Early trainers?

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Early trainers?
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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 8:07am
Good morning all. This isn't a potty problem but I didn't see a general chat folder so I'm posting here. Are there any other early potty trainers posting here? I am teaching my one year old to go on the potty and would love to swap ideas and commiserate with others going through a similar experience. So far she is still in diapers 24/7 but can use the potty chair successfully. We just got her a couple of cloth training pants for her birthday and I'm super excited and terrified of how that will work out. It's very uncommon to start before 2 years where I live so (apart from my mom who is very fuzzy on the details) I have no local moms to dish with. Thanks :-)

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Registered: 08-23-1999
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 12:48pm

Welcome skycheattraffic to our board.

While we do not have early tainers as such(my understanding is this starts almost at birth).

one years of age is only a matter if 6 months from when most children start showing signs of being ready to start anywhy.

I do not know if this is possable for night time,as there realy is no way to train at night,this will happen when the bladder is large enough to hold the pee all or most of the night.

As she is having success during the day,going to cloth trainers is very good.

At this age and advansed stage,I would recommend useing plastic panties over her trainers until she is showing ablility to hold until she gets to a restroom.

I hope this is of help,and please feel free to stay and ask for anything you are unsure of.

Many Blessings.

clmac

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 2:35pm
Thanks for responding, clmac.
Bedtime and naptime I plan on sticking with diapers for quite a while, until she starts waking up dry here and there.
I will get some plastic covers but I plan to start without it as much for my learning as anything else. I have started taking her to the potty hourly roughly for now and there have been times when she will get there with a dry diaper and pee in the potty (or herself while I'm trying to get the diaper off lol). Actually at her birthday party on the weekend, my mom was trying to change her and she held it until she was naked (anticipating the potty maybe) and peed all over her pretty dress and grandma lol.
I bought a small potty for outings and she has used it here and there. I'm thinking of keeping diapers while we are out (we use disposable) as backup while still taking her to the potty and going full tilt at home. Should I pick up a few cloth diaps for outings instead and reserve disposables for nap and overnight? I'm a little nervous about cloth but lots of moms use them exclusively so I should be able to figure it out I guess.
I know to expect accidents, I just don't want to send mixed messages.
Thanks :-)
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Registered: 04-28-2011
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 2:40pm
I should add that my greatest motivator is how impossible she is to change. I'm thrilled every time she poops in the potty because that is soooooo much easier to clean up than an active baby covered in poo. The standard disposables take forever (3 - 5 seconds) to get off and often that's too late lol.
Slip on diapers help a bit so I'm super excited about the training pants. Those look like they will come off in a split second. :-)
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Registered: 09-08-2007
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 5:11pm
Yeah, the wrestling matches with my DS (it took both legs and an arm to hold him still to get diapers on) are why I went to Pull-Up type pants for about 6-7 months when he was about 11 months old. Now he mostly lies still and kisses his toes nicely for a change. He's 2.5 so we definitely are not early trainers here, lol.
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Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:10am

Hello sky,If I may,please keep any disposables for night time only,going back and forth from cloth trainers and disposables,even if only for outings can be very confusing to a young child.You must remember,disposables are meant to keep the child dry,so they know that they can pee in them and not worry,with cloth diapers,they feel the wettness right away.

The plastic panties are just to help contain any leaks and save the car seat or furniture at home.

I have been a babysitter for around 40 years and have used them on all children,and have found they can actually help in the training,as you use them from diapers to training pants and even to thinner underpants.

I hope this helps.

clmac

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 8:27am
Thanks for the advice, clmac. I will get some cloth diapers for outings, plastic covers and probably some more training pants. Can I still use disposables for naps? She is not waking up dry yet and isn't the best napper so I'd like to keep her dry and comfortable so she can nap as long as possible. She only naps once a day and sometimes for less than an hour.
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:53pm

By all means sky,just tell here they are only for night and nap times,and as soon as she wakes,change her into the cloth.

Being an "early trainer"is fine,just so long as you know it may take awhile for her to understand it.lol

Best of luck.

clmac

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:57pm

Hello sky,sorry,I forgot to put in my

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 9:11pm
Oh the training pants can't take it. She soaks them but they are good around the house where I can change her at the drop of a hat. I'm getting cloth diapers for being out of the house where I won't be able to change her that spontaneously. I need something with good absorbency without using disposables.
As it is, I try to get her to the potty before and after naps so switching diapers should be fine. I'm not expecting her to be independent on the potty. I'd just like her to learn the sensations, try to indicate the need to potty and use the potty without fear. So far we just need to work on the awareness and initiation and I think cloth will really help with that :-). I don't mind pulling clothes up and down, cleaning potty chairs and wiping her for a long time if it means fewer diaper battles lol.
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 2:09am

Thats great sky,thank you for the up-date.

Please keep us informed on how things go.

We will always be here for you.

clmac

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