Caleb is doing super in his quest to defeat the diaper usage. I am so proud of him! He loves wearing real underwear, and not pull-ups. When we go places, like church today, we tell him he needs to wear his pull up. He does not like that, but he does understand. He has poo'd 2 times while wearing the pull-ups, so he knows that it is safe to do that. We tell him he still needs to go in the toilet when he has the pull-ups on. Also, if he wants to wear real underwear all the time, he needs to wake up from sleeping with the pull-up dry. I hope that part comes quickly for him. Nap time really isn't hard for him to keep it dry, especially if we remind him to go use the toilet before he sleeps. He is so excited about wearing big-boy underwear~ as he calls it! We will have to buy him some underwear in his size. My mother-in-law bought him underwear last summer (hoping he would spark an interest in training then), and those are 2T-3T....SO, they are a bit small. Maybe he will find some underwear in his stocking and under the tree.
He is filling up his sticker chart now, too...when he remembers. I made this chart for him earlier this summer, when he went potty once on the toilet. We made a huge deal about him going then, but he just wasn't ready yet. He is making his requests to us about what he wishes to get as his prize once he is completely trained. His latest request is for a game boy. I bought Nathaniel a game boy when he was trained (although I was a single mom then)~ so, Caleb is asking for that. Terry isn't keen on that idea.
I am fully convinced that children just need to be ready when they decide they are ready. My oldest son was the same way when he was training. I tried almost every effort out there, and still...he chose when it was time. Plus, I think they feel better when they control when they accomplish being in underwear. I am just thrilled that our expense for diapers has decreased for a month and a half before baby comes. At least we won't have 3 in diapers now. Maybe Madelyn will start training really early, and be out of diapers by summer. That would be super, too! She tells us (many times) when she needs to be changed. I am glad about that, too!