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Tuesday
Jul172012

Baby Asked to Go Potty (8 mo)

Baby Asked to Go Potty (8 mo)  by April Rowen

Yesterday, my eight-month-and-something old daughter looked up at me from her stroller and said, "Uh! Uh!" The three of us (being hubby, baby and me) were out romping Woodland Park Zoo. I did a mental check-list:

Hungry? Check.

Hot? Cold? Double-check.

Did she want out of the stroller? No, she seemed content. Hmm.. That left only one thing.

We both stopped, somewhere between Gorillas and an animal I never knew existed on God's green earth, and hunched over the stroller, waiting to see if she would 'talk' again.

After a few more impatient 'uh's', followed by an increasing frowny-face, I grabbed the stroller and beat a quick path to the nearest restroom. Claiming the handicapped stall (which I've found is mostly used by mom's), I dug out wipies and a fresh diaper. I squatted baby over the huge toilet, careful to keep her bum - and hands - from touching the seat. (How I do this with only two hands, only our Good Lord knows.)

She immediately giggled, squaled, then relieved herself, still smiling. I cleaned her up, then reached for a new diaper. But I didn't need it - her old diaper was still dry. 

!!!

We both left the bathroom, squealing and giggling.

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I've thought many times about whether to blog about infant potty training. I've had lots of friends and friends-of-friends ask for advice. But yesterday, when baby flashed me those baby blues and left no-doubt about what she wanted and left mama with a dry diaper to re-use... let's just say that sealed the deal. 

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