Toddler life is blissful and exhausting. We are still very well in the diaper stage, but my daughter is showing signs that potty training is in our near future. As I tackle the idea of hitting a new stage, I am still not ready to push her into new territory until I know we are both very comfortable with the new stage. Diaper changes are a great time to see where you stand on the potty idea. Today I sat with a diaper and Nice ‘n CLEAN Baby Wipes in hand and let her take the wheel on if she needs a diaper change or not. It sounds silly, but it’s a great time to start getting her to understand that she will have a lot less uncomfortableness if she takes a moment to let me change her. If she is busy playing, I come up with a new plan that we can have after her diaper is changed. Playing play-doh, reading a book together or going for a walk to grab the mail. She knows that if the next plan of action is more fun, she will oblige to a diaper change and mama doesn’t have to struggle with a toddler diaper change tantrum.
Diaper changes have been interesting from the very moment we brought our baby home. It took us a few days before we realized just how sensitive her skin was. This began our need for making sure that anything that even touched her skin was going to keep it healthy and rash free. Unwanted chemicals are a big red flag for us and the health of her skin. I am extremely satisfied with the Nice ‘n CLEAN wipes ability to tackle messes while being safe on my baby’s skin.
These wipes are made of 100% plant-based fibers (TENCEL®). There thickness and absorbency mean I can tackle diaper changes with less waste. Made with 99% purified water, no alcohol, dyes, parabens, phthalates, or chlorine my daughter is getting a gentle, hypoallergenic wipe that cleans her bottom with ease. Diaper changes are definitely more relaxing when my baby isn’t being subjected to a rough wipe.
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How do you know your toddler is ready to potty train? Listen for cues. We talk to each other a lot, I find it especially rewarding when I give my daughter a chance to understand what’s going on with her body. Talking about potty time has given her a handle on what is going on. She has started to say “I pooped” before I even realize she has. This is a great time to start encouraging her to tell me before she goes. I let her know that going potty is easy. “I’m taking your brother potty/or I am going potty be right back”, helps her understand that potty time is not a nagging occurrence. I reinforce that if she needs to go potty I can take her and we can use the big girl seat. Being a big kid is starting to be a very exciting goal for her. She loves a high five followed by a good job big girl. Have a routine that your toddler becomes familiar with. Diaper changes happen first thing in the morning and my daughter already knows the drill. She doesn’t fight me on it, because it means right after we can go get her cup of milk and she can head into the playroom while I make her breakfast.