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Can Potty Training Pants Cause Diaper Rash?

Understanding and Preventing Diaper Rash with Training Pants

by Coterie Team

When entering the potty-training world, you may wonder what new challenges this will bring, such as if their pull-ups can cause diaper rash. The short answer is yes, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind to avoid this pesky issue.


As a parent, you want to ensure your little one’s comfort is always at the top of your priority list. Part of this mission is being careful that their delicate skin is well cared for by choosing the right products for their potty training.


When choosing training pants for your toddler, ask yourself these questions:


  • What is the disposable diaper pant made of?
  • Is it absorbent enough and comfortable for your child?
  • How easy is it to use?

The answers to these questions can help minimize the likelihood of diaper rash. Coterie developed The Pant, a two-in-one diaper-pant hybrid, to address these issues and to prioritize the health and safety of your child. Designed to make potty training easy, Coterie uses clean, hypoallergenic materials and ingredients in its products with comfortable fits designed for the most active toddlers.

Causes of Diaper Rash

The symptoms of diaper rash can be easy to identify–red, irritated skin that may also feel warm to the touch is a telltale sign. Diaper rash can occur on anyone who sits too long in a soiled diaper. Diapers or disposable training pants that are too tight can cause chafing or rubbing and also be a factor in skin irritation.


Irritating ingredients like dyes, fragrances, or other chemicals in the product itself can also lead to diaper rash. Ensuring the training pants you choose are clean and free of harmful irritants is your best bet for keeping your toddler healthy.

The More Absorbent, the Better

Paying attention to absorbency levels when selecting potty-training pants is critical to cutting down the risk of diaper rash. The longer a child is exposed to wetness, the more likely they are to develop diaper rash. Products that use moisture-wicking technology can draw moisture away from your little one’s skin and keep them drier for longer.

The Right Size Makes a Difference

Training pants that fit correctly can empower children to pull them up and down on their own, but picking the proper size pull-up for potty training can make a world of difference when looking to avoid diaper trash. Potty-training pants should not be too tight or too loose so your baby can move around freely and comfortably.


Using training pants with a resealable waistband can help you tailor the fit for children during the process. Using the right size also helps the training pants perform effectively and contain accidents. Well-fitted training pants provide a level of snugness to prevent leaks and capture moisture.

Preventing Diaper Rash With Coterie and The Pant

While you foster a sense of autonomy and build up your child’s potty confidence, you can ensure their health and safety needs are met. These goals are of the utmost importance to Coterie. We go above and beyond industry norms to ensure safety standards are met in our products. If there are any questions or concerns about an ingredient or material, we can assure you it’s left out of the product-making process.


Products like The Pant deliver proven results for kids during their potty-training journey, with up to three times drier skin to minimize the likelihood of diaper rash. Plus, it has up to 80% more liquid capacity for fewer leaks and blowouts.


Made with 2.5 times more stretch than its competitors, The Pant comes in several sizes and is made with a resealable waistband. This makes it easy to find the right fit for your little one and ensures an easy transition from diapers to big kid underwear!