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What kind of underwear did you start using, and why? (are they all the same?)<br><br>
Was your DC bummed about not being able to wear cute CD's anymore? DS loves to ask for a specific diaper these days. I think he would be very sad if I tried to tell him that he couldn't wear, for instance, his Shamu diaper! Any tips?<br><br>
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For our kids, getting rid of the idea of a diaper was big - they want to grow up and be big kids, and get rid of that baby bulk... So I would suggest finding some big kids to be role models - and most recently-PL'ed kids love to show off their skills - demonstration and something to aspire to make a big difference!<br><br>
The actual underpants were less important. But if your child has a thing s/he really likes, you can probably find some undies that have that. Although my dd was bummed when she found out there was no Wendy (as in Bob the Builder) underwear!!<br><br>
We didn't use training pants at all...<br><br>
And now I have to admit that ds hates underwear, and still won't wear it, and only wore it for about 2 weeks when he PL'd and showed it to everyone. dd1 didn't care what kind it was, only that it was big-girl stuff and not bulky. The jury is still out on #3, but she is likely to want whatever dd1 has, so it should be easier. I think I shouldn't have bothered with this reply, since my kids are obviously not fashion-oriented!
 

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My dd wasn't upset at all about not wearing cd's anymore. She was excited to get her panties. We went out and bought some cute ones (though trying to find ones without characters all over them was a pita). I think it helped that she wanted to wear panties like her big sister.<br><br>
Take him out and let him pick out his own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Or buy some that you think he'll like and wrap them up like a gift.
 

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We went right into underwear with DD, no training pants. We have always used Hanna Andersson Unders. While they don't have characters, they have all covered elastic and no exposed seams or scratchy tags. They are all DD will wear. She sees her friends in character underwear and says "I love my Hannas, they are soft to me". They are really worth it.
 

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Another straight to underwear mama here. I really like the Oshkosh underwear for boys. Nice cushy fabrics in cute prints and solids, like space, geckos, and dinosaurs. The leg elastic is covered for comfort and the waistband is a nicer quality that those Hanes character unders from discount stores. They are well-priced too, I find a three-pack for about $3.99 at TJ Maxx.
 

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We used Bumpy trainers for a while. Once we switched over to undies, I realized that ds is very sensitive to tags in undies. I ended up buying some hanes, and they have the elastic around the waist wrapped in fabric, like the hanna's. We love them, but they only come in black, lt grey and dk grey. O-well.
 

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Abby had so much fun picking out her big girl undies, I looked at some cute WAHM embroidered ones, but all she wanted were the Care Bears <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 got underwear for dd with all her favorites: Pooh Bear, Elmo, My Little Pony, Cat in the Hat, etc. She loves picking out which ones to wear. We did training pants for about 2 days (I told her no more diapers) and she cried and had accidents constantly during those days. Finally on the third day she started taking herself to the bathroom and announced she was ready to wear the panties (we already had them). She was over 3 years old when all this happened; she had already demonstrated that she was capable of potty training and just hadn't cared up to that point. I think letting your dc pick out the underwear can help motivate them. In our case, dd did not care that she wasn't in diapers anymore. In fact, I think she was glad because her constant yeast diaper rash finally went away!
 

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We went straight to underwear with all of my girls. We bought a bunch of the ones with cartoon characters on them - they were "inspired" to keep them clean and dry, it was like it was a treat for them to wear them. They seemed to PL really fast, I think it's because they HATED the feeling of the pee running down their legs when they wet their pants. My oldest was 3.5, dd2 was about 2.5 and dd3 was 20 months. It also helped the little ones to have big sisters to watch and learn from. I think older kids are the best teachers when it comes to PLing
 

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i think the solution for you is to find him some cute undies that can take the place of shamu. i had this problem with my ds who didnt want to wear dipes OR undies (we ec'd with him) until i embroidered a couple packs of fruit of the loom undies with his favorite thing...motorcycles! now the battle is which one to wear today! lol
 

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Toward the end of diapering, I bought a blue fleece Stacinator stripe cover. My son loved it. He wore it around the house over his underpants for a few days.<br><br>
I got the undies at JC Penneys. They are slightly padded trainers and he has worn them for the past year.
 

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Check out Gymboree for cute non-character undies too. We got airplanes, construction trucks, geckos, and firetrucks for ds. Now only if he'll wear them... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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Another vote for "the cute underwear trick". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My dd really REALLY didn't want to get her pretty Gymboree big girl panties wet. She had such a fun time picking out which ones she wanted too..<br><br>
And we also did not use trainers. But I let it go (so sad to say goodbye to my dear dear diapers... *sob*) until she was pulling her dipes up and down and using the potty pretty steady. Good luck! Bittersweet time for Mama... ((hugs)).
 

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We used the padded Gerber underwear and regular underwear around the house and Bumpys when we went out. My first DS couldn't care less about what design or character was on his diaper or on his underwear. Now, DS #2 will probably be totally different.
 

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I used HH pull ups for a couple of days, but I only have 2 so after 2 days I put him in training underware (it has more cloth in the front for extra padding) and he did great so we haven't used the Happy heinys anymore. I got the underware at walmart, we've looked everywhere else and no one else carries undies with the extra cloth in the front. We have some regular undies, but ds just started this last week and i just feel more comfortable with the ones that are a bit padded. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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