Saturday, May 24, 2008

Potty training herself??

I think Cora is trying to tell me she’s ready to start potty-training.  This morning, she climbed up in bed with us and played for a little bit, then climbed down and headed towards the bathroom saying “Potty…Potty”.  I got out of bed and went into the bathroom to find her sitting on the potty.  Of course, she still had her pajama pants and diaper on, but when I checked her, she was wet—and Geron had just changed her when he got her out of bed a little earlier.

Later on, I was working in her room and she was playing in the living room.  At this time, she’d had on just a diaper and her pajama top.  I heard the pitter patter of little feet in the hallway, and into the room walked Cora, bare-bottomed, carrying her diaper—wet again.  I put a clean diaper on her and pants and sent her off to play some more. 


The final breaking point for me was when I walked into the living room and found Cora had been into the clean laundry.  Imagine a 1 and a half year old sitting in the middle of the floor, wearing two pairs of maternity panties up around her waist.  Was it ever a sight to behold!  She’d tangled herself up pretty good in them and was trying to figure out how to get them off, getting quite frustrated. 


As for her being ready to potty-train, I think I will just listen when she says “Potty potty” and then we won’t have to go through the extra trouble of her changing her own diapers and trying to wear mommy’s panties. 


So…does anyone know good potty-training tips?


heather honaker said...

you know what worked for us? my aunt sent molly some "big girl" panties in the mail, and she got so excited! she thought they were cool. we told her if she learned to use the potty, she could wear them. she was trained in less than 2 weeks. i'm only hoping jos will be that easy. :)

good luck!!

Tooz said...

This granny will be glad to send that girl some big-girl panties. For now, I think she ought to switch to pull-ups and dresses or t-shirts all the time. Then she can pull them off herself, if she has to pee. I only wish they had had pull-ups when you all were little! Love you, and good luck!

Tooz said...

I do hope you got a picture of Miss Cora trying to dress herself--don't post it, but I'd love to see it. Love you all.

heather honaker said...

hopefully pull ups work for you..they didn't for molly...she just thought they were diapers. :(

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

The best thing for Jamethan was plain, old fashioned thick cotton trainer underwear. I tried the pull-ups on him, but they were too much like a diaper and kept him dry. With no discomfort of a wet bottom, Jamie didn't really care if he went in his Pull-Ups or not. Once he was switched to thick cotton trainer undies, though, he learned very quickly he did NOT like having on wet clothes! (And FYI - it usually takes kids longer to recognize when they have to go "number 2", so even if she gets peeing in the potty down pat, there may still be accidents of the solid variety.)

Anonymous said...

I literally potty trained Zachary in one day by offering him a reward. It was around easter last year (he was 2 1/2) and he was very much into jellybeans, so I told him that when he used the potty ("made yellow") that he could have 2 jellybeans. Done deal! That was all it took. Maybe you could try that??

becky dean

ann said...

My coteacher rewards her son, too. If he goes potty at daycare, he gets one skittle when she picks him up. He's doing very well. I hear it's easier with girls than with boys, so hopefully it won't be too bad.