Adventures of baby food and potty training!

Yes I said potty training. Well sort of. 

Last month or a couple weeks ago.. Idk, I lose track of time. Anyway a friend of mine with a son the same age, Has been potty training and it has been a successful! A baby just under 6 months! I read her awesome blog about it .. While nursing, I look down at Blake and say "Yep you're going to potty in the toilet from now on!" 

I mean why not. Save diapers and create less of a shitty mess to clean. There is nothing more unattractive than a toddler hiding in corners and squatting in their diaper shitting. No offense to all the babies who do and myself as a toddler I am sure I did. But I my self don't want to deal with it. I mean at that point they have to realize what they are doing.. SO why not introduce a toilet. 

As soon as Blake gives me a sign him fidgeting or grunting and giving it hell. I run to the bathroom where his brand new potty chair is awaiting. ( A throne potty chair that is in need of batteries so when he makes a pee or a poo it apparently makes music..lol I still have yet to buy batteries though. ) Sit him down and he actually goes. Sometimes even number 1 ! So far its been 4 - 5 times we have had a successful poop in the toilet. ( Never did I think I would care to have a long conversation to my self about baby feces ) But seriously so much easier on the clean up. One wipe reuse current diaper and dump in the toilet. 

Pee pee in the toilet is going to take a bit longer for me on training seeing that he can't talk. But we are going to introduce baby signs this week so maybe that will help..

So overall pooping in the toilet is becoming successful. Saving diapers. Saving a messy clean up. And introducing the potty early so it wont be such a pain in the ass down the road. Saving money on diapers will be really helpful. 

 

B A B Y  F O O D

So far a success! Well I had to mix a fruit in with the veggies because alone it was a no go. But just all organic fruits and veggies pureed nothing added but water. When served sometimes I add oatmeal and breast milk. It's been fun making it.

I decided to use the ice cube trays because it was affordable and the most logical way to go in my opinion. The baby food making kits are over priced and it doesn't come with enough containers anyways.  Plus a normal blender works just fine. 

Ice trays 2 for 96 cents. Fruits and veggies I grabbed at Trader Joes, The produce is so great there and so affordable. I am thee best bargain shopper ever let me tell you. Jumbo sized ziplock bags to put the trays in the freezer to prevent freezer burn. Those will fit two at a time. Regular gallon size zip-locks will not fit the ice trays. Then after they are frozen solid. Mind you the peas took almost a full 24 hours to harden not sure why, Could of been the part of the freezer they were stored at. So once frozen I removed them put them in their own ziplock and then again double bagged to prevent freezer burn and preserve freshness. The night before or morning before I thaw out his breakfast or dinner in the fridge. It has worked out perfectly.

 

These topic have been the highlight of my past week. And all I will bore my blog with today. Blake's 6 month check up and vaccines are next Monday. He has outgrown his car seat and mostly all of his clothes.. Seriously thought I was set on clothes for a year but I was way wrong. My 6 month is wearing 12 months. He is going to be so damn tall.. He will tower over ma and pa for sure. I know I already said it but he grew out of his car seat!!! Seriously time slow the hell down.  My baby is growing too fast.. He is already hurting my arms and shoulders carrying him around! My little heifer ! 

 

Yes his car seat is now rear facing just a cute photo. He does meet the length and weight reqirments for front face but California law requires rear facing till age 1 . So his seat is correctly rear faced . ( trying to avoid any lectures lol ) 

Yes his car seat is now rear facing just a cute photo. He does meet the length and weight reqirments for front face but California law requires rear facing till age 1 . So his seat is correctly rear faced . ( trying to avoid any lectures lol ) 

 

( A little note to my husband if you read this.. I love you. You are the best and thank you for this family <3 )