Saturday, May 17, 2008

Potty Advise

OK, so I need some advise...  A couple months ago when we were at the Children's Museum with Amber, Aubrey, and Benjamin; Zack saw Aubrey going to the bathroom.  Since then he has become more and more curious about the toilet.  It first started with just lifting his shirt and the lid.  When I tried to sit him on it he'd freak out.  Well, then he let me sit him on it, but he'd have to have his diaper on.  Then, he let me sit him on it without his diaper.  This past Friday I decided to buy him his own training potty.  At first he didn't really know what to do with it.  But, tonight he let me take his diaper off him (he was naked) and he would open the lid and sit all the way down on it.  He'd kind of giggle then get up and close the lid.  We did this for about 5 minutes.  He didn't want to leave it for pj's.  Now, don't get me wrong, I don't think he's ready to be potty trained.  My question is, however, do you think this is making him think that the potty is just a toy/game and when he's really ready it will be harder for him.  OR, is this a great first step?  Zachary is 20 1/2 months old.  Any thoughts on this or maybe suggestions of other things to keep encouraging him to use it would be helpful!  Thanks!

2 comments:

Sam said...

I say letting him get comfortable with it is a great idea. Some kids are scared of it, and this will just give him plenty of time to become familiar with it, so that when he's ready, he knows what its there for.

Fabiana said...

I agree with Sam that this will help him get comfortable with the idea. Keep on trying every week little by little. GOOD LUCK!!! I am not looking forward to potty training at all.