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for a variety of not very good reasons, i've never cloth diapered, even though ds is two years old. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> the biggest reason being that i have no financial incentive, since we live communally and disposables are bought in bulk, so the money never has to (technically) come out of my own pocket. yes, i realize this is stupid and i'm on my way to changing my part of it.<br><br>
for a while now i have been determined to cloth diaper "the next baby", since we seem/seemed so close to using the potty with this one. but now we've become entangled in pull-ups, mainly because ds seems to have zero problem with accidents - as in, he doesn't mind having them in underpants - and after five changes of clothes in one day i threw up my hands.<br><br>
however, lately as i pull up the papery-plastic pull-ups over his sweaty behind (they don't have much breathability ya know) i've felt sorry for him that he has to use them, and wish we could be using something soft and cottony. NOW! NOT LATER!<br><br>
so here's my idea and what i need feedback on. he has a bunch of those underpants with a little bit of lining, you know the kind that will catch a little leak but not a whole pee. i was wondering if it would work to just sew a thicker panel into those, maybe a prefold or some microfleece? would i need to make a waterproof cover too?<br><br>
potty learning tips are welcome too, as long as they are gentle. he is willing to use the potty but will never initiate going, i just have to catch him at the right time to be successful. if i ask him whether he has to go he will always say no.
 

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OK I am BRAND new to cloth diapering. As in, I have done it one day so far. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But I felt badly that your post wasn't getting answered, so I did a little research on the web site where I bought my cloth diapers.<br><br>
Here is a link to the cloth training pants they sell on there:<br><br><a href="http://www.mommacommuneboutique.com/catalog/Training_Pants-36-1.html" target="_blank">http://www.mommacommuneboutique.com/...ants-36-1.html</a><br><br>
It looks like they are very similar to the regular cloth pocket diapers or all-in-one diapers. So, I don't see why you couldn't get an insert (or make your own) to sew into your son's underpants. BUT -- they do have a waterproof layer, and I'm not sure how to finagle that ? Check out the products in the link I posted and maybe you can get some good ideas.<br><br>
Sorry I'm so new to all of this, so I'm not well-versed, but I hope this helps! Good luck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi mama! We're in the midst of PLing here too... DS never tells me he has to go, some days he'll sit on the potty but others he won't. If you're not against bribery, find his "value system" and try to bribe him. My kiddos all went for small candies - Skittles, M&Ms, etc, but other kids like stickers, blowing bubbles, etc. (My friend wraps up McDonalds and Dollar store toys for poopies on the potty. She calls them "Poopy Presents" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
At first my kiddos get a few just for sitting on the potty, and extra for actually peeing. I always hand them out that way too - "These are because you sat on the potty, these are because you tinkled..." then I phase out the ones for just sitting and add staying dry. When they consistently tinkle I phase that out and add telling me they have to go. When they've got it I phase the treat out alltogether.<br><br>
As for adding to the trainers you have, microfleece won't absorb so don't use that. A prefold may, or some hemp. I saw potty learning "pads" with wings and PUL backs somewhere - they look kind of like mama cloth except have more absorbency. Wool or fleece pants are great for over non-waterproof trainers. They won't prevent puddles on the floor, but will help keep furniture - and laps - drier.<br><br>
HTH... sorry for the book!
 
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