This may not be the answer you are looking for, but we didn't use training pants - their real clothes just got wet until they figured out how to keep them dry. Training pants seemed like an unnecessary step to us, & I've met other moms that thought they were confusing.
I bought some Kushies pull-on trainers from Kelly's Closet.<br><br>
They are only absorbent enough to hold about one pee, so your little one will know when he/she is wet.<br><br>
They are $7.95 each w/free shipping.<br><br>
Here's a link:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellyscloset.com/store.htm" target="_blank">http://www.kellyscloset.com/store.htm</a>
we just started this with my 2 1/2 year old. he started going on the potty all by himself a few weeks ago. i bought pull ups for him because i haven't had time to make training undies for him. well, now he refuses to wear cloth diapers or disposable diapers. he'll only wear real undiepants or pull ups. UGH! so i keep undies on him during the day (he's even staying dry thru naps woohooo!) and pull ups at night (and he is usually dry in the morning unless he drank a lot before bedtime).<br><br>
We got some training pants from Hanna Andersson--expensive but the only ones that would remotely fit my dd--she's very tiny in that part of her body.<br><br>
Honestly, we found training pants to be pointless. Once she was ready to go without diapers, it just made more sense for us to go straight to underwear. I think the thicker cloth training pants just felt too much like a cloth diaper, because she always peed in them...but not in her underpants. Or at least not usually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I guess it depends on your child... Parker still wears training pants most of the time b/c he still wets his pants a lot at home and frankly, the Gerber pants at least keep the pee from forming a puddle on the carpet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: If your child is reliably using the potty w/ very few accidents, I would skip the trainers. But if your child is having lots of accidents, but is still pt and not wearing dipes, then I think they are a necessity. Plus I think the Gerber training pants are much easier for Parker to pull down and pull up by himself vs regular undies.
we used gerber training pants and a lot of naked time. But the problem with that is 4 months later he still wants to be naked all the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: we also used toddling tots with the pul for when were out and about, they worked really well but ran a little small for us.
My first was 2 1/2 when she pted and the training pants were no use- she peed in them like a dipe, but not in underwear. We just took the dipes away and that was it and she was trained in four days- having very few accidents after the first day, which was a pee nightmare.<br><br>
Now I have a younger one who is learning- 19 months old- and needs something to keep the accidents off the couch but make it easy for me to get on and off for the potty. He's at a completely different level, being younger and not able to dress himself. I think some sort of pant would be of helpful.
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These are really good. They are like underwear, but will hold one pee for enough time it takes you to change the child.<br><br>
I really dont believe in very absorbent training pants. I think the child just needs to learn what happens when they get wet and learn how not to get wet.<br><br>
I so dont get pull ups - they are just a nappy! The child gets no indication that there is an unpleasant consequence to wetting their pants.<br><br>
Both my children took about a week to train. I waited until they virtually did it themselves, so they were about 3, and they went straight to underwear, with only a few days in the bright bots.
We did bare bottoms too. The Gerbers are great for catching the start of a pee if the toddler has the control to stop it until he/she gets to a potty. But if they are not that interested in holding it and making it to the potty they don't hold very much. Abi went about 3 mos. on and off with bare bottoms or diapers. She knows both are acceptable places to do her business. After I got over m/s I took the diapers away during the day and suddenly it clicked last week and she became consistent in using the potty. Gave her back her panties and now she's taking them off to pee like she should. It's a long process for some kids. Just try different things and see what your child respons to.<br><br>
I used fitted diapers and covers that they could pull up and down like trainers until they stayed dry. It helped let them train at their own speed. Frankly I was never in a hurry for them to learn because I find it easier to wash and change diapers at my leisure then to have to deal with constant potty emergencies. It made things so easy, no hanging out on the potty for extended periods of time, no potty bribery. And they used the potty when they decided they wanted to be big boys. Kinda like my approach to weaning, they will do it when they are ready and they did!