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Potty training tips

As soon as G turned three, I laid down the law with potty training. She has been terrified of the potty! I think the flushing noise from public restrooms when she is out with me did it. But we finally got her excited about it and were able to ditch diapers. Here are my top tips for potty training: 1. Wait until your toddler is ready. 2. Make it fun. Let them mark down each time they go on a chalkboard. 3. Offer candy as a reward each time they go. 4. If they go all day, make a big deal and bring home a toy. 5. Buy lots of cute panties with their favorite characters to excite them. 6. Start with a kid potty instead of a seat that goes into a big toilet. Less scary. 7. Let them sit on the little potty while watching TV. They will go and not even know it! 8. Use pull-ups at bedtime for accidents. 9. Show lots of praise and excitement each time they go. 10. …

Tiny Dancer

My baby girl is growing up! Genevive is three now and really ready to learn and interact with other kids. She’s with my mom during the day and not in preschool yet (working on potty training) so we wanted to enroll her in an activity. I really thought she would cry and not want to leave me when we took her to dance class. But that didn’t happen! She followed the teacher right into the dance room and didn’t even look back at me. I was the one who cried.