When (and How) To Totally Stop Using Diapers

When (and How) To Totally Stop Using Diapers

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Carrie McBride
Oct 27, 2011

Q: How long do you keep using overnight diapers? It's a blessing and a curse that our 2-year-old son decided he wanted to start potty training just before his 2nd birthday. He has done very well, mastering 'number 1' very quickly and attempting 'number 2' frequently and with good success. We are now only using diapers for naps, longer outings and overnight. All diapers come off dry except for the overnight ones so they are mostly a 'just in case'. When do you know it's right to stop using diapers all together? Do I need to just get a pair of emergency pants and accept that there will be accidents in public? Do the overnight diapers usually stick around for a while? I don't want to hold him back but I'm not sure what to do. Thanks for any advice!

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Editor: I hear this question among my friends often, but I haven't heard the answer! Readers, how did you complete the transition out of diapers?

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