Training pants?

Caitlin - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Do those training pants actually help a toddler reaslise they are peeing? The problem with all these super absorbant diapers is that my daughter never feels when she is peeing and I can't tell if she knows or not. She stops running to pee (I think) because her diaper is usually wet after that. I keep looking for the signs to start potty training, and I know she's a bit young yet, but are training pants worth it? (Those cool alert ones).

I tried training underwear, but it's not absorbent enough and she leaves a puddle behind still and freaks out!

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Cleva - posted on 07/14/2010

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To be honest, I don't think training pants are the answer. If she is stopping still, she does know what is happening, so the signs you are looking for are already there. Perhaps its time to carefully observe for a couple of days so you get an idea of time and frequency, then after that I would suggest potty training her when she gets up in the morning, after each meal, after each drink and last thing before bed. Patience and repetition is needed but you will succeed. Please visit my blog to read a bit more about this - you will find it at
www.theclevafella.com Hope this helps you,Best Wishes.

Caitlin - posted on 07/14/2010

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oh, we're a long way from overnight training.. today we just started taking off her diaper when she sits on the toilet (on her potty seat) she loves putting the seat onto the toilet and sits on it when I brush her teeth. Today both times she was naked with no issues, she loves flipping through a magazine when she sits on there, makes her feel like a big girl. No pee yet, but i'll keep trying, one day it'll happen and maybe she wont freak out and will like the happy dancing and everything from it!

C. - posted on 07/14/2010

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Oh, and Caitlin.. I don't know if you know about these or not, or even if they sell them near you (it took us forever to find them for Liam). They have waterproof crib pads. They are almost as long as the crib mattress and it just goes right under the fitted sheet. I will say, it is a huge pain in the butt to get them both on (the pad and the sheet) and you have to come up with your own strategy for being successful.. BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!! So if you haven't tried that, it might help. It just absorbs more mess so your kid isn't 'drowning' in pee. Good luck!!

C. - posted on 07/13/2010

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Well my sister used the disposable ones that are supposed to get cool when they pee, on my niece.. My niece didn't notice much of a difference and she's very anti-nasty anything.. So I think it's best to just save your money and get the regular training pants. We are using reg. disposables on my son until we are fished moving next week.

I did put a pair of training underwear on him once and the littlest tinkle and he had a very uncomfortable look on his face, so those definitely work.

But you know what, potty training is going to be messy, that's just how it is. Remember when your baby started eating by themselves? It was messy. Same with potty training, until they get the hang of it, there are going to be tons of messes but it needs to be done or else they won't be able to tell when they are going to the bathroom. Good luck to you!!! I hope it works out and works quickly :)

Alice - posted on 07/13/2010

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My three year old grandson still has accidents but training panties left wet furniture and carpet. Even the car seat was baptised. training pants didn't work well. Pull ups was an incenitive. Peer pressure was a motivator. Though at times he kept saying, "I am a baby," because we told him big boys did't wear diapers. When he got to go to the next class in daycare he was really motivated. He had to return to his old class if he soiled his clothing. He hated that.

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