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#31 of 54 Old 07-07-2006, 12:55 AM
 
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My son has those undies! He loves Dora and was dead set on getting those.

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When my dd was pottylearning, she wanted blues clues panties. The only ones we could find were boys briefs. I bought them for her and she loved them, but was annoyed with the "pocket", as she called it. I just sewed it up and she was happy!

(she's 9 now and would die of embarrassment if she knew that I wrote that!)
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If DS really wanted a character on his underpants that would be fine. However, what he has absolutely LOVED, is when we found some boxer briefs just like DH wears. I found them at Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot, and they are just wonderful. When he wears them, he feels just like papa, and he hasn't peed in them yet.

The cutesie blue stripey starry padded "training" underwear have been peed in, but not the papa underwear.
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Have a little Dora lover here too. We did get Diego undies last week he was just as excited over them as his Dora shirt.

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i wouldnt personally let my son wear pink dora underwear.. but i dont have a son, yet. i think my husband would have a fit.
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My girl picked out underpants with a "wiener hole"(for lack of a better word).That's just what they are...underpants.It doesn't matter.If it were the other way around I don't think it would bother me either.

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i wouldnt personally let my son wear pink dora underwear.. but i dont have a son, yet. i think my husband would have a fit.
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Boys have equipment that girls dont therefore need different type of underwear than girls.

I'd be more worried about him getting pinched and chafed and not having the proper support than the colouration though.
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Boys have equipment that girls dont therefore need different type of underwear than girls.

I'd be more worried about him getting pinched and chafed and not having the proper support than the colouration though.
Mom of 3 boys here and I can tell you NONE of my boys up through at least age 10 have used the opening in the briefs. I say 10 because that is the age my older 2 stopped peeing in front of me.

I am curious now would they get chafed or pinched? I was trying to figure that out ( honestly not flaming) .

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I don't know of ANY boys or men who actually use that flap... It's the most ridiculous thing ever, IMO. Oh, wait, no, IMO, nursing bra openings are THE most ridiculous things, and boy underpants flaps are the second most.
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i agree with pps........they are just undies and hes just a kid.
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I personally would bring him to pick out his own boy undies or buy a Dora patch to put on boy undies

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my nephew is 3 and wears his sisters hand me down undies. It not a big deal and they seem to fit him better anyways since he is slim.
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if thats what he wants, then i dont see a big deal.i hate the gender specific roles we inflict on our children at such a young age. and this may help him potty train...great!
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Underwear is underwear. Even if a boy wears pink with lace, the penis is still firmly attached. Significance is what you make of it.






If it gets the job done I would not care less. UNLESS someone else around him will give him a complex and make fun of him.



They do have "Go Diego Go" undies for boys... that might be a comprimise.

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Mom of 3 boys here and I can tell you NONE of my boys up through at least age 10 have used the opening in the briefs. I say 10 because that is the age my older 2 stopped peeing in front of me.

I am curious now would they get chafed or pinched? I was trying to figure that out ( honestly not flaming) .
I dunno, that's what my DH told me. He's the one with the tackle.

He said that girl undies wouldn't have the support needed for a boy (has nothing to do with the weener flap) And that the cut between the legs just is all wrong to even be remotely comfortable for a boy.

He remembered when his mom mistakenly bought him girl underwear when he was about 5 and he said it was the most uncomfortable thing he's ever worn. it felt like his testicles were getting mashed inside his body....
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I dunno, that's what my DH told me. He's the one with the tackle.

He said that girl undies wouldn't have the support needed for a boy (has nothing to do with the weener flap) And that the cut between the legs just is all wrong to even be remotely comfortable for a boy.

He remembered when his mom mistakenly bought him girl underwear when he was about 5 and he said it was the most uncomfortable thing he's ever worn. it felt like his testicles were getting mashed inside his body....
not to be crude, but maybe hes blessed/cursed with larger than usual or saggier than usual testes....my dh is the same way, and always has been, even breifs are uncomfortable for him.

The support this is a non issue, they dont NEED support, millions of men before underwear were invented survived just fine without them, and men these days wear boxers without support.
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my sons never ever wore that type of underwear..they always wore boxers...from teh very beginning. its really cute b/c they dont wear them out when they are that young, so my ds2 now wears his brothers boxers...and they will be passed down to ds3. most of them are Gap, so they are 100% cotton comfy and good quality.

but i woudl still get my ds Dora if he wanted them.
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not to be crude, but maybe hes blessed/cursed with larger than usual or saggier than usual testes....my dh is the same way, and always has been, even breifs are uncomfortable for him.

The support this is a non issue, they dont NEED support, millions of men before underwear were invented survived just fine without them, and men these days wear boxers without support.
Hubby prefers boxer briefs for sure. A bit of support because he doesn't like the flapping, but not too squishy like the tighty whities...

I say if you're gonna buy girl undies for your son, buy a cheap pair to see if he likes the cut or not. that way you're not out an insane amount of money (and character undies cost a stupid amount for undies that's for sure)

If he's hell bent on wanting dora or princess, get the iron on transfers and iron them on a cut of undies you know he's comfortable in.

A set of undies for a boy/man is similar to a bra for a woman. it's all individual taste. Some like more support, some like medium, some like none at all.
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My son loves to wear his sisters Dora Undies, I let him because I try not to say "that's for girls/boys", he has his own little jocks, but he wants Dora like his sister.

We were actually given he first pair of Dora undies from my friend who has 3 boys, her middle child *loves* Dora, and someone bought Dora Underwear for him for his birthday, which were girl ones because that's all you can get! His mum said no way, and gave some to us.

None of our Dora underpants have lace on them (8prs), but they are girl bikini leg style.

We've never even seen the Dora show, or have any other Dora stuff, but my kids have picked up on her here and there anyway, and are always happy to see her (in the shops, toys at other peoples houses...on their undies everyday..
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I don't think it matters at all. If it helps him that's great.
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I hate the gender-specificity of all this clothing, especially character clothing. Why on earth are they specifying Dora as a "girls" show and Thomas as a "boys" show???

My only concern, and I have no idea if this is valid since I don't have a boy, but it would be something I would look for, is making sure that the cut of the panties doesn't allow his testes to slip out the sides, then possibly pinch or chafe when he changes position (say, sits). As a PP said, that would sure put a damper on the whole potty training adventure. If it turns out that the cut isn't appropriate, I like the idea of buying "boy" underwear and putting on an iron-on.

For that matter, I think going commando, or a reasonable approximation of it, is healthier anyway. There've been studies showing lowered sperm count in men who wear briefs because of the "support", which equates to squashing the testes against a man's warm body. Humans evolved to let them bits swing free in the breeze. Tight underwear, of any gender style, don't accomplish that. So, perhaps a pair of basic boxers with an iron-on is the healthiest bet.

(For the record, I have a similar opinion about girls wearing panties, though my girls are obsessed with them so I don't fight it. But, I believe panties prevent evaporation and encourage an overly damp, warm environment in the entire genital area. They also harbor germs. That leads to an increased risk of fungal or yeast infections.)
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(For the record, I have a similar opinion about girls wearing panties, though my girls are obsessed with them so I don't fight it. But, I believe panties prevent evaporation and encourage an overly damp, warm environment in the entire genital area. They also harbor germs. That leads to an increased risk of fungal or yeast infections.)
ITA......this may be TMI, but i go commando at home and whenever possible.
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my son's favorite undies are his sparkly pink hello kitty ones.

and my friend's grandaughter's first pairs were boy's sponge bob... since no girls undies came in sponge bob.

who cares anyway?? i mean ask yourself what are you buying into when you buy into the idea of boys and girls undies anyway.

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My son is no where even close to potty training, but he really really really wanted his own underwear...we let him pick some, he picked strawberry shortcake...I can't see anything wrong with it at this age, after puberty I think there could be an issue cause of needing more support, but at 2 years old I don't think that is an issue.

We also let him wear nightgowns and pink sleepers and such.

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