- Potty training
- From crib to bed
Mekonen has been showing some signs of what I'm told is being ready to potty train (but I have no clue). When he poops he will sometimes come to me with a diaper and say "poop!" Then last week he ran into my parents bathroom twice, backed his little bum up to the toilet and said, "poop!" Sure enough when I got to him, he had poop in his diaper.
- I know boys are usually trained later than girls. Mekonen will be two December 28th. Is it worth a shot because he would still require a lot of "help" like pants on and off and getting on and off the toilet, and not to be gross but wiping him. It's almost more work than changing a diaper, although less expensive of course.
- I hear some kids being potty trained for months before a new baby arrives only to "relapse" when new baby comes. Do I want to deal with that while caring for a newborn?
- Some people say potty training and then switching to a bed, can cause them to relapse, and they start peeing the bed, when before they didn't.
Mekonen will be moving rooms for when the new baby comes. I think I prefer the newborn to be in the room closest to us, which means Mekonen moving rooms. The new baby will pretty much have all his nursery furniture, and if it's a boy, the same bedding and such. I don't want him to deal with adjusting to a new baby and not ALL the attention on him and then him feeling like he got "kicked out" of his room and the new baby has all his stuff, etc. So I think I need to do this very far ahead of time.
- If all that baby transitioning might be too much, should I keep Mekonen in his current room, transition him to a bed in there, and move the nursery? That would technically be annoying and a lot of work to move around the two rooms, but doable.
- When do you think would be a good time to move him? (Mekonen turns 2 yrs. old December 28th and baby comes at the end of March).
- How did you go about the process of switching? (We won't do a toddler bed, just a twin bed we already have with the kid rails on the side).
- This decision is big for us---Did you train your toddlers to stay in their bed in the a.m. until you come get them? Or do they just get up out of bed when they wake up? i'm trying to figure out what we want to do so I can do it from the start so as not to confuse him. I don't know that i like the idea of him possibly wondering around and getting into things in the morning if i don't hear him get up. We are not into baby proofing our house so there is no way I'm baby proofing every single thing he could ruin in our entire upstairs.
So, that's it! The two big toddler hurdles I feel maybe we should accomplish before the end of March? Or is that too ambitious? Would love to hear your thoughts!