What are the best pants for a potty training boy? AND, where is the best place to stock up cheap?

Elizabeth - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Help! My son is starting to potty train, and I can't imagine how uncomfortable it owuld be to have wet jeans. Yuck! Where's the best place to go to get easily washed and worn pants for potty training?

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Laura - posted on 02/26/2009

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My son is 2 1/2 , potty training and wearing under pants too!  I have found the best pants to use our the athletic/work out pants or sweats.  Anything he can pull down on his own!!  Plus I like the elastic around his ankle so if he has an accident, his shoe or slippers don't necessarily get soaked too!  ;)



 

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Ann - posted on 03/01/2009

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I would suggest going to a thrift store!! I actually buy all my sons clothes there...I'm cheap! But you would probably want to get ones that are easy to pull up and pull down. This is my sons biggest problem right now. He still hasn't mastered pulling them down. When we are at home, he is usually just in his underwear. I don't even put the pants on him. Good Luck!

Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2009

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Quoting Laura:



My son is 2 1/2 , potty training and wearing under pants too!  I have found the best pants to use our the athletic/work out pants or sweats.  Anything he can pull down on his own!!  Plus I like the elastic around his ankle so if he has an accident, his shoe or slippers don't necessarily get soaked too!  ;)






 






I think this is the best answer to your actual question & I second it all the way.  Just this past weekend we have declared my son fully potty trained  (2. 9 years) & athletic or sweat pants have been what we are using.  The key is the elastic waist making them easy to quickly pull down & up. I am thankful to have great hand me downs, but supplement from resale shops, and Walmart sells sweats very resonable priced.  Good luck, your persistance will pay off.  I am now mourning that my baby is definatly no longer a baby!!!!

Sarah - posted on 02/27/2009

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I bought the plastic covers at a reruns sale and put them both in regular underware. My son potty trained in less than 3 weeks but he was 2 months away from 3yrs old. I just waited till he was ready. He used the potty to pee off and on since he thought it was cool and when he decided to tell me h was going to the other room to poop and to "leave me alone" that is when we bought matchbox cars, placed them on a shelf in the bathroom, and told him he could have one every time he poop on the potty. he was trained in one week. I wouldn't push it just take his cues. My daughter has been easier. She is almost 2 1/2yrs and almost trained.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/26/2009

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Maybe I should have clarified ... I'm looking for PANTS, not underwear things! We've decided to go straight to undies and he's doing SO well, but thjere are bound to be accidents and I'm trying to figure oout what's best to put over the underwear!

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I used diapers and went straight to training underwear he is not fully potty trained yet, but he is really close

Andrea - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi there, sorry to put a damper on your plans but boys are so hard to toilet train if there not ready, there not ready! I tryed for so long to get him to use the toilet I was pulling my hair out by the time he was three. 3 is the age he decided to use the toilet and never looked back any time before that he just was not interested in it were my daughter on the other hand was so easy as soon as she could crawl she used the toilet (10mths) we did use the washable pull ups made out of terry toweling you can bye these from any were target/big w any were they sell baby suplies even ebay they are the fastest drying pants I used but when you put pants on over the top the wee seeps through and wets the pants you can bye pilchers plastic undies that go over them but they get a nasty nappie rash if you don't check the pants for a while. The other thing is the desposable pants they have great tec theses days and lots of different typs just for your needs, but I found these to much like nappies and looked like nappies for the kids to think any different of them other than they are nappie ( but great for night time toilet trainning as long as you tack them off as soon as they wake up). the other choice which worked the best for the kids is big kid undies and lots of them easy to wash and cheep anough to throw them out when soiled, the big + was they think tere big kids and thats what you want. the other choice which I think might be good for your child is go naked as much as possible then they can see whats going on and put two and to together with the feelin its a little messy for a few days but you get to know what time of day they do number 2s and watch them at that time and run the straight to the toilet ( suprising it around the same time every day) and the wee once they see it dose noe tack long for the feelin to come and they run to the toilt some times they get there some times not. Any I don't know if this helps but give it a try but I have to say boys are stubin he will do it in his own time I would not even bother intiill at least 2 1/2 or 3 they just dont get it. some do but most don't all the boys in my fam and friends tryed to tell me I did not lis bbut I wish I did..... DONT GIVE UP HE WILL GET THERE ...........

Lori - posted on 02/25/2009

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I just used pull ups. They have different types to fit the needs of your child. For example, I used ones that turned "cool" on the inside to remind him when he had to go potty. I always shop at Walmart. And saving coupons helps!

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