Musings from the potty - not as convenient as I remember it!
by, 06-Mar-2014 at 08:06 (472 Views)
BM in nappy, or BM in potty? That was my first decision this morning. Today, I have to undertake a very complex and awkward climb, as part of an engineering project, and for maximum mobility I've chosen not to wear a nappy. This seems a little contradictory as I might want to use the nappy while I'm up there, but actually it won't be for very long, it's just awkward. To get me used to being un-padded, I decided to start the day that way and after breakfast sat on my potty in eager anticipation. But nothing happened. I moved the potty to the study and started on the day's correspondence sitting on it, and still nothing happened. I prefer the potty to the toilet for BMs because I can put it wherever and get on with stuff but now it's a drag compared to nappies. Sitting on my potty for a BM in the bedroom used to seem like an indulgent luxury but nappies seem to have eclipsed that by far.
Eventually, I managed to use the potty, and that was a bit of a let-down too. I pushed, something happened... and then the sensation came to an abrupt end. There was no afterglow, no comforting feeling to reassure me that I had 'been a good girl.' I had to get up and have a look as I couldn't feel what I had done. Then I had to decide whether I had finished. When I'm unsure and in a nappy, I just wait a few minutes before changing and usually get rewarded with another little success. So I ended up spending another 5 minutes on the potty without doing anything else in it.
Everything has its purpose. Potties are great for really messy messes or if you need to go urgently and don't have time to do a cleanup. But for gentle, relaxing BMs at your body's own pace, the nappy totally wins.