Potty training was actually pretty simple here. I just waited until I thought Sophia was really ready. Or more precisely, I waited until I was really, really ready (I am a cloth diaper blogger after all). She was potty trained around 2.5 during the day. Night was a different story. I didn’t stop putting a diaper on her until maybe 3.5. And it was mostly because of my fear of having to change sheets every night at 2 am.
Sophia’s actually doing really well, but we don’t have a quite a perfect track record yet. The problem seems to be that she is sleeping so soundly that she just doesn’t know when she has to go. So she sometimes pees in her sleep. Then come the middle of the night cries, “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!”
I don’t want to put her into trainers as she really is potty trained.
But these wet sheets are driving me NUTS! Everything has to get washed…
…Waterproof pad, fitted sheet, comforter, little blankie, Bunny, even Girafee (that is what we call him).
Sophia goes many nights no issues. Then sometimes all the way until 5:30 am and just floods the bed!
I’d rather be washing cloth diapers than fitted sheets any day. But since we are done for now, I don’t want take the trainer route.
This time I am asking for your advice. What should I do? I’ll try anything!
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