Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Potty Time

So C isn’t quite two yet. I never thought he’d be anywhere near ready to potty train this summer. And he’s not, really. But he thinks he is.

Lately, he’s thoroughly enjoyed accompanying Husband and me to the bathroom, helping us close the lid and flush, all the while saying, “Pee pee!” Or if he’s really enthusiastic, “Pee! Pee! Pee!”

Early last week, he started asking to sit on the potty. So I decided not to fight the power. I’d strip him down and hold him on the toilet, all with a big grin on his face. He was so excited. For about 3.7 seconds, anyway.

Really his motivation was to get at the roll of toilet paper, for we have a rule that he’s only allowed to have TP after sitting on the potty. So we spent the better part of 15 minutes one morning on and off the potty. And when I put a stop to the potty hopping? Epic fit.

So I went online and ordered the potty Husband and I had previously picked out. I’d been putting it off for a while, knowing C really isn’t ready to actually potty train and not wanting to bring trouble where it’s not needed.

It arrived on Friday, and was greeted with great enthusiasm.

I don’t think C actually knows the difference between “need to go” and “already went” yet. But he’ll get there. He enjoys his time on the potty. And for now, I’ve pretty much decided to take it slow and see what happens. We may still be talking about this next summer.

But for now I just need to teach him the essentials, like not standing in the potty or sticking his hand in when sits there and says, “Pee! Pee!”

Because that? That could be trouble.

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  1. Where did you order this one? I've never seen one with the "Splash guard" built in like that! :) We are getting ready to start with Ethan....I'm DREADING it! :)

  2. It's a Baby Bjorn, and I got mine on Amazon. Target carries them online too, but I could get free shipping from Amazon. They're more expensive than some others, but I figure with the built-in splash guard and easy operation, it would be worth it!

  3. That boy needs some reading material!!

    I am cracking up at all the little sounds he is making when he sits down or gets up!!

  4. We have one with out a built in splash guard and I desperately hate it. Charles did the same thing before he was two. He is 2 1/2 still not ready, but tries every now and then. Good luck with everything. And yeah it might be helpful that he learns not to stand in it, or take it apart. I'd hate to see that he learns to use it without the white seat. :-)

  5. Joel,
    Yes, the grunts are awesome.

    We've made a rule that he's not allowed to take it apart - at least for now. Hopefully that will help alleviate some problems.