Goodbye nappies?

Last night was going to be the last DS spent in nappies. Tonight, I planned to put him to bed in big boy pants.

I feel he is ready for it. He has been reliably toilet trained during the day for a couple of months and his night time nappies are mostly bone dry in the morning.  He’s showing increasing reluctance to let me put a nappy on him after his bath and has ‘told’ me, by signing, that he wants to wear pants to bed.

There is no ambivalence on my part. I’m pleased to see the back of the nappy days even if it reminds me we no longer have a baby in the house. I was a keen cloth nappy user for DDs 1 and 2 and for DD3 until DS came along. At that point I ran out of time and enthusiasm and discovered Nature Babycare nappies. They are chlorine free and biodegradable and I managed not to feel too guilty for using them instead of cloth.

So I’ve made the decision not to buy a new pack of nappies, dug out the mattress protector and prepared myself to ‘big up’ the wearing of pants instead of nappies.

But when I got him up this morning, his nappy felt like a brick and his pyjama bottoms were damp. He’s got a runny nose and grizzled when going into nursery, so he’s obviously not 100%.

I was in two minds; do I bite the bullet and put him in pants tonight or do I nip out for new pack of nappies? There is nothing worse than having to get up in the middle of the night to change a wet bed, unless it’s waking your child in the morning to find he’s slept soundly in a puddle of his own urine.

Then I had a good, hard look at the laundry basket and come to the conclusion that we don’t need any more dirty washing in this house, so that’s me off to the shops. At least I’ll get a 20 night reprieve before this pack finishes and I have to consider ditching the night time nappies again.

4 comments on “Goodbye nappies?

    • I know you are right but then end of nappies was so tantalisingly close. *Sigh* Still, the new pack is now bought and it would be a crime to waste them.

  1. I’m currently trying to work out how to toilet train my daughter, who is nearly 2.5. She knows when she needs the loo, and can hold on when she’s not wearing a nappy, and will occasionally agree to sit on the toilet for a moment or two, but I just can’t quite convince her to ditch the nappy and use the ‘Big Girl’ loo instead. I’m sure the right time will come soon – which would be very convenient, since I also have a 20-week-old to deal with!! Good luck with yours!! x

    • Personally, I think the secret of toilet training is to leave them to do all the work. All 4 of mine toilet trained around the 2 years 9 month mark and none of them were too bad. I did try DD2 younger but it was a waste of effort. If I was you, I’d put a couple of pottys around the house for your DD to get used to sitting on, keep a tube of Smarties handy just in case she starts ‘performing’ and hope she waits until summer!

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