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Journey to being diaper free

Two weeks ago we bid an elated adieu to diapers during the day. The girls have been potty trained at home for well over six months. We still employed pull ups for school, running errands and other things outside of the house. This was partly because all of our attempts at going out in underwear were failures but also because they just weren't ready in my opinion. There are certain things with my kids that I know I have to push them to do. There are others that I just don't feel are that big a hurry. Why can't they tell me when THEY are ready?

With potty training that is the model we chose and it worked for us. Potty training was stress free for the most part. We didn't start until they were very ready, we never pushed and it was never a big source of stress for the girls. A couple weeks back the girls and I discussed going to school in underwear and they were gung ho. So it was settled.

We talked about it for a few days to be fully prepped and on Monday the girls went to school in underwear. I am happy to say that since that day neither of the girls has worn a diaper or pull up (except for at bedtime or nap) since. The best part is we have only had three accidents. Not too shabby!

I know that a lot of people like to do the cold turkey, drop the diaper methods that last only a few days. Because my kiddos are very resistant to change I didn't feel like that was going to be best for us. I think I was right.

Bye-bye diapers!


Christina 2:10 PM  

It's funny you posted this. Alex has been giving me some stress about going to their transition to preschool class on Mondays in her diaper. She is trained at home (except for sleeping time) and when we go to Nana and Papa's she's fine. But if we go anywhere else, like to class she cries and cries for a diaper.
Last week I gave in, but this week after talking to one of the "potty training experts" at their class, I didn't give in this time and just soothed her and told her she was a big girl over and over. She was upset, but did great and got some ice-cream for doing well. :)
It's hard to see your child upset, and with Abs I never would of done that. But Alex is ready..I know she is, and she's using Abby still being in a diaper, and crying to get her was hard but I stayed strong and am glad I did. Once she gets over the anxiety of public places she'll be good to go!
Abby on the other hand still has no interest in the potty. She did, now she's not caring. I'm going to leave it and work with her when she's ready.
OMG sorry for the novel. ;)And congrats on the diapers being gone!

Plant Girl 2:21 PM  

Woohoo! It's so nice to reach that point. Fingers crossed the number of accidents continues to decrease and soon you're completely free even at nap/bed time.

Kristen 4:15 PM  

C - It's funny b/c I was thinking of you when I posted that. It's different training an SPD kid than it is the "typical" kid. Glad it helped. :D



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