When Do Babies Start Wearing Pull Ups?
Pull ups are a type of diaper designed for potty training toddlers. Many parents wonder when it is appropriate to make the switch from diapers to pull ups. Knowing the right time is key for success in potty training.
What Age is Right?
Most experts agree that pull ups can be introduced when your baby is between 18-24 months old. This is when your toddler begins to show some signs of physical and emotional readiness for potty training.
Signs of Readiness
It can be difficult to tell when it’s the right time to start using pull ups. Here are some key signs that your toddler may be ready:
- Reliable Bowel Movements: Your child is consistently having bowel movements at the same time each day.
- Awareness of Need to Go: Your child can tell you when they need to go or can follow simple verbal cues like “go potty”.
- Cooperation: Your child is willing to sit on the potty and at least try, even for a short amount of time.
Choosing the Right Pull Ups
When it comes to choosing the right pull ups for your toddler, look for ones that are designed for potty training. Many pull ups have different features like wetness indicators, adjustable side panels and breathable sides that make potty training easier for both of you. Make sure to choose a size that fits your toddler well as loose fit pull ups are ineffective at containing accidents.
The key to potty training success is to pick the right time and the right pull ups. Knowing the signs of readiness will help you decide when it’s the right time to start using pull ups and keep you and your toddler on track with potty training.