Pumpkin – “Oh no I poo poo.”
Mommy – “Okay we can change your diaper.”
Cue chase around the house. When I finally get her down to change her diaper….about 7 times out of 10 it’s a wet diaper. No poo poo to be found.
In order to start down the path of potty training, I thought it would be good to teach her the words “pee” and “poo” to try to explain what comes out. She wears Pampers Sensitive diapers and I don’t think she feels pee like ever because it is always dry and holds so well.
It’s funny for most things I’ve read three books, tons of blogs, forums etc but for potty training…well I’m just not in the mood. Not sure why I’m avoiding this. Who doesn’t want to be done with diapers? But that’s the thing…diapers are EASY! In my mind at least. Easier than trying to find a restroom at a minutes notice or bringing portable pottys with me everywhere (although I do own those already). The Pampers do a great job and haven’t leaked since she was teeny tiny. With potty training, a wet bag and change of clothes have to go with me everywhere again.
We have a potty. It’s a three step potty. I put it in the living room so she could play or get used to sitting on it when she felt in a “pee” or “poo” mood. Instead it’s the place her toys go to hide.
While I’m busy thinking about the larger picture…my grand approach to potty training….the daycare surprised me with a note…
“Sat on potty 🙂
Peed on potty *”
Yep she sat on a potty and went pee. WHA???? Turns out it’s not even a potty. Just the seat that is placed on top of a regular toilet. I’m completely floored. Going to watch this for a week or so and see if I’m ready to help enforce it at home. But I’m stunned. If she actually goes to the toilet and says she has to go…you’ll find me on the floor.
I’m still of the mind of letting her tell me when she is ready. No need to bribe with candy. What was your approach to potty training? Was it really tough? Any tips?