Here it is the 12th... figured a new monthly post, even to continue July discussions...
KAM, is it possible he has a kind of hemmoroid, or something is inflamed down there making it hurt? Even if a BM is soft... if it came from something fairly spicy, it could burn a bit? (what odd conversations we parents have... :-)) I'd tend to agree that its something rather than nothing, and worth investigating more.
Poppy... good question. We did this weekend as we were hosting a family party (outdoors) Saturday and had no plans Sunday. But knew the there was certainly the potential we'd need to go out. We did take a short drive to the nursery Sunday and DS did fine in the car, walking through the nursery and then home again. (I did get the piddle pad seat for the car seat BTW... which at least allows me to worry less about the car). I did 95% of the work... but not because DH wasn't home. But I would imagine that being tough also with a 1 year old (happy b'day to G btw!)
We started Saturday morning... by 10am I had changed underwear and pants 4 times. But we pressed on. I was remembering the conversations here, especially CT's notes about diapers being so absorbant. So I was actually even just letting DS get used to feeling wet. We tried the reminding every 30 mins or so, one M&M for #1 and 2 for #2. That helped with trying. Probably a total of 7 underwear/shorts changes Saturday, 4 yesterday and by noon today (with my MIL) he had only had 1. One thing that surprised me this morning... the morning diaper wasn't as full as usual, and the first pee was quite a bit. So I think their acknowledging the whole process and how their body feels is part of the battle. I'd imagine if I could pee anywhere, anytime... I'd eventually stop paying attention to any signals my body was giving me. He was getting a little frustrated with me for asking him if he had to go all the time, and I learned that I can't force him. After two sippy cups full yesterday afternoon, I knew he'd have to go. But playing with his cousin (thankfully outside) was distracting him and he totally refused (even though I brough a little potty outside). Sure enough... 20 mins later he came over to me with wet pants. But again... I'd imagine that is part of the learning process. Full steam ahead in the IPW household. I think it was the right time (even though my MIL seems to think a second day with accidents means he wasn't ready... good grief!)