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Answered on 24th July 2008:
My kids are exactly 7 years apart, which your could be too if it takes a few months. It works for us. Obviously it is a different relationship than siblings that are 2-3 years apart, but they do enjoy each other & the older one is a helper. The little one is so proud when he can do big-kid things.. Just be aware that you are doing it all over again. . .forever, not just the baby stage. You'll be going to baseball games and band concerts for one, and then when he's in college, you'll still be doing it for the other. My sister and I are 8 years apart, and my mom has talked about how she feels like she's been raising kids f-o-r-e-v-e-r. And basically, it has been for her because I am 30 and my sister still lives at home and will finish college this year.
I had the same problem with my 2nd. He was into it for about a week when he turned two. We could not cajole him into using the potty again until he was about 2 yr 9 mo. What worked for us was just to back off the bribery, pleading, demanding that he "try to go", and such. It is way too much pressure on everyone. Once it was his own idea, it was easy, and he responded to us when we asked him to try instead of just sitting there because we made him. Kids change a lot at this age, and while she may not want to potty this week, maybe the turnaround will come in 3 weeks or 6 weeks. I guess I would just advise to relax for a couple months and see what happens.
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on 3rd July 2008
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