Friday, January 10, 2014

Big Boy Undies and No Accidents!

 Sportin' his big boy undies!
Today was a nice relaxing day. I didn't have to work and we didn't have to run any errands so we spent the day at home. My son is 17 months old now and keeps me on my toes. He loves to play, loves wrestling with our dogs and he even helped me make pancakes this morning for Daddy and us. But! The most awesome thing that happened today is that he wore big boy undies all day today and had no accidents! Way to go buddy!
This is the first day that he's done this in big boy undies. He's been wearing them since he was 15 months old but we've also been using cloth diapers with the liner on the outside(not in the pocket) so that he feels the wetness. I change it right when it gets wet, even if it's just barely wet. 
We've been using the potty with him since he was 3 1/2 months old (since November just over a year ago). It might seem crazy but our little guy has done awesome! And we've saved so much money in not needing so many diapers over the past year and a half. Not going to lie, it's lots of work but it's worth it! It helps that my husband is 100% on board.
Anyways, here are some pictures from our day today. We have fun!
He's actually starting to smile when I say "Say Cheese"
A few weeks ago we started giving him stickers for going potty. As a toddler they become so excited about all the new things that he doesn't want to stop to go potty. As an incentive we've given him stickers. They work! Gotta do what works! However... I now find them laying around my house because I don't want to do a potty chart.
Our puppies love Levi so much! And they are so good with him.
 Super cute undies! The smallest size is 2T so we're making them work!
 We also sign with him. In this pic he just signed cereal. (Finger goes across under your chin)
I'll  post more on signing soon.
This sign is cracker. Knock on your elbow.
Yeah... More stickers! And it makes  him laugh when they're on Mommy.
There are a lot of ways to stay entertained on the potty.
Another "Say Cheese" moment. Love his smile!

**Another note about Elimination Communication/Infant Potty Training when your child gets older and you're still working on it: Once he started saying no when I asked if he needed to potty I believed him. I didn't take him even if I thought he needed to go. This is an important part of the process. It's not a potty pause, it's simply him learning for himself how long he can hold it. We had accidents. We had lots of wet pants. But he was figuring it out. He was learning that wet pants are no fun. Little kids are smart. We still get lots of "No No's" when we ask him, but he's also doing the potty sign and letting us know he has to go a lot more consistently.

That's all! Time for bed for this Momma.

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