Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Potty Training - A Process

October 13th. That is the day Caedmon went to the bathroom in the toilet for the first time! We've had his training potty in the bathroom for months now, but ever since he turned 2, Corey keeps saying it's time to get down to business. I've been more of the mind set that when he's ready, then we'll go for it, and until then, I'm not going to push it.

He hasn't been real enthusiastic about it. We ask him fairly often if he wants to use the bathroom on the big toilet, but he usually replies "no." And I don't push it. This particular day, he wanted to. We sat and we sat and we sat. And when I asked him if he was done, he replied, "no" and so Corey got him a book and I used his training potty as a chair and fed Carys as we continued to wait. And what do you know, in the midst of all this sitting and waiting I suddenly here tinkling! We praised him loudly and enthusiastically and even went to the Moka for a treat!

He hasn't done anything since.:/


Baby Love said...

Yes, it's soooo hard. We are still working on it. We've been doing it for months now.Some days are easier than others. We are putting stickers on a sticker chart for him. I guess consistency is the best thing for them :)

Mikaela said...

Oh, we've so been there! I say if you wait until they are ready you will save yourself and them a ton of heartache. Keep suggesting and making it available but most of all, encourage him that big boys go on the potty.