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The Poop Report: Diapering and Pottying at 7 Months

Unbleached prefold inside a Thirsties cover: my current preferred
method for cloth diapering my 7-month-old baby.

Potty
My 7-month-old baby uses the potty every morning to go #1 and #2. Her diaper is often dry after naps, and I put her on the potty then and at other times of the day if I feel like it. She rarely poops in her diaper. I haven't had to change a poopy diaper for at least a week. The conventional wisdom -- that children can't be potty trained until 2 or 3 years -- is still so ingrained in my mind, that the novelty and thrill of my baby doing her business in the potty has not worn off, even though we've been doing this for 2+ months.

Cloth Diapers
My favorite cloth diaper choice at the moment: unbleached prefold (in thirds) inside a Thirsties cover. But she's growing out of the small, and my medium size Thirsties covers are pretty shot after heavy use by two other children. After consulting with the good people at Jillian's Drawers, I have ordered some Flip covers, because they have snap closures, and a flap to hold the prefold. The new Thirsties-duo covers have a snap closure, but don't have the flap I know and love. I'll let you know how I like the Flip covers. Unbleached prefold inside a waterproof cover is my preferred diaper on-the-go as well.

I also have the Kissaluvs fitted diaper for my baby's current size. I can't be bothered with putting on a fitted diaper and then a cover (which is my favorite way to diaper a newborn), because she so rarely poops in her diaper that I don't really need the extra insurance against pooplosions. But I do often put her in just the fitted diaper (without any cover) while at home. It's summer and it's hot. The cotton fitted diaper is cooler and more breathable, and I can change her as soon as she's peed. Sometimes a little pee gets on the bed or my lap, but I'm not afraid of pee, and usually she's on the wood floor and the lack of water-proofed-ness doesn't matter at all. She also still spends short spurts diaper-free on the floor, but not as much because she's more mobile now and I don't need pee all over the Hot Wheels.

I'm still using the Bumgenius at night. I'm using the regular insert plus one hemp insert, but she rarely wakes up with a full diaper since she pees in the pot in the morning. Still nice to have a little insurance though. I use a medium Thirsties cover over the Bumgenius diaper at night since the Bumgenius diaper gets a little damp around the legs when the diaper is full.


For more tips, tricks, and tales from early potty training, visit my Early Potty Training page.


What's the Poop Report at your house?


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