Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pee Pee Bottle

Ok so any moms that have boys need to listen up.. I am sure I am not the inventor of this simple trick but I am sure a big user and pusher..lol
Soo get a empty juice bottle or water bottle.. I like juice like FUZE because the mouth of the bottle is bigger. Arizona juices that cost a $1 are good too.

Once you little one starts potty training you can not go anywhere without the bottle. It is really helpful even if you are still on the pull ups stage... So if you are out and about and you see the pee pee dance starting pull over to a corner and let him go in the bottle.. This will keep the pull ups or big boy underwear clean and wouldn't get you in trouble for peeing on public property.. We are raising little boys not dogs right..lol

This even works when there is a bathroom around..People don't care..  I was at the supermarket and had a potty emergency I was without the bottle OF COURSE soo we went to the bathroom.. My son is 3 and has been doing it in the potty for a while soo he knows how to hold it .. I talk to him soo he remembers to hold it and hold it ..There was a woman there already waiting and even though it was obvious my son had to go she just dashed in the bathroom before us..smh... yup she went pretty fast came out with her pants and belt unbuckled but it risk the possibility of an accident happening..
soo the bottle is a must and when you forget it that is the time you need it the most.. So stock up when you see a sale in the supermarket and leave one in the car, every stroller and in the baby bag. It is a life saver and it really helps out in the potty training stage.

Got to think of something like this for little girls.. when I have one I will def let you know what works

Parent Lingo

So as a parent you are going to do soo many new and crazy things that are somewhat unexpected. Like name crazy, funny,not so nice things that your child(ren) does. Here is some parent lingo that you only understand once you are a parent and your child does these "wonderful" things to you.

Stiff as a board - when a child makes their body straight and stiff, like a board, making it impossible to sit anywhere (train, bus,, stroller, lap, etc)

I was introduced to this while I was prego with my first son. I was watching a couple with there child, it was nice at first but then it got ugly and scary. I immediately thought I am not going to teach my baby how to do that but you know what I found out they are born knowing how to do this..lol

Spider walker- when you lift a child that does not want to be lifted up and they throw them backwards as if they are going to walk like a spider.

This is not fun at all but it happens when toddlers are involved in something they shouldn't be or you have to leave you current location. Just be strong and if you don't want to get kicked hold child away from you or my fave throw them under your arm

Siren Yell - this is a ear piercing yell that can make you deaf. There is nothing you can do to turn it off but if it makes you feel better tell you child to stop over and over again.

My second son does this all the time since he is not speaking in sentences yet. He gets mad and just yells and yells. The most recent time he did this was in a restaurant I heard nothing else but his scream because I was holding him. Everyone stared but i kept calm because I knew nothing I did would stop this siren yelling and he would stop somehow someway. I offered him some of my meal and it kind worked. As he chewed come grains of rice he fell asleep again.

Statue - a toddler or preschooler who does not want to leave their current location will freeze like a statue and not move even if you pull them

To a onlooker this is pretty funny but to the parent that is pulling the statue not so much.

Neck Brace - this when you child wants to give you a big hug and squeeze you but they only thing their arms can wrap around is your neck

This is actually nice for a few second but then you might start to get dizzy so be ready to relocate arms to around your torso.

Jumping Bean - baby bounces the bottom half of their body to be picked up.

Babies are born knowing that this means they will get picked up. I don't know how they know but they do and it always works.

This is all I have for now but more to come :o)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Helper or Slave??

Big brothers and sisters are the best helper we have but there is limit of help they should do?? I had my two boys very close together, like Latin twins close - 11mths apart, to avoid the helper complex.
I had a great notion that if they were two babies in the house the older one wouldn't have to be forced the help with their young bro or sis. I didn't want to teach the older sibling not to have a baby at a young age by showing them the hard work that a baby entails.
I have seven brothers and sister (yea big family) and I helped out with my younger siblings but not enough to feel bothered by it. My younger brother helps with our younger twin sisters and he is very bothered by it. He told me once he doesn't wanna do anymore favors for his baby sisters. His mother would always say can you do me a favor please? Ever since this comment, I swore my kids would never feel this way. Yea one of those promise every non-mother makes before she becomes a mom.
-F.Y.I half those promises have been long forgotten and broken.. It happens no reason to cry over it.. You cant make real promises about something you know nothing about. Motherhood is a job you learn about once you have the job. Hands on training is the only real way to learn
So this was one of the reasons for my Latin twins but guess what my older son does help me out. He loves to help out to because I am grateful for his help and I try not to over do it. An example of how he help is the morning pamper change. Now my boys get up at 6am (yes feel my pain - lol), I would like to sleep longer but it doesn't happen. My little ones favorite time to poop is in the morning soo 90% of the time he is pooped before we get out of bed. Before I got hip to this am poop I open the pamper to find a huge mess and my son was wiggling everywhere. In the efforts not to get poop EVERYWHERE I ask my older son to get me the wipes.. I said Pamper change emergency..lol He ran and go the wipes, aquaphor and the new pamper. This was GREAT and big help.
Soo now this is how he helps me out. He likes to do it, yea sounds like I am making it up but one morning my fiancee was home and he got me the wipes and pamper and my older son freaked out.. He was sooo mad his father helped me. He felt like his job was stolen, crazy and a little funny. I tried to calm down by saying we had teamwork today but since he is at the independence stage this didn't work. His father doesn't mind letting him help out with this at all. It is his job for as long as he wants it.
I think this type of help is fine but I don't ever want to get to the point where he is the only taking care of his baby bro like changing his pamper all by himself, feeding him, dressing him. That won't be fair, at least I don't think so.
So we all need help but just keep in mind of who's help you are getting a lot of :o) Helping is a chance to teach listening skills and following directions skills but just remember to not over do it because your little one will let you know..