Friday, January 16, 2009

On the potty train

Ok, so I know this will actually be my third post of the day, which is very unusual, but I have some great news to share. I'll preface it like this: If you don't like bathroom talk, quit reading. For the past 3 months or so, I have been taking Colt with me when I go to the bathroom. I explain to him what's going on, then ask him to flush the toilet (which he eagerly agrees to). He also loves to tear off the toilet paper and throw it in the potty. As it is going down, he waves goodbye (too cute!) We've been teaching him the sign for toilet and Colt regularly uses the sign when I say, "Mommy has to go potty." While doing diaper changes, I tell him that he went poo-poo in the diaper but that his poo really belongs in the potty. After diaper changes, he usually throws his diaper in the trash, but the other day he took his dirty diaper to the bathroom and threw it in the toilet! That's when I knew he was getting the idea.

Well, this afternoon he'd just woken up from his nap. We were playing around (I admit I watching tv) and he started signing potty. We went to the bathroom where I sat him on the training potty I'd bought a while back. He sat there and went #1 and #2!! Then half an hour later, he signed potty again. This time I was too slow taking off his winter clothes and he was going potty as I took off his diaper. Either way, he recognized the urge and let me know. Big strides have been made today :) My little boy is on his way to being a big boy.

5 comments:

Rocky and Sunee said...

that's awesome. adelaide's not even there yet. she had some interest as some point, but it is totally gone now.

cheryl said...

Woo hoo! So nice when they do the initiating. ;o) Hope the whole process continues to go that well!

Jeremy and Alyssa said...

Wow! It must be something in the air, because it seems like all the kids I know are beginning some form of potty training. It is so nice when they start the process themselves though. Hopefully he will keep it up.

dgi said...

My Grandson is obviously brilliant!

Andrea W. said...

Oh potty training is fun. Go Colt!