It’s sad to think about, but one day you’re little one will no longer need cloth diapers. Thankfully, Grady’s not even close to being ready to potty train and I’ve got another one coming in June! Yay for more cloth diapers!
A couple months ago I thought Grady was ready to start, but it turns out he wasn’t! I think part of it was me wanting him to be potty trained before his sister gets here and I jumped at the first sign that he was ready and got him a potty chair. I quickly realized he wasn’t and have just backed off and am waiting until he’s REALLY ready. Plus, I’m thinking about doing the whole potty train in a weekend method and he definitely needs to be really ready for that! So right now, he sits on his potty chair occasionally, mostly when I’m using the bathroom and we’ve been reading lots of potty training books. Once Upon a Potty Sound Book for Boys is our current favorite.
So here’s some signs your little one may be ready (adapted from Babycenter):
- Urinates a lot at once
- Predictable bowel movements
- Can sit in one spot for about 5 minutes
- Can pull pants up and down
- Dislikes being in a wet or dirty diaper
- Shows interest in other people using the bathroom
- Tells or gestures to you when needs to go potty or when going
- Wants independence
Even though he’s not ready, I’m so glad I have a potty chair for him in the bathroom. When I was researching what potty chair to get, I came across the Pourty Potty. I can’t figure out how I’m supposed to say it though! Pour-ty Potty or Purr-ty potty (since there’s a picture of a cat on it). Anyone know??? Well, Pourty Potty graciously sent one for Grady! My first impression was that it was tiny! I guess I’m used to seeing the bigger ones in the stores that come with all sorts of compartments to put wipes and books, etc. This potty is just the basics. Nothing fancy and that’s what I like about it!
What Pourty Potty is known for is their design that allows you to pour the contents easily into your toilet. Since Grady has neither pee’d or poo’d in it, I tested it out with some water. It definitely pours easily and I didn’t make a mess anywhere, leaving the seat dry for the next use. I’m not sure how easy/hard it is to clean up poo in any type of chair, but the material of this potty seems really smooth and there’s no nooks or crannies where any ick could get stuck. I think it would definitely be easier to keep clean long term than the bulkier brands out there. It’s also got a pretty high splash guard in the front for boys which I think will be very helpful once Grady’s ready!
The only problem we’ve encountered with the potty is that it slides a little bit on our bathroom floor (it’s linoleum). For now, since he’s just sitting on it with his pants on, I’ve just stuck our rug under it so it doesn’t slide when he sits down. That’s not going to work when he actually starts peeing in it, since I don’t want a pee soaked rug if he misses. I’m thinking of sticking one of those no slip mats underneath. What do you guys think?
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