|Hartly a couple weeks old|
|Hartly, 20 months, planting seeds|
|Naked in the Ocean!|
Is he completely Diaper-Free? No.
Does he understand when he needs to go to the bathroom? Absolutely.
Does he always make it on time? Does he always tell me when he has to go? No.
Does he often not want to stop playing to use the bathroom? Does traveling make it harder? Is it sometimes confusing (I can pee in the shower and in the ocean but not in the pool or on the floor?)? Yes.
|Hartly in undies in our tent with ballpit balls|
Whenever I have to use the bathroom I tell him he needs to try too, so I am reminding him. And he, occasionally, tells me, "potty" too when he has to go. But more often than not he tells me he has to go by saying, "Hhhooollllddd it!" and that means he has to go but is holding it. I then ask if he needs the potty and he says, " Yes" and proceeds to tell me if he wants the big potty or little potty.
But, as I mentioned, he is not completely Diaper-Free. And he has had "accidents".
I have been feeling slightly guilty because, when we are out and about, I put him in a diaper. He will sometimes tell me when we are out, "pee pee" and if it is not convenient or easy to find or we are in the car or I am in a rush... I say, "It's okay. Just go in your diaper." UGH! Bad Mommy!
And there have been 3 times over the past 5 days that he has been playing all day, dry, in his underwear when, toward evening, he stood right next to me and said, "peeing" and he was right. He was standing there looking down and peeing...
|We brought our own potty to PR|
The goal is:
1.) for the baby to have body awareness from an early age - Hart has been pooing on a potty since he was 4 months old! We have changed VERY few poopy diapers since birth. Only if he is teething, sick or if he goes during nap or sleeptime has he had BMs in his diaper and not on the potty. Hart, for many, many months has told us, when he is in a diaper, "peeing". Even when we travel he uses the potty!
|In Spain Hart used adult toilets|
He has signed for the potty since he was under a year. He definitely has body awareness!
2.) for the baby to be healthy and clean - Hartly has never had a diaper rash. Never.
3.) To use less diapers and be better to our environment - We do GDiapers AND disposable. And, on average, Hartly only uses 2-3 diapers per day (including nap and bedtime). So, we have, at least a little, lessened our carbon print on the world. AND he is still just a baby!
|Painting in his Baby Gs|
|Hartly helping keep hotel room tidy|
|Happy Boy in PR|