A few toddler growing questions if I may
Isobelle will be 2 in less than a month now (honestly don't know where the time has gone). She's getting more grown up & independent by the minute so I feel a few changes may be needed. I'd like to start thinking about potty training. We've got potties & toilet seats & she will sit on them & has done the odd poo in them but never says when she's done a poo & even when it's obvious she's doing 1 she still says no. Obviously if she's not ready I don't intend to push her but I wondered if there was anything I could do or read to her that might encourage her.
I went round to a friends yesterday, whose daughter is a week older than Isobelle, & their daughter has the side down in her cot. Hubby & I discussed this & thought that Tuesday would be a good day to try this as I've then got 5 days before I work again as I've a feeling she maybe in & out of bed playing with toys. However I may need to change that to sooner as she's just fallen out of her cot! Didn't seem hurt (I found her sitting next to the cot), just confused as to why the book she was reading was in the cot. For those of you who've graduated from cots, do I need a bed guard? I've also seen this on amazon which seems like a good idea. Any thoughts? http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-British-Bed-Bumper-Original/dp/B002NYC5LI
Lastly, she's really having a go at using a knife but obviously toddler knives are blunt so she ends up using the knife to tear the food rather than cut it. Can anyone recommend any that are a bit sharper but still safe for her to use (she's pretty sensible with most things.
Thanks in advance x