Thursday, September 4, 2014

Potty training. The "more" I promised.

We are READY.

Will's been poop-trained for much of his young life. He regressed a while when Barrett was born, but around Memorial Day weekend, he jumped right back into it.

It's the pee thing that we're really trying to work on.

I've had a couple false starts, a few days here and there where I try to train but then give up because I'm not sure if he's ready. It could be that I don't really know what I'm doing.

But Will is two years and four months old. He can say, "Mommy change my diaper." He can pee on the potty when he wants to. He is ready. I've decided.

He is ready.

So I'm set to do the Three Day Potty Training Method. I'm working up to it. I plan to do it next week. We've bought the Big Boy Underwear (see yesterday's post). We've got the Big Boy Potty. I've got the grace and the desire to tackle it.

Soon, and very soon, we are going to say good-bye to diapers FOREVER. Or maybe until he's ninety-five.

But I am terrified!

The diaper is as much a safety net for me as it is for him.

And though I am confident in his ability to do this, there is one thing that I am not sure about.

Night time.

He wakes up every morning, without fail, with pee in his diaper. When is he peeing? I did an experiment to figure this out. Instead of a disposable diaper, last night I put a cloth diaper on him with the hemp insert touching his skin, so that he would feel the wetness when he peed.

Sure enough, at 2:30 AM (totally not normal) he was up, crying. "What's wrong, buddy?"

"I need to go potty."

As I suspected, he had already gone. The diaper was soaked. I sat him on the potty anyway, just to try. No luck. We were both tired and I threw a disposable on him and he's still sleeping, at 8:35.

So... he's peeing in the middle of the night.

He is not big enough to get up on his own and take himself to the bathroom. YES, I suppose I am willing to get up in the middle of the night and take him, if I have to. I really am anxious to say good-bye to diapers forever. Do I do cloth diapers again? Pull-ups? Will it backfire on me if I do diapers at night, but expect him to be trained in the day time?


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