We’re not officially in the potty training stage yet. I never intended to start potty training this early and I don’t have high expectations for it. However, Lucas seems to be pretty interested with it, so we’ve been casually having him sit on the toilet seat here and there.
To be honest, I don’t really know what we’re doing.
He is so cute when he sits on the toilet. He has mastered quite a few task:
- Putting his little potty on the toilet seat. We got ours at Target- where else? I decided to just buy the seat that goes on the real toilet instead of buying a separate wee baby potty chair. It made more sense to me and I’m pretty sure it’s way cooler because he can sit up tall and flush a real toilet.
- Pulling toilet paper off the roll. Lots of it. Gobs of it. We have to remind him not to clog the bowl with the amount of toile paper he wants to use. It’s pretty cute though, and he really think’s he’s hot stuff pulling paper off the roll and putting it in the toilet.
- Flushing the toilet.
- Putting the toilet seat down. (That’s right baby!)
We’re still working on the order and process of these things. He doesn’t understand yet that you have to actually go before you use toilet paper of flush the toilet. But, what am I going to do about it?
Right now he’s just having fun with it.
But, the big news is….
He has gone potty (what you might call “poo-poo”) in the toilet three times! Every time it has been with my husband. The first time it happened my husband called me and we high-fived over the phone. The third time he sent me a text message with a picture. Yes, that is totally something a husband would do.
I thought about showing ya’ll the picture- wouldn’t that be cute?- but since he’s not your child you might not find it as cool as I do. I’ll save you…. just imagine the cuteness.
Today when I went in to get him from nap he said “uh-oh dada” and was trying to take his pants off. Turns out he had a big potty in his pants. ( Are we really talking about this?) He is just the cutest thing! He grunts and makes faces at me in the shopping cart at the grocery store when he is… going and says “uh-oh.”
I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to “officially” start potty training him now. I have read about the three day potty method that sounds interesting, where you give your child lots of fluids and no clothes all day long. Who know’s what the result of that would be! I’m not sure if that sounds like something I want to do, especially the part where you have to pretty much be home all day long. Now that I’m home more often though I might try to work with him for a week or so and see how it goes. If he continues to show progress, we’ll go for it. Otherwise I’m not going to push it and we’ll try again later.
Do you have any potty training “tricks” or “methods” that have worked for you?
I’d love to hear! I know there are many of us going through the potty training stage right now!