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It’s time to grow up…

  • June 30, 2011 7:27 pm

It’s time for serious potty training.  She’s ready, I know she is.  She understands the concept, even asks to go in the potty from time to time.  The key will be whether I can train her to notice when she has to go and then do something properly about it before it’s too late.  So, armed with carpet cleaner, M&Ms, and a potty chair, starting July 1 potty training begins in earnest.  I’m going to go the naked route (her, not me!  Goodness!) in the hopes that she will really notice her bodily functions more than if she’s got clothing on.  I know so many people who swear by this method, so we’re going to give it a try.  Wish us luck!

In other news, we’re weaning pacifier use down a little bit.  I’m loathe to completely get rid of it until after our cross-planet plane trip to and from New Zealand later this year.  I just think it will come in handy to keep her calm and QUIET.  So we’ll probably wean it completely right after we get home.  Until then, I did some research and bought one designed for older kids’ mouths (By Dentists!) that supposedly won’t interfere with teeth and jaw growth.  She only really uses it for nap and nighttime, so I’m not too worried about her teeth yet.  And after she turns 3 and we come back from New Zealand, all pacifiers will be officially gone.  Shockingly, when I gave her the new “byer” tonight, she made peace with it pretty quick.  Good thing, since I threw the old one away already.

Random pictures of my pretty girl: