Thursday, September 19, 2013
[Kid Tested, Mom Approved! - Link Up] Go-to Gear
Hi Friends! Welcome back for our final link up party! Today Vanessa is hosting over at Sunflower State of Mind, so be sure to add the button below to your post and join in on the fun!
I feel like I did a few posts recently on our current favorite products, specifically this one where I recapped the items that have lasted the time of time through baby and toddler hood. While trying to think of "gear" that's getting us through these days, I realize we don't rely on much compared to infancy with the carriers, strollers, baby food products, places to eat, mats for tummy time, places to sleep, items to swaddle in... you get the picture.
One product we recently purchased that we haven't had much experience with, but will be using quite a lot is a Potty Seat!
(need some tp for the teepee)
No, Ashlynn is not in full out in potty training mode quite yet, but she's been able to recognize when she is going and verbalizing it. Basically, she's saying "poop" every time she does either of her numbers. It's kind of cute. And hysterical.
...And yeah, this is officially a mommy blog. We are talking potty chairs and "poop".
Anyway, since I haven't used a bathroom alone in 17 months, I figured it'd be a good time to introduce the potty seat and let her start to learn it's use. Whether it's just asking her to sit down while I use the bathroom (to keep her from spinning the entire tp roll or trying to flush before I'm ready), we can also bring her to it each time she lets us know she's needs to go/is going for association.
I'm not planning on pushing the training at all at this point. She's only 17 months and even if she was able to grasp the concept and have control, I'm pretty sure she'd regress when baby arrives. I'm just hoping she starts to understand the concept and when she is ready we can make it a positive experience.
So back to the gear, after looking at different options - portable floor seats or adapters for full size toilets, we decided to get a Baby Bjorn Potty Seat. I liked that it had a high back for her sitting comfortably (this may be something boy mom's aren't so interested in?) and that it wasn't so little it'd get knocked over, kicked around, or that she'd fall off - toddlers can be quite clumsy. We decided against using a potty seat that adapts a regular seat since she is so little, she's too short to get up there herself.
So, while I won't be following this milestone in depth, I do hope to provide some updates when we move to different stages of training and how this product is working for us. Any "been there, done that" moms - I'd love your feedback and input on the process and products that worked for you!
Thank you to everyone who joined in each Tuesday and Thursday this month, we had a great time linking up and getting inspired!