Mothers play a vital role in the potty training, which is one of the most important and fundamental aspects in growing process of a baby, whether it is a boy or girl. This job is nasty, miserable and frustrating one. There is no escape from this. As such, I don’t want to pass this task to another caregiver of Yvette when I going back to work or she is ready for training. Although Yvette is never fuss over soiled diaper since she was a baby. I still keep on to my decision to train her once she turns one. However, things don’t go according to my plan. Yvette was having a hard time due to teething and it has made me to decide to let potty-training to take backseat for last month.
This month, Yvette’s poop-ing routine has gone back to normal. Eg, most of the time she poops in the morning. As such, I decide to do some “part-time” training with her. This
Last Tuesday, I did a 4 hours training with Yvette in the evening. It was a nightmare. In less than an hour, Yvette had used up 4 training pants. It had shown how inexperience I was. I only brought 6 pieces of BrightBots training pants.
The next day I went to Kiddy Palace to buy more training pants for Yvette. I brought some diaper cloth too.
A few days ago (couldn’t remember when), I did another “part-time” training with Yvette. This time, it was much better. We did not run out of training pants and I have less “miss”.
Today, I did a full day training with Yvette and ended up with this. Full bamboo of training pants and diaper cloth. (For training pants, currently I have 6 BrightBots (size S), 4 oversize Benbeni (3 L, 1 XL) and 3 other assorted brands. I got 6 Benbeni Velcro Fastening diaper cloth. Personally I like this a lot. It can hold one pee without leaking.)
The training pants
And what have I learnt from today session?
I started putting Yvette on her pant after her bath. Yvette peed 30 mins later. The first miss! I changed her into a clean training pant and started to time her again. Unfortunately, I missed again. She urinated. There is no sign or cue to me at all. But I managed to catch one pee by timing her pattern.
At 11 am, I brought her out to the market using a diaper cloth. I observed her peeing pattern was like every 20 to 30 mins interval. I decided to take a risk it as this diaper cloth is super absorbent.
About 11.25 am, we backed home and I brought Yvette to the bowl to pee. She refused and was kicking a great fuss over it. I brought her down from the bowl and let her peed on the bathroom floor.
I cleaned her and dressed her on the training pant again. This time I have forgotten to time her. I was busying preparing her lunch and forgotten she was diaper-less. We have a few miss-es. I had gotten angry with her unwillingness to cooperate with me. I changed her pant as long as it was wet. She cried most of the time when I was trying to change her pant. The idea was to keep dry.
I fed her lunch at around 12.30 noon. She didn’t eat much. Could it due to potty training? She was cranky.
At 1 pm, she dozed off.
Yvette in Diaper Cloth
I placed her on the waterproof pad from Baby Mall Online. And she was wearing the cloth diaper. I checked on and off to ensure she was dry and surprisingly, she stayed dry for 1.5hr. However, I didn’t manage to catch any pee when she woke up. She peed immediately right her eye was opened.
The afternoon was a disaster. I didn’t catch any. I kept changing her training pants. She became frustrated, so was I.
I ended the training when her father was back in the evening.
I gathered from this session, the longest she was dry was during the 1.5 hrs nap. Actually her nap-time was shorten. Could it due to potty training? Her interval of each pee-ing session was usually 20 to 30 mins although sometime she can be dry for about 40 mins. And most of the time, she shown no sign or cue she wants to pee.
Will I continue the training tomorrow?
My answer will be Depend. (I want to start when Yvette is 14mths) If the training pants will dry by tomorrow, I will continue the training with her again. But I think I need more training pants. I need go United Square tomorrow to get some Bumwear to prepare for longer training duration when we are out.
The battle ended, full bamboo of training pants
P/S: Here is a good article I Google