we're gearing up to start next week properly, we're using those 'feel wet' nappies this week and weekend, and ds is getting used to them, not liking being wet, etc. (not asking for the potty yet.)
my question (however ignorant it is!) is:
when he is in underwear during the day, what to do when we're out and about? he isn't using a small potty (he didnt like it, we use a toilet seat insert.) - do i carry a potty? the insert? i dont think in the beginning he will be telling us when he needs to wee....but he sometimes gives us clues (like grabbing at himself.)
(this is really more so to keep getting myself ready!)
We use cloth nappies as backup for long journeys outside the house and when I know I'll struggle to find a toilet (like traveling via bus) or training pants for short trips.
Some babies don't ask for the potty so it is worth using timing at first.
i.e. Offer a potty time/use of a toilet at the follow times :-
: Before you leave the house.
: After a nap
: After a nursing session or meal
: Set intervals in the middle this can vary between every 30 mins for a 3 month old baby to every 2 hours for a one year old.
You can buy travel foldable toilet seat inserts for outside the house, though Little Bjorn Toilet Seats are very popular with Ecer as the hole is smaller than normal seats better for little bottoms.
hi i am really confused what this EC thing is all about - ok fair enough you may be able to catch their wee during the day, but it's not potty training surely - and what do you do at night, set the alarm for every 30mins or something? please explain, the mind boggles!
oic - well i wont be doing EC - not because i can see anything wrong with it but my DS is now 20mths and has just begun very succesful potty training - dry all day and asking for the potty - thanks for the info though! why is my DS's nappy sodden in the morning though? he must wake many times in the night!