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Are they in vogue these days, or not? I just don't get them. My 2 year 2 month dughter is potty training right now, but I was wondering if I needed to buy her training pants. When she is wet, she tells me, and then takes off her diaper (cloth, of course). Diapers seem easier to get out of then training pants. So, why would I use those?<br><br>
Just trying to understand their purpose.<br><br>
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I've never understood them either, so I am not much help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> .
 

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I may be wrong, since I'm not there yet, but I thought training pants pulled down, like underwear. Or maybe they're meant to only be a little absorbent, in case of accidents when the potty use isn't reliable yet?
 

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I think different trainers provide different services, but they all pull up and down like undies - just to get them in the habit of doing the ACTION, you know? Some trainers are probably just a regular CD that pulls up and down, while others probably just have the lightest coverage for when you're closer to ready.<br><br>
Frankly, I'm of the mindset that when you do it, you do it - so we just used the Gerber 5 ply undies and went to town! And used regular dipes at nap and nighttime.<br><br>
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We don't use them. I just put regular underwear on her; I see no efficiencies in clean up or laundry by using training pants. She wears her regular diapers at night until she lets us know she is ready for underwear at night.
 

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well, as a mother of a potty training DD I like them! I like how when we are out they pull up and down as time is of the essence... not only is time important but getting them back up easily is.... I have a 2 yr old and an almost 1 yr old and I wish I had more of the waterproof trainers. We only have 2 prs of the potty dance training pants but about 6 would be nice. Just for when we leave the house. Also, my 2 yr old REFUSES to wear diapers.... but she's not dependable to not have an accident when we are out.<br>
We mostly use just the thicker cloth gerber training pants around the house though.
 

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My dd would not be accident free unless we put training pants on her. She associated the diaper with going whenever she wanted to. Yes she told me after she had done it but that was too late. When we put her in training pants her mindset was always different.
 

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Well I bought some because my son (2 1/2) likes to wear "big boy" underwear that he can pull up and down instead of diapers. BUT if he has an accident, everything gets soaked. With training pants, he can pull them up and down like underwear, but we have some absorbency if he can't make it to the bathroom on time.
 

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I tend to agree.. with the exception of being out of the house. Around the house, I think concequences that she'll learn from are important.. like pee running down her leg. BUT, when I've got 2 hours worth of grocery shopping in my cart and a child who is very near nap time and cranky, I just DO NOT have the patience or the want to deal with wet clothing (including socks and shoes) and a puddle on the floor. So, trainers are a lifesaver when we're out and about... at least.. ones that work. How many times have you had to remove the carseat from the car, remove that difficult padded cover to get it into the washer after it's been peed on? I have at LEAST four times now and it's an all day job that I don't relish at all. If you are the kind of person that takes your carseat in to a pro to have it installed, it's more than a one day job. I find if she has the trainers on and wets them, I can talk calmly to her and ask her to next time us the potty etc etc.. . But, if she has panties on and pees while the ice cream melts and she's screaming because she's tired and upset because she's wet and the checkout lady is irritated at me because I"m not getting my credit card out fast enough then I"m not as calm about it and she can see that and feel that.. that that hurts the entire potty learning process. It's just better overall for us both if she has trainers on.<br><br>
The trainers instead of diapers are because my daughter feels more confident in them and if she's wearing trainers that she decides are panties, she'll tell me she has to go more often than if she's in a diaper. If it's something I have to take off of her, she gets frustrated and would rather just pee in it than have me help her so she can get on the toilet.<br><br>
Anyway.. that's just my take on it. It's convenience with a side of confidence for my daughter. I think to use them all the time would be counter productive. But for the first week of learning to use panties/underwear (just being use to not having a diaper on), they'll save furniture and carpet and after that they make potty training while away from home way more relaxed.
 

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A friend of mine has the best luck with getting her 2yo DS to use the potty by letting him run around the house with no bottoms on at all. Another friend uses velcro AIOs cuz they can get them off FAST.
 

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My big two quit diapers cold turkey and went straight to panties and skivies. From that point on anything diaperish offended them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
We did buy some of the cheapie trainers for outings, they went up and down like real skivies and were non-offensive, kept their clothes dry.
 

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