Sunday, March 13, 2011

Beginning Stages of Potty-Training

Katie spent a couple days with her Grandma and Grandpa in Hot Springs a few weeks ago. While she was there, Grandma noticed that she would tell her everytime she dirtied her diaper. When we picked her up, we noticed her doing it, too.. So, we talked about it and decided it was time to go pick out a potty. When we got back to Springdale, we took Katie to Wal-Mart and let her pick out a little girl potty. She picked out a very cute pink one!

We took her home and asked her if she wanted to sit on the potty. She replied, "Yea." So, we did just that! We sat her on it with NO expectations. We just wanted her to know what it was.

Daddy read her a book while she sat there. She continued to sit there, and we finally had to ask her if she was done.

When she was done, she got off and THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND!!!! Our baby girl pee-peed and poo-pood in the potty!
Now, we have had QUITE a few people "inform" us that 16-month-olds are just not ready to potty-train. Maybe their 16-month-olds weren't ready, but I think ours is! Keep in mind, that we are BY NO MEANS pushing this on her. If she doesn't want to go, then we don't make her. We are still in the beginning stages.
We have, however, learned a few tricks... Keep the Pat-a-Cake book on hand, have either blanket, binky, or dog with her, and make a HUGE deal about seeing pee or poop in the potty! If there is pee and/or poop then we always take her to the big toilet and let her say bye-bye. That's her favorite part :o)
I am so proud of her! We have no set timeline on when we want her potty-trained. We know this could take 6 weeks or even 6 months to fully set in with her. Either way, we are still proud of her!


Anonymous said...

You guys have to do what you want to do. Always listen to what others say, but do what you think is right. She did tell me every time she pooped and DID NOT want it in her boo.

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Anonymous said...

she spoiled the pottys life leaving smelly poop in it EWWWW

Anonymous said...

sorry a hack did that i was upstairs