Tuesday, May 12, 2009

He Did It!!!--Potty Training Part II

Z peed on the big potty today for the first time!!! It was so exciting for the two of us and of course I was so not ready for it :) My goal was to start his training next week and work this week on finishing my reading of this book, create a reward system with a chart and go out and buy all of the rest of the potty training materials that I think we need (pad for the car seat, more pull ups, training pants, shield for the public potty etc.).

Z's new potty came in the mail yesterday (our third attempt at a potty, he has not liked the traditional potty on the floor or the plain squishy seat on the big potty) and I made the mistake of putting it together in front of him last night. As soon as it was together he asked me to put it on the potty. I did and he went up and down the built in step stool and tried the potty with his pants on. I was on the phone with my BF chatting while this was going on. All of a sudden he asked me to take his pants off....I hung up the phone, took them off and he tried out the potty for about 20 minutes without pants on (up, sit, read, down, up, sit, read, down....). We read all of our potty books last night at bedtime and I put him to bed.

This morning he asked me to try out his potty again. He climbed up and wouldn't you know it, he sat down on his potty and he peed!!!! (He peed all over the floor because this potty doesn't have a big splash guard and I haven't taught him how to push his penis down but who cares!?!?!?). We wiped him up, flushed, washed his hands and then put on his first pull-up :) We danced around the house, he ate his two jelly beans and got his brand new Red the Fire Truck from Disney Cars ;)

He then eyed the lollipops in my "Potty Training Candy Jar" and said, "Momma Lollipop?" I thought quick on my feet and told him that lollipops were for poops on the potty. He then ran back to the potty and sat there for 20 minutes (god love him) trying to poop on the potty (we read many books and sang songs). We had to leave the house so I gave him another jelly bean for trying and told him we would try again later. He was sad to leave but psyched to be wearing his new pull-ups :)

As soon as we got home, he ran to the potty. I told him that mommy had to go first (I think a pregnant lady trumps a toddler trying to get a lollipop...right?) and he finally agreed to this. When it was his turn he pulled down his pants and tried again for another 15 minutes! Unfortunately no poop.....then he got off of the potty, went to his train table and pooped while playing with Thomas. Go figure....I am not sure he is ready for pooping yet :)

It was a great success for us. Z is a child who hates change but he seems to really be enjoying the candy, bribes and the big deal that I am making over this. He can't wait for his daddy to come home so he can show him how he sits on the potty! I do need to figure out a system quick....he can't be getting a new car every time he pees or a lollipop every time he poops (he poops up to 5 times a day). I am off to figure that out and I will let you know what I come up with ;)


Connie Weiss said...

That is awesome! We have a little success and then he decides he doesn't want anything to do with it.

This is the hardest thing I have had to do!

Lisa said...

Yeay for Z. And yeay for you!

I hope the potty training continues to great.

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