For all those young moms and moms to be someday

  1. I have decided that the creator of pull-ups is evil The use of pull-ups was designed to create a child who will never want to use the commode. I have 2 boys and the youngest is almost 4 he still wants to have the pull-up to do his stinky business in.

    This is a warning out there to all moms (and dads) who are contemplating switching from the diaper to the "big boy/girl pants" DO NOT BE FOOLED. The creator was a masochist who is only in it for the endless supply of money that can be made by parents who want to "ease' the transition. I say don't do it. Buy the rubber pants, keep the diapers, stock up on wipes, whatever you have to do to prevent the insidious attachment to the evil and devious pull-up.

    From a mother who is sick of taking stinky pullups to the corner kwikemart to dispose of.
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  3. by   shay
    :chuckle :roll

    Sorry you're having so much trouble.............but the thought of mom running to the kwikie mart in the shadows to dispose of her 'package...' HAH!!

    Here's hoping the potty training fairy smiles on you....
    Hey zumalong - I didn't care for the pull ups either. They were OK if it was just pee, but poop was a major mess! At least with a diaper, it's easy clean up. With the pull ups, you have to pull them down, full of poop, which will smear all the way down their legs. They were more trouble than they were worth.

    My son was late to potty train. But the day he did it, he never had another accident.

    BTW - it was Spiderman undies that finally did it for him. He didn't want to poo on Spidey.

    Good luck!

  5. by   shay
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    With the pull ups, you have to pull them down, full of poop, which will smear all the way down their legs


    POOOOOOOOOOP!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!! It's bad enough that they try to color with it and wipe it on their heads!!!

    My uterus just shrieked in fear and retreated behind my intestines to hide.......
  6. by   live4today
    Zumalong...When I read your post, I immediately called up my youngest daughter and read it to her because it sounded so much like what she is dealing with when it comes to her little girl who will turn 3 years old in September. We laughed so hard over your post, too. Not because it's funny, but because it is sooooo frustrating for my daughter as well. My granddaughter prefers the pull-ups for that reason. She will tinkle in the potty, even have an occasional 'BM'...but the rationale behind it all just doesn't seem to be sinking in...or perhaps she is too comfortable going in her pullups.

    Heather...I read her your post, too, and she said that she is going to buy her daughter some Barney underwear since her little girl is so in love with Barney...perhaps she won't want to mess with the big that way... Ohhhhh...thanks for the tips gals!
    Hey Renee! Brian was 4 before he was potty trained. It used to bother me terribly! He did everything else so early, but he was walking around in diapers!

    My mom finally told me "Heather, no boy ever graduated high school in a Pampers, RELAX!"

    We like to think they fit around our schedule, but they do what they want, when they want!

    Good luck and dry undie wishes to all of you!

  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hey Renee!............................................ ..................................
    My mom finally told me "Heather, no boy ever graduated high school in a Pampers, RELAX!"

    I love your Mom's sense of humor, Heather! You must get your sense of humor gift from her, too.

    I always heard boys were harder to potty train than girls, and since I had only girls, I found that to be truer than the women I knew who were trying to potty train their sons...UNTIL my granddaughter reached potty training age that is... She is breaking every rule of thumb that I use to hear to be the 'norm'.
  9. by   Amy ER Nurse
    We never pulled the poopy pull ups down. Just tear the sides and remove like a diaper. Pulling them down does make a terrible mess!
  10. by   live4today
    Hi Amy...great tip...I'll pass it on to my kids who have kids in those things. :chuckle
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    jay's youngest is 4 1/2 now...he might as well be my stepson...anyway, he still needs a diaper at hs...pullups dont standup at all against hs peepees...he just w/in the past 5 months is fully daytime potty trained...thank god....
    still working on the handwashing/toothbrushing stuff..mommy isn't big into that stuff..
  12. by   pkmom
    4 and 4 1/2, you guys are scaring me. My lil' boy is almost two and I am getting so sick of changing diapers. At the same time I wish he would stop growing and be this age forever.
  13. by   NurseDennie
    I'm too old to have kids wearing pull-ups, but I hate them! I truly think that they are a marketing ploy to get more of your $$$$ when your baby is ready to leave diapers.

    I do the toddler nursery at my church, so I only get to be with toddlers about 7 hours a week, but I have a LOT of todders!! And some really sweet ones. FUN job!

    Speaking from the advantage of my great age of course, my advice is to just take the whole potty training thing slow and don't worry about it. Of course you want your baby trained as soon as possible because it saves you so much work, but I don't think that these hassles during are worth it!

    I think that the thing to do is to wait until you are sure that your baby is ready to be potty trained. You'll recognize the signs.

    I got some of those thick cotton underpants and started with those. Kids KNOW that the pullups are just diapers!! The thick cotton underpants are different, and are useful in keeping the socks and floors dry, because there *are* going to be accidents at first.

    Once you're sure the baby is ready, then start potty training and pronounce him or her a BIG KID and never use diapers again, including those dumb ol' pullups. Yeah, there will be a few accidents. I had to get my older daughter out of bed at 2200 or 2300 every night until she was almost 7. She just couldn't hold it all night long.

    I don't know if it makes any difference, either, but I always made a big deal of the kids "keeping 'em dry!!!" and had little impromptu celebrations at odd moments over the dry undies, rather than having a cheering session when she put some in the potty.

    But resist those pull ups! Rail against the big Diapers plot to keep your kids in disguised diapers in order to make more money from you!!!!


  14. by   live4today
    Amen Dennie! I applaud your wonderful wise Motherly another wise wonderful...Ahem...mature...Mother would recognize. :kiss