I spend roughly $50 a month on diapers and wipes; that’s $600 a year and almost $2,000 in the 3 years my son has been alive. AINT NO BODY GOT TIME for this diaper shit… at all.
As I bought a pack of pull-ups last week, I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I told myself after this pack, NO MORE. I am a full time entrepreneur and extremely busy, but my pockets can longer sustain this “diaper life”. I remember at my baby shower someone bought a size 5 pamper and I said, “the hell my baby will not be still in pampers at this age….” Yup, I’m rolling my eyes too, it’s time. Not because society says its time, but because my wallet says its time. Plus I think, finally, my son is truly ready. Remember a couple months ago when I first introduced potty training and I told you guys about my experience. Yip, that time. Ya’ll remember the pic of real housewives, Kandi Burrus attempting (and joking I hope) to potty train her four month old son THAT NEEDED TO BE ME. I should have started him on the potty a long time ago. We’ve had two weeks strong where he is actually going and telling me every time he has to go. We’ve only had one mishap where he had to go and we were at the supermarket and we could not use the restroom. Here are some tips I recommend to help these little critters train on the potty.
- You will know when its TRULY time to start.
You start to see signs of them knowing they have to use the potty; them sneaking off into the corner to poop. The occasional, “mommy I have to go!” So they will start to tell you when its time.
A word I just struggle with, but the follow up is REAL. Be consistent. It didn’t work too much for me to put him on often, because I would often forget. But, you can do it. Be consistent. Get an app and put them on the potty even when they say they don’t want to go.
- Buy a mini potty.
We have a fisher price Elmo themed potty and he loves it. We used the potty together and he was excited to be a big boy like mommy. He even told me he would give me a prize for going to the potty! GO ME! I get a treat too yall! Plus he really loved when he flushes and it says, “Good job!” But then it’s on me to really flush and clean the shit…
- Have treats on deck.
He loves fruit snacks, so this is the way to really get him to go. Keep your eyes on the prize. Use the potty and get a treat! Don’t be like me and run out of snacks. It’s World War II at that point.
- Bare Bottom.
It really worked for me to have him go around the house with no underwear or briefs on all weekend. The comfort of him having on something covering his butt gave him the freedom to feel as if he was protected to pee or poop in his pants. WRONG
So enough is enough. This is my last pack. Pray for me. I can’t do this anymore. These pampers will no longer get my ends. NO MORE PAMPERS OR PULL UPS. Death to the pamper gods.