- Diaper Lover
I think if they are, it's because most kids end up outgrowing the diapers before they are potty training age. Some kids, not because they are obese or anything, are just of a larger size. Sometimes they are taller, and the diapers don't fit. I think they are starting to realize that there also kids with special needs who can't fit into adult diapers. Kids who have more severe disabilities such as CP or something too. I can see why they are trying to listen and adapt to that as much as possible to aide parents.
Like, what I'm saying is that if there is a four year old with severe Cerebral Palsy who is totally incontinent, odds are that child won't be able to fit an adult diaper or whatever. The only thing that they can fit into is a set of goodnites or pull-ups, which we know don't hold a lot. Most diapers out there that are designed for special needs are usually geared towards teenagers or adults. I could also be very wrong about this though too. I just haven't seen or heard of any special diaper that works for a kid with a severe disability and can't use the bathroom. They are too small for baby diapers, yet they are too big for adult diapers.
I do think that Pampers and Huggies needs to understand that some older kids have special needs. If not them, then maybe some other retailer of diapers needs to see this as a need since disabilities are growing and getting diagnosed as I write this now. It's also not about the potty training age being a lot later. As others have said here, kids usually end up potty training when they are ready. I know parents of autistic children who still have them in diapers because of how challenging and difficult it is to train them.
See, when you have a child who is nonverbal, you can't just expect them to say "I have to go potty". They don't have the verbal skills for it. This becomes a huge issue with potty training for any delayed child. I'm not saying every child who is late at this is delayed or anything, but I do know it's difficult for them too.
There are youth diapers. They are basically small adult diapers and there are diapers that are smaller than that too.
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I used cloth for my son and he still trained at 3. He hated being wet and messy but yet he wouldn't go in the potty. Kids are weird. They may show signs of being ready but that doesn't always mean they are ready. My son pooped his underwear last night because he was playing a game and he didn't want to stop just to go poo so he went in his underwear and didn't like it and took them off and came to me and I was not happy with him so I took his underwear away and he has to earn them back now. He loves his underwear so he gets upset if I take them away. I don't put him back in diapers, I make him go naked under his pants. He hates being messy but yet he pooped in them because he was too lazy to get up and move to the toilet and continue his game.