Monday, March 17, 2008

We Are Potty Training

At least this time around its a tad more convenient. Connor decided to potty train when William was 3 months old. I can't tell you how many times he got ripped off the breast in mid-feed so I could run Connor to the potty. What a great introduction into the Dickson family.

William has been showing interest in the potty for a bit, so I did a ton of research looking for a small inexpensive potty for him. His legs are so short I figured there was no way he could climb on our toilet. We ran around to several stores before I finally gave in and ordered the Baby Bjorn Little Potty online. I spent as much on shipping as I did on the potty, almost.

When we got the potty in the mail I started sitting him on it and saying, "go potty, go pee-pee". I even had Connor sit on it to show William, but then Connor got stuck. :-) It looked like he was trying to go potty, but I wasn't really sure. And he certainly couldn't tell me. A few days ago I put him on the potty and he actually peed, a lot. The kids ran into the bathroom and we all hollered and clapped and praised him. He also got a chocolate covered raisin.

So, this morning as I was changing his diaper I asked him if he wanted to go potty. He hopped up and ran into the bathroom, sat on the potty and peed. More yelling and clapping and chocolate raisins followed. I think I might try to spend the rest of the day pottying him every hour or so and try to figure out his schedule. It would be so nice if he were day-trained before the baby was born.

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