Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Potty Time

I started potty training Hayden yesterday and let me tell ya, it was no picnic. He sat on the toilet for 2.5 hours before he finally peed. He never cried or became bored because I entertained him with books, crayons, and candy. When he finally did it, I picked him up and jumped for joy! Well, after that, I couldn't ever get him to the toilet in time to keep him from wetting himself. I started reading everything I could on the Internet and I ended up buying an e-book from a gal who had trained over 300 kids. She gave me some ideas and so I set out to find some new gadgets today. I went to Babies R' Us to see what they had and ended up buying him a little potty. I had him sitting on the real toilet yesterday. He got some books to read about pottying at the mall.

When I got home from our little venture, Hayden was so happy when I pulled out the new potty. He called it his and sat on it first thing. The kid actually wanted to pee in it! I was thrilled. We took it into the bathroom and he peed first thing after I read 2 potty training books to him. After that, he asked to go several more times and he has been pretty good about the whole deal. The bad thing is that I knew he was going to have to poop tonight. I saw him hide behind a chair and chased him to the potty. This happened multiple times. Finally, he couldn't hold it any longer and went beside the potty. He was so upset that he dirtied the floor. I had to reassure him that it was okay and that we would try it again later. I am so glad that we have hardwoods! I can't imagine cleaning up that mess if it would have been on carpet. Ugh!

Anyway, I am proud of the kid and he is trying his best. Hopefully, we can pull this thing off before pre-school begins in September ;)


Heather said...

He is so cute!! Andrew has the spiderman and Nemo undies, but wants the Bob the builder and Thomas undies. LOL! Shoot anything for my potty trained boy!!