Potty Training Readiness

I never knew what that meant before, this whole concept of potty training readiness. And it was largely the reason why I dreaded PT in general. It was all so murky. WHEN are they ready? HOW can I tell? We potty trained Ollie at 2 years 1 month. And while the 3 day method didn’t …

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Potty Training, a look back

I’d just like to say, to all the parents who have kids that pee like a normal kid should — i.e. with pants/undies pulled down to the ankle — you guys have it so good! Ollie always needed to take off his pants to pee, from the very beginning. It wasn’t so bad when we were …

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Waking up dry

Today is a great day. Last night Ascher slept 11.5 hours, his longest stretch ever. I don’t think this will be the norm just yet, but it’s still reassuring that we’re moving in the right direction, esp after a week of him waking up every night at 3 or 4am to feed. And then, as I’m …

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Big boy milestones

Lately, it feels like every weekend has been one breakthrough or another, which is crazy and awesome. This weekend, we had two. Breakthrough #1 Public toilets! He was resistant at first, wriggling to get off and insisting, “no no no!” but once he saw the stream come out, he’d clap and say, “wow wow wow yay!” It …

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Potty Training Update

We are now on Week 3 of Operation Bye Bye Diapers, and let me tell you, it is no easy task trying to keep your (overly) active toddler indoors for a week straight in just his undies all day long,  explaining that no, he’s no longer allowed on the sofa or anything hard to wash for the …

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Potty Training

I always viewed potty training as this last, scary, unknown frontier, something I was naturally wary of. I got everything —  extra crib sheet protectors, 20+ new undies, potty chair, toilet seat converter for toddlers, potty books for ollie, potty books for me, and, the creme de la creme…a peeing doll.  $46 for a stupid doll …

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