Reusable Training Pants

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Hi, I have a 2 year old son. I don't want to spend money on pull-ups because they are so expensive. I'd like to get him some reusable training pants, but I don't know what kind to get. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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LaLakesha - posted on 01/15/2009

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Rubbers and thick underwear...it works...both my girls trained fast! I think it's because they can feel when they are wet.

LaLakesha - posted on 01/15/2009

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Rubbers and thick underwear...it works...both my girls trained fast! I think it's because they can feel when they are wet.

Jolene - posted on 01/14/2009

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My 18mth old son is completely toilet trained and i used terry toweling pants that are like undies but have a layer of plastic in the crotch between the 2 layers of toweling and he felt when he was wet and realised that doesnt feel nice and started asking to go wee wees good luk with what you decide and remember when you go out take lots of pairs

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Hi, I used to teach preschool and am no expert in this department but one thing that was agreed upon by the tenured, experienced teachers (who were also parents) was that disposable underwear give children the message that it's ok to go in their "underwear". It may be ok to just continue diapers so that he can make the distinction between the two. I have not heard of any reusable training pants at all. One last suggestion may be to try cloth diapers (hopefully for a short while!) as kids can feel when they go, whereas diapers wick wetness away from them. GOOD LUCK!

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Yeah same as Andrea - the Gerber training pants absorb a lot, and just use the plastic pants with elastic bands over them. I know you can get fancier one-piece trainers online, but going to Target or Walmart for these is so much easier and cheaper. Washable is so much smarter than disposable - saving money and the environment, yeah!

Gabrielle - posted on 01/14/2009

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My 3 1/2 yr old refused to potty train until finally he got into preschool... they told me to just put him in "big boy" pants. It was a hassle but FINALLY he is potty trained. Plus he was excited to shop for his own undies.

Andrea - posted on 01/14/2009

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Gerber makes some heavy cloth training pants and also some absorbent ones with a vinyl cover.  You can get them at Target or Walmart.  I use them for my 2 year old.  She caught on to potty training fast.  She doesn't like getting her "big girl pants" wet.

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He's not really that confident, and doesn't always GO in the potty, or let me know when he needs to go... I would just stick him in undies, but i have an 8 week old and I'm not keen on cleaning up any more messes than i have to, if you kwim. I think I might try the plastic pants over some though.

Laurel - posted on 01/14/2009

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Quoting Christina:



What is a toweling pant?



 



They are just an underpant made from towelling material... If he is THAT confident, then put him in some undies.... If he is into bob builder or Thomas tank engine or CARS, then there are some great undies for that age.



 



good luck



laurel






He is definitely ready to potty train (has gone on the potty lots, though not consistently), he knows what it feels like, knows when he needs to go, and he has control and can stop himself mid-stream when he is peeing. We just need soemthing that is faster and easier to get off when he has to go.





 

Lara - posted on 01/14/2009

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I used super absorbent underwear and plastic pants, (underwear covers). You can get them at Zellers or Wal-Mart. They are washable and worked really well for my now 3 year old. I plan to use the same with my 17 month old when she is ready for potty training. Hope this helps.

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What is a toweling pant?



He is definitely ready to potty train (has gone on the potty lots, though not consistently), he knows what it feels like, knows when he needs to go, and he has control and can stop himself mid-stream when he is peeing. We just need soemthing that is faster and easier to get off when he has to go.

Laurel - posted on 01/14/2009

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You are right in the Pull Up concept... they really don't work, as they feel no different to a nappy or nappy pant.... so, over the past 11 years ( four kids) I have used two things, just the toweling pant, and nothing at all. I have found that having nothing on their bottoms, while running around at home, can make a world of difference, because they SEE what is going on, not just relying on feeling... I am about to start my 2 and half year old ( fourth child), very soon. Good luck

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