Operation Big Girl Bed has pretty much gone down without a hitch. Amelia has been sleeping in a twin bed going on three weeks and actually stays in her bed all night. However, and there always is a however, she has become quite skilled at prolonging bedtime. She’ll plead with me to “lay down mama, lay down!” and I usually find her serious little face and patting the pillow too hard to resist. We’ll read just one more book which then turns into three because she’ll then plead, “here go mama, here go!” and hand me another one.
We just won’t talk about her new take on naps, or lack thereof. Of course she naps like a pro at daycare. I needs me some daycare lady mojo!
Operation Big Girl Potty, however, has yet to launch. In fact, Amelia has pretty much ignored the potty since I brought it out on an overzealous whim during the holidays. Amelia hasn’t yet moved to the potty training booty camp classroom at daycare, which is where Caitlin really got the urge to potty train, so I’m hopeful that will be the motivation she needs.
I decided to check out the latest in potty technology because it dawned on me that our no frills potty might not do a thing for Amelia. Maybe she needs a 2007 pimped out potty, something with more bells and whistles. Something that makes the potty an event, not a destination.
It’s been nearly three years since we purchased a potty for Caitlin, so it was no surprise to me that there were several new swanky models on the market. We parents are prime targets for the latest gadgets.
Being the parenting cynic that I am, not to mention the fact that it’s very hard for me to stifle my inner crotchety old lady, I had an immediate “you’ve got to be kidding” reaction to just about every potty.
The Baby Bjorn Potty Chair
This just screams, “despite being parents, we are hip, we are cool, and we refuse to have anything but an uber chic sleek ultra modern potty!” We are neither chic or hip or modern so I moved on to the next one.
Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Potty
Any potty described as “whimsical” in design means you are desperate enough to be lured by unnecessary bells and whistles to get your kid out of diapers. Naturally, I kind of like this one. And hey, who doesn’t want to laugh and learn while using the potty? Multitasking at its finest! I have been known to hold a baby on my lap while peeing first thing in the morning.
Levels of Discovery Her Majesty’s Throne
If you buy this potty and wonder why your daughter is a mini Paris Hilton at age 7, remember, it was you who pushed the royalty thing when your little princess was still wearing diapers. Oh sure, we have lots of princess bling around the house, but I draw the line at a royal toilet.
Peter Potty Flushable Toddler Urinal
Just makes me glad I have girls.