Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday May 26

The other night Nathan, Noah, and Zach were out watching television. Noah came in and went to bed but the other two were still out watching television. After 30 minutes with neither coming into the bedroom I went out to see why. The picture above explains why, Zach fell asleep on Nathan and Nathan couldn't get out from underneath him. When asked what happened Nathan responded, "Zach was so tired so I told him to put his head down on me."

Zachary is working hard at not wearing diapers anymore. I'm a firm believer in waiting until the child is ready to potty train to train him. Last Thursday Zach decided he didn't want to wear diapers anymore. He was not really ready for underwear on Thursday and we had lots and lots of accidents but now at 9 days into the underwear program we are only have poop accidents for the last 48 hours. He doesn't even want to wear the diaper at night and has been waking up dry but I'm not quite daring enough to let him skip the diaper at night. It took Nathan 4 1/2 years to want to give up diapers but the day he decided to give them up we never had an accident. He's sleeping through the night without a diaper now. I've found that waiting for them to be ready puts less stress on me and the child. Noah is pretty close to being trained too although he will not give up a diaper. However nighttime training for him is a long way off.


Sherri said...

Thank you for this post -- my little guy is totally not interested in potty training. I know someday he will!

Norah said...

Yes just be patient. Its so hard though. I know I wanted to stop changing diapers but doing it before they are ready just makes it take so much longer.