Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Potty Training

I decided it was time. He is 21 months old. Slowly but surely he is getting the hang of things. Luckily, I've had very few messes to clean up. He's done great. For the first 2 days, he would sit on the potty for up to 1 1/2 hours before he would finally go. Now, he'll go every time he sits down and within a few minutes. He gets so excited. We flush, and wave by to the pee. Do a little dance. Its so cute. Progress right! He still doesn't tell me when he has to go, but as long as I take him every so often, he'll go. He's dry after naps. He was even dry in the morning one day. That has NEVER happened since the day he was born. I am so proud of this little boy. And wow does he ever look cute in his little gitch (i'll post a pic soon)
I'm glad I decided to do it earlier. I know alot of people say, kids are just not ready till after they're 2 or 3. Well, I call bull on that one. I really don't believe its the kids who are not ready, its the parents who are not ready to commit to it. I know we've got a road ahead of us with this yet, but I'm determined that it'll work. In most countries other than ours, kids are out of diapers way sooner. They find us to be disgusting, by how long we keep our kids in diapers. And if you really think about it, it is gross.
Anyway, just had to post about my baby, who is growing up in so many ways.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Do you have a little potty, does he sit on the toilet with a seat, or just the toilet? Chelsea seems to like just sitting on the toilet, but how do you convince him to sit that long?

~~Mel~~ said...

I remember starting the process when Riley was about 20 months old...after a few set backs he was finally fully trained by 2.5 years. Depending on the child it will be a long or short process...or somewhere in between. Good luck to you and little man!

Jamy said...

He has a little potty, although I try and make him go poo on the big potty with a seat, just so I don't have to clean it out :-)
You know, he just stays sitting. I don't give him an option. He's rarely gotten off w/out me telling him he can. I promptly put him back, with possibly a little spank when he tries getting off. But like I said, its happened maybe 2 times.

Joni said...

Sounds like your doing better then I am in that department. My little guy has his spirts where he wants to go potty, but for the most part he is still in diapers. I'm always on the go, it's so much harder to potty train when my schedule is up in the air all the time. Soon.

Andrea said...

That is awesome!! And I agree...potty training can and should happen WAY sooner than most parents do it. :) We started potty training our son at 1 yr. and has been fully trained (during the days...night and naps are a different story!) for a looong time already. We're planning to do the same thing with our daughter. :) Way to go Caden!!

DavenHeather said...

wow that's awesome. just a word to the wise.. be careful the words you use. you make those of us who have tried and have almost three year olds feel like we are doing something wrong. mine were just not ready... maybe i'll bring my twins over to your house. :)