So on my adventures with potty training, I was faced with a dilemma. I really didn’t want to use pull ups at home (just during nap time and when traveling to the store or other errands). I have heard that they can delay potty training because kids can’t feel the wetness since they absorb it. However, the house my family is currently renting is 2 floors of primarily carpet. I was dreading the idea of the first week or 2 of having to clean up a lot of messes. I tried looking in the store for training pants and no where around me carried the thick cotton undies. I searched online, but then they were pretty costly and you had to pay shipping on top of it. I tried just the pull ups for a few days but nothing deterred her from going in them….they were just as comfortable to her as her diapers. I had already bought her a bunch of her “big girl” undies that were in her Christmas stocking, but again they offered no protection from major messes on the floor. I was brainstorming with a friend and she suggested maybe cutting up cloth diapers, that I had originally used as burp rags, and sew them into the underwear. In my head I was like, “that is a lot of work!” And all of a sudden a picture of a panty liner appeared in my head. I can buy a large box of equate pantiliners for less than $4 and double up on them if needed and put those in the underwear. I also thought that it would be smart to put her in pants to help with absorption of whatever the panty liners don’t catch from going onto the carpet. I tried it and 2 accidents later I only had one time where a little itty bit went on the carpet and that was when I used only one liner instead of the 2. Both times I just stripped her bottom half, threw away the liners and put the pants and underwear straight in the washer. I plan on washing everything when I get a full load, there is a messy poop diaper or laundry day comes, which ever is first. Now I have not had to experience a poopy panty liner yet so I can’t help you with that, but I am assuming it would be no different from letting your child wear cotton training pants or regular cotton underwear.
Hope this idea works for you!