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Okay, as much of an expert as I am on diapers, I'm a little sheepish about admitting I know nothing about training pants.<br><br>
-Are brand-name Internet training pants better than Target Gerbers? If so, why?<br><br>
-Do you have a hard time cleaning all the layers?<br><br>
-Is it worth the extra $$$ for side snaps?<br><br>
-If you use the ones with side snaps, does it confuse your toddler into thinking (s)he is supposed to take them off by unsnapping them instead of pulling them down?<br><br>
-Are pocket trainers worth the $$$?<br><br>
-My toddler knows how to use the potty, but refuses to do it 90% of the time. Would getting special pants help or hinder?
 

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-Are brand-name Internet training pants better than Target Gerbers? If so, why?<br>
Nope. Unless you want them to contain accidents. Then go for either Bummis (hold one good pee and poop - poofy though) or Imse Vimse (hold one good poo and when saturate fast - much trimmer - not my favorite - but everyone else seems to love them). I also put a shrunken wool cover over regular undies for more protection.<br><br>
-Do you have a hard time cleaning all the layers?<br>
Nope - poop rolls into toilet - pee not an issue.<br><br>
-Is it worth the extra $$$ for side snaps?<br><br>
Nope - unless kids has runny stools....then I use an AIO and pull it down....<br><br>
-If you use the ones with side snaps, does it confuse your toddler into thinking (s)he is supposed to take them off by unsnapping them instead of pulling them down?<br>
Nope<br><br>
-Are pocket trainers worth the $$$?<br>
Nope (at night my DS uses a fitted or prefold under a wool shortie - he can pull off.<br><br><br>
-My toddler knows how to use the potty, but refuses to do it 90% of the time. Would getting special pants help or hinder?<br>
He needs to feel wet, and realize his clothes get wet and be a part of the process....going naked worked best for us until he was going without being reminded
 

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I guess I'll just go with the Gerber ones then? Unless we end up needing them for daycare, then I'll have to get some with side snaps.
 

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The Gerber ones hold nothing! So be aware of that.....so for daycare you could get the snaps or just an aio that he can pull on and off.
 

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Maybe the Diaperaps ones then? Except they seem to be out of stock in her size.<br><br>
The ones that pull on would be more like underwear and I think that would be less confusing for dd, who tends to think everything needs to be unsnapped (at least that's what she thinks now; she might outgrow it).<br><br>
edited to add: If we need them for daycare I may decide to get Mother-ease AIO's, except that I am terrified of the drying time.
 

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We use both Kushies and Bumkins trainers for overnight. During the day we used the Target Gerber's.<br><br>
For night, the Kushies are my favorite - they are poofy but they seem to hold in leaks much better than the Bumkins. DD calls them her nighttime undies.
 

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I'll pop in with a different opinion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
I don't think you need training pants at all, personally. Both of my girls went from diapers to underwear and I honestly think I would have regretted spending money on training pants that are used for such a short period of time.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Maybe going straight from diapers to underwear makes sense. Ahh, I just don't know how to do this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't think you need training pants at all, personally. Both of my girls went from diapers to underwear and I honestly think I would have regretted spending money on training pants that are used for such a short period of time.</div>
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This is what I did with all three of my boys when PL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I went ahead and bought the Gerbers last night. They're basically underwear, but they're cheap. She's wearing them right now.
 

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You really don't need them - like I said - naked is best at home then cotton undies.....but if you need something more substantial at daycare - you could just put a whisper pant over her undies - it'll contain it until she can get to the bathroom and she'll feel wet...... they're like $8 and you'd only need 1. Don't spend lots of money because you want them to know that if they pee- they will be wet - including their pants.... it's a short stage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You really don't need them - like I said - naked is best at home then cotton undies.....but if you need something more substantial at daycare - you could just put a whisper pant over her undies - it'll contain it until she can get to the bathroom and she'll feel wet...... they're like $8 and you'd only need 1. Don't spend lots of money because you want them to know that if they pee- they will be wet - including their pants.... it's a short stage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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That is a REALLY good idea--I'll keep it under my hat!
 
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