Have I mentioned lately how much I love Hailey’s current age and stage? 18 months is filled with exploration, communication and lots of laughs.
I’ve been just rolling with things and enjoying where we are, but a few questions have come up along the way that have me truly realizing my sweet girl isn’t a baby anymore, but is transforming into a true toddler/little kid.
So what’s been on my mind? …
Potty training. I haven’t read a lick about it, but I’ve heard you can start considering it when your child understands they need a diaper change and can tell you. Well now Hailey has started to tell me ‘diaper’ (di-pah) when she needs a new one. So what next? Buy a book? Research potties? Oh dear, not sure I’m ready for this…
The dentist. Hailey has a mouth full of chompers. I’ve lost count. Her teeth brushing skills are probably not adequate, but is it really time to see a dentist? The idea of having to hold my busy child down in that chair gives me nightmares.
Sleeping in a big girl bed. Actually, I have zero plans of switching anytime soon. I just heard someone talking about about it. When I got around to considering it, I just cracked up laughing at the thought. My wiggle worm definitely still needs the crib.
Turning the car seat around. Then official recommendation is to wait until 2 years old. Hailey has never complained about be rear facing and does pretty well in the car, but recently her legs have seemed a bit cramped against the backseat. So what’s the right move? Stick it out to 2? Or spin her around?
Your feedback is welcome as I have yet to start looking into any of these questions seriously. I’m just too busy collecting hugs, reading books and laughing at how much Hailey loves her shoes (shzzz).