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The weekend was a pretty low key one. I honestly cannot believe its going to be Memorial Day in 1 short week! I’m pretty pumped because summer is my absolute favorite. I truly love nothing more then spending time out in Montauk with my family & friends.
Back to this weekend, we spent the majority of the weekend indoors. We attempted our first go around at potty training and it was NOT EASY by any means. (p.s. If you are just interested in the lounge wear then scroll to the bottom of this post as I plan on talking strictly potty talk for the majority of this post) Rosie will be 2 next month so it’s still pretty early but she’s been exhibiting signs that she’s ready for a while now (like hiding behind a couch or in the corner when she has to go, telling us verbally that she needs to go & crossing her legs & trying to hold it whens he has to go #1) We tried to stay in doors the majority of Saturday and made huge progress. She got to the point where she was doing both #1 & 2 on the potty with our encouragement and me constantly asking her if she needed to go to the potty. I even got sick of my own self saying it… At one point, she said to me “Mommy, I said stop asking me to go to potty” hahahah…. we figured the rainy weekend & the royal wedding was a perfect excuse to stay inside and hunker down but come Sunday the sun popped out and both my husband and I were going absolutely stir-crazy. We ended up leaving the house early on in the morning (sans pull-up) definitely a mistake because Rosie had multiple accidents at the park (both #1 & #2)
Rosie is still pretty young for potty training & I don’t want to pressure or rush her if she’s not ready so we are going to give it a week of this and if doesn’t work we will probably try again in another 3-6 months. There are definitely a number of different ways to go about potty training (I’ve heard of friends locking the doors for 5 days pulling up the carpets, having their child be naked waist down and just going full throttle) We are choosing to take a slow approach because when it comes to parenting I really want to try to always trust my own instincts first and foremost as opposed to following some method from a book or an article online. That’s not to say we won’t have to resort to that down the road but for now we are going to try to take it day by day and hope for the best!
- PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE (there are definitely going to be a lot of accidents along the way so it’s important to have patience and realize it’s par for the course) this is something I need to remind myself constantly as a parent as I’m generally quite impatient
- Make a big deal of any time she goes potty: yes my husband and I created our own version of the potty song & sang and danced clapped hip hip hoorayed any time Rosie successfully used the potty!
- Stay the course: even as I’m writing this, I want to give up because it’s SO much easier to just change her diaper but I’m going to give it at least a week for a fair & honest effort
WHEN TO START POTTY TRAINING: As with most developmental milestones, I usually take the advice of my pediatrician. Our pediatrician had told us at Rosie’s 18 month checkup that we should buy a potty because she had started to exhibit signs that she was ready to be potty trained. At the end of the day, I thought it was a bit early & honestly I don’t think my husband and I were mentally ready to potty-train her at that point so we waited until now (23 months)
PPOTTY TRAINING ESSENTIALS
POTTY CHAIR: We bought this pink potty for the bathroom (we have a tiny bathroom and this thing is compact & light and the clean-up process is relativley easy as well) Rosie can also easily drag it back and forth to the living room. ON THE GO: I also purchased this 2-in-1 on-the-go potty chair from OXO TOT for when we are out and about! It doesn’t take up much space & folds up easily so it’s the perfect potty training item to throw in the back of the stroller or in the car. It’s 2 in 1 capability allows you to attach it to a toilet seat or you can set it up to be a little potty on the ground.
PULL UPS/UNDERWEAR: Rosie loves Minnie Mouse so she picked out these Minnie Mouse pull-ups at the drug store. I plan on buying her some underwear after she is more comfortable like these for a little girl or these for a little boy. I also plan on leaving the pull-ups on for now during nap and bed-time. Will keep you updated on the entire process!
Needless to say I didn’t really get dressed this weekend. I hung around in comfy clothes for the most part like the joggers, long sleeve tee & slippers I’m wearing in the images above. Technically speaking these are my pajamas, but you can definitely get away with wearing these items to run errands around town. It’s a little bit more put together then sweats & a tee. Check out this brand for Joggers & other lounge attire.
This twist hem tee is super cute & is the perfect casual white tee. It’s available in multiple colors and is only $14.50. I’ve always loved Ugg Slippers! For my pair: here & Rosie: here
I also just purchased this pair of white sneaks by VEJA for my go-to summer kicks.This Superga pair is also a fan favorite & from now until the end of the month you can save 25% off both of these sneakers & your entire Isabella Oliver (maternity) & Baukjen purchase when you use the code: MOMFRIENDS (read my collaboration post: here for more of my favorite picks) Other favorites: this striped tee for summer & these joggers.
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