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April 27, 2006

In a perfect world...

...our children would wake up on their second birthday and just shun diapers in favor of the toilet.

But, alas, this is not so.

The toilet learning has begun in earnest around here. I wanted to start now instead of waiting so long like I did with Son. That was a mess all the way around, and I'd like to avoid that with Daughter.

Pull-Ups, as I have been reminded, are a joke. At least as far as my kids are concerned. Those "feel the wetness" liners? Yeah, right. Husband put a pair of Daughter's underpants on her last night, to which I replied, "Okay, but if she pees you get to clean it up."

See, we have Daughter sit on the pot on a regular basis, but she'll jump up after 5 seconds and announce that she's done. She hasn't "done her business" but will promptly soil herself about five minutes after getting off the pot.

Which Daughter did last night. She ran up to me and announced that she was wet. So was the carpet...but I took her into the bathroom, cleaned her up and put her in dry pants. And I made Husband clean the carpet.

This leaves me with the same question I had with Son: do I put Daughter in those cloth training pants instead? Every kid is different, I know that, and then I wonder if it's too soon...

Really, in a perfect world we wouldn't have to do this. I know it needs to be done, but it's frustrating for me because I'm the one with a pile of pissy panties at the end of the day.

I don't want to push Daughter, and I don't think I am. I encourage, don't punish for accidents...but you know, after having dealt with Son's potty issues I can't help but be a bit skittish.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:09 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I put the pull-up on over the cloth training pants. They "feel the wetness" that way, and it protected my furniture and carpet. There's nothing like plopping my butt on the couch, and hitting an unknown wet spot. I can't count the number of times I had to clean my sofa!! Also, I made them change their own pants (wet only!!). Of course, I didn't start training at two. Good Luck!

Posted by: kim at April 27, 2006 10:17 AM