Should I let my son wear underwear outside the house?
My baby boy is 22 months and has been pretty much potty trained for about two months. I say "pretty much" because he still needs help getting undressed, wiping, etc., and he still pees at night once in a while, but he rarely has a day time accident. He tells me when he needs to go and is good at holding it until we get to a bathroom.
He has been doing very well with it for quite some time, and if we are out and about, he will have an accident maybe 1 in every 15 times we are out. He hasn't had any poop accidents in at least a month or two, but he will pee every now and then.
Anyway, we are staying in a hotel until we close on our house, so we leave the hotel quite frequently just to get out. As a result, we go through a lot of Pull-Ups when I put him in one to leave the house, and I almost always end up eventually throwing the Pull-Up away even thought he didn't pee in it. It just eventually gets classified like dirty underwear and has to be pitched.
I feel like this is such a waste and that he would most likely not have an accident if I let him wear underwear in public (He already wears underwear at home). But I am still scared he might possibly pee. I am just not sure when I will ever fully trust him. He is still such a little boy even though he is generally great at telling me "pee pee potty" when he needs to go.
So if you have already been through potty training, when did you trust your kid to wear underwear in public?
I don't want to keep buying and throwing away Pull-Ups, and I also don't want to give him the impression that he can just pee his pants when he knows how to use the potty every time. It is not like he goes in the Pull-Up on purpose, but I am worried he might be more inclined to just go in it because he will figure out that he still stays dry.
BTW, I didn't potty train him with Pull-Ups. I potty trained him naked for the most part. I just use the Pull-Ups as a precaution now that he is potty trained.