My son is now completely nappy free – yep that’s right – no more nappies for me. Yay. It is a bit annoying, however, that I’ve got two full packs of nappies I will never ever use.
It was relatively easy to wean him off the night nappies. It was a bit like weaning him off the day nappies, cold turkey was the answer. The day nappy weaning meant two weeks of lots of washing his clothes and lots of wiping up accidents off the floor. Fortunately he was in childcare during this time and they were really good about it. And also it was warm weather (about the end of March last year) so changing clothes wasn’t too much of a problem. Night nappy weaning happened in much the same way but with no major mishaps. He wet the floor near his bed a couple of times but I never had to change his sheets. The key for the nappy weaning was agreeance on his part not to wear them.
There is a downside to him not wearning nappies at all though, and that is the early morning wee.
He was good for a while, he would get up, go to the toilet and go back to bed – well usually. Now though, he comes to me at around 5.30-6am and says it’s too scary to go to the toilet. I don’t really blame him for this I must say. My house is long and skinny with all the bedrooms up one end of the house and the one toilet down the other end of the house with a locked door inbetween. He has no problems with the locked door but the darkness is a problem.
He’s also unfortunately got my early morning wee bladder. As soon as we wake up we must go and we wake up at the crack of dawn or before. I’m going to buy a sensor light that plugs into an electrical outlet and leave a small light on in the kitchen so he’s got enough light to not be scared. That’s the plan anyway.