Bringing Home Baby

Bath & Potty Time

They say that any tub you buy will make the job of bathing a baby easy, I have to disagree. I got the Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn-to-Toddler tub, and later the Snug Tub Deluxe, both were great buys. Keep away from the 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 bathtubs, with snapping and folding parts, they can pinch babies' body parts and mom's fingers.

Another good find was the Shampoo Rinse Cup. This easy-to-pour rinse cup helps keep shampoo and water away from your child's eyes and face during bath time.

Potty Training

To start potty training Mireya, early and slowly, I decided to get a practical and cost-effective potty seat, the First Stages 3 in 1 Potty ($12.99), seemed like the right solution. I liked the 3-in-1 features, but there were no thrills in for Mireya.

Then, I decided to be more original and got the Fun To Learn Potty ($32.99) to see if that would motivate Mireya. Now she was too distracted with all the gadgets and sounds, she completely missed the point of learning.

At 20 months old, I determined that maybe Mireya was not ready. But soon after, a brand new product came on the market. The Potty Bench Training Toilet (by Boon, Inc.) is a training potty featuring two enclosed side storage spaces (for wipes and other supplies), which I love, and a pull-out drawer for easy clean-up. The bench is large and sturdy, it can support up to 300 lbs. Mireya went to do her business right on the first time. Perfect! You can find these at Target ($29.99).


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