Thursday, August 1, 2013

Paci's and Potty Training

This mommy took on, taking away the paci from the 4 month old and taking the diapers away from the 2 year old.

I had kinda played around with potty training Niah who turned two in May right after her birthday. She was starting to understand it so the last week of May I decided, I was going to get serious and not use diapers anymore. A month later I will say we have only had 1 or 2 pee pee accidents and 4 or 5 poopie accidents. She has going potty down and does really good, the only time she has had accidents is when mommy and Niah are really busy and I forget to ask her. Most of the time Niah will tell me she has to go. Now, poopie is hard for her because she gets the feeling she has to go 20-40 mins before she has to go. We will sit on the potty 3 or 4 times and she tries to go but because it does not come out as quickly she says all done. We are still working on it but I think we will have it down soon.
The same week I decided to get serious with potty training, Malachi who at the time was 4 months old started waking up every 2 hours in the night wanting his paci. I never let him use his paci for night time sleep but it did not matter he still knew he wanted it. After night 2 of waking up, I said that is it we are getting rid of the paci. I read lots of articles on how to do it and I decided to just go cold turkey. No more paci! It took 2 nights for him to go back to his 8 hour sleep schedule at night but after that it was back to normal. Naps, where he used his paci always to fall asleep and stay asleep took about 5 days to get back to normal. He started to take only hour long naps instead of 2 or 3 hour naps and was a little fussy. After a week naps slowly got better and longer.

It has been a month (now 2 months, I wrote this the end of June) with no paci and no diapers and it has gone well. I am so proud of Niah for how well she is doing with going potty in the big girl potty. I am so glad that Malachi has adjusted well and got past using the paci!

Niah sitting on her potty.... She actually does not even use the potty chair now

Sleeping boy with no paci


  1. You have THE cutest kids! Seriously- I just thought, "Man- I hope I find MY OWN kids this cute!" LOL. :)

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