Soo.... In March my fiance and I hope to leave our child, together, for the first time, with all four of his grandparents, to go to a concert his friend is purchasing two tickets for.
Thing is our son has been EC'd, and I'm the only one that knows when he has to go. I never saw his signs during this process.. what happened is when I held him without a diaper on, I developed this bond of trust, that developed into me instinctively knowing when he had to go - without looking for or noticing signs. ..This poses a problem, as while we are gone, I cannot tell the grandparents when he needs to go. I mean..there are signs for when he gets desperate that I'll tell them to look out for should they want to try and potty him. Like he'll pluck at himself if he really needs to pee, or he'll get up on all fours and shove his butt into the air if he's trying to poop. But I don't know if he will do these signs every time, as part of this instinctual knowledge is knowing he needs to go... BEFORE he gets desperate.
He doesn't take himself to his potty. He hates both of them (Frog Potty from Fisher Price I believe, and Bjorn), nor does he always walk himself to the bathroom. I was thinking of picking up the Potette Plus, because maybe his issue is he doesn't like those other types of potties dictating where he puts his legs. He is, after all, a very free-spirited child. He doesn't like car seats or high chairs, nor is he a real cuddly child because he cannot stand anything dictating when, or how he can move his body. So at 20 months, I'm still squatting him over the toilet because it's the only way he wants to go. Perhaps with the Potette Plus he'd willingly take himself to it every time he has to go. Because his grandparents are physically incapable of holding his 27 lb bum over the toilet as long as I can do it....
So, what do I do in case he doesn't take himself to the potty, and in case his grandparents miss his cues? Continue to cloth diaper, or pick up disposables(I was thinking of Earth's Best disposables, since they don't use the SAP, and are apparently much softer on baby's bum). I am not sure I have enough cloth diapers. I only have 12; 24 if they use the prefolds I have that are a tad short for him now, the rest have gotten worn out, and I'm not sure that's going to be enough for his grandparents to change him with..especially if they miss his potty cues.
I was thinking of leaving them with the remaining diapers he has, and having the Earth's Best disposables there just in case they want to/need to use those.
Does that sound like a good idea? Anyone have any other suggestions?