should I get rid of pullups?

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Registered: 09-23-2005
should I get rid of pullups?
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Wed, 07-01-2009 - 6:44am

My DD turned three in May.

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Thu, 07-02-2009 - 5:07pm

As you've discovered, the "naked method" is quite effective for some children because it heightens their awareness of their toileting habits. Once you put clothing on them, sometimes they forget they're not still wearing diapers.

One thing you can do is put plastic underpants on over your dd undies (I personally like the thick training underpants for helping absorb accidents). The plastic underpants help reduce messes but keeps a lot of moisture against the child's skin. A soaking wet pair of undies (or training undies) is a LOT less pleasant than damp clothing that air dries. You can find the plastic underpants where cloth diapers are sold and sometimes where the thick training underpants are sold.

It will probably still take several accidents to keep your dd awareness up, but it's a developing skill and will come. (And yes, ditch the pull-ups unless you're gong out of the house because they ARE just a diaper in a different style, and they slow down potty training quite a bit.)

Good luck!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 11:45pm

Hello rosequartsmama.


Please let us know if you tried momnstuffs ideas and if there was any impovement.


there are other methods for over three year olds,useing the same

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Registered: 09-23-2005
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 5:52am

thanks, I ditched pull ups the week and told her if she had an accident at places we were going, we would go home and just like that she not only stayed dry, but used big toilets all over the place.

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Registered: 03-22-2008
Thu, 07-09-2009 - 2:35pm
We just bought Lincoln toddler underwear and will see if that works. If not, I'm going to try the "naked" routine and see how far we go with that. Good luck and let us know how it works out for you!