Phew! Just when you think you have diapers and a poop routine figured out, people start asking if your child is toilet trained yet! The woes of a parent never end eh?!
Why toilet learning? Why not toilet training?
Toileting is more than just a milestone. It is an everyday skill that is about independence and self esteem.
Toilet learning, is more child-led, more about a child learning to use the toilet and less about an adult telling the child “you’ve gotta pee now, the way i want, when i say so”.
Obviously one cant expect a 2 year old to write 4 languages. Similarly, the sensitive period for starting toilet learning happens somewhere around 12-months, give or take.
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At months baby V finally started showing signs of readiness. By this, I mean, she started being aware
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I love this poem by our favorite illustrator Nick Sharratt.
Painting is an amazing activity for babies! It is a great way for them to explore
- Color, shapes, texture, patterns;
- Sensorial play;
- Hand-eye coordination;
- Motor skills;
- Spatial skills;
- Focus and
Obviously I couldn’t wait for baby V to show some readiness towards enjoying painting activities.
At about 7-8 months, she finally showed interest in the same and we jumped into mess free painting.
The easiest way is to paint before a bath in the bath tub using bath tub paints ( or simple home made colors), but somehow we weren’t comfortable with this one.
Read on for some cool mess-free painting tips for infants.
1. The zip-lock hack
This has got to be the easiest one. And best of all, all materials are available at home.
- Dab drops of thick paint on A4 sheet or cardstock.
- Place the sheet inside a ziplock ( jugaad if you dont have one – use plastic sheet and sellotape it to thefloor or table) and seal it.
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