Monday, January 12, 2009

Potty Time

There comes a time in every toddler's life when they  feel the need to sit on a big kid potty and really really try. I'm proud that Anders is now interested in this task although I was less thrilled this morning at 6:30 when he wanted to try and the bottom of my night gown got soaked in the process. Today he used the potty again and I remembered to put the "guard" up which was smart.
We are using skittles as "wee wee treats" and that's going over very well.

Does anyone have any other bits of "potty training wisdom" that you have learned and that I should know?  I would love the advice!


Mike said...

My dad used to give me a quarter every time I did a "poo poo like a big boy." The training process sharpened my financial skills as well. ;-)

Gretchen said...

That is not a bad idea Mike! But now I know why you have a fondness for "pocket change"! ;0)

Nancy M. said...

... and all along we assumed Mike was so good with finances due to his "J" temperament. Little did we know the formative factors involved here.

There are so many wisecracks I could add - but I'll refrain in interest of decorum.

joybells said...

Putting Cherrios in the potty gives them something to aim for. We also ask the kids to make bubbles in the potty which works much better with boys. Your son is so adorable. i love the hair.

Gretchen said...

Thanks Joy! I am thinking that as soon as he can aim in the potty we'll do the cheerio's thing. Bubbles is a good idea too!
Wow, I'm getting a plethora of ideas! =0)

Ariana said...

At this point, all I can offer is that things change and keep an open mind. Amelia was fully potty-trained five months ago, yet she went to school with a pull-up on today. Basically, after doing too much growing up at once, she has decided to take back her bladder control and is completely un-potty-trained for the time being. At first it made me mad, but once I tried to imagine her perspective, I just let her choose whether she wants to wear a diaper or undies until she feels like she is ready to grow up in that department. Et Voila, the anger is gone!