Are underwear or disposable training pants better for potty training?
Are underwear or disposable training pants better for potty training?
Submitted by Parents Team

Consider your lifestyle and how you think you'll react to accidents. If you can't deal with messes, or if you know you'll be in three different places throughout the day and can't bring three changes of clothing with you, then use disposable underpants. But if you're at home most of the time and you're really sure he's ready to potty train, use underpants so your child is better able to feel when he's wet. --Donna Christiano

Copyright 2004. Reprinted with permission from the April 2003 issue of Parents magazine. Updated 2009

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Community Answers (2)

Underwear. Pull-ups don't feel much different from a diaper. Making a puddle on the floor is much more convincing.
Submitted by christi.joy