Let’s talk potty training.
Two topics in particular that I want to address and get opinions and tips on.
1) Making it through the night
2) Wiping a poopy butt
The girls were both potty trained at two and a half. Sure they still had accidents but that is when we ditched the diapers.
I did what many do and had a crash course training. I put over-sized t-shirts on them with no undies and for 3 days this is how they played and ate and ran errands.
They learned very quickly to use the potty and determine when they had to go. The theory behind this is that the mind can play tricks on them and make them think that underwear is a diaper so they were more likely to wet themselves as opposed to wearing nothing.
I made them sit on the potty before they left the house; even to play. I took (and still do) their potty everywhere.
I even tried this theory at night. However, they never caught on to waking up when they wet. And eventually I got sick of washing sheets and changing beds, even with with a liner under the sheets.
They are almost 4 ½ and I still put a diaper on them. H wakes up dry almost half the time while L’s diaper is always wet, wet, wet.
I mean it’s getting ridiculous, they can put their diapers on and off themselves.
I’ve spoken to 2 doctors and they both said not to worry it’s just because they are such deep sleepers. This is certainly true. I can go in their rooms, turn the light on, put clothes away etc and they never budge.
If, by the age of 5, they are still constantly wetting then we should investigate but I really don’t want to wait until then.
With 2 more babies on the way I really want to get them out of diapers asap.
I make them go potty before bed however I don’t believe or follow the rule of nothing to drink after a certain time.
Why? I’ll just make a list.
1) They play until the last minute so they are thirsty. Yes we have wind down time but these girls just have lots of energy.
2) If they are anything like me, I am thirsty all night long. I probably drink 2 glasses of water during the night.
3) H has allergies so she is forever coughing.
With that said I’m sure I can’t be the only one out there with this issue.
Next is learning to wipe. When they were in school they had to wipe on their own and they did OK, not great but since they’ve been home with me I do it for them.
Seems silly but I hate the mess and I figure I can just do it and make a clean swipe and we can get on with our day.
This really isn’t a big deal as all they need to do is practice but any tips to help would be nice here as well.
Maybe tomorrow I will post on Father’s Day but seeing as the girls have been in trouble most of the day I don’t think there is going to be much to brag about.