Post # 1
Wondering if anyone has suggestions for an in-between toilet learning underwear? The pull up ones in the stores are awful, they’re just a swim diaper marketed as a pull up.
Anyone know of something to try? My son is at the point of asking for ‘big boy underwear’ but still needs a something absorbent.
Post # 2
So my advice comes from a weird place…myself, and not my kids. I was very late to get out of diapers (particularly overnight), because those damn pull ups felt just like a regular diaper so I psychologically had no reason to tell myself not to wet the bed. It wasn’t until I went straight to underwear and the stakes were higher, that I really tried not to have accidents. I feel like anything with extra padding is going to give a kid a false sense of comfort and as annoying as it is with accidents, going cold turkey and straight to undies is more effective. For night time, my mom put one of those obnoxious crinkly waterproof mattress pads on my bed and that at least protected the mattress. I’m sure she was miserable for a couple weeks changing me, but it worked. The same thing happened with my little sister when my mom initially tried pull ups and my best friend went through it with her son as well and regular underwear ended up being the best thing.
Post # 3
I just used regular underwear for both of my kids. At night I would put them in a night time pullup. They only has a couple accidents before they realized they didn’t like the way wet undies felt. I did put a pull up on over the underwear for the first few days just so if they had an accident it wouldn’t get on the furniture.
Post # 4
The Gerber training underwear is thicker than regular underwear, but its not going to be absorbant like a diaper. If you don’t want to go the pull ups route or underwear, you could try buying a couple cloth diapers and inserts. Children who are used to disposables will not know its a diaper, and it will be more absorbant for accidents.