Friday, July 29, 2011

Potty training...

Potty training.  When do you start?   How do you go about it?  First off I have to admit that I'm a lazy potty trainer.  I don't like having to remind and follow and clean up the messes that underwear leaves.  I've been very lucky with my kids so far.  I've waited until each one was ready and shown interest.  This has worked really well for me.  My boys were potty trained within a day. 

Well, I was planning on starting Brynwen at the end of the summer, but she had other plans.  She has decided that she is ready now.  So, we are going forward.  She has reached the stage where she takes off her own diaper and tries to put a new one one, and all of this she wants to do by herself!  (She is very independent).  She has been doing a pretty good job so far and doesn't seem to have any issues with either number 1 or 2.  She hasn't quite gotten the hang of telling me she has to go. I have to remind and ask, and everytime I ask she will try to go.

We've been using pull-ups that some one gave us.  I have mixed feelings about these.  On the positive side they are great for accidents.  I don't have to worry about following her around with a rag and cleaner, and they're as convenient as pulling underwear up and down.  The negative side is they are very much like diapers.  Which of course is the whole reason for potty training right?, getting them OUT OF THE DIAPER!  They are also expensive.  So, I'm torn.  Do I buy the pull-ups or do I follow her around.  I guess I have to ask whether or not it's worth the cost to save my carpet.  The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning toward the pull-ups. ;~)  The boys were by far much easier.   


Bill and Maggie said...

Never saw this until now. How is it going?