Best Milestone- Potty Training
So you’re potty training…Good for you, Mom and Dad!!! Get ready for some tough days/weeks. Seriously, mentally prepare yourself both physically and emotionally for some rocky days. For me, taking that first car ride with no diaper was scary. I mean, no one wants to clean that giant car seat (even if you’ve got the new zipper feature for easy cleaning on your Chicco Nextfit Zip car seat which was not available when I had baby #1). Instead of living in constant fear in the car or regressing his progress by putting him in a pull-up, I decided to try out these potty training undies. Basically these underpants feel and look like underwear but they have additional coverage for accidents. You may have seen something similar made by Gerber. We tried those too but for some reason they were much tighter and my son hated them. Do whatever works for your kid! He even wore these for naps and overnight. We never had to bother with pull-ups and instead were rocking and rolling in underwear in no time. There are so many tips for potty training but this is definitely one area that I highly recommend trying. (They offer the same product at the same price for girls as well. I do not know if the structure of the design is different or just the colors)
Diaper rash…It happens to almost all babies at some point. For my son, it was rare. So rare I wondered why people always gave it out as a baby shower gift. I think we still have the tube we got at his shower. My daughter however has been a totally different story. She has struggled with diaper rash since birth. We have tried different soaps, lotions, diaper and wipes all the find the same result, she’s just sensitive to almost everything. To combat the diaper rash she often gets, we also tried just about every single different brand and method (including going diaper free for almost two days!! Not a weekend I’d like to relive.) Triple Paste was recommended to me by a friend and I’ve never looked back. It does the trick every time and works quickly. If you’re struggling with the same problem, this is worth a try! Tip- a little goes a long way!
In Texas, the weather can be just as unpredictable as a toddler’s temper tantrums. That means playing outside isn’t always an option. Enter an indoor trampoline! I went to a friend’s house for a playdate and saw this in her playroom (she has two boys about a year apart). I immediately thought, this woman is a genius! Now, no matter what the weather is like, I know my kids can burn the energy that they need to get tired. I am a big proponent of daily exercise and starting kids out doing simple things like jumping instead of watching a show when it’s raining outside, will be a lesson that might just last a lifetime. Annnnd it might just make bedtime easier for Mama too!