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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Potty Training was going well before this......

We have officially begun potty training, yes we are leaving in 1 week for our visa run, and yes we know it's bad timing, but Calvin's ready so we're rolling with it. And especially because it's been a battle every time we try to put cloth diapers on him. He'll walk around for about 30 minutes after he has a new cloth diaper on saying, Ouchie. I will admit they are a little rough, since we don't have a dryer, but I did add a fleece layer to them so he couldn't feel it. Undies are going well, and he loves to pick out a new pair in the morning, and so far he's stayed dry throughout the day, but we are taking him to the potty quite frequently.

It all was going great until this happened.....

I ruined a shirt last night because I splashed some cleaner on me while cleaning out his potty. GRRRR. I didn't bring very many clothes and it was one of the shirts I really liked and planned on wearing it until it fell apart. I wish clothes weren't so expensive here. The other day I stopped into a second hand store and even those clothes were expensive, sometimes more than I would pay for something brand new in America.


So this brings me to a question. How do you clean out these little potty chairs? Since last night's incident I pulled out the vinegar and have been using that. Anyone use any good homemade all purpose spray that does not use Borax or bleach in it?

6 comments:

Amanda said...

That is such a bummer!

I make all of my own cleaners. Instead of trying to type them all out on here I'll just give you the link to my blog post about it. I would use either the all purpose cleaner or the tub and tile (which I also use on the toilets) cleaner. Hope it helps!

http://mock-n-bird.blogspot.com/2008/09/care-free-cleaning.html

Andrew & Terri said...

When it's just pee, I rinse it with water and that's it. I do wash the whole thing with soap and water in the tub occasionally. My favorite thing to clean poop out with is clorox or similar wipes, but those are probably super expensive there. I guess I don't feel the need to disinfect every time, though.

Wouldn't you like to be a Whetstone too? said...

Erica- Walmart is having some great sales, like 2 and 3 dollar shirts. I will gladly send you some if you would like to expand your wardrobe some. Just let me know your size and I'll be on the look out. The shirts I have bought are modest and very basic.

Erica said...

Terri. Thanks for the advice on cleaning. I try to clean it out each time because our bathroom is tiny and things tend to stink sooner because our bathroom is also incredibly hot.

I've never seen Clorox wipes anywhere, but I'm pretty sure we won' have to deal with poop for a while, that's going to be a battle I can already tell.

Meshellyn said...

No idea about cleaning out the potty, baking soda? We use clorox in our adult potty, we don't have little potty. As far as your shirt... I bet there's a way to repurpose it... maybe make a ruffle down the middle or a fabric flower pin... you are way more creative than I am. You'll figure something out!

Sandie said...

As the for shirt, if you can find some fabric dye you can just dye it. If you can't find it there, it would be easy to include in a goodie box someone is sending.