Should we use training pants during potty training?

Q: Should we use training pants during potty training?

A: If your child has difficulty taking off his diaper to use the potty, switching to disposable training pants can help -- they're easier for little hands to get on and off. While some parents think that putting a child in underwear will encourage him to use the toilet faster, experts say it doesn't have that effect if he isn't ready; the only result is dirty underwear. --Nancy Mattia

Copyright 2004. Updated 2009

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