The Great Cloth Diaper Change broke the Guinness Book record again this year! Over 8,000 diapers were changed simultaneously, which basically blew the old record of 5,000ish out of the water. Woo hoo for cloth! Were you there?
On another note, I just purchased a sweet little Flip training pack from Baby Junk, and it is just the cutest. I got the "Dazzle" color, which is purple. Penny has fun pulling them on and off, and she is starting to make a bit of a move back towards using the potty. I started dappling with Elimination Communication when she was 4-5 months old, and we sort of go through phases of on again/off again. She's been in an off phase for the last few months, but she's showing more interest lately. I try to follow her lead in this respect, offering her the chance to sit on the potty but not pushing it and definitely not making it a battle ground. She seems to think it's kind of cool lately, and she especially loves to pull the toilet paper off the roll and flush the toilet, which I only let her do if she actually goes. She usually sits on the potty for a few minutes in the morning and at bathtime, and we read books or play while she sits. We have a big trip coming up in August, and I would love love love to have her using the potty by then, but we will see. I don't believe in forcing potty learning, but I do believe in encouraging it and providing opportunities for success. Can you all believe that in 1950, 90% of kids were out of diapers by age 2.5, and now it is 25%? Cuh-razy! What is the deal? I don't think kids are getting dumber. Are parents busier? Is it another drawback of "disposable" diapers? Is it diaper company advertising encouraging parents to postpone potty learning? Who knows, but this is one milestone I would love to see early. And, yes, I am one of those moms who says potty learning instead of potty training. This is a skill my child will learn, not something she needs to be trained to do like a dog. Happy weekend, folks!