Friday, March 12, 2010

Not Ready!

Little Mister has been asking to go to the potty every time I go for a week or so.


I reluctantly bought a potty chair yesterday.

Now, unless you have had a little boy or two little ones close together, you're probably wondering why I'm so reluctant to help him potty learn now.

Most kids who are potty learned shortly before a baby is born regress back to full time diapers. And boys usually potty learn way later than girls. Sucks but there you have it. And I didn't want to deal with the frustration of it in any way, shape, or form at this stage in pregnancy. Yes, I am that lazy. ;)

At any rate, I put him on the potty a couple of times yesterday, just taking him when I went, not making a big deal of it. He'd sit on it and jump up and clap. lol.

Just now, I went to change his diaper (almost 2 hours after his last change and he'd guzzled 1-1/2 sippies of watered down juice since then), and he was completely dry. I knew I had about a 30-second window to get him on that seat or we'd have a mess, so I said, "let's go potty!" in a really positive voice and took him straight in there.

He sat down, let me push himself down below the splash shield, and peed. Immediately. We clapped and he got lots of praise, and seemed very proud of himself.

I'm not ready for this! He seems to be though. I'll just let him go at his own speed.

oh but hey, one less diaper to wash ... hm...


Tyson and Katie said...

Go for it! I say if he's ready, let him. That's pretty sweet he held in his potty! Way to go! I hope he doesn't revert to diapers when the baby comes.

evitafjord said...

If LM starts using the potty, then I will take the lead as laziest parent!! Hahaha. I'm still reluctant to teach Sam any more than he already knows and I'm just up against a vacation (and his age/boyness/family history). I probably should just suck it up - why should I get out of reteaching just because he's the last?

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