Potty training naked gives children an incredible learning opportunity to see first hand what their own bodies are doing. They associate the pre-pee feel with peeing, and even how it can then get your skin wet. So much happens in the minds of toddlers when they go potty naked! The problem begins if you are a parent who dabbles in potty training and is not intentional with it. So you let your kid go naked then get back to your business. The toddler pees, stops, then moves on. He was primed for a teachable moment there and he wasn't taught. But actually, he was. He was just taught that peeing on the floor didn't matter. Don't be this parent! You can add weeks onto your potty training journey! Here is what training pants can do for you...
Training pants offer a much-needed transition. Transitions are being given more and more attention in daycares and preschools recently. We all prep for a transition into Kindergarten to ease the strain on our children, so why not a transition from being fully in diapers and not ever having to care about that
part of your day, into making it all your day is consumed with? This can frustrate kids. Trainers are Necessary For Sensitive Toddlers:
Not sure if you know, but I'm Laura Woj, The Scaredy Cat Potty Trainer
. I teach potty training all over the country every month. Mostly in person, but recently I meet with parents on Facebook
too. When I am teaching a session and we get to the Q&A part of it, I can usually guess I will get a certain question. A parent will ask me, "Why is my kid afraid to pee on the potty? She will poop just fine, but not pee. She demands a diaper." Typically, the issue we battle is the other way around. A kid will pee on the potty and not poop, but in every state, I still hear this questions. Then I guess... "You went right from diapers to undies when you potty trained, right?"
"Yes," they say.
"And your child peed for the first time and it went right down their legs, right?"
"Yes," they say.
"And then she started crying, right?"
"Yes," they say.
See, shocking a child with something completely new and not preparing them for what could go wrong can spell disaster. These toddlers were sensitive souls and needed a better transition. Training Pants Undo Fear:
Not only for sensitive children, but training pants buy parents time a well. They are an integral part of a more pleasant potty training experience. Trainers that are waterproof as well can buy you some serious time to get to the toilet! And they certainly undo fear about "ditching the diapers" Training Pants Let You Really "Ditch The Diapers"
Yes, in order to potty train quickly, you need to quit disposables. Just quit it. They stop the kid from feeling wet, they absorb WAY too much. In fact - they are DESIGNED to keep you in diapers longer
! Of course, they are! They get more of your money if you have to keep buying them!
Don't drink the kool-aid.
But yes, it's scary to start potty training with nothing, so don't. It's more relaxing and feels way less like trying out for Fear Factor if you have some trainers you trust. Here's How NOT To Use Toilet Trainers
Please don't potty train naked and use training pants when you go out. You are using them as a crutch, or a pseudo-diaper