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(BDCwire)   Another sign of the bad economy: Parents foregoing disposable potty training pants, opting instead for 'a few accidents here and there'   ( wbbm780.com) divider line
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2009-07-28 08:33:46 PM  
Well, I guess that's where I would be cutting corners, too.

/wtf is wrong with you people
 
2009-07-28 09:28:53 PM  
Yes please! Can we make a sh*tty world sh*ttier please, oh please?
 
2009-07-28 09:28:55 PM  
Diarrhea!
 
2009-07-28 09:30:08 PM  

SuperCatBarf: Diarrhea!


Stop it, I'm carrying iced tea.
 
2009-07-28 09:31:27 PM  
disposable potty training pants

Wouldn't it be easier to just say diaper?
 
2009-07-28 09:33:29 PM  
I just poop and shave it out of my pants leg.
And I have a rubber hose running up the front of my pants.
 
2009-07-28 09:33:34 PM  
It's cool how the media can make these sweeping generalizations seemingly on the actions of a single person.

"Sally J. Frumpworthy of Buttfark, Idaho decided to cut costs by foregoing the purchase of training pants. This means that EVERYONE IN AMERICA must be doing the same thing!"
 
2009-07-28 09:33:38 PM  
I'll forego a few things to buy "Pull-Ups" for my kiddo...

It's worth the sacrifice to avoid having to wash out "a few accidents here and there."
 
2009-07-28 09:35:46 PM  

thelordofcheese: I just poop and shave it out of my pants leg.
And I have a rubber hose running up the front of my pants.


Hey, what you do in your free time is none of our business...
 
2009-07-28 09:35:59 PM  
As if this is a new thing for people. These are for parents who are not having the skill of potty training.
 
2009-07-28 09:36:20 PM  
but they save time on road trips!

/for me
 
2009-07-28 09:36:50 PM  
There's always going to be a few accidents here and there - that's the nature of potty training.

/My 2.5 year old is sitting on her potty as I type this, so she's getting a kick...
 
2009-07-28 09:37:03 PM  
Pull Ups never worked for my kids -- they treated them like diapers. Big kid pants were much easier for them to accept as requiring a new habit. That decision had nothing to do with the economy - I would have preferred taking out the trash over washing their laundry.
 
2009-07-28 09:37:45 PM  
Wouldn't they learn faster this way?
 
2009-07-28 09:38:16 PM  
If you do not allow them to change the big panties and pantymans for some minutes you will not have to worry about this.
 
2009-07-28 09:38:49 PM  

Ikahoshi: SuperCatBarf: Diarrhea!

Stop it, I'm carrying iced tea.


well done.
 
2009-07-28 09:41:43 PM  
We used pull-ups for our first kid and she just used them like diapers. As soon as I made her start wearing underwear, she was potty trained with only about 3 accidents. Now my next one is ready to start and we're not even wasting money on pull ups.
 
2009-07-28 09:42:08 PM  
My dad had a simple method of potty training me when the time came:

He had my mom take my younger brother out for the day (to the park, shopping whatever). My dad stayed home and played with me. Because I was a good boy, he gave me a big orange soda.

My dad checked regularly to see if I had to pee. If I peed anything in the toilet, I got a big orange soda. Quickly I wanted more orange soda, so I wanted to pee in the toilet. I was trained to pee in the toilet pretty quickly.
 
2009-07-28 09:44:24 PM  

Elfich: My dad had a simple method of potty training me when the time came:

He had my mom take my younger brother out for the day (to the park, shopping whatever). My dad stayed home and played with me. Because I was a good boy, he gave me a big orange soda.

My dad checked regularly to see if I had to pee. If I peed anything in the toilet, I got a big orange soda. Quickly I wanted more orange soda, so I wanted to pee in the toilet. I was trained to pee in the toilet pretty quickly.


Damn, I want some orange soda.
 
2009-07-28 09:44:30 PM  

Elfich: My dad had a simple method of potty training me when the time came:

He had my mom take my younger brother out for the day (to the park, shopping whatever). My dad stayed home and played with me. Because I was a good boy, he gave me a big orange soda.

My dad checked regularly to see if I had to pee. If I peed anything in the toilet, I got a big orange soda. Quickly I wanted more orange soda, so I wanted to pee in the toilet. I was trained to pee in the toilet pretty quickly.


This sounds brilliant.
 
2009-07-28 09:45:42 PM  
I think SNL had the right solution for these troubling economic times...

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/Now available in Spicy Lentil flavor...
 
2009-07-28 09:46:07 PM  

rogue_L_chick: Damn, I want some orange soda.


Alright, you know the drill.
 
2009-07-28 09:46:23 PM  
Try a Chinese city some time. Any kid under 6 just walks around in crotchless pants and drops it wherever. Charming.
 
2009-07-28 09:46:32 PM  
I wonder if the astronauts will have the same policy?
 
2009-07-28 09:46:38 PM  
We need tasers for kids and moms. Tasers to use ON them. Not with a voltage that will drop them and make them all stabby, but with a voltage to let them remain standing, so they can bask in the utter joy of mom-hood.
 
2009-07-28 09:47:50 PM  

MrBeetle: Wouldn't they learn faster this way?


Yes, especially if you make them clean it up.

I was a pre-school teacher and kids only have to wet themselves once or twice and they realize that I'm not their mommy and I'm not going to clean up their shiat, and they have to do it themselves.

That's why you bring an extra set of clothes and a container of baby wipes to my class. They are for your kid, so I can correct your shiatty parenting.
 
2009-07-28 09:50:21 PM  
"No grandpa, not on the bundt cake again!"
 
2009-07-28 09:50:53 PM  

Lawnchair: Try a Chinese city some time. Any kid under 6 just walks around in crotchless pants and drops it wherever. Charming.


You know, I always rather suspected this untoward deference we paid to our excretia was a largely Western affectation.
 
2009-07-28 09:52:32 PM  
OH NO! People doing things the way our grandparents use to. Surely the world will end. How dare someone not participate in our disposable society.

If this upsets you then you'd better not read bout the French and us American hippie parents holding infants over toilets or holding their bare butts over ground to let them potty. Your head will explode.
 
2009-07-28 09:52:41 PM  

BlowPopGirl: Pull Ups never worked for my kids -- they treated them like diapers. Big kid pants were much easier for them to accept as requiring a new habit. That decision had nothing to do with the economy - I would have preferred taking out the trash over washing their laundry.


We were potty training kids a helluva lot longer than we've had pull ups. I figure they are just another way to keep parents having to buying what are essentially diapers.
 
2009-07-28 09:54:44 PM  
Why the "dumbass" tag? Probably better for the kids than allowing them to continually piss and crap in their pants.

There are countries in this world where the disposable diaper industry doesn't exist. They do just fine with this extra step in the toilet training thing, right? So why not learn a thing or two from going without what this article described as a crutch?

/glad my parents started training me as young as 2 (if my med records are correct)
 
2009-07-28 09:54:55 PM  
I bought pull-ups for my 2 year old but he didn't learn to use the potty until he pissed himself while wearing underwear. At home. He didn't like that so much so he decided to use the toilet. No accidents in the 4 months since.
 
2009-07-28 09:55:21 PM  

Phone_Answering_Monkey: You know, I always rather suspected this untoward deference we paid to our excretia was a largely Western affectation.


No, there really are plague and epidemic reason pretty much everyone treats human waste with some deference.

That said, we managed many, many millenia before the pull-up became a common thing (at least among the American prole and up classes), oh, 10 to 15 years ago. Doing without them is not terribly insane.
 
2009-07-28 09:56:35 PM  
This could be a problem. Looking for some grass on the field and only seeing mud... it's confusing.
 
2009-07-28 09:58:26 PM  

Phone_Answering_Monkey: rogue_L_chick: Damn, I want some orange soda.

Alright, you know the drill.


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Gangway Fathead: There's always going to be a few accidents here and there - that's the nature of potty training.

/My 2.5 year old is sitting on her potty as I type this, so she's getting a kick...


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2009-07-28 09:58:52 PM  

Elfich: My dad had a simple method of potty training me when the time came:

He had my mom take my younger brother out for the day (to the park, shopping whatever). My dad stayed home and played with me. Because I was a good boy, he gave me a big orange soda.

My dad checked regularly to see if I had to pee. If I peed anything in the toilet, I got a big orange soda. Quickly I wanted more orange soda, so I wanted to pee in the toilet. I was trained to pee in the toilet pretty quickly.


My neighbor trained his kid by teaching him to pee in a can in the backyard, like a game. After a day, he graduated to the "big boy can" in the bathroom.

Unconventional, but the kid loved the sound it made, and it worked.
 
2009-07-28 10:00:51 PM  

dead_dangler: It's cool how the media can make these sweeping generalizations seemingly on the actions of a single person.

"Sally J. Frumpworthy of Buttfark, Idaho decided to cut costs by foregoing the purchase of training pants. This means that EVERYONE IN AMERICA must be doing the same thing!"


Hey! Buttfark, Idaho is a damn nice place!

/ From Idaho
 
2009-07-28 10:02:15 PM  
pull-ups for lazy parents. I was a sucker for a while too, until, I just put my son in the tub and told him to clean himself, I wasn't. I left him alone. I went in a few minutes later, he got my point and was potty trained real quick after that.
 
2009-07-28 10:04:08 PM  
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BAD BRAP JR! BAD! SIT BOY, SIT!

Since Seen-Your Fritterdiaper hasn't been paying attention to his "schoolin'" tapes well... feck it, tase away honey. Aw look at him twitch - that wild pony is like his daddy. Can only be tamed with fire, ice, or the baton.

Cryin'? You know what that means you lil' bastage... that's right CLOSET TIME!
 
2009-07-28 10:04:09 PM  

FarkProudly: pull-ups for lazy parents. I was a sucker for a while too, until, I just put my son in the tub and told him to clean himself, I wasn't. I left him alone. I went in a few minutes later, he got my point and was potty trained real quick after that.


umm...good idea...
 
2009-07-28 10:06:40 PM  
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2009-07-28 10:06:46 PM  
What about the seniors?

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2009-07-28 10:08:13 PM  
*shrug*. I'm not sure what the big deal is; my mom and dad just put down newspapers until I learned to tell them I needed to go outside.
 
2009-07-28 10:08:23 PM  
Pull-ups are a waste anyway, IMO. All of the kids I saw go through the daycare I used to work at took longer to PT when they used pull-ups than those who just went cold-turkey to undies.

/not using pull-ups with my toddler
//potty reward? Nekki time! What can I say, she takes after Mom...
 
2009-07-28 10:10:15 PM  
Pull Ups were an nighttime only thing for my daughter, otherwise it was the "running around with no pants on" method. Took her less than a week to get the hang of peeing in the potty, perhaps a full week for pooping in the potty. Then she got to go to Chuck E. Cheese for a potty party. We waited until she was just over two years old to try it though. At that age, they have a full grasp of certain concepts that they wouldn't have at an earlier age. A lot of parents try to potty train too early, then get frustrated when they don't get results.
 
2009-07-28 10:17:21 PM  
Uh, that would be because people are wising up.

Pullups don't help. They are expensive diapers and nothing more.
 
2009-07-28 10:19:31 PM  

Teechur: I'll forego a few things to buy "Pull-Ups" for my kiddo...

It's worth the sacrifice to avoid having to wash out "a few accidents here and there."


It's a lot easier to potty train them when you're laid off and don't send them to daycare.

I bought undies at yard sales, threw away the "accidents". But then I'm not sure they even had pullups when my kids were little.
 
2009-07-28 10:19:38 PM  

SuperCatBarf: Diarrhea!


Great, now I have that stupid song stuck in my head.
 
2009-07-28 10:22:38 PM  
Pull ups for bedwetters

/aim for the cheerios, son, aim for the cheerios
 
2009-07-28 10:23:39 PM  
I am only a few years away from wearing those myself so I resent your remarks.
 
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