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We devote a lot of our space to issues revolving around potty training girls and toddlers in general. Fortunately, that isn’t the only thing that will occupy your thoughts as new – or new again – parents. Here is an interesting article about one of the other main pre-occupations: your girls nursery!
Planning Your Baby’s Nursery
Planning and completing your baby’s nursery should be one of the thrilling times of your life. In addition to planning and anticipating the arrival of the newest addition to the family, both you and your husband or wife get to enjoy some quality time making all of the necessary modifications along with shopping. From the color of the walls to the accessories, you’ll be able to work together to give your child the very best nursery room ever. After working on the room, it’s time to go shopping for some great baby furniture.
For the mother and father who want a modern baby’s room for their child, modern styles of cribs, changing tables and storage make great choices. To keep you from falling deep into sleep deprivation, add a comfortable sofa or rocking chair in the corner of the baby’s room. Finish the effect with some playful prints and colors for bed covers, wallpaper, and crib mobiles to produce a positive outlook inside the room, keeping the atmosphere lively and fit for the most precious baby in the world. This way, you are able to blend the interior design of your baby’s nursery into the look and feel of your home. Add in some wall art and lighting to create a magical world, which will be delightful as your child takes in the sights in this colorful world.
On the other hand, for moms and dads who have limited nursery budgets, the same effect is still possible. With enough creativity, you can create an equally marvelous baby’s room for your child. Consider purchasing simple pieces of cribs baby furniture. If you aren’t able to afford the more elaborate and artistically designed cribs, then make do with classic designs, adding in some color by complementing it with playfully printed bed linens. Think about raiding thrift stores for some old nursery decorations. Remember, other people’s stuff may be treasures to others. Searches on the internet for cribs baby furniture may be highly fruitful, both for new as well as used items.
Regardless of the resources you have, never cave in to the pressure of spending too much in completing your baby’s nursery room. Keep in mind that babies do not exactly need or fully value fancy trappings. Work with what you have. With plenty of creativity and some design tricks, you can create a wonderful nursery around your resources.
Potty training girls isn’t the only thing to occupy new parents – fortunately! There are plenty of other things to keep your mind – and pocketbook – very busy!
While this site is called “Potty Training Girls”, much of what we talk about applies to boys as well. I actually struggled over the name, since it could just as well be called “Potty Training Toddlers”. However, I have two girls, and no boys. My girls were certainly toddlers once, however they never were boys – at least not in a literal sense!
That said, toilet training in general, whether it’s for girls or boys, really babies or toddlers in general, much of this information still applies. And so when I came across the article below, I figured it would be worthwhile posting here. If you find it valuable, or have anything to add (or subtract!), please feel free to let me know by commenting below. And in fact, you’re welcome to speak your mind on anything else besides the article – as long as it pertains to the whole potty training issue.
“Top Secrets To Potty Training Boys Using Easy Methods”
by Ellie Dotson
Many parents struggle with potty training their boy. Despite their best efforts, parents tend to find it much easier to potty train girls than boys. It seems like he always finds something more interesting to do, even if he knows how to use the potty. That’s why you’ll want to follow these tips to make your job that much easier.
The first thing you need to do is consider whether your little boy is actually ready to be potty trained. Being ready to potty train is absolutely key, or it just won’t happen. Trying to start before he is ready will just lead to a lot of frustration.
Is your child able to understand a lot of things? Does he let you know when he has to go to the bathroom? Demonstrating these things may mean he is ready.
Give him his own potty to try out! Get him familiar with it. Have him sit on the potty and relax and get to know it.
When he’s ready, you can show him what the potty is for. Toys, books, and videos about using the potty can be absolutely helpful.
One great method is to use a potty training doll. They make these for boys and for girls, and they really are phenomenal! He will “teach” this doll to use the potty. Teaching the doll will be very helpful for him. Since he can teach his doll and go himself, he will feel like a big boy. This may be the last step on his path to being potty trained.
Keep up with it, and he should train a lot more easily than you were expecting. Just don’t let yourself get frustrated. Doing these things can really speed things up! Stressing out will negatively effect you and your little one. It’s always best to keep things fun.
Because you are desperate to potty train your little one, you’ll definitely want to look into using a (http://pottytrainingdoll.net/) Potty Training Doll right away. It really can help to make things easier, and they are priced right.
I though it was a good general article on toilet training. Remember, if you disagree, just let me know – in a cordial way, of course!
Potty training babies probably shouldn’t be done. It is wise to wait until the tiny things become toddlers before starting the process of potty training. The child needs to at least know how to speak, motion, stand up, and sit down before they can begin potty training so it is wiser to wait until they are toddlers.
However, as babies, whether you are potty training girls or boys, it is far different from the conception of toilet training toddlers that many people have. In fact, infant potty training doesn’t involve any effort, at least consciously, on your infant’s part at all. If you’ve ever wanted to know how mothers dispensed of diapers in the past or how other cultures were able to get rid of diapers so quickly, then just read on.
The basic tenets of infant potty training involve understanding your infant’s elimination body language, timing, patterns, and vocalizations. If you can familiarize yourself with all of these things, then you can partake of infant potty training. You must set aside doubts, fears, and cautions against infant potty training if you want to begin. The Western World is conditioned to fear any form of early toilet training. The prohibitions against infant potty training are really based on opinion and not scientific proof. Maturational readiness theories are folklore, opinions, and pseudoscience masquerading as science. Infant potty training is based on your child’s rhythms and communication between the mother and her baby.
Training a baby to potty train is just like training a dog or cat because it works on sound cues, muscle memory, and situational cues to let your infant know where you want him to go pee, poop, and when. If you anticipate that your infant needs to go, then make a watery sound like a ‘sssss’ or ‘pee pee’ sound. Then, use this sound every time you want your child to go the bathroom. Or, make this sound when your child is going the bathroom. He will then associate this sound when going to the bathroom with the process of elimination. Take your child to the same place every day to force through his elimination.
The best time to start potty training is at 4 to 5 months old. The average time that babies take to complete perfecting this process is 2 years. It is safe if parents have the right mind-set before approaching the dirty topic of infant potty training, pun intended. This really works with some effort.
Just work with cues, and your baby will be potty training in no time. Some cues that your baby may be ready to go to the bathroom include a fuss or cry before, during, or after elimination, grunt during the process of defecation, and unique toilet sounds that your baby makes when approaching the toilet.
Some body language that you can pay attention to with your child include tensing or stiffening of the body, assuming a piercing or imploring expression, squirming or awakening the mother, contracting the abdomen while in the midst of pushing, and patting or grabbing the crotch area.
Even a baby can learn. And for those of you lucky enough to be potty training girls, it happens much faster than boys!