First Visit to the Dentist – not bad at all!

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I finally got around to booking Ella’s dentist appointment reading that they should start going when they’re three.  I didn’t know what to expect but my dentist assured me that they would only do what felt comfortable to the child.  At the very least, she could meet the dentist and sit in the chair and if she was agreeable they would to do a little more. (more…)

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Tantrum Threes!

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I have always heard of the terrible twos and so I prepared myself.  The twos came and went and we didn’t really have any issues.  I patted myself on the back thinking I must have been doing all the right parenting things that I read about or we just lucked out and got an easy to manage child – this parenting thing was easy I thought at the time.  Then Ella turned three.  I recall clearly  how quickly things changed.  It was like she turned into another child.  Small things like what she was going to wear, when she was going to bed, what she was going to eat, when she was going to go potty etc. now became a “discussion” and sometimes a battle of the wills.  What happened to my agreeable and compliant child?  It was too good to be true I guess. (more…)

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Defender for Not-So-Clean Public Washroom Toilet Seats!

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It’s always a joy to get away from changing diapers but the thought of having your little one toilet trained and using public washrooms makes my stomach turn.  Of course they are not tall enough to squat or do any other acrobatic maneuvers to avoid touching the seat so there were two options; either I pack a full kit of cleaning supplies and clean every public washroom we visit out there or find something to protects Ella from sitting directly on the toilet seat.  After some research, I decided to try the Neat Solutions Potty Toppers and Potty Cover.  Different from the toilet seat covers that sometimes comes provided in public washrooms, these covers have a coating on the top to prevents any left over drips or residue from soaking through to the top.   (more…)

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