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Monday, September 22, 2008

The Potty Train!

It is official. We are on the potty train, and we have no idea what we are doing!!! We got the potty chair and set it up. It's in the living room. That is where the pediatrician told us to put it. Or really he said to put it where she plays the most. Apparently this is to get her accustomed to it.

We are to leave it near where she plays until she feels comfortable sitting on it. Once she sits on it for long periods of time we are to start taking her diaper off when she sits on it. Then hopefully she will accidentally go in it. I think I am supposed to attempt this when I think she may have to go. If she does we are to of coarse make a big deal about it. Who wouldn't!! Thus encouraging more going in the chair. Finally, when she has got the idea and is comfortable with the chair it goes into the bathroom. All in all I was told this will take weeks. However, he assured me that if done correctly at her own pace things will work out for the best.

Due to the fact that I have never done this and don't remember my potty training I have to take his word for it. So the chair is in the living room next to the couch. What a conversation piece for company!! Already we have troubles. She doesn't want to sit on the seat without the cover over the hole! I don't know if this is normal or not, but hopefully she overcomes her fear of the hole! Wish us luck! I think we might need it!


Sus said...

oh, the potty train! I trained Frannie at about 2 and 2 months, when her baby brother was about 6 or 7 months. I think weeks is about right. And definitely put the potty in a main area - I put ours in the kitchen (gross) because she could just sit and sit and sit on it while I did other stuff. Lots and LOTS of puddles later, she was trained (during the day) in just a couple weeks. We had to resign ourselves to lots of spills, though. Try putting her in jeans with panties - nobody likes wet jeans. Ew. Good luck.

Evie & Chris' Mommy said...

Thank You for the advice I will keep it in mind. I feel like we are going somewhere without a road map here. We haven't tried her sitting on it bare bum yet. She is to leary to sit on it with clothes as it is, and I don't want to freak her out.


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