Being on my 3rd kid now, something’s are just a breeze. From pregnancy, to labor, and everything in between that and coming home with a new baby, I can say I have been prepared and ready for it all. Lucky no complications have ever risenand every pregnancy has been pretty straight forward, it is still no picnic.
Knowing what to expect has always been important so I would overwhelm myself with worry. With our first child everything was entirely new. We had a new small child who we had to teach to read, talk, use a potty, and so much more! Being a parent is an awesome learned experience not just for dealing with a child but also learning as we get to teach them.
One of the things that have been at the forefront lately with our toddler is potty training. I am pretty much over buying boxes of diapers and throwing them away. We have a transition toilet that has a built in tiny toilet seat. But aside from that we have 2 potties ready for action!
I have always been the kind of parent to not push my kids too hard with things that will obviously be learnt in due time. Potty training is one of those things. Kids generally will begin to potty training around the same age, even if it’s just sitting on it once in a blue moon, it’s a start. What’s important is to not get disappointed and stick with trying. With our first 2, it was like a little switch was magically turned on. Sure they tried it out, did their duty, but it just seemed one day it was the thing to do.
Our oldest daughters have potty trained themselves around this same age, but I will say that it seems our 3rd daughter is quite stubborn and doesn’t really care to not NOT use a diaper. She will sometimes not even want her fully set diaper changed if it’s just that kind of moment. But we have worked with her, reminding her it’s always there and we all use one. Its working, she at least hops out of the tub to potty which is a sure sign of being on the way!
Our next mission is night time thinking. Taking advice whenever ever it is available is super important as a parent. Just make sure you give it thought obviously. Yahoo! Parenting is a source for parenting topics and for finding useful nuggets to make things easier on everyone. Hands-on parenting is not joke, and by far NOT easy but it is well worth it
This article “The Truth About Nighttime Potty Training” is useful with tips on a tactic I will try to get our little one ready to do away with the diaper. By setting my alarm to wake up and get her up on the potty, maybe it will set in more. I know it will be tough, but she runs into our room when she needs her diaper changed while sleeping, and once it’s done she goes back away. But Jamie Glowacki, author of “Oh Crap. Potty Training.” Makes a good point about waking up and just trying it out. I might luck out and get easy results, which is usually what happens with these milestone moments with m kids, they always have been good at learning things for themselves.
Check out Yahoo! Parenting for some advice and relatable stories and information that may just help you realize that not everything is going to being on demand, and feeling like things are working is just part of the parenting!
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