We are thinking about two big toddler transitions right now and I’d love some advice from the experts!
- We’re potty training and DD is doing great with peeing, hardly ever has accidents. However, she doesn’t want to poop in the potty, so she’ll hold it to the point where after 4-5 days she won’t eat, complains her tummy hurts, and so we’ve had to give her suppositories to make/help her go. And then we let her go in the diaper: a) because at that point she just needs to get it out, and b) it hurts so bad I don’t want her associating that with the potty. We’ve had her on Benefiber since she was about 1 because she’s always tended toward constipation, so we’ve upped that. And tonight I’m going to start giving her Miralax once daily as well. Any other advice for helping her overcome the poopoo on the potty aversion?
Oh, and it’s not that she’s afraid if it going away because when she finally does go in her diaper she wants to dump it in the potty and flush it…
- We’re going to transition DD to a twin bed in the next month or so as we have another coming in June and will need the crib :flower: . I think it’ll be fine - the only problem is she LOVES her crib. She’s 25 mos old and has never tried to get out, will sit in there for 45 minutes or an hour just playing with her stuffed animals or blankets while she’s either waiting to fall asleep or when she’s getting up in the morning. My plan is to take the crib down so she’s not tempted to ask for it, let her pick out bedding and stuff for the big girl bed, and we’re already talking to her about how exciting it will be to get to be in a big girl bed like mommy and daddy are. And we’re going to do it over the holidays because I’ll only be working 2 days out of 11 or so and can just get up and put her back to bed if she keeps getting up. Any pitfalls anyone has experienced that I can avoid? Or suggestions for easy success?