I had a few goals for this summer- sleep training to get Sloane to sleeping through the night, stop using the guggie (aka pacifier), and potty training. We are 1.5 to 1.75 down of the list of three.
On her half birthday, Sloane saw her friend, Maera use the bathroom and having no diaper on. I asked Sloane if she wanted her diaper off and to use the potty, and she said yes for the first time in about 8 weeks. That was last Saturday and in the past week we have used about 4 diapers other than naps and bedtime. She has gone to the store, the library, the farmer’s market, and school in her undies! This is the .5 to .75 of the count.
A few weeks ago I insisted we start some sleep training. Sloane was very accustomed to falling asleep having her back rubbed and would wake throughout the night crying and wanting her back rubbed. I was exhausted and I wasn’t even doing half the wake ups. We started by having less touching and sitting by the crib. We moved to sitting further from the crib. The idea was to get her falling asleep on her own at first and that would make it easier to get back to sleep by herself in the middle of the night And now we have had a full week of sleeping through the night! Things will get thrown in the air with our annual trip to the coast this 4th of July, but we have paved the way for success. I give us a full 1 for this one.
We also turned her car seat forward. I spent a good month talking this up- telling her we would turn her around after getting back from G and Pa’s house, she would see out the window better, and she would not get to have her guggie any more in the car. We did the switch about 3 weeks ago and she has asked a couple times for her guggies, but no crying or pitching a fit for it. I am going to give myself another .25 for that one-raising the total to 2 out of 3. Now we just need to work on nighttime and naps sans guggie.