You are the bows from which your child as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran.

Welcome back to another week of us linking up to the living arrows linky as hosted by Donna from What the Redhead said. Can you believe that tomorrow will be the first of august? Nope me neither! This year is going super fast, I reckon Usain Bolt is giving it a piggy back!

For this weeks living arrows our post has a kind of celebratory theme to it. As many of you may know we have been attempting the dreaded potty training which was taking a little longer than we had envisioned but no two children are the same. It was earlier this week when Ryan had a light bulb moment, he noticed that Shaniah knew she was going to go back in pull-ups when we had to go out or when it was bedtime so he simply said go cold turkey on the pull-ups and put her in underwear all day including when we go out. I paused for a minute and realised that yes, maybe this would work.

We stocked up on HUGGIES DryNites bed mats, endless amounts of underwear and leggings – she is practically living in leggings now as they’re quicker to remove when she gives us her 3 second wee warning!

The first day we did this she had a few accidents but she hated the wet feeling that she was left with because she wasn’t wearing a pull up that soaked it up – winning! Within a few hours she was learning to tell us when she needed to go yes there were a couple of times where she had given us literally no warning before the flood came but she’s a toddler playing, I mean there’s times when I am too engrossed in what i am doing to take a trip to the bathroom.

As the days went on her ability to tell us when she needed to go was getting better although we are starting to sound like broken records when it comes

Read the full original post here authored by Tamara Tanner. You can visit her blog here.

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