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Kendal wants to know…
…how to know when your tot is getting ready to Potty Train? Do we need to get the new cloth diaper trainers – I thought they could use the reg cloth diapers all the way to real undies….
My method of potty training is really just to follow the child’s cues. Sometimes the first clues are not wanting to be wet/dirty, “asking” you to change them (getting a new diaper etc.) especially when they previously hated diaper changes, and wanting to be changed immediately after wetting (i.e. you change the diaper & it’s barely wet.) Some children will even tell you as they are going. I have introduced the potty around 16ish months, as soon as my children showed any interest at all in the potty process.
My daughter was disposable diapered, and I found the “pull up” type diapers to be very handy when we were first practicing on the potty. I had cloth trainers for my son, but he had no interest in them. As such, we just had to deal with taking diapers off to practice until he decided he was ready for undies.
Cloth training pants can be handy if your child is outgrowing one-size diapers, if your diapers are all stay-dry, or if you just want the pull up/down convenience.
I wouldn’t bother investing a lot of money in trainers, but having a pair or two is nice for the early stages.
What do you think?
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