He wore underwear allll night and stayed dry allll night. I am so proud of him!
He was adament last night that he did not want the diaper. “No, No, No! Back! Away!” lol So we took the plunge two days early.
Then, after he was up and moving around, he pooped in his boxers. Ah, well…we’ll get there too. We had been feeling a bit frustrated about this because the toileting specialist has told us repeatedly that the bowel movements are the easy part. Just sit them on the potty for 5-10 minutes after a meal and presto chango! Poop in the potty!
The problem, of course, is that Monkey is not going anywhere near meals. He’s going before breakfast, he’s going two hours after lunch, he’s going pretty much…whenever. So.
I mentioned our potty success this AM to his teacher and the subsequent issue and she reassured us that it’s totally normal ((One of the classroom assistants, who has been doing this for 30+ years actually laughed when we told them what the potty specialist has said)). She said that the bowel movements are the hardest part for the kids to master, in her experience. In 8 years of teaching special needs classes she has surely potty trained more children than we have, lol, so we’re going with that. He’ll get there when he’s emotionally ready for it. We know he can sense it and there are no more consistency issues…he just needs to mature a bit.
I think we’ll return that box of diapers and let Monkey spend the money…maybe we can convince him to let us buy him some more underwear too, lol.