Right now we are dealing with two things that are making EC challenging.
The first is teeth! I know it has been mentioned before how it interferes with EC. Well we are there. At the beginning of the month, Juliet cut her top 4 teeth all at the same time. She was a clinging, bawly monster for a while. I could not put her down, or she would freak. Whenever I step out of the room, the world was coming to an end! She does not want to sit on the potty, and stays stiff as a board.
I got my nice little girl back for about two weeks, and now it is molars! She is constantly chewing on her finger and often pull her right ear. Part of the problem is that Tylenol does not do much for her, and Advil only lasts 3-4 hours. Camilia, which worked wonders for DS, has not effect at all.
Our other challenge is that she is mobile. She is scooting around, and walking like a gorilla. Unless there is food in front of her, she does not want to be tied down. I sold her saucer today, because she just screams when I put her in it. I got a playpen set up, for when I have to leave the room. She has not taken to that too kindly.
When she is in a decent mood, she will sit on the potty long enough to pee or poo, then dash off. I use to be able to tidy up her room and fold laundry, while she sat there. Now, I got to sit beside her, and keep her entertained, so she does not take off too fast. Friday, she peed on the floor, because the got off her potty too soon.
Despite the annoyance, it is sort of funny to see her lift up her bum and walk gorilla style over to her dresser or bed where she pulls herself up. She can do this in a few seconds. It's like a race.
If I know she has to pee, like after a nap, or suspecting a poo, I keep putting her back on the potty until she is done. That is, when she is not the teething monster. When she is cranky, I will put her on the potty, but I don't insist. I don't want to make it a negative experience, but at the same time I want to make sure she knows that the potty is there to be use.
Maybe she'll cut all 4 molars at once and we'll be done. A mother can dream, right?
sounds like things are right on track! keep up the great work! we did the amber necklace for teething, molars weren't too bad, the canines were the ones that really derailed dd.
I am back to work, and Juliet is in daycare. They do take her to the bathroom when they can.
She appears to be holding her poo for when we are home.
The first few weeks after DD started daycare, she regressed a bit, and stoped indicating that she needed to use the potty. However, over the past few weekends, things have gone well. I noticed that she can hold on longer. Last Saturday, we were out all day. I took her pee at the restaurent when we had lunch. When we got home at 4, she was dry and peed on her potty. She is also waking up dry almost every morning. I often send her to daycare with the diaper she slep in.
I can't waite for her to start talking and clearly asking to go to the bathroom.
that's great! keep up the great work!!!
Our new challenge: Juliet likes to stuff things down into her potty. The tp is cute, because she actually tried to wipe herself. But toys and fingers are not so fun, especially when there is poop. It is like one day she sudenly realised that there was something in the pot.
She is now consistantly dry through the night, except when we get up later than usuall.
lol, okay maybe not but been there, for stuff in the pot, jade went through a (thankfully brief) phase where everything went in the toilet between our legs, sometimes we were not fast enough!
wtg on dry through the night!!! that's great!!
Juliet is going through a stuborn streak. The bathroom has become a war zone, along with the changing table and the car seat. When I pick her up at daycare, she wants me to come catch her. If I pretend to leave, to make her come to me, she starts crying, but does not come.
Yesterday, she went through her 5 cloth diapers and 4 disposables. Except for her first morning pee, she would have nothing to do with the potty.
This morning, I moved the potty to the kitchen. I am thingking that if she can decide for herself when to go, she might be more receptive. And it looks like it has worked. Well, at least once.
She went over to it, and sat down. So, I pulled off her pants and she peed. She has not gone back, but has not wet her training pants. Since I put cream on her bum, I did not put the disposables back on and decided to go precarious with the training pants.
Smarties bribes have made the potty a more plesant thing.
However, Juliet like to decide when she is ready for the potty. I go into the bathroom with her, close the door, take of her diaper and let her run arround. We she is ready she goes.
She has started to sign 'potty' more often, but we are usually too late. Daycare has started to put her on the toilet.