In addition, I've laid out a few memory foam bath mats and thermal crate pads. I put one of them under a lawn chair I'm using in their area. Last night Halo fed her babies under there. Today, I don't think they were in their nesting bin at all. The three of them laid on a piece of foam covered with a receiving blanket near Halo to sleep or they slept under the lawn chair with her. I've found I just make possibilities available and they find them.
At a month, it's time for them to use a litter box. Maybe. Kittens are like babies and do things at their own pace. So just in case they were ready, we set up a smaller litter box with lower sides as was suggested in a few articles. Yesterday, we put each one in the box just to get a feel for it. I haven't yet seen Halo lead them to a litter box, though they can hear her whenever she uses one.
Today, Paddington, the first born, yet the one who has had the most difficulty latching on and the smallest as far as weight gain, used the BIG litter box all by himself. (He was also the first one to figure out how to crawl out of the bin.) Hopefully in the next day or two, he'll lead his siblings to the box Halo uses too.
We're going to start weaning this week. Tonight we just showed them the dish and gave them a taste of kitten formula on their bottom lips.
Each day is a brand new adventure...for them and for us!
Curious Kittens, Three Weeks Old