jersey, and bamboo undies too.

Also remember that the reason some of those other undies are so cheap is because they're MIC... If you want to support fair labour and fair wages, and support ecological fabric production, you do have to pay for it.

In other words, it's not that these clothes are overpriced. Most clothes are artificially UNDERpriced, which has gotten us accustomed to unrealistic expectation for clothing costs!

Anyway, to save a little money you can use my referral code HD0042 at continuum-family. You get 10% off your first purchase and I get a referral bonus.

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In other words, it's not that these clothes are overpriced. Most clothes are artificially UNDERpriced, which has gotten us accustomed to unrealistic expectation for clothing costs!
good point. and I certainly see the good intentions behind buying organic when its possible. however, I have to wonder why she is selling Gerber training pants for substantially more than what they cost in the store? ($9.95 for a 3 pack). If the prices are strictly because the clothes are not MIC, then the Gerber pants shouldn't have a 50% markup.

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ETA: I just saw the website is canadian. Perhaps that is why the prices are so much higher?

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Hmm... I would expect that the price is just related to whatever price she's able to get them at. I don't know if the Gerber pants are more expensive here in Canada or not... these days most things are pretty much at par, but it depends. Some things have a lot of import duties or higher shipping costs, etc.

I've always found her prices to be very fair (especially her homemade stuff). I honestly don't know how much those undies would go for in the store!

(That just shows how rarely I even buy baby stuff in a brick-and-mortar store lol...)

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i like IMSE VIMSEs...and we have HA's also..my 25 lb'er can wear the XS.
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H&M has organic children's underpants if you live close to one.
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The Under the Nile organic training undies are very tiny, especially after washing. The small size would easily fit a 20-lber (they fit my EC baby at about 4 months! But he was a CHUB).

Honestly, I didn't find "training" undies to be that helpful. My kids would feel like they had a (cloth) diaper on, and were much more likely to have accidents wearing undies than going commando. Unless your LO is having poop accidents (in which case I see how the undies could be better than nothing), 100% cotton training pants aren't really going to contain much of the accident anyway. Maybe I was just lucky because my kids really only had a couple of accidents each (after I ditched the padded undies), but for us the training pants were a totally unnecessary investment.

I'm planning to skip the padded undies stage this time around (I'm hoping my 1-yo will ditch his diapers this summer with lots of naked time).

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The XS Hannas fit my 25 lb DD very well. I got mine from ebay since they were cheaper.

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Don't forget http://www.continuum-family.com/inde...ex&cPath=11_32

She has various styles of training pants as well as her own tiny undies -- they fit great, DD was one of the testers. They are in the $7 each range... but they DO last awhile. She has organic as well as regular jersey, and bamboo undies too.
The Continuum-Family underwear fit my DD quite well. The elastic around the legs helps. She is about 35 inches and 24 lbs, so on the lean side.
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How about some Little Beetle trainers- organic velour or wool. I *think* orders and shipments may be delayed, though, bc some of the storms over the weekend damaged the house/office where the business is located.
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