Sunday, March 26, 2006

Boxer Briefs

Let's all celebrate the two week anniversary of Koji's cold turkey switch to "big boy underwear". Hallelujah!! The first few days were pretty crazy, with many accidents. His first accident-free day was last Monday, though, and on Thursday he even managed to wear the same pair from morning till evening with nary a leak. Perhaps this is getting to be too much information; I can't help sharing though because this whole potty-training thing has been such a source of angst for me in the last couple of months.

Not that he's entirely trained; he's still sleeping with Pull-ups and when he has to go, if I leave him to go alone there's not much chance of complete and clean success. But, he can and does tell me when he has to go, so I say that Big Boy days are here. And he looks very fetching and funny in the boxer briefs I bought him today.

Seven weeks of freedom now until I have to start over with buying diapers....


Mom said...

Seven weeks is BETTER than NO weeks!


Julie said...

Maybe you should try "EC" with the next baby! Have you heard about it?

Here's a link to a site with some good info:

And here's a quote from that site:

"The first time I heard about Elimination Communication, I just about fell off my chair laughing... I came across a website which referred to the author "peeing" her wee infant in various places and not diapering her child at ALL after a certain point.

My logical brain could not accept this: clearly if you don't diaper a baby then you must be peed on constantly! Everyone knows that babies can't control their pee and poop, right?


And yet here I am... together with my husband -- our son, born October 28, 2001 has been EC'd since he was two weeks old, and we haven't looked back once. People who have met me purely online often have assumed that I must be some sort of hippie throwback living in a pee-stained shack in some warm climate. Let me assure you: my husband and I both have graduate degrees, we live in a very chi-chi neighbourhood in an urban setting, and as I write this, there is snow on the ground."