As a parent of a special needs boy, the older my son gets, the harder it will be to find suitable underwear/training pants for him (he is nine years old) but for now, these Huggies have been a true God send. The Pull Ups provide a sense of independence for my son in that he can pull them up & down but sometimes he is hard on them & when he pulls them up, the sides come apart (the sides have a Velcro option for faster & easier access). I do wish that the Pull Ups were made of a heavier material because they are so lightweight but to teach my son potty training, these really are ideal for his needs. For my son's size-4T-5T, the pattern on them is from the movie "Cars" which he loves but I wish that there was more of a variety of patterns for the particular sizes. Overall, I am very pleased with how these have taught my son independence.