Potty Training, Bottles, Time-Outs!

Angela - posted on 07/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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This has been a week of change for my family! We got the ball rolling on working out, potty training,time outs and weaning off bottles! My kids are Joshua, 2 and a half, and Delaney, 1.
I am 26 and overweight. I need to lose about 30lbs to be healthy and fit! Joshua and I have been doing daily workouts with a Get Fit DVD...I love the energy it has given me, and I love that Joshua can bounce along with me and thinks it's fun!
Joshua is on day 3 of potty training. He wears big boy underwear all day and uses the potty! A few accidents, but he is learning! He only wears a diaper if he takes a nap, and at night!!!! This, along with the time-mat I set up for discipline, is really making a change in my little man. He started to become demanding and throwing temper tantrums about everything and anything, so we have introduced formal time-outs with the mat. Before it was verbal, but now he gets it! He doesn't want to have to stand on the mat!
Also, we are weaning Delaney off her bottles,and so far she is doing a great job! It helps that she sees her big brother using a sippy, because she always wants what he has!!
This has been an awesome week for me, especially since I am a stay-at-home mom, actually a stuck-at-home mom (we only have one car and I watch another child for extra income during the week) and I had been feeling lonely and bored and stressed....Not now! Lots of new things to look forward to, and I am happy and feeling renewed!!!!! Just wanted to share!! :)

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Felicia Neikolle - posted on 07/10/2009

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Congratulations!! That is so awesome and it seems that you are on the right track! Make sure when the third week comes around and you're running out of steam and don't really wanna keep going ... push it through any way. Sounds like you have the right inspiration and momentum though!!

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