Sunday, February 7, 2010

Potty fun, or not

No sooner was I off the crutches than Toddler Cuggles was definitely wanting out of nappies.  It started by 'accident' on Monday.  She ripped the nappy off, as she has been doing a lot, so I put the potty out and when I saw the tell-tale 'about to wee' position I raced her to the potty.  Bingo, a wee!  Half an hour later she brought the potty to me to show me she'd done it again all by herself.  I thought we were both pretty clever at this point.  Then she went of to daycare for 2 days, where they are wonderful and gave her lots of opportunity to practice, though with not much success.  On Tuesday night she did a poo in the toilet, mid bath time and was really excited to flush and wave bye bye poo and to wash her hands.  Since then we've had less success, with only one gold star on the potty chart.

My poor baby caught a cold Thursday and has been miserable.  I don't mind saying I've coped pretty well with the irritability and the aversion to taking medicine.  I even kept calm when she did what she did today.  I put her down for her midday sleep, then she took her nappy off and had diarrhea through the cot and, somehow, on the floor.  Yep, it happens with toddlers, yep, she is sick.  But this is not the first time we've had midday baths and sheet washing sessions because the damn nappy doesn't stay on.  Even Granny has had a turn in dealing with this at her place.  So that's why I think I've done well to get the hot soapy water and mop bucket out with patience.

I was less controlled when 10 minutes after being returned to a freshly scrubbed bed with clean sheets my little angel took her nappy off again.  Luckily I got a new one on in time but she was told to put that head down and to stay quiet because I wouldn't be coming back till she had a rest!  Of course she then needed a drink which I gave in to and then called for other things but eventually fell asleep.  Sigh, been so busy I've only had one cuppy tea today!

*PS. I had been out on Friday to stock up on some all in ones with snaps at the crutch, if these don't work I'll have to try a modified straight jacked for her bum. : )
* PSS. Very soon I'll stop procrastinating and will have some sewing to write about.

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