If you exclusively cloth diapered, when did your little one become potty trained? And what type of dipes did you use?
I hear all the time that cloth diapers = faster, earlier, easier potty training. Then I read posts where this may not be the case. I wonder if it depends on what types of CD were used. Maybe some AIO or pockets with a stay dry liner would have the same effect as a disposable?
07-26-2008, 12:20 PM
We used disposables on the first and potty trained him at 2 1/2. We started cloth but sposies at night on #2 at about 16 months and are currently potty training him at 2 1/2. #2 started holding it for longer periods earlier that #1 did but I didn't start training him earlier because I was pregnant, DH was traveling, and then baby was here. But he still would have been between 2 and 2 1/2. We used pockets (mainly DH), prefolds, and MEOS.
07-26-2008, 12:23 PM
DD#1 was in cloth (pockets) starting at 4 months and is training (pretty much trained) at 2.5
07-27-2008, 08:04 AM
Abbie has been in CD for only about 9m now & is just about PT during the day. She is 25m. Cadence was never CDed & was completely day & night trained by 2.5y. We will see with Eden - she has & will be the one who is CDed the longest. (started at 6m).
07-28-2008, 09:49 AM
I started using CD when my dd was about 14 months old and she was completely PT a week before her 2nd birthday
07-29-2008, 12:34 PM
I personally think that cloth diapered kids used to potty train earlier because parents were tired of dealing with diapers, dunking, washing etc. remember their diapers weren't so cute and cuddly 25+ yrs ago, no cloth diaper, ds goodmama addicts.:giggle:
I also feel that when you potty train has more to do with when you decide it is time to really do it, and what you are willing to do to get them potty trained. Many in my parents and in-laws age group feel it is a sign of good parenting to have early potty trained kiddos. So many of them put out the effort and even punishment if need be, that's how my father-in-law was trained at one year old by his grandma~a spanking.
In defense of my mom she is totally fine with whenever we potty train.