Advancing in potty training
September 24th, 2008 @ 10:20 am

I am happy to report that the Kiddo used the potty for #2 last night!  This is only the second time in two months that she has done so.  The first time she went into the bathroom by herself and called me in, this time she walked up to me as I saw on the couch watching TV and said “Mommy, potty again!” (she had just gone #1 a short while prior).  So we trotted back to the bathroom, put her up, and she told me to go away (just like last time).

So I step outside into the hall and out of her site, and in moments she announces she is done, that she poo-poo’d on the potty.  I clapped and cheered and heaped on the praise, and gave her TWO stickers (usually she gets one for going #1).  Then after clean up we went out to the living room and she announced to her daddy what she did, jumping up and down excitedly.  And of course he clapped and heaped on the praise, too.

I hope this is a start of things to come.  She still had another pee accident later after that, but I don’t mind those so much if it’s only a little bit (she finished in the toilet).  I just dislike cleaning up the poopy panties, particularly if it’s not, um, solid.  Ick!

Anyway.  Yay for the Kiddo!! :nocare:

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    Christine (4 comments)

    September 24, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I love that she was proud of herself. One way to get her to pee in the potty is to do a color change challenge. If you take a few drops of food coloring (blue or red) and then when you pee (yellow hopefully) it changes colors to orange or green. My youngest got such a fascination with this during potty training, and it was a great way to teach colors and color blends at the same time plus she could n’t wait to go to the bathroom and play “change the color”.

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    nw (10 comments)

    September 24, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Huh, that is a really cool idea. We have plenty of food coloring just sitting in the cupboard, maybe I will try that later and see what she thinks. Thanks for the idea! :smile2: