Friday, February 3, 2012

Potty time

We're still working on the whole potty training thing. I had hoped we'd be finished with the harder parts by now, but it's slow going. Xander does a really great job using the potty - when we ask him to go. He won't tell us when he needs to go, so if we don't ask, there's always an accident. He's still in pull-ups for this very reason. And on occasion it's a fight to even get him in the bathroom. He just doesn't want to stop what he's doing to go. He's worn big boy underwear a few times and hasn't had a pee pee accident yet. Poop is another story. He has done #2 many times in the potty, and he gets a special star cookie if he does, but recently I think he's deliberately not going #2 so that he can go in his pull-up when I'm not looking. Sigh. It'll happen eventually.

He can actually do everything he needs to do by himself except pump the soap. He goes in the bathroom, pulls down his own pants, pees (standing up since he wants to be like daddy :)), wipes the seat, closes the lid, flushes, pulls his own pants back up (somewhat correctly), climbs on the stool, turns on the water, then calls for me to pump the soap. I'm fairly impressed with this, anyway! Baby steps. :)

I decided to make a potty chart to get him more excited about telling me he needs to go. It definitely worked the first day - hasn't been as interesting since, but we're still working on it. :)

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