Hallo all. I haven't been around in a while - I seemed to keep getting attacked by a Trojan every time I visited either this forum or another one, so I ceased coming here for a while until we figured it out.
Anyway; I have a question, and I was wondering if any of you could relate.
I've begun cueing mah boy into a kitten litter box. It's working great - when he has to go. I hit it on the mark when he usually wakes up from a nap, or at night time(I change him/cue him at night depending, because he will NOT nurse unless he's dry, and will not relieve himself into an already soaked diaper), and during his feedings. But figuring out his cues beyond those moments... well they haven't been working too well. I know I'm not tuning in. So yesterday I tried something. I nursed him, completely diaperless, and sat him on my lap diaperless, and just watched tv with him. Suddenly he started wriggling around and whimpering and there was no question about it, I KNEW he had to go. So I squatted him over the "box potty", and sure enough.. he had to relieve himself.
But I'm completely clueless about his elimination needs when he has a diaper on. It's like...the diaper is creating this psychological distraction that prevents me from tuning in with my son's needs.
It's like..when he's diaperless, I can FEEL him. I can connect with him and know him in a way that just clouds up when he has a diaper on. I'm not afraid of him accidentally eliminating on me, but worried about leaks when he has a diaper on. Isn't that the funniest thing...?
Have any of you experienced this? Could you work around it? Or did you give in and accept it; afterall, this is how they were born. Him having a diaper on is not real important - let me say that - it's only important when we're in the other room where my future in-laws refurbished carpet lay. No diaperless grandson allowed.