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I have a big problem with the majority of jeans out there for toddlers—they are not comfortable. They’re stiff, itchy around the waist and don’t move with a child.

I have a daughter, so my solution has been to just put her in jeggings, but there are times I would prefer the look of real jeans. Plus, all the moms of boys I know steer clear of the jeggings look for their sons, which is probably wise. I had given up ever finding a pair of normal jeans that would be comfortable for my daughter to play in when Project Pomona came to my attention.

These jeans have an incredibly comfortable (and adjustable) waistband, a nice, relaxed fit and come in a variety of styles. FINALLY! A pair of jeans my kid can actually wear without grunting every time she tries to move.

So what’s the story with this brand, anyway? Well, the jeans were created by a mom who couldn’t find the right product for her child, who wore cloth diapers. Here’s her story:

“I received a wonderful gift of gently used baby clothes right before the birth of my first child back in 2008. I was so excited for her to wear them all. Much to my dismay, none of the super cute jeans, cords and non-knit pants really worked great over cloth diapers. Even sizing up left little room for her to comfortably sit or crawl.

“Once we had four little ones in the immediate family using cloth diapers, I decided to design a pant that could be make out of denim, corduroy or any non-knit material that would still comfortably fit our kiddos. After all, a little boy just has to have a good pair of jeans no matter what type of diaper he is wearing.

“The great thing I have found in the design process is that these pants work well for all sorts of shapes and sizes and ALL diaper types; not only is the waist adjustable, but the hip area is not constraining in the way most baby and toddler pants are made. Pair that with a turn up accent cuff and you get a truly adjustable pant.  And did I mention that they are so easy to get on and off? 

“They were designed to work with cloth but work great over all diapers, disposables included. My youngest has been my daily tester and model. She has really been wearing the same size, Size 2, for eight months now and still has room to go. Just think, one pair of jeans or shorts that really lasts through at least three traditional children’s sizes.”

Here are some of the features of Project Pomona jeans:

  • Adjustable waist to fit multiple sizes. The pair my daughter has will last for at least a year!
  • Comfortable, soft fabric that moves with your child.
  • Different styles/colors of buttons and cuffs.
  • Side buttons that allow for easy diaper changes.
  • Sewn-closed pockets for a cleaner look.
  • Extra room in bottom for cloth-diapered tots.
  • Customizable cuffs, buttons and embroidery
  • Made in the USA
  • Competitive price point starting at $27.95

These will be the only jeans I purchase for my child from here on out, and they make a GREAT gift for a new mom, first birthday or any occasion!