Our 4-year-old commonly refers to her 19-month-old sister as “Little One.” She’ll say…”Come read this book with me, Little One” or “Don’t touch that, Little One” or “Good job going potty, Little One.”
Yes, it’s true. Our petite and sweet 18mo is going on the BabyBjorn Potty Chair pretty regularly now. She even woke up this morning with a dry diaper and went immediately in the potty.
Two nights ago, she stood upright at 2am and walked to the door, tugging on her clothes. I took her to the bathroom immediately – she sat down and went in the potty (in the dark, mind you) – and then we both went back to sleep.
Because she’s ready, we went to Target a few weeks ago to buy her some teeny tiny underwear. The smallest size was 2T/3T! So she’s wearing too-big Princess Tiana underwear around the house.
She’s not in underwear full-time though – mostly just because we haven’t made the transition yet. She usually wears gDiapers during the day and disposable diapers at night. I’m officially a part-time cloth diaper user (here’s me checking another box on the “How crunchy are you?” list). ;)
In case you’re wondering, I like cloth diapers so far. They’re soft and CUTE and easy-to-use. Except when poop is involved. Once after a particularly icky episode, Tim said flatly (with sarcasm dripping from his voice), “Maybe when we’re rich someday we can afford disposable diapers.”
I still haven’t quite figured out why cloth diapers are somuchbetter (I bet a bunch of people are going to leave links trying to convince me now…which is good, because I like to research these things). Are they *really* better for the environment? For baby’s skin? For your sanity?
Do you use cloth or disposable (or both)? What led you to your decision? Also, at what age did your child switch to underwear? [P.S. Where can I buy 1T underwear?]