Monday, September 13, 2010

Adventures In Potty Training...

     Well, it's Day 15 of potty training our 2 year old. That means we are on week 3.  The first week was a major learning experience for everyone, and we had to clean pee off our floor multiple times.  Week 2 went a bit better, and now Amber will pee on the potty every hour (if you take her).  Her main problem is wetting the bed at night, so we have decided to use Pull-Ups during bedtime (not nap, tho).  Tomorrow we will start taking her every hour & a half, and hopefully increase it to every 2 hours by week 4.
     As she learns control of her bladder, we have been learning to control our tempers.  She seems to know when she has the urge to go, because she will announce "Mommy, potty!" or "Mommy, I go poot" and proceed to head to the bathroom. 
     As of this moment, she is sitting on the regular potty, and her potty chair is in her bedroom for nighttime use (not that she uses it).  When we started this journey, friends of ours had made it seem simpler than its been, but now that we have overcome the first two weeks, we see how easy it has become.  She reads our cues, and we read hers.
     As far as "incidents" in the bathroom, its apparent that 2 year olds have no sense of hygiene.  She will stick her hand into pee to push the toilet paper "all the way down".  She has finally mastered the art of flushing (just goes to show how simple of a task we take for granted).  And for an encore, the lollipop she received from the Dr's office today saw more than its share of germs when she set it on the floor next to the toilet so she could climb up...and popped it back into her mouth afterwards...
     We are hoping for maintained sanity as our journey ventures forth....for all...

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