When I was in position, I still did not understand what a baby is and what to do with it. Of course, there were courses for expectant mothers who teach a lot. And how to put the baby to the chest, and how to change diapers and much more. But I did not attend them, preferring to learn everything myself.
In the maternity hospital, having met the baby, I cried with happiness. I just heard that many people cry because they don’t know what to do next with the baby: how to take him in your arms and all that. I immediately learned how to change diapers, and got used to change clothes. Pampers are incredibly convenient and practical!
But as you know, you get used to good things quickly. And somehow we had a period of lack of money. The wrapping of the diapers ended quickly, and I had to use the old diapers.
My daughter was born in late April. The first time, of course, she was in diapers. But in the hot summer she was in a minimum of clothes or in general naked. And what kind of clothes can we talk about in the heat?
I wore panties and she was in swaddling clothes. Yes, I had to wash a lot, but I didn’t see anything terrible in that. She knew: my child is healthy, there are no rashes, prickly heat and overheating on the skin.
As soon as my daughter started to sit, I tried to lower her to the pot more often. I must say that we had the pot right away (my husband decided to purchase). She visually got used to him for a long time, so she was not afraid to sit on it. And we loved to plant soft toys on him (as a game), baby is very amused!
And so it happened that from 6 months the child could handle his needs on the pot. Not always of course, but in most cases. Naturally, 6 months of age is very early, and babies do not always realize what is required of them. It turns out that I was just catching a good moment.
As soon as the daughter began to walk, she began to sit on the pot herself. Wanted, sorry, in a small way, went and sat down. It pleasantly surprised me, however, there were also incidents. But only then, if much will play. And that. She felt guilty, offended. But I never scolded her and did not scream at her!
I led my son along the same path. He’s my March cat. Therefore, his infancy also fell in the summer. And he, too, was wearing only shorts, which I changed by necessity. With my children, I realized that the earlier you teach the pot, the easier it will be in the future. Now the guy is 1.4, he goes to the pot. This process is controlled by me and my assistant – the eldest daughter. And she’s good at it! You know, he obeys her even more than he does me.
Many familiar kids in diapers were up to 2-3 years old. I am surprised. But do not blame. Children are all different, each has its own character, individual characteristics.
But it seems to me that 3 years in a diaper is already too much! When children on the playground are already active, developed and in a diaper – I am shocked. Most likely, this is my mother’s mistake. Her too lazy to retrain her baby. Or maybe some other factors.
I do not argue, in the diaper is comfortable and convenient, and my mother (without bothering to just change everything) and the baby (to do his own thing and not worry).
But the time to the pot or toilet all the same comes. And this is important.
Tell me, when did your kids go to the pot on their own? How did you teach them? I am interested in your experience!