What happens if you never potty train a child?

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asked May 10 in Toddler/Preschooler by achmyouse (240 points)
What happens if you never potty train a child?

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answered May 10 by BVigdude (460 points)
If you never potty train a child then they will have to wear diapers all the time until they decide to use the toilet on their own.

Once a child gets to 3 and above they should be shown how to use the toilet and should be out of diapers before age 5 years old unless they have any medical conditions that make them need to wear diapers.

Potty training a child is essential to their health and well being.

A child who goes to kindergarten or school wearing diapers will be made fun of which is not good.

Eventually most children will decide to use the toilet and stop wearing diapers on their own even if you do not potty train them.

My nephew would not potty train even at 5 years old and he had to wear diapers until 9 years old when he decided that he hated having his diaper changed.

I think he liked wearing the diapers but eventually hated having his diaper changed by his parents so he decided to go to the toilet.

Pull Ups can hinder potty training for some kids but for others the pull ups can help.

The child will have protection while wearing the pull up but still be able to use the toilet with ease.

However even regular diapers can be used to potty train.

Just remove the diaper from the child when they need to potty and then put it back on them again.

And then once they become dry for at least 4 hours without wetting the diaper then you can switch them to underwear.

Some kids are potty trained using underwear but they will have to deal with pee on the floor, clothes and furniture.

Pull ups are designed so that they absorb the pee and keep the child dry and unless the child really soaks the pull ups then they will not usually feel wet.

Even with a good quality disposable diaper the child will not really feel wet in the diaper unless they soaked the diaper until it's at or near the leaking point.

They did make some feel and learn pull ups.

Cloth diapers feel wet though.

I just used regular disposable diapers to potty train my 3 year old son with and just removed the diaper when he needed to pee or poop.

Then I put the diaper back on him until he needed to go again.

Yes you can potty train a child using diapers.

Some people just remove the diapers and put underwear on the child when potty training them.

However in the early stages of potty training putting the child in underwear will lead to a lot of messes on the floor, clothes, furniture etc.

Pull Ups can be used but they are just more expensive diapers that pull on and off.

I potty trained my 3 year old son using diapers and it went just fine.

I just told him that he should tell me when he needed to potty and then I would remove the diaper.

Sometimes he didn't make it to the toilet and the diaper was a good thing for him to wear because he would've peed all over the floor.

I just showed him also how to remove the diaper when he needed to pee or poop and he learned how to.

Then when he was done using the toilet I would put the diaper back on him and then told him that once he kept the diaper dry for a month then he could wear underwear.

The first few months he continued having pee accidents and then after that he was able to keep his diaper dry so then I switched him to underwear and he stopped wearing diapers in the day.

He still needed the diapers at night though until he was 8 years old.

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