Maybe no one talks about it because we are just special and the first to encounter this. Maybe no one talks about it because it is downright disgusting. I dont know.
Maya and Bobby started potty training a year ago and, for the most part, Maya got it down pretty much right away. She will use peeing in her pants almost as a way to fight back when she is pissed off (no pun intended) but she is pretty much the I-have-to-go-so-I-go kiddo. If she's really involved she might forget and have an accident but then she'll actually cry about it because it upsets her so much.
Bobby was a bit harder. A huge part of that was the communication barrier and, because he still is very much an early 2 year old in his language skills, it can be hard for him to get the word out that he needs to go. (It doesnt help that he uses the word "Stinky" for both peeing and pooping, as well as when he's ticked off at you, as in "Stinky Mommy", "Stinky Daddy", or even "Stinky insert-inanimate-object-here.") But, with the help of his teachers and therapists who do their best to understand him and help him out at school as well as doing our best at home to make sure that we ask, listen, and watch, it's a journey that is winding down to pull ups only at night. (And never have you seen a kid so excited as when he got to wear underwear to school for the first time! He was thrilled!). He likes his underwear and wants his underwear, so that is a huge incentive for him to always go potty (he also loves his favorite pants and shorts and an accident means we pick out his clothes and we purposely dont choose favorites, so that's another ticket for him.)
Which brings us to this thing no one talks about.
We're down to pull ups at night, as I said before. Bobby likes to be naked, so during the winter, we actually had the feet of 1 piece PJs sewed on backwards and put him in the PJs in reverse (zipper in back) so he couldnt strip. Otherwise, the bed would be wet in the morning and there would be pull up and jammies all over the place. Problem solved. But now, as we are getting to the more verbal part of his life and he wants to tell us he needs to go to the bathroom ("Stinky Potty"), as well as the weather warming up, we opted to go into summer PJ mode, which means no more zippers and 1 piece fleece jammies.
The first few nights were fine. Two nights ago, we hear him talking (this was just after they went to bed) and when Peter gets in there, literally, the shit hit the fan (well, the bed). Bobby was naked, there was poop EVERYWHERE on his sheets, blankets, lovey bear, PJs... Everywhere except the pull up. He must have stripped naked and, my thought, wanted to go the bathroom, but instead, the bed... Yuck. Peter reshowered Bobby, who was a mess, and I stripped the bedding and cleaned everything before putting it in the wash (not exactly how you want to wind down and go to bed).
Last night? Pretty much a repeat.
Uhhhh.... This isn't okay. It's gross, people. And it's not a good way to end the night. There is a potty run pre-bed, so maybe we need to try and keep him on the toilet a little longer since it seems he's moved from afternoon/early evening pooping to bedtime pooping, but that being said- anyone else go through this with a kid? Helpful hints? (Other than paying the overpriced cost for lightweight, 1 piece PJs and sewing the feet on backwards, which really doesnt help when you are potty training at night.)