This is top billing in my house, and our family finances. I have been sitting on this information for over a week and I didn't share it because I think I couldn't quite believe it myself. I didn't want to jinx it.
Now I haven't won the Nobel Peace prize, nor am I hosting my own TV show, publishing a book and I haven't won the lottery.... (damn, damn, damn, damn) and it's probably not as exciting to you but it's sure as hell as exciting for me.
I just went to the supermarket and for the first time in over SIX years I didn't have to buy nappies. Not one. Can you imagine how many nappies I have changed? When Olivia and Laura were born, Eloise was only 18 months old and was still in nappies. Now we did modern cloth during the day and disposables at night and going out/away but still, that's a lot of nappies to change (and wash) We worked out that we changed about 150 nappies a week at that point.
The litle girls have been toilet trained almost 2 years but all my girls are heavy sleepers and therefore have been a challenge to night train.. and as I learned from trying to toilet train Eloise quite unsuccessfully when she was 2.5 is that you just have to stick out these things because they will do it when they're ready.
Olivia and Laura proved that when they almost toilet trained themselves at 3y1m. Eloise was still wetting the night nappy on a semi-regular basis right up until about a month ago at 6y3m. Then I started to actually record when we had dry/wet night nappies because the kids usually just put them in the bin themselves and after a week we were all dry we went for it.... that was 10 days ago - no nappies anymore!
It felt so liberating to not buy them, although about $20 a week - that's still $20! That's $1,040 a year - back in OUR pockets.
So proud of our girls. We are out of nappies, FOR GOOD. I'm freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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