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I have a confession to make, I have been using disposables most of the time with my Ethan (just had his 2nd birthday on Thursday).<br><br>
He is going longer between pees, and when he goes--he GOES. Sometimes, he just ends up soaking wet. When that happens, his eczema on his upper thighs gets irritated.<br><br>
I know that this really saves us money, but it's nice to not to have to worry about how many pairs of pants will match a shirt in case of an accident. I DO NOT have any money to buy anything else, nor do I have the inclination too.<br><br>
I usually put him in a prefold and a doubler, or fitted and doubler in a ME cover (either rikki or airflow), or a nylon pull up cover.<br><br>
I am starting to want to go over to the dark side and use disposables all the time, not just at night anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide"><br><br>
What's funny is that I have no problem with the thought of cding a newborn (which we hope for in the near future), but the thought of continuing with a toddler is daunting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared">
 

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Toddler cd'ing is a whole different animal than infant cd'ing, isn't it? I remember being so so sick of toddler poop, tons of pee, stink stink stink! It drove me insane! I don't have a whole lot of wise words, but if you are determined, you can get through this time. Use disposies for a week or so till you get the urge to go back to cloth if you need to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">:
 

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i hear you my son is 3 and is no where near thinking of pting even thhough i swore he was..... i agree with the pp try out sposeis for awhile. aslo do you KNOW when hes ready to do that massive pee?? if so maybe try bringing him into the potty near that time not so much to pt as to save his poor legs! Hugs to you!!
 

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Thanks for the support!<br><br>
There was one day that Ethan just wanted to sit on his little potty (he sat there for about an hour and fifteen minutes). He did go pee, but I know he is no where ready to potty learn. Now, he usually wants to use it for a step stool. :LOL Many mornings he will hold his pee for a good 3 hours, but when it comes to the afternoon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">. It really varies on how much he has been drinking and what activities he is involved with. I really do try to pay attention and remember to check if he's wet, but it gets a bit more difficult with all of the layers that he has on. It was so easy in the summer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kewl.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kewl"><br><br>
I did put him in some ubipfs and cpfs today, and I like how absorbant ipfs are. Maybe I will look at this time as a time of penance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I will keep on going on with the cloth diapering at home in the day (where I usually am anyway), and leave the disposables for when we go out and at night. A month ago I put him in cds for outings, and almost always he soaked through (even with doublers)--for my sanity, I don't even try it anymore.<br><br>
Thanks again!
 

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Oh, I know what you mean. Nothing seems to be working well for my dd lately, she is peeing out of almost everything I put on her. I have been using sposies/cloth half and half because of morning sickness and she is soaking the sposies too! It seems like her bladder grows in spurts and I can't keep up. She even pees out of fuzzi bunz which used to be my never fail diaper.
 

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I too can relate to the toddler cding. DS1 will be 3 in less than a month and rarely wants to even sit on the potty these days. He goes hours w/o peeing, then just soaks completley through his diaper. I have to put him in sposies when anybody besides me is watching him because they just don't check him often enough. (The sposies can soak up so much more pee.) If I leave him in a cd he ends up sitting in a wet diaper for a while and gets a rash.<br><br>
And toddler poo!!! Yuck! It's the worst. DS' poo is still "loose". So, I always have a huge mess. It is tempting to put him in sposies all the time, but I just don't like them at all anymore. They smell so bad, even the wet ones.<br><br>
Good luck w/ continuing to keep your ds in cloth as much as possible. Maybe it will help you to know that others are struggling w/ the same things everyday!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I feel ya. Although sposies smell so bad, I think I'd rather deal with cloth anyday!<br><br>
Alex just turned two as well and it's helped us a ton for me to put him on the potty when his diaper has been dry for awhile ... he'll usually pee and it saves on diaper laundry!<br><br>
Now if we could just find a solution for nasty toddler poo... :LOL
 

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So good to read this thread! I've got a 4 mo old and a 2.5 yr old both in cloth diapers and agree totally that it's like diapering different animals. Toddler poop is so disgusting; she smells like a carnivore. DH refuses to use cloth on the oldest b/c he can't seem to face the toilet and her poopy diapers any more. Something in him just snapped. And I've started to use disposables any time I think she might poop.<br><br>
Cloth diapering this littlest one, tho, is a dream. Don't even have to dunk that bf poo! Never thought I'd enjoy something as mundane as changing diapers, but I do.
 
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