When my youngest child was 2 years old, there was a commercial that came on television every week day between 2:00 and 3;00 p.m. it was the one with the big kid song for Huggies Pull ups. I loved the ending where the child exclaims, I’m a big kid now! That was 20 years ago.
I continue today to love the simplicity of using the pull up pants. I was blessed that my son did not use them for long. He was quickly trained, not on a potty seat, but by watching his dad and big brother.on the regular commode.I am using pull up pants today for my two youngest grandchildren. I find that after children are of a certain age, the pull ups are more beneficial than disposable diapers in several ways.
With two young toddlers in diapers, be they cloth or disposable, it is difficult. Some days as soon as one is changed, the other needs attending. When using diapers the child must be laid down, and the diapers fitted properly. This takes time and effort.
Often when I am out and my husband watches the children, he will have put their diapers on backwards. Once you pull a disposable diaper apart, it my not always stick back together, and you will have wasted a good diaper. I did not desire to do as my grandmother and put large diaper pins in disposables , so I came up with another idea.
I began using pull ups on both grandchildren, before their mother began training them. As they were only 10 months apart in age, I could use one size pull ups for them both. They fit my grandson snugly, and had only a little bit of excess room when his sister wore them.
I no longer have to lay the children, (ages 18 months and 28 months) on the couch and go through a ritual. I pull the pants on and off with ease. My grandson who is almost fully trained and using the adult commode, pulls his own off and on, with a little help at times. Pull up pants can also be used a night for older children, who may have accidents while they sleep,
There was a time when store brand disposable diapers, did not hold up as well as big nae brands. I have not found this to be true, with the pull ups. if you find the brand name brands of Luvs, Huggies and Pampers a bit pricey, I recommend the Kidgets at Family Dollar. They cost a few dollars less, and work just as well. Food Lion and Kroger have their own brands that work well also.