Babble Reviews the Best Toddler Underwear

Adios diapers! It’s time to move up to the big league – real underwear. Snazzy undies work wonders when it comes to potty training (after all, who would want to pee all over Spiderman?). We’ve found “big kid” underpants that won’t creep or crawl into uncomfortable places and may

convince your toddler it’s time to give the pull-ups a rest.

  • Claesen’s

    When it comes to exciting prints, Claesen’s is a clear winner. From butterflies (for her; $16 for two) to guitars (for him; $18 for two), toddlers will soon make these the go-to underwear. Our advice: buy multiples of your favorites since your kids won’t want to wait for laundry day. Testers loved the fit of the boxers and little girls stayed wedgie-free in their briefs. The touch of Lycra allowed the boxers to keep from bunching up inside pants. Claesen’s a favorite in European brand, are designed in Holland and made in India.

  • Petit Bateau

    Delicious food, fine cinema and underpants. Yep, these are three things you can count on from the French. Petit Bateau offers the thickest, softest cotton of all the models we tested. For dainty little ladies, the Milleraies panty 2-Pack ($24) is a perfect pair (love the shiny, silver Lurex stitching and detail). Small men will be complaint-free in their cotton boxers ($21) with side openings. Of course, for most families, these fineries are too expensive to make sense – which brings us to our next pick…

  • Fruit of the Loom

    Remember your favorite pair of Underoos? Cartoon character undies are still around and Fruit of the Loom seems to have cornered the market. Though we can’t say much about the quality, kids simply go bananas for themed underthings. Our advice buy in bulk – they won’t last long. For boys, Spiderman is a current fave and girls will gallop with glee in their My Little Pony girls underwear, at $10-$12 for a three-pack.

  • Hanna Andersson

    If you are as picky about what clothes go on your child as what food goes in, you’ll dig these luxurious organic cotton offerings from Hanna Andersson. For girls, check out the creep-resistant cotton hipsters in array of floral patterns (three for $20.50) Snap up savings on striped boys organic briefs (three for $10) in an organic cotton rib knit. We like the finishing details – all the elastic is encased so it never touches the skin.

  • Vineyard Vines boxers

    From lacrosse sticks to bubble fish, the prints are pure prep. We love that father and son can get matching pairs. Better still, the 100% cotton boxers ($17.50) get softer with every wash.

  • Little Miss Matched panties

    A brand new offering from the folks who brought us those fabulously mismatched socks. This time the patterns are mixed up on front and back of the undies (three for $10). Boycut legs keep these panties in place.

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