Friday, 8 July 2011

One step forward and one step back

We've been giving Eden lots of nappy-free time at home this week, and at 19 months, perhaps to be expected we've had a fair few wees on the floor! Today, however, Eden took herself over to her potty, sat down on it and did a wee straight away - all of her own doing, so perhaps she is ready afterall.

Her 'potty training' to use the term loosely as we haven't been pushing it, was just an experiment really. Eden has been in cloth nappies since birth, and although still relatively young by today's standards for potty training, it is said that toddlers in cloth nappies will be ready sooner. I have to admit though, I'm not in any particular rush to 'train' her as the thought of putting her beautiful cloth nappies away/ selling them, makes me sad! Equally, I can't use this as an excuse to hold her back if she's ready though.

So, this week we've taken a step forward towards her potty training. Of course the universe wouldn't be in balance if there wasn't a step back somewhere - and Eden's sleeping has been terrible this week! She has always been a really good sleeper - self-settling to sleep easily and sleeping through until 7am. This week she won't go to sleep unless we're in the room with her, she's waking at 6am, and she's cut her daytime nap down from 2 hours to one if we're lucky. I have no idea what's causing this, or even if it's linked to her potty training developmental step, but I hope it's just a phase and passes soon, as much for her own sake as to ours, as she's been a tired little button this week and much more prone to the grumps!

With all the busyness of toddler-hood this week I haven't had much time at all to devote to the blog, hoping to be back on track really soon!

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