Then I had T Rex - rude awakening. He was not easy-going like my baby-dolls had been. He demanded constant attention and did not like to be held or cuddled and was very easily over-stimulated.
Enter T Rex Princess - here's my living doll experience I've been waiting for. She likes to play dress up and is most agreeable to all my crazy whims and jags. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely adore T Rex. He's my special little guy and my first born - the first baby I ever loved and called mine. But it's very refreshing to have this newest little one who humors her mom and let's her "play dolly".
So I mentioned one of those crazy whims I'm putting her through. Well, I've started having her "sit" on the potty when I find her diaper to be dry. I know it sounds crazy but holding her over the toilet is not too dissimilar to what people in non-industrialized countries do. They just hold the baby up and it does its thing. We've been doing this for the past 4-5 weeks and thus far I have about six #1's and three #2's. I've mentioned previously how much I don't enjoy changing diapers so that's nine less I'll ever have to change.
This technique is referred to as infant potty training. Babies put through this technique potty train about 5-6 months earlier than normal. We started full on potty training with T Rex at 14 months and he was pretty much there by 18 months and totally there by his second birthday. So, we'll see what transpires with this little girl. I always thought my mom was crazy when she said all her babies were potty trained by 14 months but I guess she really was telling the truth.
When T Rex Princess is not potty training she is sporting some pretty charming diapers. You've seen the Bummis previously. Here are some of the "newer" styles she has:
These are Bumkins and I found a barely used set at the children's consignment store for a great deal.
These are the homemade ones that a blog follower mitchsmom sent me - they are pretty good and all unique in their own ways. I put my Bummis waterproof covers over them and they rock.
I'm not sure what my "living doll" will say to all this when she is grown or even a mother herself, but at least I can say I got my full doll experience!