Tuesday, September 16, 2008

PottyTraining Follies...

We have been working on some potty training around here for the past couple of weeks or so... It's not going all that great really. I think he's gone in the potty chair twice now out of the hundreds of times he's sat on it.

It's not that he doesn't want to sit on the pot. Its quite the opposite problem. He's always game to sit on the pot when I ask if he wants to.

After 20mins of sitting there waiting for him to do some kind of business, I get a little frustrated... He just wants to sit there and play. I hate to make him get off the potty... I don't want him to have any negative associations with the potty chair. What am I supposed to do? Here is what happened today when I left him alone in the bathroom for like 2 seconds to get him a fresh pull-up...

At least he managed to wipe himself, although he did not do any kind of business.

Now, I'm headed over to Rocks in My Dryer to read her post about Potty Training...

OK, I'm back. Great post! Enlightening and lots of good information. If you're trying that potty training thing, go read it!

In the meantime, I'm still taking advice on how to get him to *do his business* or get off the pot!

4 comments:

Nut Nut said...

I have no advice as we aren't near that stage just yet. However, what are your feelings about using rewards? Stickers or a small toy?

My friend is doing that, but I'm not sure it's the best way to go. Then again, I've never experienced the joys of potty training, so I don't even know what I'm talking about!

I love the picture. I love even more that that's what I have to look forward to! : )

I looked away for 2 seconds (and I really do mean 2 seconds) when Mateo was in the tub tonight, and when I turned back, he was standing up. He's not quite ready for standing up in the tub on his own, so I was really freaked out. They sure do move quick!

Amy from Texas said...

I feel your pain!!! Too funny...

Lapa37 said...

Wow I don't miss those days at all I bet that was fun to clean up.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Good luck girly. My daughter was EASY to potty train. I have decided I never want to potty train my son. I don't mind diapers so I'm not rushing it. Although by 3 would be nice. haha K-Girl was potty trained around 18 months. That's 3 months away for my son. It's completely laughable at this point. We're no where near that. Best of luck to you. I'm not exactly sure what to do with the do it or get up problem.

 
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