Potty Training

This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 | 23 comments

This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

May is five years old now. She no longer fits on those baby changing tables, and she is only getting bigger. If you leave your home for more than an hour, chances are you might need to use the toilet. May does too. When we go out and she needs to be changed, we have no choice but to place her on the floor of a toilet. We wouldn’t put a baby on the floor of a toilet. What a revolting thought. We wouldn’t choose to lie about ourselves on the floors of toilets. Or, allow our toddler to eat a bit of food he drops there. But, there seems to be very little drive to provide sanitary...

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Retrieved from the post office today…

Posted on May 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Retrieved from the post office today…

Retrieved from the post office today: one package too large for the slot in my door addressed to May. A late birthday gift? No. Six nappies. May turned five a week ago. That is one year since she was eligible for free nappies (AKA diapers for my American friends). A year of nappies we have purchased for May, at our expense – and in return, SIX. Children in the UK who cannot be potty trained receive free nappies on the NHS once they turn four. And so, I find myself with six nappies. For the past year, I’ve been begging for… six nappies. I should add the package, which I...

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Should May use this medieval toileting device?

Posted on Oct 25, 2012 | 17 comments

Should May use this medieval toileting device?

It is not as we had hoped: 1. An attachment to the small toilet adjacent to her room. 2. Conveniently situated in a room, the bathroom preferably, rather than other her bedroom. 3. Compact in any way, or collapsible. 4. Flushable. Is attempting to get May to use the toilet worth dealing with this...

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How does special needs potty training work?

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 | 13 comments

How does special needs potty training work?

I admit it. My mom worked some kind of voodoo magic over my daughter. Because, it’s not just my mom anymore. I am now 3 for 3 with my daughter on the potty. Now, I only tried once today and twice yesterday, but each time, within 30 seconds, there it was. Pee-pee in the potty. I admit it – and, I’m just the kind of wilful daughter who refuses to believe that her mother might be right. I’m not saying that May is potty trained, or even close. But, the evidence has forced me to confront the possibility that it might, in one form or another, be possible. May seems pleased...

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