The Way of Potty Training

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Potty training good results relies upon physical and emotional readiness, not a specific age. Numerous kids show interest in potty training by age two, but others might not be ready until age 2 1/2 or even older. And there's absolutely no rush. If you begin potty training too soon, it may only take longer. There is a wrong way and a proper way to potty train your young child; did you know this? Believe it or not there is. Parents can always use a few useful tips and some ideas at this time of their kid's life; I could have for sure. The majority of children show signs of readiness to begin using the toilet as toddlers, usually between 18 months and 3 years of age.
The Way of Potty Training
The Way of Potty Training

These signs include staying dry for around 2 hours at a time, having regular bowel movements, having the ability to follow simple directions, being uncomfortable with filthy diapers and wanting them to be changed, requesting to utilize the potty chair, or requesting to put on regular underwear. You must also be able to tell when your little one is about to urinate or have a bowel movement by his facial expressions, position or by what he says. If your little one has begun to tell you about having a dirty diaper you should praise him for letting you know and motivate him to tell you in advance the next time.

 Encourage, encourage, encourage is the most essential thing to keep in mind when you are attempting to potty train your son or daughter. Stay focused and stay positive; never react very much on the negative. You need to first get your child ready by getting your kid used to the toilet. When they get near encourage them by being truly positive or a few mothers and fathers make use of a sticker chart.

 Remember that there will be some accidents, but do not over react to this. If you happen to overreact about any incidents while attempting to potty train you could make the whole process continue longer than you would want. It's a great idea to take your child with you when you go to the bathroom; it is because little ones want to do everything that you do. If your child sees whatever you do, when you go to the potty they will be more at ease when they try. One more idea is to use a toy or a doll and pretend that it is using the potty, a few toddlers can learn from this also. Make sure that every time your child uses the potty and only if they do, reward them with praise, or stickers, anything you have decided that the reward will be.

When you make a decision to potty train your toddler keep in mind that it needs to be done in a stress free environment. Additionally it must be done when your young child is ready, not you. If your toddler doesn't potty train right away, they may not be ready. Wait some more weeks after this takes place and then try it again. Do not be negative when potty training your toddler; he is going to pick up on it eventually.

Home Sweet Doll House

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
One of the misconceptions about doll houses is that these miniatures bring the owner to some sort of a fantasy world or to some a Neverland far away. Most people did not find it hard to believe. Their belief is not without good basis. After all, a doll house is just a make-believe and a toy. The truth is, a doll house or any toy for that matter helps people get in touch with reality.

Home Sweet Doll House
Home Sweet Doll House
Toys have their playful way of reminding their owners that there is a real world out there. In the case of doll houses, these miniatures reminds us that no matter where and how far we go, there is always this place we call home that we have not stop loving.

Decorating a Kidkraft doll house is just one of the activities that keep us in touch with our feelings for our respective real homes. When applying paint on a doll house for example, you apply as much care and diligence as when painting your own home to get a smooth finish. There are other ways of decorating a doll house with which you can express how much you care for your real home. Aside form painting, there are other ways to decorate your doll house which include:

 - Wallpapering
- Carpeting
- Tiling
- Creating stone work
- Cladding the walls in wood

The most common decorating ways that most doll house owners prefer are painting, wallpapering and carpeting being the easiest to do. Carpeting for example does not require as much technical knowledge as would creating stone work. You need to have a little more experience before moving on to tiling, creating stone work, and wood cladding.

 Painting is by far the easiest to do because you do not have to worry much about getting the right scale. All you need is to choose the color scheme of your choice. When painting the walls of your doll house, you can create a pleasing effect by adding trim work and moldings. It is best to use a non acrylic based paint. Wallpapering and carpeting need an entirely different approach, besides choosing the right color scheme, you need to find a carpet or wallpaper that is the right scale for your doll house. The same approach apply to tiling. If you think wallpapering is only good and is limited to your doll house's interior you are underestimating the beauty of wallpapers. There are lots brick papers to give the exterior an authentic look. Do not also underestimate the type of wall paper adhesive you are using since this will result to sloppy work. Do use special paper adhesive that are available in doll house stores. There are available wooden flooring that is scaled and ready to lay down making it easier for you to work on the flooring. However, if you are using cabinet grade plywood you may stain and give it a good finish to give it a natural wood appeal.