Monday, June 22, 2009

We'll See What Happens...

Just for the record, let me say, I am not ready to attempt potty training at 22 month old while having a seven week old. I may be crazy, but not THAT crazy. The way I see it is that when the time is right, both Nora and I will know it. And that day is not today. I don't think.

Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you that Nora may be ready to potty train before her Momma. For a while now (a few months maybe?), when Nora has to pee or poo, she'll just tell us. She'll point to her diaper and say "Pee pee," and even though she announces she has to poop, there's no missing that. She'll let you know what's happening!

Lately, however, she's going even further than the obvious things. A few times over the past week, she'll say, "I have to poo poo" and then she walks directly into the bathroom and takes care of her business (in her diaper). Jonathan even watched her lean up with her back against the toilet one time. So, we've decided that maybe we should get her a potty or potty seat and just let things happen naturally. Like I said, I've only got two hands and one brain...I'm not ready to take on that feat just yet.

Last night at Target, Jonathan put a cute Sesame Street potty seat in the buggy and we brought it home. Nora was quite interested in the pictures of Elmo and Abby and Zoe, but didn't seem too keen on actually using it as intended. I don't know if this seat is the best option or if we should go for the little separate kiddie potty. As a friend pointed out, she decided against the kiddie potty because she didn't want to have to clean the pee and poop out of it everytime her daughter used it. I can totally understand that, but I think the kiddie potty is a great invention and probably works quite well. What to do? What to do?

So, what do you guys suggest? The actually kiddie potty? Or the cute little kiddie seat that sits in the bigger toilet seat? I haven't the first clue about potty training, so I am looking for all of the advice I can get. Is there a book? A movie? A book for Nora? We're not rushing into this by any means, but I'd love to hear what you guys think. In the meantime, I'll let you know what happens between Nora and her Sesame Street seat, if anything.


Anonymous said...

i hated cleaning the potty hair, so i would suggest a little seat or just the big potty by itself (that's what ava favored).
my biggest suggestion:
It will drastically prolong potty training and are a waste of money. If she can pull up and down her pullups, she can just as easily take her diaper off by herself and potty. Or do what I did and let her go naked for a few days....we didn't have a single accident while ava was naked.
hope this helps!

Call me if you have any questions.


Claire said...

Obviously I'm not a mom yet, but it sounds to me like Nora would do fine (or even better) with just the regular potty. I mean, if she's leaning against it after she said "I have to poopoo" then she knows what it's for. I know there are books but don't know what they are! I've heard of the "go naked" method as well and all I've heard from that is that it works!

Casey B said...

Well, I would love to say that I think the naked thing would work...Nora has proven me wrong about that even before we began the potty training! Tonight, before bathtime she wanted on the potty, so I stripped her and put her on it. She sat for a minute and didn't pee, so I set her down to put her in the tub. The second I put her feet on the rug, naked Nora peed on the rug! What's up with that?

Anyway, keep the suggestions coming. I may try the naked thing again. It seems like it should work!