Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mmm, yummy soup! [stuff i like]

Align Center
Playing with the bubble wrap
Sit on it? Why? Oooohhhhh....

That fancy little number is the Boon potty bench I won over at Mama Sparkles. It has places for the TP and the magazines, and the deflector is soft and rubbery. It's also a bench. I love it!

Okay, okay, I know Side Salad is only 9 1/2 months old. But really, is it ever too early to introduce a potty? I had the Princess day trained at 26 months and the Squirrel at 22 months. I think I'd like to break my own record LOL.

Most children in the world are never formally potty trained. They learn how and when to go naturally. I consider it potty learning and it begins at birth. I don't mean you stick your kid on a potty for hours on end, cajoling and bribing with cookie and Dora stickers. That doesn't work. Trust me, I tried. Think of it as a stage in physical development, like learning to walk. Your baby needs guidance and encouragement. Give it in spades. And teach by example. That's right, open up that door and let your kid go visit the loo with you.

And no, he didn't poop or pee in it.

Oh, and if you see Santa, tell him Gina needs a digi cam for Christmas so I can put really cool pics up instead of crappy camera phone pics. Thanks.


T.Allen-Mercado said...

*laughing at camera pleas*

I didn't train either of my children, I was lucky enough to stay home and just go on about my daily duties (no pun intended), with the door open!

the boy-3.5
the girl-2.25

And, neither of them are crazy, I would say it worked.

happymommy3 said...

Too cute. It's been 11 yrs since I potty trained and my daughter seemed pretty easy. My son is 17 months and I put him on the potty every now and again and he just sits there. He is a pretty stubborn boy so I have a feeling it may take a while. I do, however, do my business with the door open and he is interested in what I am doing, so we will see.