Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday Parenting Tips--Bedtimes
You guys are the best. I had some great tips last week on potty training both here and on facebook. If you need some potty training tips be sure to read about it from last week.
The thing I heard most often was just wait until they are ready. And I think he is. He tells me literally WHILE he's peeing. And he asks to go potty (for marshmallows, presumably) but never actually goes on the potty. We did get a drop on there yesterday. And when I say drop, people, I mean a drop. A dribble. That's it.
Another tip I really liked was a suggestion to get him a tractor to ride on. So I told him we'd pick him out one for when he got potty trained. I think that will help a lot.
He's currently in pull-ups because otherwise I'm wiping up pee and changing...well changing stuff that's disgusting and hosing him off in the shower. But we are a step closer this week than we were last week. Maybe next week we'll have wee wee in the toilet. Which is actually the name of a store we saw the other day. (Wee Wee that is, and not in the toilet.)
Today's dilemma comes from The Growing Stam Family:
I have one! bedtime, for the last 5 months and maybe for upcoming 2 more I do the single parent thing, (Hubby is helping a friend renovate his house so he could sell it, so after his work day is done it goes there and works until 11pm each night, can't wait to have him back with us in ht evening)
So I have 3 little goose to bath kiss hug put down to bed and I'm one of those crazy mom that believe that bed time should be at the same time each night!
My dilemma is that our 5 months old is not happy in ht evening while I'm trying to put the oldest in bed and read a story she will scream bloody murder all the time!
and because she is stubborn she will stay awake and be miss cranky pants until she crash at around 1 am!!!
Beside having 2 of me and one of me putting the oldest to bed and the other me rocking miss cranky pants what would you suggest????
So what do you think? Have some tips for Renee? I'll add my suggestions to the comments as well.
Posted by Michelle at 11:25 PM