Posted by Elizabeth on November 24, 2003 at 17:01:54:
In Reply to: Pull-ups or diapers posted by Suzanne L. on November 23, 2003 at 13:27:39:
: Hi. This is kind of a long message but I would really like to hear some opinions on the matter. We are just starting to toilet train my 2.5 year old son. He is doing ok with it during the day and doesn't have too many accidents. Night is different though. We actually haven't even started with staying dry at night because he doesn't seem to be ready yet. So here is my question. I know a lot of people say be consistent in toilet training, however I don't want to force my son into doing something he's not ready for and make him uncomfortable. For that reason he's wearing Pull-ups during the day and is still in a diaper at night. I think that Pull-ups are for training, and I know he's going to wake up wet, so why use themat night? He did wear them for a night last week and his bed was wet in the morning. I don't think they hold enough to be worn all night if he is going to be using them. So, I was just wondering if anyone else has an opinion about switching between the two. Once he starts to stay dry at night, we will be sure to switch to Pull-ups then. For now I have him use the toilet every night before bed, then change him into a diaper and his pajamas. Again, he is probably going to keep being wet at night for a litlte while longer, so why have him wake up in a wet bed too? Thanks for any advice!
I have a 2- and 3-year-old and are both potty trained. I didn't force them but did not put them in pullups because they don't really work. To them, it feels like wearing a diaper. I did use the Pullup Good Nights for nighttime only which would hold better than a diaper. During the day I used underware or let them go bare. They would know they were wet that way and sometimes if they wet their pullup it still feels dry to them. They learned quick that way. Good luck.