The quick overview of what items make baby toileting easier
To practice baby toilet learning you don’t need anything special at all except a bit of knowledge and a gentle touch. After all, many people do this all over the world - from well-off celebrities to those who have nothing to their name but the baby in their arms.
The easier it is to provide your baby a toileting opportunity the more often you will offer. To practice a modern baby toileting in our busy western world we can make it easier on our babies and ourselves with the use of some specific items such as the ones described below.
By using prefold liners within a cloth cover you can reduce your washing. Just change the prefold liner after each missed pee and reuse the cover a few more times.
Good guidance for washing nappies is described by The Nappy Lady here.
Other useful items
Babycarrying is a great way to start
Newborns love to be held close and comfortable, so baby-carrying using a stretchy wrap is a great way to support them. When you are carrying your newborn in quiet alertness close to your body you get very attuned to their movements and can quickly recognise an 'I need a toilet' squirm to get out of the carrier. Their instinct is to be off your body and out of fabric to pee or poo (to avoid soiling their nest). You may even experience a phantom pee (hot sensation as if you're being peed on, but aren't). If either occurs its a good time to offer a toilet, as well as anytime you take your baby out of the carrier. There are many types of carriers and you may prefer different ones for different activities. Personally, I preferred a Tula Explore for longer walks; a moby wrap for cosy time at home; and a woven ring sling for out of the car and popping into a shop and back again.
Easier with Nappy Freedom
The practice of offering your baby multiple potty opportunities a day can get a bit tedious with conventional baby clothing, which is why we at Nappy Freedom design and create a multitude of distinct garments that make for easy access and a quick switch away from nappies in due course. Check out our wide range of helpful accessories once our shop has launched.