ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, May 20, 2007

Filed under: Development/Milestones: Babies

There has been a fair bit of discussion lately around these parts about potty training. After a long and difficult start, we seem to be having a fair bit of success with training Sara. This got me wondering what other bloggers have to say on the subject.

Karyn, of Miss Conception, is having mixed results. Her three-year-old seems to be on his way, but her five-year-old, who has Asperger Syndrome, is not doing so well. He's got a great excuse, however, but still, it must be frustrating. Even the classic bribery method is not working out the way it's supposed to. Now she's taken drastic steps and is prepared for the, ahem, fallout. I wish her luck!

Meanwhile, Kimberly of More Than Myself is having success, of sorts. Her son got the right idea, but his aim was a little off, I guess. It was confusing to him, but hopefully it means he's on his way to a more complete -- and more accurate -- success in the near future. I wish her luck as well.

While not strictly potty-related, a local mom has been pondering the wisdom of having two kids close together over at Mommy Daze. Of course, it's all rhetorical since she's already 22 weeks pregnant. She raises an interesting point, however -- is it better to have kids close together and suffer more for a shorter time, or to spread them out over a longer period but with less pain all at once? I'm not sure; we had ours pretty close together, mostly because we felt it's best for the kids. Still, it's an interesting question. Oh, and just for the record, she says "let's not even talk about the potty."

Finally, so as not to leave you to serious for a Sunday evening, take a look at a conversation between Teri of Perspective from my comfy chair and her son Sean on the mechanics of toileting.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.