The Amazing Potty Princess

So just thought it worth a mention.  We are now 100%…completely…absolutely….DIAPER FREE!  When I say they are “potty trained” I really only mean while they’re awake.  With Asher it wasn’t till a year & a half after daytime potty training that he dropped the bedtime diaper (at 3 years old).  In fact, I was kind of hesitant to even let him try….the daytime training was so…not fun…and I so very much enjoy my sleep & not wanting to be changing wet sheets in the middle of the night…when he started regularly asking to not have a diaper put on at night, I told him, “Ok, if you wake up 3 days in a row with a dry diaper then you can wear underwear to bed.”

I don’t know if that’s “ok”  & I’ve certainly never been advised to do it that way…I’m just explaining the depth of how much I was NOT  part of the night-time training process.  Once he went to underwear at night, he only had 2 accidents, both of which i was not alerted to until I went to get him up in the morning.  Never once since.  Crazy.  And absolutely all of his own doing.

So, for Grace I expected at least some of the same.  In that, I had no intention of encouraging the issue.  I figured worse-case if she showed no interest by 5 years old I’d probably start looking into it.   …you think I’m joking…

Anyhow, she has been waking up dry most of the time since she got the hang of this potty thing a couple weeks ago.  But I didn’t give it too much thought.  But then this week she complained about me putting a diaper on her at bedtime.  Sigh.  “ok, if you wake up tomorrow with a dry diaper…”.  Surely THIS is not for real…. the next night, she wore a pull-up and woke up dry…but was really sweaty & icky due to the pull up (pull-ups are worse than disposable diapers for long-term wear…wet or dry..i don’t know why).   For the next night I bought some gerber all-in-one waterproof trainers.  She wore them for naptime & woke up with the sweaty-ist (i can’t figure out how to spell that.  Maybe it’s not a word) bum I’ve ever seen.  I was complaining to Ryan that evening that I didn’t really want to buy expensive cloth all-in-one trainers but the gerbers were just NOT usable.  He said, “how many dry nights has it been?”

5.   ….yeah…5!

“Why don’t you just do underwear?”

Because surely at 2.5 & JUST having daytime trained she’s not REALLY ready for that??  …You think…?

Anyhow, since wednesday night she’s been wearing underwear to bed, with not an accident in sight.

Again…I had NOTHING to do with this.  Which is a relief.  Thanks Grace.

So…now the cloth diapers are all put away in the garage (actually, they’re just sitting on top of a pile of junk in a basket in the garage).  For the first time since Asher was born we’re 100% diaper-free.  Crazy.

6 thoughts on “The Amazing Potty Princess

  1. yay!! i’m working on potty training my 2 year old as well. it’s not going very quickly, since i’ve been…less than diligent in remembering to take her to the potty. maybe next week! (i think i’ve been saying that every week for the past month…)

  2. We might be on track to wait until John is 5 to worry about night time dryness! He’s asked a few times about wearing underwear, and we’ve established a “3 nights dry” rule as well (for the same reasons you mention above!). No luck in this case, though. Glad to hear your kids just “got it” when they were ready – that gives me hope! Some day . . . !

  3. Yaaay for Grace! Such a big girl. Luke has been “on-purpose” accident free for three days now. That kind of sounds contradicting but I’m sure you know what I mean.

  4. AWESOME! Congrats to you and to Grace. She sure is a smart cookie. Potty trained at night too? What a dream…I’m dreaming of those days right now. Ahhhh. Sweet diaperfreedom. I’ll be there one day. I’m sure you feel light and happy. Don’t think the “time for another baby” comment went unnoticed either…mmm hmm. I’ll be reading to see THOSE updates! Ha!