Hi everyone! I need your input. I know many of you have been through the potty training thing before (and some of you many times). So I have two main questions for you. Thanks in advance for your input!
Note: We introduced peeing in the potty and bare bums here and there over a couple weeks. So last Friday was the day we went 100%, but not their first exposure.
Graham has had a 100% success rate. After the second day, Liam's record has been almost as good (Except for yesterday. My poor mom.) Our problems now boil down to night time and leaving the house, which, as I understand, is totally normal. But I'd like to get all your input before I proceed.
1. Night-time accidents: The boys were completely dry the first 2 nights. Liam has been dry most nights since. Graham, however, has not. He has an accident most nights. I actually don't mind stripping the beds and washing the sheets. We've been washing, drying, and folding cloth diapers for 3 years. Washing sheets is nothing in comparison. So ignoring the laundry issues, would you put them in anything at night? The method calls for bare bums 24-7, so I'm wondering if I should just keep going with this or come up with a compromise. Note: I don't want to put them back in diapers at night (or pull ups). Graham used to poop every day, but now he holds his poop for days at a time. I worry that if I put a diaper on him, he'll just wait til he goes to bed to poop. What would you do?
2. Leaving the house: The boys have barely left the house in a week. I'm starting to feel bad for them. I've really let them take charge of the potty training and I don't hound them about using the potty. They run to the potty when they need to go, but they don't tell me when they're going. They just do it. This is great since I can just do my own thing throughout the day, but I've realized that doesn't translate well to leaving the house since they won't think to tell me when they need to go. I imagine the answer to this question is just that I need to venture out more and that they'll figure it out. But any advice and tips are welcome.