Alicia - posted on 03/06/2012 ( 29 moms have responded )
I feel like it eases the transition from diapers to underpants, but my daycare center forbids them like they are the plague! They think they hinder the process by reminding the child of diapers (because they are absorbent) and since the child is comfortable, he doesn't mind going in his pants...
I personally have had success using them with my son. We call them "big-boy pull-ups" and underwear "big-boy underpants", so he knows that both of them are to be treated the same rules.
I have to add that using pull-ups on occasion does give me peace of mind on his "bad" days or reassurance when I'm out shopping with him or taking a long trip that he won't have a messy accident. Also, I don't think he's ready for regular, cotton underpants overnight. So my follow up question is: when do you start your child in cotton underwear overnight? Is it best to do it as soon as your decision to start potty training???