We did a bring your favorite book for the baby which really helped build our library for our little one. I have done memory games with baby items on a tray and see who remembers the most. Guess the price game: get about 10 items and have people guess the price of each, total it up and who ever is closest gets the prize. gift bingo while opening gifts. Give them a card to fill out with guesses of what she will get for the baby and then play while opening. My sister in law did a game where she did made little bags with one letter of "welcome caleb" on each bag and a baby item that started with the same letter inside the bag. Everyone had to guess what was in the bag and then I got all the item for my little one.View Thread
Thanks for the info...we may need to look into that....especially going through the mountains and all. I was also wondering for those that have potty trained kids, do they still seem to get diaper rash or yeast infections? C had one going the other day and I just used cream with the underpants and changed the underpants each potty time. Does that sound right?? Should he continue to get the rashes?View Thread
I decided enough was enough on Feb 15th and put Caleb in the training underpants after he got up from his nap/rest time. He had one accident with DH while Caleb was playing in the sink (good thing was it was in the bathroom so no cleaning on the rugs for DH). We did pull ups at night and rest time but underpants all waking hours. He has done great!! Once in a while he waits too long and goes a little before we make it to the potty but most times he makes it just fine. And a few times he has just gone all on his own (making him feel like such a big kid). We have done great with poop in the potty too (he always went poop in his pull ups and refused to go on the potty even though he would tell us when he started going in his pull up). We only had one poop not in the potty but he was still in his pull up after nap time. I am so excited that he is doing so well!! I am so happy to be done buying his diapers!! The added test will be traveling to see the in-laws this weekend (he has done good there in the past when he was on his potty using kick at Christmas). He has done good out shopping and at the park so we are hopeful!! Then for easter we are taking a long drive south to visit my family so that will be the final test I think. I have faith that he will do good....just the added stress of potty stops along the drives for me but it is well worth it!!
Again thank you for all your tips. Now to work on our 20 month old daughter and get her diaper free (by 2 would be nice but we will see how she does)View Thread
Well depending on how much milk and fluids she is drinking, it may just be filling her up (esp the milk). Maybe if you try limiting the amount she is drinking, esp a few hours before you go to eat a meal, maybe she will be hungry. My son went through a phase of not eating much (my 1 year old daughter out ate him at every meal and she got to snack in between). He then just switched up and took off eating. He still goes in spurts of not eating much but he is doing much better. I also make sure at least an hour before lunch and dinner that he doesn't get a full glass of milk or anything, he can get a few sips if he asks for something but has to leave the cup on the counter so he doesn't down it without thinking. Also maybe take some foods and make them fun, make a hot dog into an octopus, gold fish in her peanut butter and jelly, fun shaped bologna and cheese pieces with crackers so she can make her own little sandwiches. If you ask her what she wants, will she give you any ideas? Do you let her help make the meal?View Thread
1. How many kids do you have? Ages? 2, Just over 3 year old boy and 20 month old girl[br>[br>2. Do you plan on any more children? How many more? Yes, thinking 2 more (not sure I like having a middle child) but we are taking it one little one at a time.[br>[br>3. When do you think you will be TTC next? Trying now[br>[br>4. If you have more than 1 child, do you like the spacing of you have between them. I like that they are close (18 months apart) but there are some ups and downs to it. I like the idea of 18mo to 2 1/2 years between so that they are close and able to play together.
We have also done time outs. We held Caleb when he was little and then when he got to be around 20 months we had a chair in the hall for time outs. He still causes havoc in time outs now and some end up being 10 to 15 minutes for playing with the gate, chair or even just moving the chair around to see or get to his little sister. We also have a problem with Alyssa bringing him toys or joining him for "play time" in time out. Same thing happens when she is in time out for something. If either of them are causing too much trouble while in time out we put them in their bed for time out. This usually really gets their attention because they can't see any of us to get a reaction out of us. When out at someone else's house we fine a quiet place to put them for time out such as steps at a friends (that is where her kids do time outs), or a spot along an empty wall so they don't have things to play with and are usually our of the main play area line of sight so they can't stir up issues with the other kids still playing. I also try and just put Alyssa back in the time out chair when she leaves it so not to give her the attention she is looking for. It may end up being a long time out but keep at it as calm as you can be and someone recommended putting a timer where they can see it so they know when their time is up and just reset it each time you have to put them back.View Thread
I got the training undies to start using. We have also always put him on the big potty (actually without a ring) cuz it was his choice when we starting potty training last year. He does good on it and like I said he was doing excellent....now nothing excepting telling me right after he goes in his diaper. I think this is going to be the week and I pray it doesn't take long!! Thank you for all your ideas and help ladies!!View Thread
Hello ladies, This is my first time posting here but since I got so much good help from the trying to conceive boards I thought I would try here for my potty training issues. My DS is just over 3 years old. We have been doing some potty training since last spring. Occasionally he would go on the potty but typically in his diaper. I wasn't too worried since he was young and a boy (heard boys take longer). Then last november he started going potty a lot more. The week before christmas (12/19) he woke up dry and stayed dry most of the day with maybe one accident in his pull ups in the evening. Again the same on 12/20. We did some running around town on 12/21 and had a playdate at a friend's house in which he went in his diaper the whole time. I wasn't too surprised since he was out of the norm (i am a stay at home mom to him and his little sis (18 mo).). 12/22 he was back to going on the potty and the same for 12/23 We headed out of town on 12/23 and I expected to for him to go in his pull up on the trip and most of christmas being at the in-laws and with so many people around but he did great. Barely any wet pull ups the whole trip there and most all of the holiday. (He did have an ear infection where we started meds just before christmas and it took two different meds to take care of the problem) Again trip home went good with him telling us and even a day or two back home. But then he just regressed. I can barely get him to tell me now when he has to go. Although if it is an inconvient time for me like first thing in the morning yelling he needs to "put water in the potty", time outs, nap time, or even out shopping, he tells me just fine. But playing, or any other time he will just go in his diaper. I am getting to my wits end. I know he knows when he needs to go he just chooses not to tell me and go in his diaper. I read someone else say they started doing time outs when their child would do that since they knew what they were doing and were just being lazy about it so I tried it. Somedays he will go most of the day telling me and others he won't use the potty except before/after bed/naptimes when I make him try. Today he was in time out and peed in his diaper, stoop up had his pants around his ankles and was tugging at his diaper instead of just saying he had to use potty. We have tried bribing with m&m after he tells us and goes on the potty and that doesn't even work. He will tell us what will happen if he goes in his diaper and that he will go to time out and won't get his M's and all so he understands. Do you have any suggestions for me? I know it can take longer and I am thinking about trying just putting him in undies next week when my mom comes (so I have help with kids when i have to clean up the messes he makes) but I dont' know if that will help. He also refuses to go poopies in the potty. (he states that he is pooping but won't go on potty yet) I don't think I can handle poop and pee messes in undies. Please help me!! At this rate my DD will get potty trained before my DS. She has already asked a few times to sit on potty (although never gone while sitting on it). I am sure some of that is just that she sees him going on there and wants to mimic him but I don't know.