When I got to TLS, I had my list in hand, got what I wanted and walked out of there without doing any more damage. We used our June diaper/wipe/pull-up budget for this purchase and it worked out wonderfully as we're done buying pull ups as well. We're sticking with disposable wipes for the most part since we use them for almost every household use possible. You name it, we have used them on it. Spills, cleaning up highchairs, wiping Bear and Dali's muddy paws, etc. Plus, I don't have a super convenient way of carrying around dozens of moist cloth wipes for full day outings. I go through way too many disposables when we're out for the day to be able to conveniently use cloths instead. Although I have read about packing a few dozen cloth wipes with a bottle of BumGenius Bottom Cleaner-Clem . I wouldn't mind having another dozen cloth wipes for home use because I love, love, love them. They are much more absorbent and clean up diaper messes much better. Maybe I'll put my $5 store credit toward another dozen cloth wipes instead of the essential oil. We'll see.
We now have 10 Flip covers, 1 BumGenius soaker, 3 Econobum covers, 12 prefolds and 12 BumGenius cloth wipes. I think we have more than enough CD's to last us through potty-training and to use on future babies. I will probably still choose to indulge in an extravagant CD purchase for my birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc, but we are so set for now.
Franky Is Brave
I'm honestly still surprised, days later, that he liked this. He was sent flying 30 feet into the air and he didn't so much as wince. He was all smiles, ear-to-ear, and was very disappointed when his five minutes were up. Ryan wants to take him back to do it again very soon.
Better Than I Had Dreamed It Would Be
Can I just say how it melts me to see them like this, side by side, perfectly content and getting along?
I Will Spare You Pictures On This One Franky pooped in the potty yesterday, for the first time. We stayed home, so he was sans-pull-ups all day. I could tell he was holding it cuz every now and then he'd act like he had to go but then wouldn't. Finally, Ry could tell he really had to go, so he sat him down on the potty and let him do his business. I am so, so, so proud of him. My main goal was to have him go at least once, that way he wouldn't hesitate to poop in the potty when he has to go. I was a little worried my potty-training goal was a bit optimistic, but the way he's doing tells me otherwise =)