Diapers vs. Pull-Ups

Diapers vs. Pull-Ups: When Should I Make the Switch?

First comes diapers. Then, after a year-and-a-half to two years later, it may be time for pull-ups. Though each child will reach his or her milestones at a different time, parents often wonder how they’ll know that their children are ready to pull on a pair of pull-ups. Use this guide on diapers vs. pull-ups, to help you determine when to make the switch. In fact, here are some of the signs that it’s time to make the transition.
  • You’ve just started potty training. When you first start potty training, diapers can get in the way. Pull-ups, however, can slide off with ease. They’ll keep your child protected, but they’ll also make potty training simpler.
  • Your child has begun daytime potty training but not nighttime training. Potty training during the day is a huge accomplishment! Most children are not day-and-night potty trained at first. However, you can make things easier at night by giving your child pull-ups instead of diapers.
  • Your child is expressing that he or she wants to stop using diapers. Eventually, some children express that they want to stop wearing diapers. They may tell you that they want to try something more grown-up or that they want to wear pull-ups like their peers. Listen to your child and use this as an opportunity to make the switch.
  • You need a waterproof option. Summer is coming. With it, you’ll receive invitations to pool parties or trips to the beach. Pull-ups are great waterproof options, allowing your child to join in the fun. Because pull-ups can also be removed with ease when it comes time to go to the bathroom, your child can continue potty training too.
  • Your child is becoming more active. As your child gets older, he or she will want to explore. Unfortunately, diapers restrict movement, making pull-ups the clear winner for active children in the choice of diapers vs. pull-ups.
  • Your child is imitating older siblings. It’s common for children to imitate their older siblings. If you’re noticing this trend in other aspects of life, it could follow suit with potty training. Having pull-ups, along with a potty chair, will allow little ones to successfully imitate their older siblings.


When you have a child, the time flies by. Before you know it, your child will be fully potty trained, and the choice of diapers vs. pull-ups will be a thing of the past. Until then, you have support, and keep in mind that every child is different and will progress at his or her own pace. Pinky Bear will make potty training simple and fun, creating a positive experience for parents and children alike. To order your own Potty Train with Pinky Bear set, visit our website here. Finally, to learn more about potty training, check out our blog.