a newborn baby going to the toilet herself over a toilet.
Actually to clarify, I am holding her as she goes but still.... :)
Who would have thought?
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I've seen it happen in the village in Fiji.
Mum says that women in the 1950's did this often but with a resurgence of women going back to work in the 70's there really wasn't the time to practice it.
My friend Sumi showed it to me when she stayed here one time with one of her kids who was 6 months old then. I was so shocked! I thought kids could only go to the toilet when they were like over 2! I thought it was only possible because my friend had worked at it for 6 months with her gorgeous bubba.
But today, I had a ladies Bible study here and after it finished my dear friend Sharon showed me and my other dear friend Emily how it was done.
It's based on listening to your baby's cues so that you can allow them to do what comes naturally to them. I mean, when I think about it, I don't wear a nappy to go to the toilet, I just sit and go. The only reason babies wear nappies is because we put it on them! That sounds silly I know but it is VERY natural for bubba's to just go (just like we do).
So anyway, I gave it a go with little Zip when I saw some of the signs for the first time and what do you know, she went! Without drama, she went to the toilet!
Now, I'm not saying I'll be doing it all the time or anything, but its amazing just to see a baby doing what God created her to do and see a sense of peace settle over her immediately. Amazing!
We've done this a couple of times today and she has *gone* each time.
I reckon I've saved on having to wash an extra 3 nappies today and that's a good thing too!
Like I said, who would have thought?!?
5 things I am thankful for today:
1. Ladies Bible study; having a wonderful time of fellowship, prayer and reading of the Word together in our home, having the kids here all playing together and having a time of prayer with them too
2. Having some extra hanging out, chatting and learning time with Sharon and Emily afterwards
3. Pancakes for dinner
4. Brett's first day back at work today and that he was kept safe
5. Chatting with my beautiful Christina today and emails from Mel P and Gina B :) It's so great to connect and reconnect with lovely friends