We have been feeding Dov, who is now 5 1/2 months old cheerios for about a week. With Eliott, I think we waited until he had 4 teeth which would have been at 9 months old. Shia had 6 teeth by 4 months so I was less concerned about his eating abilities so he also started cheerios early. Dov only has 4 teeth. He seems to really love cheerios and also rice krispies so this weekend I bought him a container of those baby puff things. What a disaster! He kept choking on them. I can't figure it out... he can eat the "big kid" food fine, but cannot seem to eat the "baby food". We will not be buying anymore puffs. He will just stick to cheerios and rice krispies which I think is the cheapest option anyway!
This morning a very interesting thing happened. I was working in the laundry room (because I have neglected laundry for about a week), and Shia came over to me. Usually he likes to help me put laundry into the washer or dryer.
Today was different. He came in and was tugging on his pants and pull-up. I thought oh great, another poopy diaper to change, but upon checking, he was dry. Then he walked across the hall (2 steps) to the bathroom and started to open the door. Brilliant mother that I am, I put two and two together that he was asking to go potty.
Sidenote: This is not the first time he has asked to sit on the potty, but we usually just do it for fun. Nothing evers comes out of the experience, but a good laugh.
Today, again no pee, but today was different. Right after he got off the potty he wanted to brush his teeth. He started to brush, looked at the potty and then peed all over the bathroom floor.
Now some people would be upset about the pee on the floor. I am choosing to look at things another way. 1. he knew he had to go 2. he asked me to take him to the bathroom 3. we need a different potty seat because he is uncomfortable
Eliott potty trained at 2 1/2 exactly. Shia will be 1 1/2 in 2 weeks. We'll see...