Much to my husband’s chagrin, we spend an unusual amount of time on diaper conversation. Which ones are best. What and when to buy. How much to spend. How to wash them. What’s that smell? Can we please just buy a pack of disposables?
And now, why is Jesse’s poor bum looking all torn up?
Potty training a 19 month old usually isn’t easy, though we started training Jesse a few months ago after a bad blueberry episode - to air out his behind and see how he would do in undies. He did well, but never figured out to tell us when he had to go. He just held it until he couldn’t hold it anymore. This means we had to remember to take him at regular intervals throughout the day or he’d just pee wherever he was.
Potty training at any age almost always means accidents, and they were super easy to clean up in our tiled house. But this new house has wall to wall carpet so you probably imagine my concern. I’ve been a little hesitant to continue potty training since we got here.
And then there were all the crazy happenings at our house in that first week after we moved in. I ended up deciding to go back to diapers; it was either that or lose my sanity.
But his little bum…
Usually something like this is either a PH issue or a detergent residue problem. I have tried all the recommended cures, and run the diapers on the sanitary setting with no soap 3 times to no avail. I am thinking it may have something to do with our weird water. You know, the stuff that lets off a gasoline odor when it rains too much?
It’s why we have a water dispenser now.
Whatever the issue is with the diapers it is a given that we can’t use the cloth right now, and I certainly don’t want to go back to buying disposables all the time.
Time to return to potty training I guess. And really, when I think about it, I’ve got to potty train Jesse someday.
I wonder if my droid has an app for this.