Bar the cast, summer is treating us well. The weather is as expected, and lately things have been looking up! The Husband’s in full swing at his new work-place and we’ve settled into something of a routine. C has an appointment next week and I’m really hoping the cast will come of. Apart from the inconvenience it’s caused to us all, it is now a wild assemble of colours and dirt so stubborn no wipe can remove it.
I had planned on starting potty-training with C in August, but due to her accident I’ve decided to postpone it. Not that it can’t be done of course, but I’m procrastinating you see. I have no idea where to start and how to start the process. For two days I’ve taken up my mum’s suggestion and let her run naked. The first time she still had not peed after an hour and the second time she peed on the living room floor. It might have been a small trickle of baby pee, but after a wipe and a wash The Husband was still convinced he could smell the strong scent of pee, and washed the floor again himself. After that, of course, the unmistakable stench of a 2-year old’s pee suddenly disappeared…
We are now back in nappies and we are both relaxed and happy with that. I do not see the rush of removing her nappy for the time being. She does not start attending school until next year. I still think she is not yet ready and bar October 2014 there is no close deadline I have to reach. That is my procrastination talking again but it does make perfect sense to me. Of course my mother disagrees with me on this one and has made it her mission to convince me otherwise and remove the nappy. But talking to a cousin of mine eased my mind and convinced me that potty-training when the toddler understands what’s happening is easier on both parents and child, and makes the process a shorter one. It worked on her two children when they were nearly 3, so dear cousin, you are my guide.
I have just ordered a potty-training book for myself and one for C. I like reading these sort of self-help books. I had got one while pregnant which became my companion for the whole of the pregnancy and another one when C came along which I have now dismissed because she is now old enough to understand better. I do not follow them word for word but they give me an idea of what might need to be done and how I can help the process. And of course it reassures my mind that I am not alone in this.
Come next month I will try again. If the gods of procrastination don’t get to me first.
Dear readers, how did you (or how are you) going around the potty-training process? Do you use potties or toilet-seats? How old were your children when they gave up on the nappy? Any tips or words of advice?
In the meantime, happy long weekend to everyone celebrating the feast of Santa Maria! We will be away on the sister island till the end of the week, so I will see and talk to you again then! Have a great one x