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My daughter is now potty trained and is just turning two, so when I started I wasn't sure if she would get the knack straight away and in the initial few days I thought I was wasting my time. However, by about day three I knew we were getting somewhere and now, with the exception of the odd accident when she is busy and forgets she remains dry during the day and for the last week or so, at night too. However, for the first week and beyond I relied on Huggies pullups when we went out anywhere. When in the house, she either wore nothing or wore pants as the week went on, however, I simply did not want a puddle if we got stuck in a shop queue etc or when we were visiting someone else's house, and for my daughter, that's where the Huggies Pull Ups worked.
I have heard many negative stories about pull ups, and even my own sister told me that she found they discouraged her smallest boy as he used it as a nappy. However, this was not the case with my daugther. SHe had mainly been used to reusable nappies rather than disposable, so they maybe didn't feel like her normal nappy. I called these 'practice pants' to distinguish the difference between these and her big girl pants, but she understood that she wanted to keep both pants dry.
There is a girls version and boys version of these pull ups, and obviously I got the girls version but to be honest I don't think my daughter would have been bothered, although I wasn't sure if they boys pull ups were designed slightly differently. THese pull ups come in a mix of patterns - one a disney princess and one a minnie mouse. My daughter liked both. I liked the fact there was a little imagine at the front such as minnie mouse ears which faded if my daughter had forgotten to use the toilet/potty. The only thing I noticed was that on some occasions, the front picture hadn't faded, but there was a little yellow urine stain on the inside, and I knew she had dribbled a little in the pull ups and therefore needed changed, whereas if I had relied entirely on the picture I would have assumed she was totally dry.
As I said, I didn't use these in the house, I used them when we were out and about, and also initially for her midday nap but I stopped after a week as she was dry. When she got the hang of potty training, she was able to tell me whether she needed the toilet or not regardless of whether she was wearing these pullups or actual pants, and didn't like the get these pullups wet anymore than her pants. So, for my daughter they certainly didn't discourage her. I always made sure however that when we returned home, I changed her into proper pants, to get her used to them again. THese were a particular useful the first week when she wasn't always brilliant at telling me herself that she needed to go and would sometimes start and then realise what was happening and when we were out and about I didn't need to worry so much about this because I knew at least her clothes wouldn't be wet and there wouldn't be a puddle in the car or on a shop floor somewhere.
All in all, for my daughter, these were a great aid to toilet training. I could see how children who are totally used to disposable nappies may find that this is similar to that an just go the toilet in it, because they don't feel wet, but this wasn't the case with my daughter. I still think it is vital that they get used to proper pants from the start but in the initial stages and at a nap time, I think these are brilliant for putting your mind at ease when out and about, even just a message, I don't have to worry about wet clothes or puddles!
What are huggies pull ups.
Huggies pull ups are simply nappies which you can pull up and down, this is intended to be helpful when potty training. They can be worn as pants and pulled up and down many times and will soak up any accidents. They come in 2 designs; boy (Disney cars) and girl (Disney princesses) and are available in sizes 4 (16 pull ups), 5 (14 pull ups) and 6 (12 pull ups). The price can vary but the RRP seems to be £5.49 at boots and they appear to be on offer quite often. We bought a pack of girls, size 4, on offer at £2.75 at Tesco.
What are they like?
There is no doubt that these are fun nappies. my daughter loves the princess nappies. They are very girly and come in 2 designs with different princesses. There is also a purple design (crown/slipper) which will disappear when the pull up is wet.
They are very soft, and they look comfortable when on. One part I like on huggies pull ups is that the sides are Velcro and can be undone and fastened again. this is very useful when little girls are wearing tights, you don't need to fully undress to change the pull up.
Do they work?
considering these are meant to help with potty training I would have to say no. To a child they feel like a normal nappy and so will be used like a nappy. I prefer to go straight to normal underwear when potty training. you may ask why I bought pull ups then? the simple answer is my daughter will not stay still to have her nappy changed, it is a lot easier to get her to step into a pull up rather than pin her down to put on a nappy. Also the princesses are a great way to entice her to come to me to be changed.
They work so well as to keep all wee and poop inside the nappy, which is what I bought them to be.
Are they stereotyping children at a young age?
Although my daughter loves pink and princesses, I have known many children who do not fit the gender stereotypes; girls who hate pink and princesses, boys who don't like cars, etc. I think huggies should think about bringing out a gender neutral design to compensate for this.
Would I use again?
Yes I would definatly use these again, if the price was right. I wouldn't pay over £5 for 16 nappies, but on special offer at £2.74 they aren't bad value. I also recently received a free sample from huggies and a money off coupon, so I will be buying again in the near future.
I give these 4/5 stars...they are great nappies, but that's all....nappies. I don't think they help children distinguish between nappies and knickers, and the are very gender stereotypical.
We found Huggies to be the best nappy for my daughter when she was born so when she started to potty train, we decided to get these for her. Our daughter started using these when she was about 3.
---About the product:
Huggies Pull-Ups are nappies that are designed to bridge the gap when your child is potty training but hasn't yet mastered using the toilet all the time. They come in blue or pink designs which incorporate Disney designs. The blue ones at present use the Disney Cars characters and the pink ones use the Disney princesses. The characters are used on the back of the pants and on the packet to entice you to buy them. The pants have something similar to velcro on the sides so thay can be opened and refastened if necessary. This also means they can be tightened or loosened if needed. On the front of the pants there is a white patch with a purple design on it that disappears when the child pees in the nappies.
The Pull-Ups also have stretchy sides which makes them easy for a child to pull up and down on their own. Because of the white patch on the front, they are easily recopgnisable as to the correct way to wear them. They come in different sizes from 4-6 covering a weight range of 20-38+ lbs. Size 4s have 16 in the pack, size 5 have 14 and size 6 have 12. They range in price depending where they are purchased from but range from around £3 when on offer to around £5.50. The pack itself has pictures on the front to show them in use and has a perforated section on the top so you can easily tear it open to remove the pants. You can also purchase night-time Pull-Ups in the same range, but I have no experience of them.
We have used both the blue packets and the pink packets as my daughter likes to choose them based on what colour she likes at that point. She doesn't really have a preference for this particular brand and neither do I. They seem to work really well and we have never had a leak when my daughter has been wearing them. They fit her well and they hold a lot of liquid as well as a lot of poo if necessary. We have been using them for over 6 months now for various reasons and have found them to be an excellent brand. My daughter took a while to understand that the picture disappears when she pees, but once she understood, it meant that she was able to check for herself to see if she had wet her pants while she was learning what it felt like. She has become very proficient at pulling these up and down on her own and it has improved her confidence as she can take herself to the toilet and if she does have an accident, she knows it is not an issue. They are also easy to get off in an emergency as you can pull them open at the sides rather than having to take trousers off as well. This can work well if it is inconvenient to take off their trousers as you can open the velcro and put them on that way instead of stepping into them.
I would recommend buying these when they are on special offer, but otherwise they are very expensive. We have used several cheaper brands as well and have found similar results with them. The biggest benefit of these is that they have the evidence on the front of them as to whether they need changing so you don't have to check by feeling them unlike other brands.
I am a person that always has an eye for a bargain and that continues with these Huggies pull ups. Last year Boots had a good offer on these and I also had been sent a money off coupon so i done an order online which worked out at about £1.30 a pack. Last month I finishing using my stock pile of these and am now buying them. Currently Asda have a baby and toddler event happening so a pack costs £2.75 which is also a good price. They are £5.99 in my local Coop which I find too expensive for a pack of 14 pull ups but recently I had completely run out and had no choice but to buy them at that price or get normal nappies but seeing as my daughter had been in them so much I didn't really want to convert her back to normal nappies.
I felt my daughter was ready for pull ups and to start the process of potty training as she would tell me as soon as her nappy was dirty or just whip the nappy off and put her peppa pig knickers on instead. I don't feel safe letting her wear them constantly so we make a deal and put pull ups on which are pretty pink with Disney characters on them.
These are available in sizes small 4 containing 16 pull ups, medium 5 containing 14 and large 6 with 12 in. I tend to use size 5 with 14 per pack.
These are Disney princess designed ones. There seem to be 2 different designs per pack and currently they have snow white on or a princess with a mouse. Something I only noticed recently which I find very useful is that at the front under the main picture there is a white area with an outline of either an apple or star on it, now when the pull up becomes wet the image fades away allowing you to see easily if it is wet rather then fondle with nappy feeling if it's wet. The fact they have Disney pictures on them is also a way to get children to want to wear them and enjoy wearing them.
Each pull up feels soft and is easy for toddlers to put on and take off again. The sides can be ripped off for easier removal with a kind of velcro style fastener on it so can be done back up again. My daughter tends to take them completely off when goes to sit on the potty rather then sit with them around her ankles but the potty is still work in progress as she has only used it once so far but two near misses lol.
I use these at night time also because she stays dry at night, these are quite thin but do hold quite a bit of soiling if you find yourself unable to change them or reach a toilet, but you can buy ones just for night times which I expect are thicker to hold more.
On the whole I like these as does my daughter, it also gives them another part of their independence being able to use these themselves.
I'd advice you to keep an eye out for promotions when buying these as the price is off putting but I do find them good quality and better then other make pull ups.
We have almost finished complete potty training in our house with our little girl. She is completely dry through the day and almost through the night but at night time I still get her to wear Pull Ups just in case. I think another couple of weeks and then we will be done but in the mean time I still have to buy packs from Boots. My most recent pack was from the Huggies range because they were on half price offer. I got a pack of 14 pull up pants for £2.50 ish instead of over £5 which is great as this will last us two weeks and is very good value for money as I find other brands quite expensive. I'm not so bothered about sticking to a particular brand with over night nappies as more often than not now they are dry and son we won't need them anyway so I don't need them to be amazing, just keep the liquid in and that is all.
My daughter loves putting on these pants because they have Disney princess designs on them. They are pink and quite pretty looking and each one has a different princess on them. So for example, Cinderella is on one holding a little mouse in her hand and a shoe design on the front and then another one has Snow White on it with the other princesses and an apple design on the front.
What I like about these pull ups is that they are adjustable. I have used other brands in the past that were not adjustable but my little girl has such a small waist that its nice to be able to make them a bit tighter without making them too uncomfortable for her to wear. That basically have a little strip either side. Its not made of velcro as this would be really scratchy but its made with that principle in mind, a plastic material that grips to the other side of the nappy as it has lots of tiny little teeth on it. This means it is reuseable as well so if you don't get it quite right the first time you can try it again until you get the right measurement.
The pants have elasticated sides so these hug her bottom quite nicely and are not that thick so I think they are quite comfortbale for her to wear while she is sleeping. Even though they are quite thin, the times she has wee'd overnight the nappy and her bedclothes have kept dry so I think they work really well. She often goes to the toilet by herself at night time too and she has told me that she is able to pull the pants up and down all by herself which is what these pants enable children to do so its given her a lot of confidence and like I've said above we're almost there are dry so hopefully even though these are good training nappies we will not need to use them for too much longer.
We bought our pack in size 5. It shows you this on the side and tells you that it is for 11-18kg which is 24-40lbs so that covers quite a big size difference which is nice. They also do boys packs in blue as well should this be what you need.
I brought these for my daughter whilst in the potty training stage a few months back. She was dry during the day however we did experience some accidents at night time whilst in her pants so we decided to give these a go. My daughter loved them to start off with, when she woke in the night to go to the toilet they was very easy for her to pull up and down, just like real pants and on the odd night when she didnt wake up she didnt have wet bedding although she did know that she had wet herself without the feeling of disappointment.
~~~~ Packaging ~~~~
They come in a very thin plastic bag with a easy split opening at the top so you simply have to pull apart and it splits, giving you enough room to put your hand in and remove a pull up. The packaging is pink for girls and blue for boys. Although i cant remember what design they had on them at the time when i brought them i do know that they are matched to the sex of the child. I believe at one point they had princesses on them but i couldnt be sure because it was a while ago.
The amount you get in a pack depends on what size you buy for your child. When buying the small size you get 18 pull ups, the middle size has 16 pull ups and the larger size you get a couple less although i never brought any of the larger sizes because my daughter grew out of the need to have them very quickly.
The pull up its self doesnt seem as thick as a normal nappy. On the front there is the design and on the back there is the rear view of the design, so the child knows which way to put the pull up on. On the sides of the pull up there is a very thin piece of the pull up so it is easily pulled apart to take the pull up off and avoiding any mess.
~~~~ Price ~~~~
I have found that the pricing can be very different depending on where you shop. We found that Asda will have them on offer at £2.99 sometimes which is the lowest i have seen them. When they are this low I would recommend that you stock up if you are going to be using them for a while because at full price they tend to be anywhere between £3.20 and £3.80 so you are saving up to nearly a pound per packet.
~~~~ My opinion ~~~~
I loved buying these for my little princess, it made night time potty training so much easier and my daughter learnt quickly with these and saved me alot of washing of bedding. They do not leak after a couple of hours of my daughter being in bed which is fantasic because my daughter goes to bed at 7.30 and gets up at 7am so for her to still be dry after 11 and a half hours is fab. These are great if you are at the awkward time of potty training, every parent dreads this time and these just make things so much smoother.
My daughter is 2 and a half now, and for about last 6 months we have been potty training her, introducing her to the potty frequently, and of course gradually leaving her all day without a nappy on, only knickers so she would be confident to go to the toilet without wetting herself.
During this process I opted to predominantly use Huggies pull ups for a number of reasons:
1. Price - to be quite honest huggies brand of pull ups (although I will admit to using pampers nappies only prior) was perfectly suitable to do the job. It is on average about £1.50 cheaper per pack than pampers pull ups, and I grab them on deal so a pack of 16 for £3.65 works out as 22p roughly per pull up, whereas with pampers they are a bigger pack so carry 24 in their easy up pants range, but a packet costs around £6.50 (I am yet to find them on deal) with an average 27p per pull up. I am not a stingy person, but always tend to think of things the very logical way! So I was more than happy to get my daughter these ones which were pocket friendly, but not an economy brand so I still feel they are doing a good job.
2. Children appeal - my daughter had previously used pampers pull ups and I was quite disappointed as on the actual pull up itself it has on it a picture of bob the builder. This is not very girly and my daughter was always reluctant to want to put it on! The huggies pull ups have a picture of a barbie/cinderella character on it, and my daughter was always excited to put her pull up on as she felt she was a princess! Huggies also have a blue packet for the boys so shows they are considerate of their target market and helping parents and children make the whole potty training experience more enjoyable by associating it with wearing "big girl pants' and being a princess!
3. Quality - in all honesty I noticed absolutely no difference in quality with the huggies pull ups in comparison to pampers easy up pants. I did when my daughter was younger (the pampers nappies held urine more easily, did not smell whereas I found the huggies one, the velcro to attach the nappy was always coming loose and her nappy never stayed put!) As it is not a basic supermarket brand, by buying huggies pull ups mums and dads out there can feel at ease they are not being total cheap skates out there for their children but at the same time saving a few little pennies, because to be honest the little ones are just gonna pee in them and they will get thrown away!
We started to use these nappies after a friend of mine mentioned this helped her daughter to stay dry in the night.
My daughter loves princesses so it's great for a little girl like her. I was not sure how this will help, but after using the half of the package she suddenly became dry. So it worked.
They are great as they are quite soft and must feel a lot more comfortable than the normal nappies we used to use and even some cheaper pull-ups (we had some from Aldi) They are covered with pretty pictures of princesses so it looks quite beautiful, but my daugther is aware they are nappies even though I tried to call them big girl pants.
There is a line drawing on the front (apple, and Cinderella's shoe - half the package is about Snow White, the other half is Cinderella) and if the nappy gets wet this drawing disappears. We had some disappointment about this as it happened a couple of times that when we checked it in the morning the drawing was there and I only noticed that it was wet when I took them off. So looks like this is not working well everytime.
It comes in 3 different sizes which is great, though there is less in the bigger sizes, which is quite disappointing, especially that the price is quite high compare to the 12-14 nappies in a package. It's better buying them when they are on offer.
My daughter is my first and only child, so the whole potty training stage is a new thing to me! At 17 months she would announce when she was going to the toilet, but she couldn't stay dry for long, so at 23 months we bit the bullet and decided to wave bye-bye to the pampers we had known for almost 2 years, and hello to wet knickers and puddles!
Many experts say that the use of nappies and/or pull ups confuses the child and prolongs or delays toilet training, so we knew we would never replace nappies with pull ups or go back to nappies.
But I wasn't comfortable with the idea of putting her down for her nap with nothing on or just knickers as even though 99% of the time she is dry after her naps, I wasn't confident she wouldn't have an accident and I didn't want her to be uncomfortable or worse, miss out on sleep. I didn't want to use nappies so I needed something else. My best friend used pampers easy-ups on her daughter (same age as mine) but I thought these looked too much like nappies and would confuse my daughter. I looked online and most people suggested pull-ups.
So off I went to Asda and found these pull-ups. Huggies is a brand I know and trust, so I was happy to choose Huggies pull ups. They are available in day or night versions - although there seems to be no difference between them other than the packaging and patterns. The night ones have stars and moons on so that the child knows they are for night.. The day ones have either Disney Princess which is pink, or a blue version for boys.
The pack contains 12 pull ups and is priced at £5.48 in Asda which is very expensive compared to nappies! This price seems to be the average price, but you pay more in places like Boots. They come in size medium, large and extra large. For medium, this is approx 18lb - 26lb, large is 26lb - 40lb, and extra large is 40lb +. For potty training, using these often would be VERY expensive, but as we only use them for nap times, it isn't; too bad. At bedtime she still wears a nappy as I find they are more absorbent. We buy the medium size pink ones for naps.
The idea of the pull up is to basically look and act like a pant, but work like a nappy. This means the child isn't confused, thinking they're in a nappy, but if they do have an accident, the pull up will absorb it. The pretty pink colour and Disney Princess characters make choosing the pull ups and wearing them exciting and fun for the child as well as making them feel grown up. My daughter calls them her "princess pants" and loves them!
They are very easy and practical to use - they really do slide up and down just like real pants, and it takes away the whole "lie down and have nappy changed" bit, so the child doesn't think they are in a nappy. They absorb just like a normal nappy. They have velcro either side so that you can take it off like you would a nappy, presumably for if it is soiled, as when that happens you can't really slide it down!
The night version are more absorbent but it must be said, none of the pull ups are as absorbent as nappeis. They do absorb LIKE a nappy, but not as MUCH as a nappy - so if you were to use these all day and night you'd get through a lot!
The picture on the front of the pull up fades when wet, which is designed to help the child realise when he/she is wet. In my opinion this is a waste of time as my daughter never paid any attention to the pull up once on, and if she did notice the fading picture, I'm pretty sure it'd encourage her to wee more in the pull up!
All in all, they are handy training pants, but you couldn't use them to replace nappies altogether, and they are very expensive so it's much better to wait until you only need 1 or 2 a day if you want to purchase these! There are other cheaper versions in supermarkets if you need them for regular use.
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Getting my daughter out of nappies on a daytime was a chore but getting there on a nighttime was starting to seem impossible but as she is nearly 4 year old we decided that we had to start trying to make more effort to get this started. I took my daughter to Asda and allowed her to pick herself some pull up pants in the hope that getting her involved would help matters, we bought one pack of the normal pull ups and one pack of the nighttime pull ups and gave them a try.
Huggies pull ups come in 2 different types as mentions above there are the normal ones and ones specifically for nighttime, there is an option for girls and an option for boys and they comes in 2 different sizes medium and large, I personally have bought the large and they are for 12-18kg or 26-40lbs. Pull ups are more expensive than normal nappies and they sell for £5.48 a pack, a medium pack has 14 or 16 depending on if the nighttime ones or not and the large have 12 or 14 for the same reason. At the moment Asda are selling these for £3 a pack in their baby event and boots also have an offer on them too so I have stocked up.
The pull ups have pictures on them making them attractive for the child, the girls ones have Disney princesses on them and come in a pink pack for the normal ones and a purple pack for the nighttime ones, there is a picture of a little crown on the front of the pull up which disappears when the child is wet, I think this is to alert the parent whilst potty training but my daughter loves to look every morning for if the crown is still there although one morning she was very slightly wet but the crown was still there so couldn't say it works all the time. The sides of the pull up peel away easily to make getting the pull up off if it is wet easier rather than pulling it down the childs legs.
The pull ups have been great in our experience and every night my daughter says I'm going to hold on to my wee wees and every morning she likes to check if she has managed, I think by making her more involved in the process we are getting somewhere with the training and she is having some dry nights. The pulls up are very absorbent, when she was in nappies on a night we found that they often leaked but we haven't had that problem at all with these, the nighttime ones are supposed to be extra absorbent but the normal ones have proven to be just as good for us and as you get extra in a pack I will be sticking with these, I just hope we are nearing the end of this process.
Despite my daughter being fully potty trained during the day, we are still experiencing some problems at night. I don't feel as though she is ready to stop wearing nappies at night, not because I don't believe she will stay dry but because I don't feel comfortable with her entering the bathroom and going to the toilet by herself whilst I am still sleeping. I can imagine her trying to run herself a bath or brush her teeth in the middle of the night. I think in a couple of months when she turns 3 we may be able to start trying but for the mean time we use huggies night time pull ups.
There is absolutely no difference between the day and night pull ups despite the fact that they are named night and day and the night time ones are decorated with stars and moons etc. There are 2 types of night time nappies, one for boys and one for girls. Obviously we buy the girls packet and these are decorated with a Disney princess. Within a pack there are 2 different coloured nappies, with half of the pack being purple and the other being pink.
The packet itself is very compact and contains 12 nappies. With only using one per night this lasts just under 2 weeks. The price for these pull ups can vary they were on offer at asda for £3 for the last couple of months but upon our last visit they were at their original price of £5. This is a high price to pay especially if you wish to use them for potty training but as we simply only use them for night time then they last a decent amount of time for the price. There are several different sizes available as potty training can vary in age, the age ranges are: Medium, large and extra large. Within the medium packet there are an extra 2 nappies. All sizes have their own weight guide, as we buy the large I can tell you the weight guide is 12-18kg. So obviously the medium will be below that and the extra large will be above.
The pull ups are designed according to the manufacture "to help make potty training fun and easier" perhaps a bold statement for a nappy but they are definitely more practical and make my daughter feel like a big girl rather than having to lie on the floor to have her nappy put on or taken off. It does literally slip up and down like a pair of knickers allowing the child either to sit on the potty or for when taking it off when it's dirty. They are definitely a lot more practical and easier for me. I do try to make daughter think they are special bed time knickers but whenever I say this she just says ' no mummy not knickers, nappy' followed by a little giggle. I am guessing she actually thinks that I am just being stupid! So as being designed to look like knickers, I don't think it works as my daughter can definitely tell they are nappies and in all fairness they do look a lot like nappies! Unfortunately if the nappy has been soiled you cannot pull them down as we once found out, so you do have to resort to the lying on the back and taking it of like a nappy scenario. There are little tabs at the side that can be released resulting in easy access. These tabs can actually re seal, goodness knows why but presumably just in case you were wrong about the dirty nappy!
The night time nappies have extra absorbency, compared to the original day time pull ups however I have found that in the morning the nappy is not full or heavy but it is not completely soaked in. Again I don't find a huge problem with this as they come straight off in the morning to be replaced by knickers but if you were to use these all day, you would be going through quite a lot. The nappies also have a fading picture on the front. This works when the nappy gets wet, the picture fades to enable children to detect when they have had a wee. This is great in theory however my daughter has never used this function of the nappy and I couldn't imagine how it would help anyway. Having said that, some children may find this useful, but I can imagine a child getting fascinated with the fading picture therefore encouraging them to continue weeing in the nappy rather than the potty. It's not the best invention in my opinion.
All in all I have found these nappies ok, for us and the way we only use one a night I think they are nice to have, but they are not essential and there are far cheaper ones on the market and if you are going through the potty training stage than I would advise you to shop around for a cheaper brand until your uses of pull ups come to a minimum as ours, as they are a nice addition and a little bed time treat and aid to keep it on!
I am currently in the process of potty training my middle child. It has not been as smooth a process as it was with my eldest child but we are getting there slowly but surely. My middle little monkey loves the idea of being a big girl but there is way too much going on in her life at times for her to pause to take breath, let alone get to the potty.
As we have experienced a few ups and downs, we have decided to use pull-ups along with pants. I am all for going straight to knickers in principal but the reality is a little more tricky when you are out and about with three children..... it is not always possible to make that last minute dash to the potty/loo and in some circumstances and situations you really don't want accidents to happen. For example you don't want a sticky situation in a restaurant or long car journey and in these instances Pull-Ups are the perfect choice.
Pull-Up's are fab for that kind of in between stage that all children go through while potty traning, they are a nappy in the form of grown up pants. They are in the shape of pants but made from nappy material. The child simply steps into them as they would a pair of pants and can pull them down to use the potty but they absorb a poo or wee as a nappy would.
I tried a supermarket own brand version of these products and while they were fairly good, we did experience a few leakages. I therefore decided to pay the extra pennies and try these Huggies Pull Ups. I purchased the girl version which come in pink packaging and on the from of each Pull-Up was a different Disney Princess. I knew this would be complete success and my little girl was thrilled when she saw her big girl pants had Snow White, Ariel and Cinderella on the front. I was chuffed too as I thought this might motivate her also.
This Pull-Up's are currently on special offer at Tesco's and I paid a very reasonable £2.49 for a pack containing 14 of these Pull-Up's. The usual price is £4.98 so I would dash to Tesco's while this offer is still running.
I have to say that I have been really impressed with these Pull-Up's, they seem to fit my little one really well and she seems to love wearing them. Since we have been using these I have yet to experience any leakages and they seem to be of a much better quality than the supermarket own branded alternatives.
While my little one is still adapting to potty training, I will continue to buy these Huggies Pull Up's as the quality makes them worth the extra pennies.
We seem to be in the final stages of toilet training now with my three year old dry (or perhaps more accurately, nappy free) during the daytime and only wearing a pull-up nappy during the night.
Over the past few months, I've been experimenting with different brands of pull-up nappies, in an attempt to convince my son that these are more like pants than nappies and discourage him from weeing in them. Huggies Pull Ups are the third type of pull-up nappy that I've used over recent weeks but work on a similar basis as the competitors, essentially combining the absorbency of a traditional nappy with the ability to pull these up and down like 'real' underwear.
The Huggies Pull-Ups variety are substantially more expensive than other brands, even Huggies other version of pull-up nappies, the Little Walkers range. A standard pack of the Large size nappies costs just under £5 for a mere 12 nappies which works out over 35p per nappy. That seems very expensive for a product that you're actually hoping won't see any action! I only purchased these because they were on a half-price promotion at Morrisons recently and I was curious to see what these pull-ups offered to justify such a high standard selling price.
Having used these for a few weeks, I really can't see any additional benefits to other (cheaper) products. The pull-ups have only been used during the night-time stretch and have performed perfectly well. My son is still very wet during the night and the pull-ups have held on to their substantial contents without any leaks or unnecessary swelling. The sizing guidelines seem to be accurate and we haven't experienced any rubbing, soreness or rashes since switching to this brand.
These seem to be marketed at slightly older children than the 'Little Walkers' variety with distinctive boys' and girls' varieties, each with a gender specific blue or pink colouring and appropriate cartoon character. My son was suitably impressed with the choice of Disney Pixar's Cars, particularly Lightening McQueen adorning his nappy.
My three year old finds these nappies very easy to pull on and off himself without needing any adult assistance, which all helps to promote independence in this area. I have noticed that the resealable pull-away sides on these have a tendency to start to come apart as he pulls these up, but this hasn't had any impact on performance. These don't feature a sticky tab at the back to ease folding up a soiled nappy but the sticky sides can be re-attached to serve the same purpose.
I can certainly vouch for Huggies Pull-Ups performance as a night-time nappy but wouldn't be prepared to pay over the odds for them. If you find them on promotion, I'd advise stocking up, otherwise I think cheaper versions offer equally good performance for less expense.
I have used Huggies Pull Ups on many children during my work in Nursery's and have seen how they work with different children at different stages.
Huggies Pull Ups look very much like a normal nappy, they have an absorbant lining, sticky tabs that allow either the adult or child to easily remove the pull up after use. The waistband is strechy so that it fits comfortably and allows for movement as are the leg holes, the leg holes also have built in 'leak guards'. The only difference from a normal nappy is that the sides of the pull up are also very strechy to allow for easy pulling down and up hence the name pull up! On the front of the pull up there is a picture of either 'Disney princesses' for the girls or Disney Pixar 'Cars' for the boys (although I have worked with many boys who prefered to choose the princess pull up), which fades when the nappy has been soiled. This is a great way for children to self check when they need to get the pull up changed and also allows for parents to check easily without treating the pull up like a nappy by feeling it or checking inside.
On the whole I find Huggies pull ups good for children, The pictures on the front do make it eaiser for the parent as difficult children are more willing to wear them, also the stretchiness of them and the leak proof leg holes mean that children can move around as much as they like without leaking. For many older children these work well, sometimes better, than for younger children because older children understand the concept of them easier, but I do have issues with them for younger and older children.
Although the sides make the pull up easier to use if you cannot undress your child to put them on, they do tend to make the pull up seem more like a nappy and you can forget or become lazy by not always undressing your child to change the pull up. Also children tend to want to rip the pull up off after they have tried to go to the toilet even if it has not been soiled, this creates a lot of waste as they may not need to be changed as often as the child tries to use the potty/toilet.
For some children I find that the absorbancy is not enough, children that urinate more than others will fill this pull up quickly as they are not as absorbant as a nappy is.
The price ranges from £4-£5 for a pack of 14.
My two year old son is half way through potty training and has been for months. Without a nappy at home he is dry and will also open his bowels on the potty. He is very proud of his achievement but he is stuck at the stage where once he has a pair of pants on he treats it like a nappy which results in frequent changes of clothes through the day.
I have discussed progress with the nursery where my son attends two mornings a week and they agreed to start taking him to the toilet with the toilet trained children so he could see other children using the toilet or potty and hopefully this would spur him on. The nursery requested that he would wear pull ups probably partly as it is easier for them but also to save having him strip down each time he went to the toilet.
I have been very brand loyal to Pampers but decided that I was going to try various make of pull ups to see which suited us best.
I received a £1 off pull ups voucher from Huggies and also had money off voucher for Tesco's so promptly decided to try these out. I bought the large size which I found quite confusing as the sizing was in weight and I haven't really known my son's weight since he was a year old but large are designed for 14-18 kg. I am aware of what my son's nappy size is for more traditional nappies. The bag gives lots of information but does not state how many are in each bag but the Tesco website claim there are 14 in a bag. There are two types one for boys and one for girls
The bag states these are new and have a learning design which is due to the fact the graphic fades when they are wet.
When removing them from the bag the first thing that is obvious is the crinkling sound that I have not noticed on any nappies previously since trying various pull ups I have not noticed this since but gives the impression they aren't as comfortable as other nappies. It does have a design from cars but this is a film my son has never seen so it could be a picture of any car for him. Each side does have a Velcro type fastening which is useful if removing a soiled pull up.
The learning side is not very impressive my son does not appear to show any understanding that they are any different from nappies and as for the fading design I haven't actually noticed it despite working through ¾ of the pack and my son never looks down at the picture on his nappy so is one gimmick that certainly doesn't work for us.
I do consider the absorbency to be an important factor and initially I decided to put him in pull ups day and night to avoid any confusion but after a few wet beds in a week which is unheard of for my son I have put him back into baby dry nappies at night. I have found that they while he has only occasionally leaked during the days there has been a lot of accidents as a result of the pull ups been pulled down by the weight of urine or faeces.
I will not be buying these pull ups again as I think there are much better on the market but should you want to try them they are currently £4.98 for a pack or two for £8.
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