Whoever said, “Shee shee” equals “Pee”?

I’m not sure about you but when i was young, whenever my nanny wanted me to pee, she would make this “sheeee sheeee” sound. Sometimes i wonder if this is a Singaporean thing or a globally recognized sound that “sheee sheee” means to pee.

Now, according to all the baby bunnies nursing websites i’ve been reading, one is supposed to help the baby “eliminate” / “defecate” after meals by using a cotton wool dabbed in warm water to stroke the baby’s tummy & anal area. So like all dutiful bunny sitter, i’ve been trying to help Pinky in her digestion & elimination processes by doing the above. Unlike Fatty who would spray his pee (and i mean like shoot all over my t-shirt kind of spray) all over once i used a warm cotton wool to stroke him, Pinky obviously has a tighter control over her bladder.

So the last time when Pinky drank way way way too much milk from her mommy, i half panicked and decided that i should massage her digestive system till she pees ‘cos she was soooo bloated. I was even desperate enough to try and make the traditional “sheeeee sheeee” sound. My… i “sheeee-ed”, and i massaged, and i stroked, and i patted but Pinky just refused to pee!!

Sigh… that night i was really so worried ‘cos her tummy was so huge from all the milk. Even when she stretched out, i could see her slim shoulder, followed by a HUGE ROUND tummy, then slim hips and a pointy tail. It’s really quite scary.

But that’s not the point. I just wanted to reiterate that i’ve concluded that the sound “sheeee sheeee” helps a kid to pee is but a myth.

Whoever said, “Shee shee” equals “Pee”?

I’m not sure about you but when i was young, whenever my nanny wanted me to pee, she would make this “sheeee sheeee” sound. Sometimes i wonder if this is a Singaporean thing or a globally recognized sound that “sheee sheee” means to pee.

Now, according to all the baby bunnies nursing websites i’ve been reading, one is supposed to help the baby “eliminate” / “defecate” after meals by using a cotton wool dabbed in warm water to stroke the baby’s tummy & anal area. So like all dutiful bunny sitter, i’ve been trying to help Pinky in her digestion & elimination processes by doing the above. Unlike Fatty who would spray his pee (and i mean like shoot all over my t-shirt kind of spray) all over once i used a warm cotton wool to stroke him, Pinky obviously has a tighter control over her bladder.

So the last time when Pinky drank way way way too much milk from her mommy, i half panicked and decided that i should massage her digestive system till she pees ‘cos she was soooo bloated. I was even desperate enough to try and make the traditional “sheeeee sheeee” sound. My… i “sheeee-ed”, and i massaged, and i stroked, and i patted but Pinky just refused to pee!!

Sigh… that night i was really so worried ‘cos her tummy was so huge from all the milk. Even when she stretched out, i could see her slim shoulder, followed by a HUGE ROUND tummy, then slim hips and a pointy tail. It’s really quite scary.

But that’s not the point. I just wanted to reiterate that i’ve concluded that the sound “sheeee sheeee” helps a kid to pee is but a myth.

Pinky learns to drink water


Ever since Pinky opened her eyes i’ve been trying to teach her how to drink water ‘cos she should be able to eat some hay soon and she’ll probably need to drink water ‘cos hay is very dry.

My 1st attempt was teaching Pinky how to drink water was yesterday. I lined a shallow jam jar cover with a little bit of water & showed it to Pinky. Guess i overestimated the normalcy as to which animals take to water ‘cos Pinky breathed in the water instead! Thank God she managed to “blow” (she made this wheezing sound like how humans blow their nose) out the water.

As Pinky was rather awake just now, i thought it was a good opportunity to get her to learn to drink water again. So once again, i filled the jam jar cover with a little pool of water, and brought it in front of Pinky. While trying to set the jar cover on the floor, i accidentally tipped it a little & spilt the water on the floor. Ahh… that proved to work ‘cos Pinky stepped on the water & promptly took a few licks. Voila! I thought i succeeded in introducing Pinky to the all important skill of drinking water. So i placed the balance water in the jar cover in her box.

Unfortunately, while exploring the box, Pinky started sniffing the jar cover…. and ‘cos only the lower half of the jar cover had water in it, Pinky probably wasn’t aware that there was water there. So she was happily sniffing the part w/o water when she suddenly chanced on the water and… uh oh…. she breathed in the water again.

“Phiit! Phiit!” Pinkly blew out the water again. Aiyoh. Poor baby. She got tired after the whole water parade thing and settled down to sleep real quickly. I hope she didn’t breathe in too much water. I’m going to let her take a break b4 resuming her water training again tomorrow.

Sigh… and u thought drinking water would come naturally…