Potty training and solid foods

The past couple of weeks I’ve been tackling two milestones – potty training and solid foods – and no, not with the same child 🙂  The toddler has shown interest in the potty for a few months, so we have had her ‘seat’ in our bathroom so she could get to know it.  I am ready to move past that and to the mastery stage.  Two things I’ve learned about potty training, though, is that each child is different and they do it when they are ready.  Her siblings have been watching a movie called Potty Time with her.  It’s about a boy named Bobby who is having a birthday party and he has also been successful in his potty endeavors so they are celebrating that, too 🙂  So now, everyday without fail, she will burst out with Happy Birthday, Bobby!  Which, of course sends her sibs into hysterics. 

Tomorrow I will be buying her some big girl panties and we’ll make the leap.  I’m hoping that her sibling entourage will prove to be a help and not a hindrence 🙂

As for the solid foods, the baby, who will be a whole half a year tomorrow, has been doing well with her cereal.  Now we’re rolling down the list of fruits and vegetables.  I didn’t start her on solids until she was over five months because she was thriving on nursing alone, and I was not in hurry to start.  It’s not one of my favorite times. Then one day she hit the wall, so to speak, and needed more.  It was a rough couple of days until she got the hang of it.  She acted hungry all the time, but if you’ve seen her, you know she’s not starving and could live of her chubby thighs alone for a week. 

I am using store bought baby food, but would like to try to make my own.  Kendra’s baby food post inspired me to consider  trying 🙂 

So for now, it feels like life revolves around feeding, training and cleaning up messes.  You think I would be used to it by now, but it has still taken some adjustment 🙂


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by scrabblenut on June 27, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Fun times 🙂 We are thankfully in between the stages of baby food and potty training with Sawyer.

    Even if you don’t endeavor to make baby food, I really encourage you to try the avocados. You don’t have to do anything but mash them up when you’re ready. Sawyer still loves them, now cut into cubes. He’ll eat a whole avocado in about 2 minutes.


  2. Posted by laurenst on June 28, 2008 at 7:52 am

    I remember those days! : )


  3. if you do the “instafamily” you just add water and pay a ridiculous amount of money for an airline ticket, poof! you can skip those stages… 😉


  4. Posted by brumbemom on July 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Hey, I “tagged” you today. Come over to my blog and see. No obligation, Of course 😎


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