Review: Antsy Pants Diapers

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.

Antsy Pants

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.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

4 thoughts on “Review: Antsy Pants Diapers

  1. I’m so pleased to see your review an I’m glad your Antsy Pants™ are working well for you and your son.

    For your next order I hope you will email our customer service to let them know about your son’s color preference. We’re not always able to accommodate special requests, but we do try. There are two different colors of blue and each of those is available with different side colors, so you can order several and still request all blue!

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  2. Thanks for the info, Renee. I’ve noticed that if you’re ordering individual diapers (as opposed to the sets) you can actually choose the colour – I missed that when writing this review.

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  3. I am interested in purchasing Antsy Pants for my son, but am curious about what size to order. How old is your son for whom you bought the size 4T? My son will be 3 this summer, & the sizing for this age is hazy.

    Thanks!

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  4. My son was 3 years old when I bought the 4T. He’s not a big kid (based on the growth charts) but he fits the 4T nicely. It also gives us room to add an extra insert for extra absorbency at night.

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