Growing Up

Milestones

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Have you ever just caught a glimpse of your child and seen them again for the first time?  I don’t know how to describe it, but it is like falling in love with them all over again.  We do this almost daily with our little one and find it hard to fathom another one just like her.  We were just talking again tonight about how adorable she is and wondering what the next one will look like (boy or girl).  I can’t believe it has only been a little over 13 months since she changed our world forever.

Literally insert adorable first photo here:

But then the practical mom part of me kicked in later and I started thinking about the milestones she will hit in the next year.  She has already mastered walking, so what’s next up?

RUNNING, JUMPING, TALKING, SINGING (?), DANCING, DRESSING HERSELF, FEEDING HERSELF WITHOUT MAKING THE BIGGEST MESS I HAVE EVER SEEN…

AND…

dun, dun, dun….POTTY TRAINING!

Yes, potty training looms large in my mind because of the next one coming along so quickly.  Part of me thinks she is starting to show signs of being ready to start training and I know it CAN be done at this age, but I don’t want to rush her.  (But we have about 2 1/2 months until the next one gets here, so hurry up already!)

Seriously, I am reaching out to you reader(s) for tips in this department.  When? What? How? (You don’t have to tell me why because we all KNOW why) Help, please!  Leave a comment letting me know how it is done.  I am open to all suggestions, but I am not promising we will do it the way you say to.  But don’t let that stop you.  OK…DISCUSS!


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4 Comments

  • Reply CONNI July 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    A wise woman taught hundreds of children potty training by putting little girls in silk panties and setting scheduled times. It worked very well.

  • Reply Mandi @ The mab Blab July 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    I wouldn’t go with pull-ups. I know they work for some people, but both of my girls would just treat them as diapers. We switched to training pants (thicker panties) and put rubber pants over them. Then, we’d spend a few days hanging out in whatever parts of the house had easily-cleaned floors. We’d go sit on the potty every couple hours. Then, when they went potty, they got stickers on a chart. One for #1 & two for #2. When they filled their chart (of about 20 squares), they got a treat like a balloon or a day at the park. Even with all of this, every kid is different. My first trained relatively easily, but stayed in diapers at night for another year. My second was more of a challenge. Good luck with this journey!!!!

    • Reply ussleah July 26, 2012 at 12:38 AM

      Thanks for all the tips! When did you start training with them. Do you think I am going to early by trying at about 15 months?

      • Reply Mandi @ The mab Blab July 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

        Each kiddo is ready at a different time. Some are ready that early. Mine weren’t. We started with my oldest a few months after she turned 2. Due to a move, we waited to start training our 2nd until she was almost 3. You know what’s best for your sweetie!

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