So, from time to time I like to open up the floor to all of you Moms with experience and solicit your advice on Mommy issues. Today's topics....binkies - how to get rid of them and butts - how to get them on the toilet.
Up until about 2 months ago, Elise could take or leave her binkie. We started trying to break her, letting her have it only at nap and at night and she was doing great...then she got sick. And all of a sudden she started calling for her "bebe" and wants it all of the time. Our goal is to have it gone by the time that she turns 2 (5 months away), but I'm thinking we might need to speed that up before she gets further attached. So, what has worked for you? How have you phased out the pacifier?
And now we tackle the topic of potty training. Each week, I receive an email about development for children who are Elise's age, and for the past 2 months, every email has included talk about potty training. I'm thinking about trying in July, since I have that month away from work and could devote extra energy to it. Anybody have any tried and true methods?....And I'm not talking about giving her Big Gulps and letting her run around naked either, that method is a little scary. Anybody try potty training before age 2? Should I just wait until she is older? I've known kids to train as young as 15 months and as old as 4, what has your experience been? Please chime in here, I need your help!