Question: I saw your post a few months ago about how your infant uses the potty. Are you still doing it?
Answer: We get this question quite a bit! And the answer is yes, our baby still uses the potty for poop. Baby Matthew (or Matty J, as we call him now) is five months old (actually, TODAY he turned 5 months!), and now he sits on his own potty chair. My arms are relieved! LOL We use the Baby Bjorn Potty. The high back makes it perfect for infants who are just learning how to sit up independently.
He’s on a counter in this picture, but typically, he sits on the floor, on his potty, next to the grown up potty. For the most part, he’s on a good schedule now, pooping when he wakes up in the morning at 6:30, like clockwork. That’s usually it for the day, but every once in a while, he makes the telltale grunt, and we know it’s time for a potty visit!
We don’t focus much on pee — as we said from the beginning, we’re part time ECers (check out the post to find out what EC means). For that we use cloth diapers. If anyone is looking for an EXCELLENT cloth diaper source, check out Bippy Diapers. Their tagline is, “saving the world one bum at a time.” I love it! They ship all over the country, and the young couple that owns it is just a precious pair.
For anyone wondering what happened to our YouTube video, we are very sad to report that YouTube took it down, saying it violated their guidelines. The best we can tell is that they were concerned about a baby being shown in the video. Whatever the case, we have since posted it on our jenniandjody.com site. Just click on the resources page, and scroll to the bottom to see the video.
This post is part of our Q & A Wednesday. We welcome your questions for future Q &A posts on any topics that relate to parenting. Blessings!