it’s time to potty-learn, ames!
After half-heartedly practicing elimination communication for over a year now, we’re hoping potty-training will be a smooth & easy transition from diapers. So far, so good! He points to his crotch and says, “tee tee” (except it comes out sounding like he’s referring to a TSETSE FLY). There’s also a lot of “UH-OH” and running for the potty, usually after he’s already gone. But it’s okay, we’re making progress! He had his first real I’m-gonna-tell-you-and-then-I’m-actually-gonna-poop-in-the-toilet experiences with Auntie Jess at the beach last week. So thankful for friends who will strip my kid down, set him on the potty, and celebrate with jelly beans!
I also ordered some of these trainers, recommended by one of you! We do a lot of nekkid time, and I’m hoping these badboys will prevent major accidents all over the house. I know we have a lot of kids, but I’d like to keep our living space as yuck-free as possible. These trainers also have a little insert that can be removed, turning them into real “big boy undies.”
As far as diapers go, Ames usually wears a prefold or flat, folded into thirds and laid in a cover. This way, he can feel wetness pretty immediately and let us know when he needs to be changed.
With Chris & I both being home so much, we figured this was as good a time as ever. If it takes months, that’s okay. We’re going to be changing diapers for awhile anyway! But fingers crossed that he catches on quick and makes the leap to the big boy world of underpants & aiming for cheerios as toilet targets. Yikes… we’ll have to get him a stool. He’ll probably be two feet tall for the rest of his life. Oh, and cloth diapers are the only things that hold his pants up now anyway. We’re in trouble!