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to be creeped out by this potty training aid

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AuntiePickleBottom Sun 21-Aug-11 21:59:02

www.drylikeme.com/products.htm

they look like sanitary towels on googling more

www.thefamilyexpress.com/2011/07/dry-like-me-and-my-6-year-old-daughter.html

VeraCanSignChocolateAndWine Sun 21-Aug-11 22:04:00

[Hmm]

VeraCanSignChocolateAndWine Sun 21-Aug-11 22:04:31

YANBU btw

joric Sun 21-Aug-11 22:05:07

No, don't like them.

CailinDana Sun 21-Aug-11 22:05:34

Eh I don't see the problem. What exactly is creepy about them?

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 21-Aug-11 22:07:24

to me it's like putting a sanitary towel on a child

CailinDana Sun 21-Aug-11 22:07:59

And what's creepy about sanitary towels?

cookielove Sun 21-Aug-11 22:08:07

I agree that they are odd, but after reading the review from that mum it does seem to have a positive effect for children with special needs in that area.

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 21-Aug-11 22:09:09

nothing when used by a female on her monthy

PippiLongBottom Sun 21-Aug-11 22:10:51

They sound like a great idea for the 6 year old in your second link but for a toddler with no additional needs they seem unnecessary and superfluous.

CailinDana Sun 21-Aug-11 22:12:27

But exactly the same pads go into nappies for babies, it's just that there's more padding around them too. Do you think it's better for older children to wear nappies instead? There's nothing "creepy" about periods, pads or tampons, they're just normal everyday things. Feeling weird about something just because it looks a bit like something a woman might use for a normal bodily function is exceedingly odd.

reallytired Sun 21-Aug-11 22:13:51

I can see the sense of it for special needs kids.

AfternoonDelight Sun 21-Aug-11 22:13:53

I find them creepy, but when my DF asked me why I couldn't put it into words.

Hulababy Sun 21-Aug-11 22:15:25

I see them more as incontinence pads than sanitary pads tbh.

Can see benefit of them for children with special needs or bladder conditions.

I wouldn't use them with a child going through normal potty training though.

A1980 Sun 21-Aug-11 22:16:10

What's creepy about it? Nappies are just sanitary pads that cover the whole arse if you think about it.

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 21-Aug-11 22:16:32

i agree there is nothing creepy about period product ( some MN may think mooncups are creepy though)

but to me it seems creepy to put a product that looks like a sanitary towel

CailinDana Sun 21-Aug-11 22:16:46

Well I suppose if you see them as being like sanitary pads and you have some sort of shame or taboo feeling surrounding periods then that might explain why they seem odd perhaps? They're only absorbent pieces of fabric used to soak up wee, there's nothing sinister about them.

Do you feel the same way about things like Tena Lady that older people wear?

Sandalwood Sun 21-Aug-11 22:17:34

I just think 'poor Brooke' and is there any need for the photo?

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 21-Aug-11 22:18:16

didn't see it that way

Letz Sun 21-Aug-11 22:18:28

They work out at 19p each at Asda, sanitary towels are around 9p Tena lady around 12p. So you are paying the extra for a chameleon picture on the front or what?

Love the blurb that explains how you can layer them in different ways and place in areas of the pants to collect either the poo or pee!

60mls dosen't sound like a lot of pee either but I don't know my DD is still wearing nappies.

scrappydappydoo Sun 21-Aug-11 22:19:45

I don't think they're actually I think they look rather good. My dd is 3 and she mastered wees back in January but she still refuses to poo on the toilet - she won't wear nappies anymore and if these mean I don't have to clear up pooey knickers then I'm willing to give them a try..

cookielove Sun 21-Aug-11 22:20:51

A sanitary towel won't absorb wee as well as a nappy or i assume this product will, unless you buy the really thick cheapo ones, which could be quite uncomfortable for said child.

I think the are a great idea for older children with ongoing continence problems as it will give them some control and the ability to sort themselves out.

scrappydappydoo Sun 21-Aug-11 22:21:25

that should say - I don't think they are creepy

Teaandcakeplease Sun 21-Aug-11 22:22:25

I bought some in Asda the other week actually. They only hold 90mls of fluid so they'll partially help to limit the constant changes of wet pants/ shorts etc when potty training. They certainly do not hold a full wee before leaking and my boy thought it was all rather fab whilst wearing his Cars 2 pants. But I'm not sure whether I'll buy another pack again. I just wanted to give them a try. Hoping no one thinks I'm odd for having tried them blush

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