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post #341 of 385
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It's the 15th. I don't want an excuse to get dressed up and go out. I'm too tired.

I've never been to a ball on base. DH has to go to one this year because of his position. He's going stag to that one and doesn't care. No one wants to go to it. They have it every year and it's awful.
post #342 of 385

If that's the big one, I don't blame anyone. It was horrible the one year I went to it.

 

The last one I went to, on Parris Island, was actually quite nice. Music was horrible, but it always is.

 

So: potty training question - we've been doing mostly naked time, and that's going well, however, how do you get them to put the underwear back on? He now wants to be naked all.the.time. and it's too cold for that! At least outside. (where he has peed twice today)

post #343 of 385
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I've never potty trained so I don't know. My kids are naked a lot at home. I don't fight with them to put clothes on them. When we go out, I have to but I don't have any tricks. I just get them dressed. shrug.gif
post #344 of 385

I really didn't feel like getting dressed up and going to that wedding on Sunday.  We had such a great time tho!  You should go!

 

re: potty training.  We never did nakey time so I think I won't be any help.  I read a bunch about the "best" way to ensure quick results and most said to use trainers of some sort (cloth undies with extra soaker) so that if any leaks out they feel it.  But since G is having success just being naked...Idk.  Maybe just put the undies on and distract him with something else super fun?  He might forget they are on?  

Do you want me to email you the 3 day method?

 

I'm here, reading along.  I've had to do so much cleaning and with halloween yesterday and our power coming back it's been so busy!!!  But I'm still here!

 

Oh - huge - we nightweaned!  Right before the storm.  Finn is officially night weaned and is actually SLEEPING at night!  Took 4 nights of him sleeping with Chris...and then we moved in with my in laws.  Chris slept with him the first night there, but wrecked his back b/c the bed was so small and stiff.  So I took him the next night and dude, he slept 7 HOURS w/o even needing help resettling!!  I don't think I've ever experienced that!  The next night I had him again, and he woke I think once, but all I had to do was rub his back.  Amazing.  THANK YOU DR JAY GORDON!  I set up a twin mattress on the floor next to my bed and started him out there last night.  He did wake up and I brought him to bed, but all I had to do was lay him down.  It's crazy exciting and I'm so happy it was such a smooth process.

post #345 of 385

Carrie - that is freaking awesome! hooray for sleep!

 

The thing is, with undies or trainers he doesn't seem to care or notice when they get wet. He does notice when he pees on his foot. I think being naked makes him more consious of the act, if that makes sense. However, it's getting chilly, and he wants to play outside completely buck naked and pee in the grass like the dog. It's pretty funny, but I feel bad for him -it's chilly!

 

Glad you had a good time at the wedding! I have one to go to next month, I'm looking forward to it. except, I need shoes. Unless I really want to be pregnant in heels?

 

Generally, if we are going out, he will put on clothes. I just wonder about him telling us he needs to pee while wearing them. (like if he will . . ) I guess we will cross that bridge and pack extra clothes when we come to it.

 

I never thought potty training would be this challenging.

post #346 of 385

Yay for sleep Baby_Cakes! That's so awesome! Ava is getting closer to not needing as much milk throughout the night. Last night, she survived from when I got home at 12:30 AM until 7 AM on just 3 oz. Sometimes, I really wish she would take a paci because when she stirs, she really just wants to suck. She's fine just getting like an ounce or less of milk and then she goes back to sleep. So it's not from hunger I don't think. Oh well. I just keep a bottle next to me and stick it in her mouth.

 

akind1, I'd probably be inclined to leave him naked if he's not turning blue or shivering. Ava tolerates a lot cooler temps than I do so if she's asking to take her clothes off or she refuses to put anything on, I just leave her alone. I kept her naked from the bottom down for a couple of weeks and now she has started telling me most of the times when she needs to pee even if she has a diaper on. So maybe just give him a bit more time naked? Do you have a little potty seat out in the main living area so he has access when he needs to go w/out needing help from you guys?
 

post #347 of 385
Are you against pullups for going out? He'll get to that point of telling you, but at least you won't have to deal with messes out and about if you use a pullup (or cloth trainer) until then. Not a diaper, something he steps into like a pair of undies.

Even when Nora was trained pretty well at home (around 22-24 months) I would still put her "special panties" on when we went out. It helped my stress level!!

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I have moved his potty to the living room. I think that's helped a bit too. I put him in a diaper for nap yesterday, and left it on (I was feeling lazy) until after dinner with my parents. When we came down stairs, he took off his pants, asked to take his diaper off, and peed in the potty downstairs (all without being asked if he needed to go) - and his diaper was damp, but not really wet. So that was nifty.

 

I am really not opposed to extra protection while out and about (just hate the idea of BUYING pull ups; would probably just use the cloth trainers we already have) I am probably stressing over things that need not be stressed over. he will not be in diapers forever. That needs to be my mantra!

 

A little more than 24 hours until we know the gender of this nugget! I am so excited!

 

Annie - at this point you might could substitue water for milk if you wanted in her bottle, especially if it's mostly a sucking need she has.

post #349 of 385
Yay for gender scan! Oh, I'm so excited! That's great that Gabe is staying dry. I'm the same way about buying Pullups. I just can't. I bought one pack of disposables when Ava was discharged the first time from the hospital and that's it. I really like the concept/look of the Flip trainers but I feel like Ava is halfway trained so it's hard to justify the expense, you know? I need to order some Gerber 18 month cloth trainers. I don't know about putting water in her bottle. That may piss her off and wake her up completely! This morning, she stirred around 6 AM but I didn't have any milk ready because I needed to pump. She resettled for another hour without sucking anything. She's very close.
post #350 of 385
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Yay for sleeping, Carrie. Dylan has been sleeping longer, too. I think he's been going at least 5 hours in the first stretch before waking to nurse. After that first wake up, he stirs a lot more often but that 5 hours feels like heaven. I can't rub his back to resettle him. He gets mad and pushes my hand away. lol.gif

He threw up at dinner last night and once in the middle of the night. IDK what that's about. He hadn't vomited for an entire day although he was having diarrhea.

I know what you all mean about buying the sposies. It was so hard for me to buy a pack for our trip. I've had dh buy a couple more packs since then while I've been waiting for Dylan's rash to completely clear up. I ran out yesterday so figured I'd pick up another pack while out. I stood in the aisle looking at all the diapers but just couldn't bring myself to buy any. I hope his rash doesn't come back or I don't know what I'll do.

I used Pull-Ups for Ethan and Kellen when they were learning to use the toilet. I bought some cloth pull-up type trainers for Kellen. They are called Antsy Pants. They're pretty cool because the are designed just like Huggies Pull-Ups with snaps down both sides so they can be removed easily in case of a poo accident. There's nothing worse than having to slide a pair of underwear full of poo down a child's legs.
post #351 of 385
There are lots of cool cloth versions of Pullups but I just can't justify the cost, especially when Ava stays dry so long during the day now and the Gerber thick underwear are like $10 for a 3 pack.
post #352 of 385
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I wouldn't use them if it was just pee. It's poo accidents for which they are worth it. If you don't have poo accidents, then you don't need them. Maybe it's a boy thing but all of mine had more trouble pooping in the toilet consistently than peeing.
post #353 of 385

Poo accidents aren't fun. If the poo is solid enough, it's not really a big deal. Otherwise . . . bath tub.

 

I don't mind used diapers, and I got some used trainers on diaperswappers for a good price.

 

Rash: I have found tea tree oil under some regular diaper rash ointment to be most effective - I add lavender too if she seems to be in a lot of pain. EO are fine to use with cloth, and the ointment is just to keep the oil against the skin instead of it washing off at first pee - so if you have a CD safe one you like, run with it.

post #354 of 385
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My kids poo was never solid enough to plop. shrug.gif

I can't use TTO because Ethan had a bad reaction to it. EOs can be irritating on already irritated skin. I may try plain cornstarch. We'll see how it goes. I have some diaper ointment stick that's really good. It cleared up that yeast infection he got after those abx shots the ER doc insisted he get but it didn't seem to help with whatever this other rash was.
post #355 of 385

They can, especially if they aren't good quality ones. DH makes sure we keep stocked up on the good ones - our kids haven't had anything but good benefit from them - when the bum is really irritated (or there are open sores) I mix the EO in with the cream. Funny how different things work for different kids though. Disposobles didn't do anything for Norah's rash, other than change it from yeasty to blisters (which she still has, but are clearing up in cloth).

 

I love ploppable poop.

post #356 of 385
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Oh yeah, your dh probably has access to some good stuff in his line of work.

It is weird. Ethan got horrible rashes from Pampers, which is why I decided to try cloth again. Everyone is ok in Huggies so, if I ever need sposies for anything, I always get Huggies brand.

Dylan's rash was blistery. IDK what it was. I'm thinking not yeast now based on more descriptions and pics that I saw. It's really hard to tell because they all seem so similar. That's why I was using the cream I have that has an antifungal and an antibacterial in it. That seemed to help when the plain antifungal didn't. And, his wasn't horrible like some of the pics I saw. I can't imagine how a parent let their baby's rash get as bad as some of those pics before doing something about it. Awful!

Dylan has had a few ploppable poops but most are too mushy.
post #357 of 385

Ava gets awful rashes from sposies, it's almost a chemical burn. I feel so bad for her! My mom bought some Seventh Gen dipes one week when she was taking care of her because she thought it would be easier but she had to stop using them because they were burning Ava's bottom. That's another reason why I would hesitate to buy disposable Pullups.
 

post #358 of 385
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Ava gets awful rashes from sposies, it's almost a chemical burn. I feel so bad for her! My mom bought some Seventh Gen dipes one week when she was taking care of her because she thought it would be easier but she had to stop using them because they were burning Ava's bottom. That's another reason why I would hesitate to buy disposable Pullups.

 

Yeah, it's best to stay away. They have some nasty chemicals in them. My mom has examined patent applications for the superabsorbent chemicals that they use.
post #359 of 385

My old company used to sell Aquakeep which was in the diapers.  Oh man that stuff.  

 

That said... I'm a part time cloth diaperer at best so I use both, and don't hesitate with pullups if they seem to help us/make life easier.  I still have a full pack from when N was potty learning that I've been holding onto.  I don't think Finn will care much that they have princesses on them, do you?  LOL!  

 

He peed on the potty today!  He took a 3 hour nap today, and after he pointed to the potty (while I was going on the big toilet) and said "Dis?" and signed diaper.  So I sat him on.  At first he was like, "ehhhhh!" and climbed off.  he peed on the floor a bit, so I said, "oops that goes in the potty!" and put him back on, and he peed in the potty!  After I took him off, and showed him his pee, he was so proud and said, "Ididid!!"

 

I love that "ididid!"  He says it a lot!  He just learned this weekend to go down the stairs on his bottom and when he's done he yells "Ididid!" all excited.  So cute!

 

Huge mental leaps this week.  HUGE!

post #360 of 385
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
He peed on the potty today!  He took a 3 hour nap today, and after he pointed to the potty (while I was going on the big toilet) and said "Dis?" and signed diaper.  So I sat him on.  At first he was like, "ehhhhh!" and climbed off.  he peed on the floor a bit, so I said, "oops that goes in the potty!" and put him back on, and he peed in the potty!  After I took him off, and showed him his pee, he was so proud and said, "Ididid!!"

That's so awesome! I love it when you can see that they are making the mental connection. It cracks me up!

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