Potty learning success at 21 months!

toilet learning potty training 21 months early

the days of bulky cloth diapers are over!

Yay! Jack has finally graduated to full-time underwear!

Here is a recap of our journey as well as my thoughts about organic underwear for little toddlers:

Birth-1 year: we did elimination communication part-time, and used cloth diapers which I tried to change as soon as they got wet.

1 year- Jack started to be almost accident-free with pooping on the potty but was only peeing once or twice a day, and resisted going during the day if he was playing. He mostly went in the morning and after nap.

18 months- Jack started staying dry through the night all by himself!

21 months- I tried to motivate Jack to use the potty more often with a special song, keeping books by the potty, and with raisins. I was getting tired of doing cloth diaper laundry every 3-4 days so I finally started giving him half an organic gummy bear any time he sat on the potty and it worked instantly! He started only having one accident or so per day from then on.

22 months- now Jack has 0-1 accidents per day. He still doesn’t always tell me he has to go, so often I have to ask him. I try to see each accident as a learning experience and they have been decreasing. We’ve used his compostable little potty in the library and in the trunk of the car and it’s worked great!I’m SO excited to be able to do laundry once a week now!

It has been tricky to find tiny underwear though. There are some organic ones we tried:

H&M has the cheapest, and many have cute pictures

Burts bees has high quality little boxers which are mid-priced

Polarn O Pyret has great quality more expensive ones

For most of them I had to sew the waist to make it a little smaller since Jack is small (23 pounds) Also many of his pants don’t fit as well! The Kate Quinn ones fit well, but the H and M and Burt’s ones are pretty big now

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