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トレーニングあれこれ In training
おなか出てきた?
Am I showing?

こまの出産を控えていることと、こりすがもうすぐ3歳になることが重なって今こりすはいろいろとトレーニング(笑)に励んでいます。
As Kanata is almost becoming a big brother and also turning three, he has been busy "in training" : )
1. ひとりねんね
 今まで私たちの部屋にこりすのベッドを置いていたのだけど、こまが産まれたらベビーベッドを置きたいのでこりすには自分の部屋を用意することに。嫌がると思いきや「こりすの部屋〜」、「ここ気持ちいいね」などと言って喜んでいます。寝かしつけは相変わらず大変で遊んだり本読んだり1時過半くらいかかってしまうけど、自分の部屋でひとりで朝まで寝てくれるのは本当に助かる!あとは寝かしつけが少しでも短縮できれば。。。誰かいいアイデアありませんかぁ?
1. Sleep
 Kanata sleeps in his own bed, but it was placed in our bedroom till now. Now that we are preparing for our second baby, however, we decided to make Kanata his own room so we will can have a co-sleeper or crib in ours. I was a little worried how he was going to cope with this change as I was sensing him becoming a little clingy recently. But I was pleasantly surprised to see his face light up as he entered his new room, adorned with a small reclining chair and road rug. Even after a week, he would go into his room saying things like "Kanata's room!" "It's really nice!". And he sleeps through the night peacefully, too. Now all I wish for is for Kanata's bedtime routine to reduce in time... It takes about one and a half hours from bathtime: playing and reading and just lying in bed winding down. Really, am I doing something wrong??

2. トイレ
 2歳半あたりからトイレには座らせていたのだけど、いよいよパンツを履かせてみようかというところで私がつわりでやる気喪失(+_+)でももうこりすも2歳10ヶ月!焦ってトレーニングパンツを5枚購入しました。日本でみるようなトレパンではなく、股の部分が分厚めのキルティングになっただけの単純なつくりがかえってパンツらしくてgood。プリに下着で行くのはまだ試していないけど、少しずつトイレに自分から行くと言うし、うんちの感覚はだいぶ分かってきたみたい。2週間以内に1度試すつもりです。あとはおしっこの感覚。。。まだ「あ、お漏らし出ちゃった〜」ていうパターンが多いんだよね。遊んでるとトイレ行きたがらないし。これも何かインセンティブが必要かしら。。。
2. Potty
 We first introduced Kanata to the potty seat just before he was 2 and half. I was going to put him in underwear in time, too, but Christmas and New Years became impossible due to my morning sickness, and then Kanata came down with a nasty stomach bug that lasted for almost a month. During these months, I nearly lost the desire and persistence to work with him on the potty, but now I have no time to waste! So I armed myself with padded underwear and left over fuzzibunz and went for it. We haven't tried going to childcare in underwear just yet as he still finds it difficult to sense his wee-wee coming, and is hard to persuade him to sit on the potty regularly. But I hope to do that some time in the next couple of weeks. 

3. お箸
 これは実はまだあまり焦っていなかったのだけど、こりすが自らトレーニング箸を使いたがったので急遽開始。因みにうちはコ○ビの練習箸を使っています。もちろんまだ矯正器具付きだけど、案外飲み込みが早くてお箸でほぼ何でもつかんで口に運んでいます。やっぱり日本人の子だね。
3. Chopsticks
I wasn't actually planning on doing this yet, but Kanata suddenly showed interest in it so we started by giving him "training chopsticks", which is basically a pair of light non-slip chopsticks with a detachable attachment that links the two sticks and makes it a work a little like tweezers. Kanata is quick to learn, and now eats most things with chopsticks, maybe except for rice and small round things like cherry tomatoes. 
Chopsticks are said to train the brain, too, through the development of gross motor skills. So you never know, we might just not be training Kanata to use a chopstick, but how to come up with a new invention for space travel or something!

こんな感じでこりすは毎日大忙し(笑)
お兄ちゃんにもなるし、今年はこりすにとっていろいろ節目の年になりそうです。
All of this with preschool, and a baby sister on the way, too... This year is definitely going to be one significant milestone for Kanata.




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