Sunday, November 08, 2009

November News

Sheena is toilet training at the moment. It is 100% parent-led as she is not showing the usual signs of readiness, but we're keen for progress and Sheena sometimes needs a push with these things. We've had 2 successes, which is fantastic. She is very reluctant to go to the potty, but once she is there she does a fantastic job with the whole process from start to end. I have to completely help her with getting her pants up and down, but the rest she can manage very well (other than turning the taps on which is fair enough). We're taking her six times a day after each meal, but she still wears a night time nappy. I've got she early intervention and creche on board so that they keep the pattern going when she is outside the home.

She completely can not handle the heat. She went bright red from head to toes after playing in a friend's pool, then being in a hot car for 5 minutes tops. It looked like she was sun-burnt but she was just hot. I don't think she sweats properly. I worry about her at childcare in that way, but I am going to get them to give her a cool face washer to cool her down several times over the day when she goes tomorrow, because its going to be 32.


datri said...

Have you had her tested for that condition where kids don't sweat properly? (can't think of the name right now) I know several kids with Down syndrome who have it. It would be a good idea to get it diagnosed so the school has a record of it and then they will have to provide air conditioned classes and buses since it is a documented medical condition.

Shelley said...

Are the joys of the fairest ones of all. Summer isn't particularly kind to Hannah either. I foolishly asked Hannah if seh wanted to keep wearing nappies at night (cos Kit just stopped recently) - she said 'no' but that doesn't mean every night is a dry one. Still it is GREAT when they do happen!

Becca said...

Good luck with the potty training! Just getting her on the potty is half the battle. I love the smile on her face in that photo!!