Thursday, March 5, 2009
Madison has been doing an amazing job going on the potty lately. She was all crankiness and attitude about it when she was a sick a while back, but I've learned over the past year and a half (since 'potty training' her at one month old) not to give up, that they go through phases of cooperation & success. Despite my awkward size and the difficulty of squatting and bending to take her, I've tried to be more frequent & consistent over the past, oh about the past month I guess. If I'm really on top of things and take her often enough, we could go through over half the day before even a little wetness appears in her diaper. The challenge right now is catching her poops because more often than not, she's been getting up from a nap with a poopy diaper. I take her before her nap, hoping she'll do it then but only catch it once in a while. But it's one of those things I think we'll conquer eventually as she matures. In the meantime, we've been going through about 3-4 diapers a day (including her overnight), and that's an encouraging cost savings to me, especially as we're going to have #2 to buy diapers for soon! (And yes, we plan to do infant potty training with #2 as well! It's been a very worthwhile effort and I would encourage anyone with little ones to give it a try.) My next challenge is that, while I was planning to start going to Pull-ups once the new baby is settled in, I don't think Pull-ups are going to be an option for us. From what I can tell, the smallest size they have is 2T-3T, and Madison, at 19 months, is still in a size 3 diaper!