Round three. *Ding, ding, ding!!!*
That’s right, this will be the third time we are venturing into potty-training with our three year old.
I took all of the advice I read and heard. I listened to my gut and didn’t push Wyndham when he completely rejected anything to do with graduating from diapers.
Lately, he’s been taking an active interest in using the toilet, talking about being a big boy and using the toilet, ‘just like *insert-adult-person-he-adores-here*’ If those aren’t a couple of obvious signs that our son is ready to make the leap without being pushed in, I don’t know what are.
I’ll admit to not having been ready for it myself in the past. We had some regular underwear and a few books and a potty. That was it. Which, some might say is enough. Since we did cloth for a long time with both of our littles, the mister and I both naturally gravitated towards cloth underwear and night-time pull-ups for a couple of reasons.
With cloth, a child can feel the wetness – pull-ups keep the wetness wicked away, which in my opinion defeats the purpose. I’ve heard of some pull-ups that activate some ‘special ingredient’ to make a child feel cold when they have an accident…which likely contains chemical inducing properties, I mean, right? We know the stuff that’s in non-biodegradable sposies isn’t natural and not the greatest for the environment, so we make our choices that best suit the needs and values of our family. As one does.
So, if you’re interested in using cloth underwear and over-night pull-ups to potty-train your toddler — take advantage of the hours of research I’ve done in sourcing some of the best priced, well-reviewed products on the market to get you started!
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