Daniella’s Potty Training

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I guess it’s about time to say good bye to our nappies… Daniella is not potty trained yet. She is definitely smart enough, it’s lazy mummy’s fault… To me it is just handy to have nappy on, especially when shopping or outside- we don’t have to look for a toilet in a middle of nowhere 🙂

Oh well, Daniella is now over 2 years old, good days are over and we have decided to start our proper Potty Training.

Day 1

We started this morning from serious conversation. Daniella understands everything I say and she can speak sentences too. This morning I told her, that she is very big girl now and its time to say good bye to her nappies. I removed her nappy in the morning and replaced it with pretty princess panties. Daniella kept on repeating me of how big she is now and no more nappies needed. So seemed she had got an idea of what I was talking about.. I sat her on the potty (unsuccessfully this time) and even promised her a toy if we learn peeing in the potty!
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Daniella was sitting on her potty for about 5 minutes – no luck and went back to play. After about half an hour she came up to me and said ‘I want pee pee mummy’. Not as exciting as you think, as when I wanted to sit her on the potty, I realised, that it was actually too late.. Daniella’s princess was wet already. Oh well, we had another conversation, I changed her panties and lets wait for the next time now..

Another accident… on the kitchen table haha. Daniella was sitting there and suddenly started shouting, that the table is wet… Potty is still empty. Afternoon nap now, put the nappy on and then training again. Wish us luck…

Day 2

At night she did wear her nappy. I really didn’t fancy to keep on waking up to change Daniella’s panties. However in the morning we changed back to princess panties again. Daniella now sits on the potty for much longer, but no luck this time either.. Once after sitting on her potty for good 10 minutes she got up, walked to her toy box and peed on the floor! Just seconds after she got up of the potty!
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Daniella however comes up to me straight after wetting her panties saying – ‘wee wee is coming lets go to the potty’. Unfortunately wee wee is already there and her princess on her panties is sad again..

We had to change back to nappy later on, as we were going out. So day two no luck again…

Day 3

Daniella is well excited today, as she knows she will get a Kinder Surprise if leaves me a present in her potty. Daniella sits on it for about 15 minutes, but no luck so far…

Evening was much more successful! However, we seem to have a trouble here. Daniella now recognises when she wants wee wee and she can tell me. Anyways, she would hold it until last minute and then, when she finally sits on the potty, she does not know how to release it! She just sits there all confused, it even looks it is painful to her…. Eventually she does wee wee in the potty and then everyone is super excited and happy!
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Day 4

Same problem again… Daniella tells when she wants the potty, but cannot release it and she looks in pain… So now she is trying to be smart and as soon
as she needs a potty, she screams to put her nappy on! NO WAY!

We do wear nappy when we go to sleep both – night and afternoon naps. No problems with peeing in the nappy whosoever. Couple of accidents today, but few successful tries on the potty!

I assume potty training takes a bit longer than normally for us, as I am at work every second day and then she wears her nappy for the whole day. Also if we go out, I am putting her nappy on too. But we are half way there! Lets hope for the best..

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We did 2 weeks break – not training on the potty at all, as I thought Daniella might feel more relaxed if I stop pushing her that much.

So after 2 weeks break….

Day 1 again….

I was actually expecting that she would remember all she learnt and would sit on the potty with no much hassle. I was pretty wrong there. We had 3 accidents during the first part on the day, however 3 successful pees in the potty after afternoon nap! Anyways, Daniella is still having troubles releasing her wee wee. She gets upset when it is about to come…



Day 2

how to potty train. potty trainingGreat morning full of success twice in the potty. However, we had a bad accident with poo poo that came out unexpectedly in
Daniella’s panties…. Lots of cleaning and excitement is gone….

Evening was not entirely happy too – we did wee wee in the potty, but since she doesn’t fully release, after we stood up, we had another leftover wee wee in princess panties.. How much more patience will I need with this???

Day 3

Was such a good day! Daniella seems to finally get what we want from her and we only had successful pees and poos in the potty!! I just kept her nappy on for her afternoon sleep and night. Otherwise all perfect! finally!!!!

how to potty train. potty trainingHappily ever after 🙂

So since our day 3 for the second time, I can officially announce, our potty training was a success!! Daniella now asks for a potty when it’s time for her and I don’t even keep nappy during her afternoon nap! She understands perfectly now, that if she is wearing her panties, she has to do her wee wee on the potty and we did not have any accidents since! Even when I am at work and I take her to my mums, she asks for wee wee as well and then we use a special toilet seat for toddles with Mickey Mouse.

After couple more days Daniella now doesn’t even ask for wee wee. She simply goes to the potty, pulls her pants down and does it without any assistance.

Our little girl is not baby no more…
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We bought Daniella’s toilet seat in TK Maxx, but you can also find plenty online. You can buy similar ones in Ebay -> link for similar Ebay seats is HERE Amazon’ seats are HERE

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Our Disney Princess Potty is also from TK Maxx, but if you cannot be bothered to go out, you can also order online -> at Toys R Us. Link for exactly the same potty is HERE.

First tooth!

We are very happy family today! Daniella’s first tooth finally showed up! Yeyyyyy!!!

Recently she was pretty naughty – wanted to be held on our arms all the time, cried for no reason. Few days ago we spotted a little cut on Daniella’s bottom gums. We thought it could be a tooth coming out or just a little cut. I didn’t want to be too happy, as for few months in a row I was so convinced that her tooth would show up at any minute, but weeks after weeks, months after months – nothing!..

Today Daniella is 7 months and 8 days old and her first tooth is now here. (Of course it is so small that is nearly not visible, but how can we not to be happy, huh?) 🙂

Baby Led Weaning – Our New Way of Eating!


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After many researches on the internet and books, after consultations with my mummy friends, I have decided to switch baby pure foods to Baby Led Weaning. Baby Led Weaning is when you baby can eat the same food that you do, just no salt. All you have to do is to hand a piece of food to your baby and they will definitely know what to do with it!

 

I have to admit, it was pretty scary to me – is it really healthy? what if she chokes? will she be able to eat as much as she needs? Had too many questions in my head.
When we first wanted to try pasta, I wasn’t sure what to do with it – to mash it or to mash it less than usual.. But no! You have to give it to your little one just as it is! Goodbye mashing! Baby will pick up food with her tiny fingers and put it in her tiny mouth.
I have to admit, Daniella really enjoyed it! I also have to admit, that it was sooo messy!! :))

Continue reading Baby Led Weaning – Our New Way of Eating!

Starting Solids (video)

My wish not to start solid foods for Daniella till six months didn’t come true. She started waking up at night crying for milk and her feedings during the day became more often. I have decided that this was the time to starts solids.

 

I wasn’t confident enough to make her first pure, we bought it from the supermarket instead. First one to try was Hipp Organic – Banana & Rice Pudding.
It definitely felt like it is a big day for our family. Edward, Luka, myself and even cat wanted to see Daniella’s reaction to a new taste.

 

When Daniella first tried her Banana & Rice Pudding from Hipp, she didn’t seem to be impressed at all. She looked at us like we were trying to poison her or something. 🙂 Even though the pure was pretty sweet, Daniella’s face was telling us that it is as sour as lemon! We had a couple of tries and left it for another day.

 

Since then I was feeding Daniella pure every day – once per day. Every few days was introducing to different taste. After third day of eating solids she was pretty confident eating from spoon and seemed pretty happy to explore new tastes. However, Daniella does not like anything sour. No apples, no pears… She is nearly throwing up if I give her one of these. The same story is with baby juice. Daniella doesn’t like it at all. Would drink a bit of boiled water, but mummy’s milk is best of all!
Luckily we didn’t spot any allergies yet, so when Daniella was nearly six months, we started feeding solids twice per day – first in the morning, second in the evening. She knows when I am preparing for her – becomes so excited an inpatient. I am confident to make her pures now from fresh vegetables, with a bit of meet – Daniella seems to like those even more.
Another good buy was Heinz Farley’s Rusks biscuits for Daniella. We give the whole biscuit to her and she could not be happier then. It is delicious and good for her itchy gums. But so so messy! 🙂
I don’t know if it is to do with starting solids, but her sleep improved again – Daniella sleeps throughout entire night and her daytime sleeps are a bit longer now.

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Daniella Turns From her Back to Tummy! (video)

Daniella Turns From her Back to Tummy! (video)We are very proud parents today- Daniella turned from her back to her stomach for the first time! As she is becoming more active, her favorite chair is less favorite these days. Daniella now loves lying on a blanket on the floor, so she can try and reach for her toys or learn to move around little by little. So she was practicing again today and finally managed to roll over onto her tummy. How happy I was! 🙂 Daniella now keeps on doing that over and over again. I guess our calm days are over. Will have to watch out, not to leave her on our bed alone no more. Our baby is growing…