When we were potty training our daughter we realized that she loved underwear. So in her Easter basket I got her very soft bamboo underwear. She wanted to try them on and loved how soft they were. I told her that is she went potty in the panties we would just need to take them off. Something seemed to change after that. We also put in the left over pads from after giving birth that I still had for some reason in her undies when we left the house or during sleepy time until she got comfortable with letting me know she needed to go to the bathroom in public and was staying dry at night. Pull ups just never worked for us. She just viewed it as a diaper. So once we switched to panties we never went back. Accidents happened, but she seemed to like the underwear. I know our son will be different. He cares about different things. So we will see.