pull-ups

Capricia - posted on 05/30/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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What age should your child start wearing pull-ups?

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Stephanie - posted on 06/11/2010

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I think about 2 1/2 3. But pull ups I thought were a waist of money. My daughter still looked at them as being diapers. When we gave her underwear in about 2 weeks she was potty trained.

Brandy - posted on 06/07/2010

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My son is 23 months and is doing very will with potty training. The only time today that he went in his pants was when he pooped (still working on that), but that takes even longer to train. Due to our financial situation I have went back to cloth diapers. If you don't want to clean up some messes on the floor then I would recommend using undies with the plastic pants. They are designed to keep stuff in but they can still feel they are wet. I think the cloth diapers are the only reason why my son is doing so well. Most of the boys in our families weren't potty trained until they where close to 3 or over 3.

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010

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I never did pull-ups during the day. They are too much like diapers and did not work. Once I started potty training we went right from diaper to underwear. I would only do pull-ups at bedtime and then they were off right away in the morning.

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Laura - posted on 03/20/2012

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Pullups are a waste of money. Get some good cotton cloth training pants along with some regular underwear. Potty training is a process that requires 'attention to detail" by both parent and child and if the kid doesn't know he's wet he'll see no reason to use the potty.

Lisa - posted on 06/13/2010

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I used pull-ups for nap time & at night but all day I had my son in underware. if you plan to potty train that's the way to go... don't confuse them. no matter how many times they have accidents in unerware they feel it & know it... when they r ready they will be in the potty. but if its just to put them in pull ups...waste of money...go with the bigger diapers.

Deborah - posted on 06/13/2010

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Probably when they are walking and you are ready to put the time into toilet training. Otherswise you may as well stick to the slightly cheaper baby style nappies (diapers)

Mari - posted on 06/12/2010

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I started with one since to be honest it really doesn't make ay difference fr the child since with pull up's they still feel dry. I did it so early since my little one did not want to be till for diaper change and he was always running, so ... this is my only reason for them.

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My daughter was 2 when I started, but I loved them. It really helped a lot. She was fully potty trained at 2 1/2.

Melisha - posted on 06/11/2010

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pullups are a waste of time and money they are just like diapers but more expensive and you get less and they are going to wet in them just like they would with a diaper if you really want to potty train keep them in underwear no madder how many accidents they have switching will only confuse them i had my first child potty trained by 19months and my second is now potty trained at the age of 2 which we waited longer on cause she wasnt talking good enough yet.

Melissah - posted on 06/11/2010

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My daughter was the same, when i put her in pull ups she didnt even realise when she was wet. I started to just have her in underwear around the house and she soon understood the difference between wet and dry, she didnt like being wet and she was toilet trained within a few days. It means a few extra loads of washing for you but it definatly gets the job done quicker if you just pop them in underwear and let them be.

Jen - posted on 06/11/2010

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My son was potty trained at 25 months. Why wait longer you just have to pay for more diapers.

Jen - posted on 06/11/2010

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Never druing the day. You should put kids in training underwear. They work so much better and are lots cheaper as you just wash and reuse. We use pull ups only at night.

Lee - posted on 06/11/2010

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I didn't start my twins wearing pull-up until they were 2 1/2. With my middle son, Noah, and my 2 year old Austin, I started them wearing them when they turned 2. The twins weren't potty trained until they were 3 years old, but Noah was trained by 2 1/2. It's different for every child though.

Raquel - posted on 06/10/2010

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Never. Pull-Ups are evil. They significantly delay potty-training. I used them with my older 2 children (girls) and couldn't get them potty-trained until they were almost 3. My 18-month old (boy) has been in cloth diapers since birth, and we've been putting him on the potty when he wakes up in the morning, after naps, and before baths, and he happily goes on the potty. BTW, we've been doing this since he was 4 months old. Never any pressure, just a matter-of-fact thing, that you don't "need" to be covered to go. Why train them to go in diapers, especially diapers that don't let them feel their wetness? It never made any sense to me - except as a money-maker for the diaper companies!

Brittany - posted on 06/10/2010

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My son is 21 months & wears a pull up at night just in case. (He's potty trained) :) Every child is different though....it all depends.

Athena - posted on 06/10/2010

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My children never wore pull up because they are to much like a diaper and lets face it they may have a different name but a diaper is a diaper. Get loads of underwear and be ready for accedents they will happen but your child will get the hang of it before to long

Kandice - posted on 06/09/2010

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My children where in pull ups at a year old... they weren't out of them until 16 months or so....

Jennifer - posted on 06/09/2010

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Never used them. In the the middle of potty training child #4. To me they are to much like diapers and I feel that they don't help.

Megan - posted on 06/06/2010

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dont bother, there expencive and you might as well just start trying bub on the pot, i tryed them and it was just a wast of time, they dont hold much at all. good luck

Janita - posted on 06/06/2010

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I agree with all the other mommies, pull-ups are a waste of money!! We used gerber training pants; they are clothe underpants but they are thick so if they do potty it doesnt make a huge mess however it does allow them to feel the wet sensation. If we were out in public i just put a pair of rubber underpants over the training pants, this way if she peed it didnt soak her clothes and everything around us. This worked better than pull-up, as she just pottied all the time ina pull-up since it is basically just a diaper. Good Luck!!!

Lisa - posted on 06/05/2010

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I myself wouldn't recommend pull ups. I tried pull ups with my daughter and she just peed in them. But if your child is coming to you wanting to be changed out of a dirty diaper. They are staying dry for an hour or two. They are curious about the big potty. Those are some signs your child is ready to potty train.

Sara - posted on 06/03/2010

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I never put my kids in pull ups! I potty trained my son the day after he turned 2 and my daughter was potty trained before turning 2. I never used pull ups because i thought they were too expensive. And I wanted my kids to know when they had an accident. They slept in diapers for another month after being day potty trained. Then we did they night training. So they went right from diapers to underwear. I just think that pull ups are a waist of money.

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I'm another anti-pull up person. Just go right to undies when you are ready to toilet train your child! We went right from diapers cold turkey to undies and it worked for my daughter. She was around two and a half when we did this.

Allison - posted on 06/02/2010

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i agree - skip the pull ups and use undies whenever you are ready to start teaching them with patience and a positive attitude! diaper companies make all these products just for profit, they aren't needed. plastic diaper covers are great over undies at first, when they still have a lot of accidents. we started our son in undies part time at 6 months (just to help him learn the connection between peeing and wetness), then full time at 2 years old. good luck!!!

Carisa - posted on 06/02/2010

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I never used them...I always thought they were just an expensive diaper. If your willing to deal with the mess, just start with underwear. I started at 2 1/2

Maggie - posted on 06/02/2010

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skip the pull ups - go straight to underwear. The child needs to be able to feel when he/she is wet and with pull ups they don't. A pull up is essentially just a diaper that's shaped like underwear.
You can get training pants with a waterproof cover, there are even all-in-one kinds that are cloth on the inside and vinyl on the outside. Keep the child in diapers until they have learned the basics of the potty.

Jessie - posted on 06/01/2010

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I agree with Sarah Hofland, the only time I put pull ups on my son was at bedtime, naptime or when he had diarrhea. He was naked once and pooped on his leg and ever since then has not pooped in his pants :o) I do admit one thing though, pull ups can be a kind of crutch for the parent. He would request one and I would give in until about 2 weeks ago I stopped his drinks at 7 and made him potty right before naptime and bed time and he has only had 1 accident in the last 2 weeks and it was at night. Good luck, having a potty trained child is priceless!

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I loved them when my twins (now 8.5) were potty training. I had an issue w/ them that if they were naked they had 100% success rate, but if anything was on their bottom half.... they'd pee in it at least half the time. No way was I cleaning up that much pee, so they spent most of our home time naked and we used pull ups in public or while they were sleeping. Worked great for us.



My son (2 at the end of March) is still in diapers. I just take them off whenever he wants to use the potty.

Erin - posted on 05/30/2010

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We didn't like them, they seemed to hinder the potty training process so we only used one package and ended up just using them at night. They are just a more expensive diaper. Just go straight to big kid underwear when you're ready to start training and are serious about it. BTW she was potty trained at 18months and that's when we tried the pullups, she was good for 2 months and then regressed, we retried at 2 years and it stuck this time.

Michelle - posted on 05/30/2010

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My daughter is 1 and we have switched mostly to pull ups now as she keeps taking off the diapers when she poops and can't get the pull up off yet they are a good training tool to help really little ones to start potty training but as Monica said they do keep the child dry for the most part so you need to switch to panties or underwear when your child is really ready for the potty.

Monica - posted on 05/30/2010

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i tried pullups on my son when he was over 2, before 2 1/2... i don't like them. I don't think they're a good idea because they keep them dry when they should be feeling what it's like to wet themselves if they're semi-potty trained. There's nothing special about them except that they're expensive and they will only hold one pee so u'll go through more of them quicker. With my daughter, i am going to start getting her big-girl panties when she has started to actually go on the potty and do something everyday, and then if she has an accident with the panties in the house, oh well she can feel wet and get changed and remember next time... hopefully!!! Good luck Potty Time!!! lol.

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