Friday, March 26, 2010

Potty Training

Ever since I started watching a little boy who is potty trained Hallie has become extremely interested. I went and bought her a little toilet seat which sits on the top of the toilet and she loves it. She constantly says "POTTY" and asks to go sit on the potty and have her diaper changed. The problem is that she never pees!! She sits on the toilet for a minute, asks for toilet paper, flushes the toilet and then washes her hands...BUT never actually pees. I thought maybe if she sat there for a few minutes that might help, but nope. I also thought that maybe if she heard running water (always helps me) it might trigger something. But again nothing. She is only 19 months old and so it seems early to be potty training but I don't want to discourage her, especially with baby #2 on the way.

Any suggestions?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Transition from 2 naps to 1

Lindsey has a question about her daughter's nap routine...

"Noelle is transitioning in to only needing one nap a day but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. I love when she takes an early afternoon nap (between 11am and 12noon) but sometimes she'll stay in her bed for a half hour or more just talking to herself. She'll take a pretty good nap but then wake up and eat a very late lunch and then gets tired around 5 or 6 but by then it's too late to give her a second nap. I just want to know how to TRANSITION so I don't have an ornery girl half of the day."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weaning from Breastfeeding.

Marci Kay has a question for all of us moms who breast fed at one point.

She writes, "I would like to know how long it took you moms to loose your milk once you started to wean your baby. It has been 2 weeks and I am still PRODUCING milk! Besides that I was only nursing 2 times a day before I weaned him...why the soreness still!?"

Friday, March 5, 2010

Weaning From Pacifier

Brittany has a question regarding her son's pacifier.

"My son is turning 2 in June and is very attached to his pacifier. I was just wondering when I should start 'weaning' him from it and what would be the best way to do so. He HAS to have it when he goes to bed and likes to use it every once in a while during the day as well. I really don't mind him having it but I was very annoyed when he woke up screaming last night when he couldn't find his pacifier so I had to get out of bed to help him. I don't want him to continue this. What is your ADVICE?"

Monday, March 1, 2010


With baby #2 being a BOY I now have the question...

To circumcise or not to circumcise?