When I potty trained my son I used disposables because I just assumed that it wouldn't take that long for him to get it. And he did understand needing to pee on the potty, that other bodily function, however, took months to understand. The disposable training pants are sold in these tiny packages and then on top of the tiny packaging they were so expensive! After one month, my husband (the number cruncher of the family) put the kabash on that. That's when we started to look into cloth training pants.
Cloth Training PantsThe cloth potty training market has really exploded. There are so many different brands and like with anything there are pros and cons to each brand. My experience was with Eco Posh and Super Undies. I really liked both brands.
I liked Eco Posh because they're made from organic cotton and bamboo and (get this) plastic water bottles! I found that they did a good job and once my son was reliable during the day we used them at night. If he had a major nighttime accident his trainer would not hold an entire bladder's worth but that's not what the Eco Posh trainer is designed to do. I still liked the job they did though and the mess was better contained than if he was wearing underwear.
Super Undies are my favorites out of the two different brands that I've used. I love that they look like underwear and that you can add inserts to them to adjust absorbency. I don't have experience with their Bedwetting pants so I can't speak to the performance but I liked their Snap-On Trainers. I'd like to think that the bedwetting pants would be a great product as well, plus, if your older child has a bedwetting problem that's keeping them from going to sleepovers with friends at least these look like underwear.
Have you used cloth trainers? What brands was your favorite?