pull-ups vs generic

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pull-ups vs generic

girls,

do you think that there is a difference between the huggies pull-ups and the generic/store brands? i have no experience with this except that with diapers, i never noticed a difference between pampers, luvs and target- the three brands we've used ( i actually was not a fan of huggies)...

my other concern is: is the smallest, 2t/3t size going to be small enough for my boys? we've been in size 4 diapers for over 1.5 years now and their waist in shorts is about 12 months..would the pull-ups stay up on such skinny kids?

thanks, as always!

Joined: 12/25/07
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I used Huggies when she was in them - the Pampers Easy Ups were too long and narrow and the Huggies gave us a better fit - tried a grocery store brand once and HATED them. The sides opened up all the time, they ran a little bigger though.

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I dont know if your Huggies are the same as ours...But I swear by Huggies...Nothing else works me as well, they are more expensive but worth it...
Thats in diaper or pullup...Our Huggies you can adjust the pullup to be narrower or wider...
Liam was in a size smaller than most kids were cos he too was narrow, but not as narrow as your boys...

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EJ fit the Huggies 2T since last June. We used those and easy ups (pampers) whatever was cheaper of the two brands. I havent gone off brand.

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I ONLY use the off brand "pull-ups" from Walmart. They are much cheaper and work just as well. AND they have the pull apart sides so they are easy to change!

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thanks, girls...well, i did buy some huggies pull-ups yesterday in 2t/3t and to my surprise, they fit just fine, as in there was no leakage- tried them overnight, too...so that's good news! depending on how quickly they get to be potty-trained, i may try either target's brand or walmart's brand...we'll see...

potty training starts tomorrow! 3 days at home, no diapers, my friends..times two kiddos...can't wait for all the fun...(insert big sarcasm here)

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Maybe this is silly, but I've always bought the Huggies Pull-Ups for Jenna because they have the cute princess pictures on them, which I think might motivate her to keep them dry.

Good luck! We are finally pretty well potty-trained here, minus the whole pooping/overnight thing.

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We started in Pull Ups, because they had the easy open sides. BUT, Sophia got a horrible rash that I couldn't get rid of, and as soon as I changed her to Pamper's Easy Ups, the rash went away. I never tried store brands because I hate store brand diapers.

Do you do Amazon mom? I use Subscribe and Save for my Easy Ups and get a box of 96 for $20, delivered to my door. You can't beat that price anywhere.

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I also forgot to mention my true feelings on pull ups...

They are GREAT at the beginning...great for over night...Great for those trips into town that you really arent prepared to go in just underwear...

BUUUUT..........I found that Liam, knew that he could just go wee's and poo's in them and all was good, they didnt get wet...So I just went cold turkey...ditched the pull ups other than trips away from the house and night/nap time...And had him in underwear...I took hi shopping and he got to pick his own underwear...

Yes we had LOTS of underwear changes going on, but he sure learnt fast that he really didnt like being wet or walking around with a poo in his underwear...So it took us much less time to toilet train with just going cold turkey...I know theres been alot of other mums that discovered this too...

Let us know how you are getting on...Its always a bumpy ride on the toilet training train...:)

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My favorite were the Pampers easy ups. Con was that they did not have the easy off sides. To me they were so much softer than others and Stephen has super sensitive skin. I am also a huge pampers diaper fan, they worked very well for Stephen. I have already bought some swaddlers for the new little man!
We did use the Huggies pull ups at daycare with the easy off sides so it is easier to potty train, but I was never a huge fan. We never tried a store brand, but I have had friends who have and had no issues. Stephen is potty trained now, but we still use a HUggies pull up and bed and nap time in case off accidents.

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ONE MORE QUESTION:

When they are still learning, how did you do trips to the store, for instance? did you put a small potty in trunk and make them go before entering the store? i heard of doing this and it might work for us since i have a minivan and we can all easily fit in there...

or did you use the public restroom? i am not sure how that would work for us since the boys pee sitting and well, i ain't putting them on a public seat! plus, they are so tiny that they would falll through without a potty seat...

any tips from you experienced mommies????

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I use one of those portable/foldable toilet seats for public restrooms.

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I spose because I live in a small town...Liam just used to go before we left and if he needed to go in town (which has only happened once) I just took him to our public toilets, but they are super clean...prob cleaner than most peoples toilets at home HAHAHAHA....

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When she was first training, our trips out were super strategic in terms of letting her have drinks, timing and how long we went out. I really just didn't want to develop a pull-up habit so I always kept a few pairs of clothes, undies and wipes on me and just tried to prepare for or avoid accidents. She had been trained for a while before I started letting her use the public toilets and I kind of have a list in my head of the places we go to with decent restrooms, toilet seat covers, etc. I definitely know the gross ones. I also had a little Princess fold up one that I used to take out but it got to be really cumbersome, she was peeing on it, wanted to play with it when we were home - the paper covers worked out better for us.

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I took him in pull ups for a while. Kohls has kid sized potties, and I encouraged standing to pee (the blessing of having boys Smile )

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"zobi" wrote:

I dont know if your Huggies are the same as ours...But I swear by Huggies...Nothing else works me as well, they are more expensive but worth it...
Thats in diaper or pullup...Our Huggies you can adjust the pullup to be narrower or wider...
Liam was in a size smaller than most kids were cos he too was narrow, but not as narrow as your boys...

I swear by Huggies, too. They're adjustable here as well. J was in 2T/3T (still is at night) in Pullups when she was in a size 3 diaper as well as the size 4 diapers, so you should have no problems with the fit. Price wise, they should be fairly comparable to generics with coupons which we frequently get, especially if you get a store coupon in addition to the manufacturer's coupon. Bonus!

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I used both pampers pull ups and parents choice pull ups...all but for design/price they are almost exactly alike...
Pamers for like 44 diapers is 19$
Parents choice pull ups is 17 bucks for 60!