Last Friday I told you we were going with cloth training pants this weekend. I’m sure you’ve all been anxiously waiting to hear the results. Right?
Well, I’m going to share anyway, because this OneMommy is a proud Mommy!
In preparation for the possible flooding, I covered the living room play area floor with blankets and put waterproof crib sheets on the couches. (Pee is a lot harder to get out of a couch cushion than off the carpet, the dog has taught me that one.)
On Saturday morning, after his first potty trip, I told him he was going to wear his cloth big boy underwear. He kept trying to get his pull-ups out instead, but eventually we got his cloth training pants on. Mommy told him a zillion times not to pee-pee in them or poopie because the carpet would get all wet and dirty.
He isn’t at the point where he tells us he has to go, yet. So we made sure (I should say, Mommy made sure) he went every hour and 15 minutes. (I’m going to make that time longer as we go, but I figured some immediate success couldn’t hurt.)
He only had 2 accidents that day, one was right before bedtime, when we let him go a little longer because we were outside and it was just about time to go in and get teeth brushed and jammies on. Not bad for a first day!
Sunday was day 2, and again Mommy reminded him over and over to keep his cloth pants dry. Again, we only had 2 accidents. I put him on the potty after each one, and the second time he poopied on the potty. (Always a victory!) I was super glad for that, because he hadn’t gone the day before, which is not his norm, and I didn’t want him to have tummy problems. I also didn’t want to have to clean poop out of cloth training pants…
We’re staying home today, too, for day 3. I’m hoping for continued success, and continued patience.
And those potty treatsI mentioned last time? He loves them! He runs around in a circle, holding his Veggie Tale gummy high in the air and belting out the Veggie Tale theme song as loud as his little lungs can sing. (He shares one with his sister, too, so the whole family is cheering Monkey on in his potty training adventure.)
I’ll keep you posted as our potty training adventure unfolds.
Any tips you want to share?
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