Saturday, 15 January 2011
Well, after many months of putting it off, due to the fiasco it was the first time around, we're getting ready to start the potty training again.
Now that she's practically 2 and a half, and we haven't made ANY headway. It's a little overwhelming.
There were... certain things I dreaded about parenting, before I became a parent. Potty training, being one of them. Ugh. At first, I thought she was going to be one of those lucky kids (or, wait, we would have been the lucky ones! lol), who would get easily potty trained. She seemed to enjoy copying everything we did. Obviously, that didn't happen.
Now, I just WISH, she would EXPRESS the need to go potty, but I realize she... just can't yet? I don't know. She won't TELL me when she needs to go. I have to guess. Me guessing, is always too late. By the time the diaper is off, I realize it's just been recently soaked and... well, where do you go from there?
I did buy her an Sesame Street little potty seat thing. She likes sitting on the big potty, vs. the little potty chair. Hey, I'm fine with that! I thought that seeing Elmo and his friends would get her a little more motivated! It's worked... so far! She grabbed it, came to me and said "bobbie" (her word for potty, even though we also have an Aunt Bobbie and that's why I get easily confused as well), so I quickly got it on, sat her on it and then she said "book" and I read her books to get her relaxed. It did not result in pee in the toilet, but at least she sat on the thing for about 10 minutes. That's progress!
(Although, wouldn't you know. I let her hold on to this potty seat in Target today, to keep her occupied, and she literally pulled off the toilet lock for it and it's now who knows where! I'll admit, that frustrated me!)
Anyway, I hope I can find my potty training book soon. I need some...help. I'm no good at this. At all.
I wish I could have another mom friend come and train me how to do all this stuff. Oh, and we did buy those pull up things, too. They have a toy story design that has a design, in the middle, that fades when it gets wet. I told her about it and said "So, let mommy know when you have to go potty, so we can keep the picture on there. Okay?" and she said "Yeah" and shook her head. Didn't work.