Pantiliners as economical potty-training helpers (certainly cheaper than Pull-Ups!)
Beautiful. From Cynthia:
My family is on a very tight budget and I couldn't afford Pull-ups to use while potty training my toddler daughter. When I tried to train her using panties only, the ensuing accidents would not only get her clothes soaked, but also get all over the furniture and carpet.
After much thought, I tried a pantiliner in her panties and it works great! She is able to feel the wetness so learning happens fast. An accident will still get her clothes a little wet, but the pantiliner catches the majority of it and saves the furniture. We have been using the Kotex Lightdays Maximum Protection Liners, which are about $1 at Walmart. Plus, Kotex frequently has 75-cent coupons making each pack only 25 cents.
This is a brilliant and inspired idea, Cynthia! I'd also like to remind folks about good, old-fashioned cotton training underpants -- the kind with extra absorbent padding sewn into crotch. I wish I could recall the brand we used -- it was much better than the more easily found Gerber version. Does anyone have a recommendation?