It is starting to warm up outside and I can’t say it enough, “I am so glad!” I personally have had enough of the cold weather and am loving the warm days that we are having at this time. Due to the warming up of the weather, I am receiving more phone calls than usual, from parents that are preparing themselves for the wonderful process called “Potty Training“. The main topic seems to be “Which Training Pants should I buy?”
Most of them are aware already, that going from the paper product pull-ups to cotton training pants, is the first step to potty training. The pull-ups are designed to keep the child as dry as possible no matter how many times they have accidents in them. They wick away the moisture from the child’s bottom. The cotton training pants on the other hand, will make the child feel wet and hopefully uncomfortable, so that they will be motivated to go to the potty in order to stay dry. We can only hope!
We at RNK carry several kinds of training pants. Our cotton training pants are thicker than most brands that you can buy in the stores and are available in blue (Potty Scotty) print, Pink (Potty Patty) print, solid white and some colorful prints as well. These training pants are designed to catch most of an accident in the thick center portion of the training pant but may not contain all of it. Should you want help in containing most, if not all of the accident (and I say most because there are some accidents that no matter how hard you try, you just can’t contain all of it), we recommend that you also use our waterproof pull-on pants to go over the top of them. (Our pull on pants are not vinyl but are made out of a special waterproof PUL fabric, so you do not hear the rustling like the vinyl ones.)
Should you decide to use the cotton training pants, you will find that they are wonderful because once the child is potty trained, the training pant can also be used like regular underwear. Be prepared because there will be many times that your child will wait until the last minute to go to the potty. As they hurry on the way there, they may tinkle just a bit before reaching the potty. Using this thicker cotton training pant should absorb that slight accident so that it does not go through to their clothing. and therefore saving them from an embarrassing moment.
If you do not like having to work with 2 separate items, then our 2-in-1 training pants are more for you. They give you the convenience of the cotton training pant and the waterproof pull-on all built into one. These are for daytime potty training just as the cotton training pants are. They also come in the Blue Potty Scotty and Pink Potty Patty prints.
We have recently introduced some of our new waterproof training pants to our site. These training pants come in a variety of prints but stand out because the outer PUL fabric is made up of 2 very special materials (bamboo and a very soft minky fabric). All our waterproof training pants are perfect for potty training your child.
Once your child is day potty trained, you will have to watch for signs that will let you know that they are ready for night time training. One of the most important signs to look for is that your child is waking up dry or almost dry several days out of the week. This should be a sign that his/her little bladder has gained enough strength to hold it most, if not all night long until morning. Once the child has showed this sign, you might want to try our night time training pants. They are a little bulkier than the day time training pants because night time accidents are usually heavier than those during the day. For easy night time changing, they are manufactured with 2 sets of snaps down both sides. The second set of snaps also gives you the ability to increase or decrease the waist size of the training pant.
I strongly suggest that you use not just the weight chart that you see on the site but the measurement chart as well. Using both increases the chance that the training pants will fit your child. Good luck with your potty training days ahead and call me should you need any further assistance.