This thread is not related to a DL thing, but is about diapers, so I post it here.
Well, Today I was browsing wikipedia and searching the word Diaper for curiosity.
After the first part that explain what a diaper is and kinds, the second part focuses about uses and who use it.
In this part I've found some quotes from pediatricians and associations about how long a baby should use diapers and how technology influence it.
These pediatricians/psychologists initially speaks about the age of potty training, giving different opinions: in particular, one of them said that <is a slap to the intelligence of a human being that one would allow baby to continue soiling and wetting himself past age two.>, while another says <hat toilet training is the child's choice and enforced toilet training can cause serious longterm problems, and that it is the child's decision when to stop wearing diapers, not the parents>, approving some bigger diapers like Pampers size 6
in the same topic, a study proved that many kids at the age of 7 still wear diapers "because their parents neglect or child's opposition to toilet train"; seeing the industry of Diapers the one to blame: (quotes from Wikipedia)
<"Super-comfortable nappies" have also been criticized; the advanced technology in modern diapers wick wetness away from skin, leaving the child oblivious to their accident and when they need to go to the toilet. Pediatric nurse June Rogers claims that the attitude of parents plays a major role in the problem, and that toilet training is simply not a priority for many of them>
(here I think it's more parents fault than Diaper Industry)
Also, Some pediatricians believe that bed wetting at older age can be Partially a consequence of the existence of bigger diapers:
<The Children's Health and Wellness website claims that diapering a child can prolong bed wetting, as it sends a "message of permission" to urinate in their sleep>
<Dr Anthony Page of the Creative Child On line Magazine claims that children can get used to their diapers and begin to view them as a comfort, and that of the children surveyed, most would rather wear diapers than worry about getting up at night to go to the toilet>.
so, what are your opinions?
1) I don't think a more comfortable diaper can push a kid to say "I love this feeling, very comfortable, toilet away!".
2) I can't believe a child refuse potty training over 3 years old. If it is real, Maybe are parents that do it in a wrong way.
3) Bigger diapers or Pull-ups are useful for bed wetting, since in most cases bed wetting is a physical factor, and I don't think they prolong bed wetting.
I think is better for a bed wetter waking up in a wet diaper rather than in a wet bed.
4) about wear diapers for laziness during night.... no way.
-- wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaper --